IAS 2019 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Admit Card for Civil Services (Main) Examination 2019 to be conducted on September 20, 21, 22,28, 29, 2019. Earlier the result of Civil Services / IAS 2019 on July 13, 2019, of preliminary exam held on June 2, 2019 was released. After exam, answer key for IAS Paper 1 and Paper 2 were published. Shortlisted candidates can appear in Mains exam. The applications for mains examination will start from August 01, 2019. Final selection is after prelims, mains, interview, for 896 vacancies. Get here complete details and latest updates of IAS 2019 including notification, exam date, application form, admit card, answer key, result, cut off.
UPSC IAS/ Civil Services 2019
Indian Administrative Service often abbreviated as IAS, is conducted by UPSC. Every year massive participation can be seen for the niche services. Last year, over 8 lakh candidates applied for IAS. As per the study, only 180 candidates over one million applicants for IAS, are successful Though the success rate is only 0.01%, the candidates with extreme dedication can achieve their goal. The IAS 2019 aspirants can check the dates provided here.
|UPSC IAS/ Civil Services 2019||Important Dates|
|Availability of notification on the official website||19 Feb 2019|
|Application Forms Availability start from||19 Feb 2019|
|The last date for printing system generated pay slip in case of online payment||17 Mar 2019 by 11:59 pm|
|Last date for submitting the application form||
19 Mar 2019 by 06 pm
|Preliminary examinations admit card||30 Apr 2019|
|UPSC preliminary exam||02 Jun 2019|
|The result of the preliminary exam||13 Jul 2019|
|Application form for UPSC main examination||01 Aug 2019|
|Last date to submit the application form for UPSC main examination||16 Aug 2019|
|Admit card for UPSC main examination||31 Aug 2019|
|UPSC main examination||20, 21, 22,28, 29 Sep 2019|
|Result for UPSC main examination||Jan 2020|
UPSC IAS / Civil Services 2019 Overview
Name of the exam – Indian Administrative Service / Civil Services
Level of examination – National Level
Number of vacancies – 896
Name of conducting body – Union Public Service Commission
Selection Process – Prelims (June 02, 2019), Main, Personality Test
Mode of the exam – Pen/paper
Official website – upsc.gov.in
UPSC IAS / Civil Services Result 2019
The results of the preliminary examination will be announced on the official website. The candidates who will appear for the UPSC Civil services examinations will also be able to check out the results from here also.
Usually, the results of UPSC Civil Services examination are declared in the month of August and the results of the main examinations are declared in the month of January. However, it can be noted that the candidates must not wait for the results of their last year’s attempt in order to give the UPSC IAS examinations in the present year.
Minimum Qualifying Marks and Cut Off Marks of UPSC IAS/ Civil Services 2019
In each stage of Civil Services 2019, the candidates have to obtain the minimum qualifying marks in order to qualify the exam.
Minimum qualifying marks for Preliminary Exam:
In the preliminary examination, paper II is qualifying in nature, the candidates have to obtain the minimum 33% marks 68 marks out of 200 in order to clear this exam.
In the paper I i.e. General Studies I the cut off marks varies each year and decided by the UPSC.
Minimum qualifying marks for Main Exam:
In the Mains examination, Paper A and B are only qualifying in nature. So, the candidate must obtain at least 25% marks in the Indian language, and 25% marks in English for his / her marks in Papers I to VII to be taken into consideration.
Cut off marks
The cut off marks of the exam are distinct each time and decided by the UPSC by applying various criterion. After each stage examination the UPSC will release the cut off marks. But the candidates can check the cut off marks of previous years.
The Preliminary Exam cut off marks of the year 2017
The main Exam cut off marks of the year 2017
Vacancy Details and Name of Post in UPSC IAS/ Civil Services 2019
In this recruitment total of 896 vacancies are to be filled. In total 39 vacancies are reserved for the PWBD candidates.
- A person with blindness and low vision – 08 vacancies
- Deaf and hard of hearing – 11 vacancies
- Locomotor Disability – 05 vacancies
|Name of Post||Group|
|Indian Administrative Service||—|
|Indian Foreign Service||—|
|Indian Police Service||—|
|Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service||A|
|Indian Audit and Accounts Service||A|
|Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)||A|
|Indian Defence Accounts Service||A|
|Indian Revenue Service (I.T.),||A|
|Indian Ordnance Factories Service||A|
|Indian Postal Service||A|
|Indian Civil Accounts Service||A|
|Indian Railway Traffic Service||A|
|Indian Railway Accounts Service||A|
|Indian Railway Personnel Service||A|
|Assistant Security Commissioner in RFP||A|
|Indian Defence Estates Service||A|
|Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)||A|
|Indian Trade Service||A|
|Indian Corporate Law Service||A|
|Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service||B|
|Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service||B|
|Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service||B|
|Pondicherry Civil Service||B|
|Pondicherry Police Service||B|
UPSC IAS / Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2019
The candidates who meet the below eligibility criteria can fill the form.
