UPSC Notifications

UPSC Notifications

The Union Public Service Commission has released the 2019 UPSC Notification for the Civil Services Examination on its official website. The UPSC online application form for the 2019 IAS Prelims exam is open for aspirants from 19th February 2019 till 18th March 2019, 6:00 PM on the official website.

UPSC Notifications

The candidates who register on UPSC online successfully will be issued Admit Cards for IAS exam 2019 (Prelims) three weeks before the date of the exam. Candidates can download the same from the UPSC official website. The admit cards will not be sent by post.

UPSC Notification 2019 :-Download PDF Here

UPSC 2019: Notification Released

UPSC 2019

This article on UPSC notification 2019 further contains information on the following topics:

  1. UPSC Exam Dates
  2. Civil Services Posts
  3. UPSC Vacancies
  4. UPSC Exam Centres
  5. IAS Eligibility
  6. How to apply for UPSC 2019
  7. Plan of CSE and UPSC Syllabus 2019

UPSC 2019: Exam Dates

Start date of UPSC online application for Prelims: 19 February 2019

Last date for receipt of applications: 6:00 PM, 18 March 2019

Date of UPSC Prelims exam: 2nd June 2019.

Tentative start date for the 2019 IAS Mains exam: 20 September 2019

UPSC 2019: Civil Services Posts

As per the 2019 UPSC notification, the UPSC is recruiting officers to the following posts/services:

  1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  2. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  3. Indian Police Service (IPS)
  4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
  10. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  11. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
  13. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
  15. Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  16. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
  18. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’
  19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
  20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
  23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

UPSC 2019: Vacancies

The number of vacancies to be filled through the 2019 UPSC Civil Services Exam: 896 (out of which 39 are reserved for candidates with benchmark disabilities).

UPSC 2019: Exam Centres

The notification also gives information on the venue or centres of examination for both the prelims and the mains exams. Candidates should apply as soon as possible if they wish to receive a centre of their choice as they are allocated on a “first-apply-first-allot” basis.

For more information on UPSC exam centres, click here.

UPSC 2019: IAS Eligibility Conditions

Before filling up the UPSC online application form, ensure that you are eligible as per the UPSC notification and the rules listed in the Gazette. Broadly speaking, the IAS eligibility criteria can be subdivided into the following categories:

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Minimum Educational Qualification
  4. Number of Attempts

Nationality conditions:

For IAS and IPS – Indian citizen

For other services candidate should be either –

  1. Indian citizen or
  2. Subject of Nepal or
  3. Subject of Bhutan or
  4. Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1 January 1962 intending to settle permanently in India or
  5. Person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia or Vietnam intending to settle permanently in India
  6. Candidates who belong to ‘b’, ‘c’ and ‘d’ are not eligible for selection to the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

Age limits:

  • A candidate must have attained 21 years of age and must not have attained 32 years of age as on 1 August 2019. (He/she must have been born between 2 August 1987 and 1 August 1998).
  • Candidates falling in multiple categories (for example, PH and OBC) will get the cumulative age-relaxation under both categories.

There are relaxations for the upper age limit for the following categories.

Category

Number of years relaxation

Upper age limit

General

0

32

OBC

3

35

SC/ST

5

37

Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities and hence released

3

35

Ex-servicemen (with at least five years military service and released)

5

37

Disabled (PH)

10

42

Domicile in Jammu & Kashmir between 1st January 1980 and 31st December 1989

5

37

Minimum Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Candidates with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/MBBS degree/professional or technical degree)
  • Even candidates who are appearing in the final exams are eligible to apply for the UPSC prelims exam. They will have to compulsorily produce the proof of passing the final degree exam before the 2019 UPSC mains exam.

Number of attempts:

Category

No. of attempts

General

6

OBC

9

SC/ST

Unlimited till the upper age limit is reached

Disable (General)

9

Disabled (others)

As per the candidate’s community

  • Candidates should note that an attempt at the prelims exam will be deemed as an attempt at the CSE.
  • Candidates who have been selected to the IAS or the IFS will not be eligible to take the exam unless they relinquish that service. Candidates selected to other services can take the UPSC prelims 2019 exam.
  • Click on the link for more information on IAS eligibility.

