UPSC Vacancies 2019 – An Analysis

The Civil Services of India are considered the backbone of the administrative structure of the Indian Government.

The Union Public Service Commission declares the UPSC Vacancies i.e, the number of officers to be recruited through the Civil Services Examination every year. So far the UPSC Vacancies have shown a decreasing trend since the last half-decade.

The UPSC Vacancies for 2019 civil services exam is 896.

The trend of UPSC Vacancies over the past few years have been given below:

UPSC 2019 Vacancies


UPSC Vacancy List:-

The UPSC Vacancies over a few years have been given below:

UPSC Vacancies Year
896 2019
782 2018
980 2017
1079 2016
1164 2015
1364 2014
1228 2013

As we can see, the number of UPSC vacancies has been decreasing over the years. Part of the reason is budgetary.

Even though there is a shortfall of civil servants all over the country in various departments, the government would incur a significant expense to recruit and retain the required number of officers.

In addition to this, there is also the problem of training new entrants to the civil services due to a shortage of training facilities.

UPSC Vacancies downfall show that the competition is getting tougher every day for aspirants. Candidates should try and give their best to make sure they acquire a position in these UPSC Vacancies.

This being an election year, a sharp increase in the number of vacancies is not expected.

UPSC recruits candidates through the Civil Services Exam for 24 services including Group A services like IAS, IPS, IFS, etc. and Group B services like DANICS, DANIPS, PPS, etc.

The list of services and posts for which the UPSC vacancies have been declared in the notification.

The services and posts for which UPSC vacancies for 2019 are likely to be declared are:

(1) Indian Administrative Service.

(2) Indian Foreign Service.

(3) Indian Police Service.

(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) Post of 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’.

The vacancies are an approximate number and the UPSC takes the final decision during the merit ranking to recruit the final number of officers. This is based on the final number given by the respective authorities controlling each cadre.

There are reserved vacancies each year for people with disabilities in the following categories:

(a) Blindness and low vision

(b) Deaf and hard of hearing

(c) Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy (cured), dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy

(e) Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness.

Reservation for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and People with Benchmark Disability varies based on government decisions.

A new category of reservations for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) is expected to be included in UPSC Vacancies 2019.

Irrespective of the number of UPSC vacancies that have been declared in 2019, aspirants should keep their preparation on track, as increasing or decreasing number of seats is based on government decisions.

To know more about the UPSC Syllabus, check at the linked article.

Proper preparation for the upcoming UPSC 2020 is crucial for aspirants.

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