Nationality: The Indian candidate can apply for the exam. Apart from that, a subject of Nepal, Bhutan, and a refugee of Tibbat can also apply.
And all the candidates of Indian Origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam for settling in India permanently can also apply.
Age Limit: In order to apply for IAS 2019 the candidates must be between 21 to 32 years.
Age Relaxation: The UPSC will provide the relaxation on upper age limit. The relaxation in the age limit as follows:
|Category||Relaxation in Upper Age limit|
|General (Unreserved)||No relaxation|
|SC / ST||05 years|
|Defense Services Personnel||03 years|
|Deaf and hard of hearing, or the candidates with low vision/blindness, ex-servicemen muscle deformity||10 years|
Education Qualification: The candidase must have the passed the graduation or post graduation from a recognized university or an educational institution.
Note: The candidates who are currently in their final year of degree education can also appear for the examination. But they have to show the proof of passing the degree at the time of applying for the UPSC IAS 2019 main examination.
Number of Attempts: The candidates who are applying for the IAS must note that they are allowed to appear for the examination for the only limited number of time. UPSC has predefined the number of attempts for each category.
- General category – 06 attempts
- SC/ST – No restrictions
- OBC – 09 attempts
- PWD General category candidate – 09 attempts
The candidate should note if any candidates appear for only preliminary examination, then it will be counted as an attempt irrespective of qualifying the examination.
UPSC IAS / Civil Services Exam Pattern 2019
The examination scheme of Civil Services 2019 has three stages, the Preliminary exam, main exam, and personality test. The prelims are the step one the qualifiers of prelims appear for the main exam, and the same goes with the interview.
Civil Services 2019 Preliminary Exam
This is the prerequisite examination to clear in order to be eligible to appear for the UPSC IAS main examination. The candidates must remember that this examination is just for the purpose of selecting the eligible candidates for the UPSC IAS main examination.
Mode of exam: Offline
Type of Examination: Objective type.
The number of papers: 02
Language of paper: Hindi and English.
Minimum Marks to be obtained (%): 33%
Extra time for disabled candidates: 12 minutes in each exam.
|Paper and Subject||Marks||Duration|
|Paper I – General Ability Test||200||02 hours|
|Paper II – General Studies||200||02 hours|
The UPSC IAS main examination
After the candidates appear for the preliminary examinations, a list of students who have passed the prelims will be prepared. The UPSC IAS main examination is elaborated below –
Type of Examination: Written test (Descriptive type)
Language: English and Hindi
Total number of marks: 2025 Marks
Division of marks
Candidates can check the below table for the detailed division of marks of the UPSC IAS main examination.
|Paper||Name of the Paper||Marks||Duration in Hours|
|Paper A||Any selected Indian languages as in schedule
8th of Constitution – Qualifying in nature
|Paper B||English – Qualifying in nature||300||03|
|Paper II||General Studies I||250||03|
|Paper III||General Studies II||250||03|
|Paper IV||General Studies III||250||03|
|Paper V||General Studies IV||250||03|
|Paper VI||Optional Subject||250||03|
|Paper VII||Optional Subject||250||03|
Civil Services Interview
The qualifier of prelims and mains will have to appear for the Personality test often abbreviated as the interview. The interview will be of 275 marks. The candidates are interview by the Board. The main aim to judge the caliber of the candidates for the Services and the personality of the candidates for the supreme service of the country.
UPSC IAS / Civil Services Exam centers 2019
UPSC will conduct the mian examination and prelims examination in all over the country. While filling the application form the candidates have to choose the center where they want to appear for the examination. The center is allocated as per the first come first serve basis.
Center for the preliminary examination
|Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh)||Gautam Buddh Nagar||Ludhiana||Srinagar|
Center for the Main Examination
UPSC IAS / Civil Services Syllabus 2019
The UPSC IAS examination is divided into the preliminary examinations and the UPSC IAS Main examinations. The preliminary examinations will consist of two papers i.e paper (i) and paper (ii). Both of these exams carry 200 marks each. The candidates after clearing the preliminary examinations have to appear for the UPSC IAS main examinations.
The UPSC IAS main examination is of 1750 marks followed by an interview round of 275 marks. The marks obtained by candidates in the IAS main examination decide their rank. The candidates appearing for the UPSC IAS examination can download the syllabus from below.