UPSC 2019: Exam Fees

  • The registration/application fee for the UPSC prelims exam is Rs.100/-.
  • Female/SC-ST/Disabled candidates are exempt from paying the fees.
  • Payment can be made while applying for the prelims exam online, either by cash mode or by online payment. Cash payment can be made by opting for the “Pay by Cash” mode and generating the Pay-in-slip. After that, the fee should be deposited the next working day at an SBI branch.
  • Candidates should note that the cash mode payment will be deactivated at 11:59 PM on 17th March 2019.

UPSC 2019: How To Apply

1) Visit the official UPSC application website (upsconline.nic.in)

2) Navigate to the UPSC Civil Services Examination Link

3) Click on Fill Part-I Registration

4) Once the registration number is generated, use it to fill out Part-II Registration

5) Click on submit once done

Things to note while filling the UPSC online form:

  • Candidates should note that the UPSC CSE prelims exam is also the same for the Indian Forest Service (IFoS). So, candidates should specify while applying whether they are applying for civil services or forest service or both.
  • There are two parts to the registration process – Part I and part II. Candidates should also pay the fees, give centre preference, and upload photo and signature images on the website. They should also specify the language of the medium of exam for papers I to V. The optional subject should also be selected. Candidates should also specify the Indian language for paper A. (The medium, language and optional subject selection are required for mains exam only but they have to be specified while applying for the prelims itself).
  • While filling in the above details, candidates are advised to be careful as once submitted, no changes are entertained by the UPSC in this regard.
  • Candidates should read the instructions carefully before filling out and applying for the exam.
  • Read detailed instructions on how to apply on the link below:
  • UPSC Online 2019 Application Form: How To Apply For Civil Services (IAS) Exam
  • Candidates are advised to read the UPSC Notification 2019 in detail before applying online for the civil services exam. Further important details are given in the notification.

UPSC 2019: Plan of Civil Services Exam (CSE) & UPSC Syllabus

  • The UPSC 2019 will be conducted in two stages as described below:

    • Stage 1: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type)
    • Stage 2: Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview)
  • Only candidates who qualify the preliminary exam are allowed to take the IAS mains exam. The mains written exam will be held first after which selected candidates will be summoned for the UPSC Interview/personality test.
  • IAS aspirants can go through the UPSC Syllabus 2019 – IAS Syllabus For Prelims, Mains & Interview or download the UPSC Syllabus pdf here.
  • Candidates, please note that the present notification is only for application to the UPSC Prelims 2019.

UPSC Prelims 2019

There are two papers in the prelims exam:

General Studies Paper 1

  • Total marks: 200
  • Negative marks: yes
  • Minimum marks required to qualify: as fixed by the UPSC
  • Type: Objective/MCQs

General Studies Paper II (CSAT)

  • Total marks: 200
  • Negative marks: yes
  • Minimum marks required to qualify: 33%
  • Type: Objective/MCQs

Please note that the UPSC prelims is only a screening test and its marks are not counted for the final merit list.

Check out the UPSC prelims syllabus for 2019.

UPSC Mains 2019

The IAS mains exam consists of nine theory (subjective essay-type) papers. They are given below:

Paper

Subject

Nature of the paper

Duration

Total marks

Paper A

Compulsory Indian language

Qualifying

3 hours

300

Paper B

English

Qualifying

3 hours

300

Paper I

Essay

Merit ranking

3 hours

250

Paper II

General Studies I

Merit ranking

3 hours

250

Paper III

General Studies II

Merit ranking

3 hours

250

Paper IV

General Studies III

Merit ranking

3 hours

250

Paper V

General Studies IV

Merit ranking

3 hours

250

Paper VI

Optional I

Merit ranking

3 hours

250

Paper VII

Optional II

Merit ranking

3 hours

250

  • Check out the UPSC Mains syllabus 2019.
  • Marks obtained in paper A and B are not counted for the final merit. They are only qualifying in nature with candidates requiring to score at least 25% in each of them. Candidates hailing from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland or Sikkim, and hearing impaired candidates are exempt from taking Paper A.
  • Download the list of optional subjects for UPSC Mains.
  • Candidates who clear the mains written exam will be summoned for the UPSC personality test/interview. This is for 275 marks making the grand total in the CSE mains (written + interview) 2025 marks.

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