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UPSC IAS 2019 Notification

Union Public Service Commission has released official notification for the recruitment of IAS, IFS, IPS & other posts. The recruitment for these posts is done in three rounds which are Prelims, Mains and Interview. This year UPSC has notified a total of 896 Vacancies. The Online Registration of UPSC began from 19th February 2019 and The last date to apply for UPSC Exam is 18 March 2019 till 6:00 PM. Interested and Eligible candidates can apply online for UPSC Examination. In this article, we have provided information about Vacancies, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Important Dates, Application Fee, etc. 


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UPSC IAS 2019 Recruitment Details

Exam Name Civil Services Examination
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Official Website
Exam Level National
Vacancy 896
Exam Periodicity yearly
Type of Job Government Service
Notification Released Date  19th February 2019


UPSC IAS 2019 Exam Important Dates

Start Date of Online Registration of Application 19th February 2019
Closing Date of Online Registration of Application 18 March 2019 till 6:00 PM
IAS Prelims Exam Date 2nd June 2019
Tentative Date of downloading Admit Card 15 days prior to Commencement exam
UPSC CSE (IAS) Prelims Result Date After 45 days of the exam
IAS Mains Exam Date 20th September 2019


UPSC IAS 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

The candidates must have a degree (Graduation) of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act,1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Note: Candidates those who are pursuing graduation and are waiting for their final results can apply. But only on the condition that the result should be declared before filling the application for the mains exam.


Age Limit (as on 1 August 2019)

For General Category

Minimum Age - 21 years

Maximum Age -32 years


For OBC Category

Minimum Age - 21 years

Maximum Age - 35 years


For SC/ST Category

Minimum Age - 21 years

Maximum Age - 37 years


Age Relaxation

Age Relaxation for UPSC IAS Exam 2019 as follows:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Defence Services Personnel 3 years

Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/ SSCOs

5 years

Deaf, hard of hearing, low vision or blindness, ex-servicemen or candidates with any other locomotor disability or muscle disformit

10 years


Number of Attempts

There are restrictions on the number of times this can be taken, which is different for different categories.

Category Maximum No. of Attempt
General  6 till 32 years of Age
OBC 9 till 35 years of Age
SC/ ST NO limit till 37 years of Age


Application Fee

General/ OBC (Male) Rs.100/-
SC/ST/PWD & Female No Fee


The fees can be paid either by depositing the money in any branch of State Bank of India by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using any Visa/ Master/ RuPay Credit/ Debit Card.


Selection Process

The selection process of civil services examination includes the following stage:-

1) Stage-I: Preliminary Examination

2) Stage-II: Mains Examination

3) Stage: Interview

Candidates who qualify preliminary examination have to register again for Mains examination. Marks scored in Prelims examination is only considered to select candidates to mains exam and not for final merit list. Those who qualify mains examination will be called for the final round. Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the mains examination and Interview. Candidates will be allotted to the various Services according to their merit and preferences.


UPSC IAS 2019 Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

Paper Name No. of Qs. Marks Duration

General Studies Paper-I

100 200 2 Hours
General Studies Paper-II (CSAT) 80 200 2 Hours


Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).

• Each Paper will be of two hours duration.

• The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Servies (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

• The question papers will be set in Hindi and English.


Mains Examination

Paper Subject Marks Duration
Paper A Compulsory Indian Language 300 3 Hours
Paper B English 300 3 Hours
Paper-I Easy 250 3 Hours
Paper-II General Studies I 250 3 Hours
Paper-III General Studies II 250 3 Hours
Paper-IV General Studies III 250 3 Hours
Paper-V General Studies IV 250 3 Hours
Paper-VI Optional I 250 3 Hours
Paper-VII Optional II 250 3 Hours
Total 1750 Marks


The written part of the UPSC Civil Service Mains Examination consists of nine papers which are descriptive in nature.

• Paper-A

Compulsory Indian Language (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidates from the Language included in the Eight Schedule to the Constitution.)

• Paper-B


• Paper-I


• Paper-II

General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society)

• Paper-III

General Studies-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations)


General Studies-III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

• Paper-V

General Studies-IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)


Optional Subject (Candidates may choose anyone of the optional subjects)

• Paper-VII

Optional Subject (Candidates may choose anyone of the optional subjects)


Personality Test/ Interview

Test Marks
Personality Test/ Interview 275

Grand Total = Mains Examination + Personality Test/ Interview = 2025 Marks

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