Download UPSC IAS Exam Syllabus PDF
Click here to download the UPSC IAS examination 2019 syllabus PDF.
UPSC IAS / Civil Services Application Form 2019
UPSC released the application form of IAS on the official website at upsc.gov.in. The candidates filled the application form in two stages i.e part 1 and part 2. Before filling the application from the candidate were required to get his/her picture and signatures scanned. The candidates must keep in mind that the scanned document file must not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size and 1 KB for signatures.
The application fee for UPSC IAS examination was Rs 100/-. SC / ST / Female candidates and persons with benchmark disabilities were exempted from paying the application fee.
Mode of Payment
The candidates paid the fee via Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/ Debit card. The application fee could also be paid by online net banking facility of the State Bank of India.
UPSC IAS / Civil Services Admit card 2019
The admit card of Civil Services 2019 is available on the official website. UPSC issues the admit card to the candidates who have enrolled themselves for the preliminary examination. The commission issues the admit card thrice.
Admit Card for preliminary examination – Those who have filled the application form for preliminary examination now can download the admit card. The admit card is available at upsc.gov.in. For downloading the admit card candidates have to select any one login option i.e. By Registration Id or By Roll Number. In the login page candidates have to enter the registration id/roll number and date of birth.
Admit Card for Main Exam – For the qualifiers of the preliminary examination admit card for the main examination is issued. First, the candidates have to fill the DAF, later all the registered candidates have to download the admit card when it is made available on the official website.
Admit card for Personality Test – As per the examination scheme the candidates who qualify the prelims and main exam have to appear for the interview. Same as the main examination the candidates have to fill the DAF for an interview. The mode of getting the admit card is online only.
How To prepare for UPSC IAS / Civil Services 2019?
“Study hard but maintain a good diet and give enough time for leisure” – Tina Dabi, UPSC IAS topper, 2016. For the IAS aspirants, nothing could be more supportive than the advice from somebody who secured AIR 1 in the UPSC 2015 examinations. The young officer suggests revising each topic at least three times before you give the preliminary examinations. She also suggests what is studied in the first week must be revised in the second week during the 3 hr study time. The candidates must make sure to have a well-structured timetable and strategy which you should formulate according to your convenience.
UPSC IAS Time table
The UPSC IAS is a crucial examination that requires a specific timetable. Candidates generally prepare their timetable 12 months before the UPSC IAS Mains. The timetable candidates prepare should be easy to follow.
The candidates preparing for the UPSC IAS 2019 can follow the below timetable and exam strategy for effective preparation.
Before beginning to study the candidates must plan out the number of months remaining till the examination so he can plan out how he is going to study. The prelims examination is scheduled for June 02, 2019. So technically candidates must prepare a smart schedule for exam preparation
Before beginning, the candidate must gather all the important study material but remember to only study from the credible sources.
First three months: During the first three months it is suggested that the candidates study the NCERT books. The NCERT books will provide enough information to the candidates for science and social science. Along with all this, the candidates must also start listening to the English news on AIR and the news analysis programme. The candidate must also begin studying The HINDU.
Next three months: During the next three months, the candidate should begin with the General studies and the optional subject chosen by him. The general studies itself is a pretty vast subject so the candidate must prepare smartly for it. The candidate will have to decide the optional subject which is what is the tricky part. The candidate must choose the optional subject he is most confident about. The candidate must not get confused between opinions and must himself try and understand what will work for him. while preparing for the General studies paper, the candidates should be making too many choices when it comes to the selection of books.
Helpful trick: While preparing for the general studies examination the candidate must first cover those subjects which are common between the preliminary examinations and the UPSC IAS Mains. Subjects such as Modern history Economy, Art and culture will lay a solid foundation for the candidates appearing for the UPSC IAS main examination.
Next three months: The candidates during the next three months must make sure to study from the reference books. The reference books will give more in-depth knowledge about the subjects the candidate will be preparing for the preliminary examinations and the mains. During these months the candidate must also study his optional subject and never miss to read the newspaper. The optional subject must be given at least 3 hours daily during this phase. Newspaper reading must be a regular habit and the candidate, during this period, must devote at least one hour in the morning to read the newspaper.
Next three months: This is the phase where the candidate will be very close to the preliminary examination and as the candidate will have enough knowledge and speed to be able to solve the full fledge sample question papers. Solving sample papers is again a smart process. During this time period, the candidate must focus on practicing the sample papers on the alternate days in between he must do an in-depth analysis of the question paper. The candidate must not forget to read the newspaper for at least one hour every day. During this time period, the candidate will focus on his best-prepared topics. The candidate will keep revising the short notes and important topics to have the answers on tips.
Official website: upsc.gov.in
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