UPSC Mains 2023: Exam Time Table

UPSC Civil Services Mains 2023 exam will start from September 15.

The UPSC Civil Services Exam, which starts tomorrow, that is, on September 15, is commencing. All candidates appearing for the exam will need to follow all the guidelines.

UPSC Mains

UPSC Mains 2023 will conduct the UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) Mains 2023 starting tomorrow, i.e., September 15. Candidates who have cleared the UPSC CSE Preliminary exam will need to download the UPSC Mains Admit Card 2023 from the official website

UPSC Mains 2023 Exam Dates:

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued guidelines along with the admit cards for the day of the UPSC exam. The UPSC Main exam 2023 will be conducted in two sessions. The first session will be from 9 AM to 12 PM, and the second session will be from 2 PM to 5 PM. The UPSC CSE Main Exam 2023 will take place between September 15, 16, 17, 23, and 24.

Guidelines for UPSC Mains 2023 Exam:

  • Candidates need to download the UPSC CSE Mains e-admit card from the official website – and print it.
  • Entry gates will be closed 10 minutes before the start of the exam at the exam venue.
  • Candidates are advised to enter the exam center 30 minutes before the designated exam time.
  • Candidates should not bring calculators, mobile phones, pen drives, smartwatches, Bluetooth devices, or any other digital gadgets into the exam hall.
  • Candidates should only carry a black ballpoint pen to complete the objective question paper.
  • All applicants should use non-programmable wristwatches.
  • For rough work, candidates should use the space provided in the answer booklet.
  • Candidates should follow the COVID-19 guidelines as per the UPSC’s notice

UPSC Mains 2023 Exam Schedule:

Dates First Session Second Session
September 15 Paper-I – Essay No Paper
September 16 Paper-II – General Studies-I Paper-III – General Studies-II
September 17 Paper-IV – General Studies-III Paper-V – General Studies-IV
September 23 Paper-A – Indian Language Paper-B – English
September 24 Paper-VI – Optional Subject-Paper 1

Paper-VII – Optional Subject-Paper 2


Inside the exam hall, candidates should carry a printout of the e-admit card 2023 along with the original photo identification document.

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