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UPSC IAS/ Civil Services 2019 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has extended the Application form for UPSC Civil Services until March 19, 2019. The candidates can submit their form at upsc.gov.in. The application process was started on February 19, 2019. An Indian National whose age is between 21 to 32, 2019, and have completed their graduation and postgraduation can fill the form. For group A and B post the candidates will be selected through prelims, main and personality test. The Civil Service Examination 2019 will be conducted on June 02, 2019. For the prelims the admit card will be issued 03 weeks before the examination. Get here all the details of UPSC IAS/ Civil Services 2019.

Latest: The UPSC has extended the application form of Civil Services until today. Click here to fill the application form.

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 will 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 18 Mar 2019
19 Mar 2019 by 06 pm
Preliminary examinations admit card 2nd week of May 2019
UPSC preliminary exam 02 Jun 2019
The result of the preliminary exam Aug 2019
Admit card for UPSC main examination Sep 2019
UPSC main examination 1st week of Oct 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 Admit card 2019

The admit card of Civil Services 2019 will be available on the official website once the application process overs. UPSC will issue the admit card to the candidates who will enroll themselves for the preliminary examination. The commission will issue the admit card thrice.

Admit Card for preliminary examination – Those who will fill the application form for preliminary examination will be able to download the admit card. The admit card will be available at upsc.gov.in. Three weeks prior to the examination. The candidates will have to enter the registration number/ roll number and date of birth to download the same.

Admit Card for Main Exam – The qualifers of the preliminary examination will be issued the admit card for the main examination. First, the candidates have to fill the DAF, later all the registered candidates have to download the admit card when it will be available on the official website.

Admit card for Personality Test – As per the examination scheme the candidates who qualify the prelims and main exam will 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 will be online only.

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.

Application Fee

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.

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
OBC 03 years
SC / ST 05 years
Defense Services Personnel 03 years
Ex-servicemen 05 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 predifeind 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 appears 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
300 03
Paper B English – Qualifying in nature 300 03
Paper I Essay 250 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 filleing the application form the candidatse ahve 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

Agartala Dharwad Jorhat Rajkot
Agra Dispur Kochi Ranchi
Ajmer Faridabad Kohima Sambalpur
Ahmedabad Gangtok Kolkata Shillong
Aizawl Gaya Kozhikode (Calicut) Shimla
Aligarh Ghaziabad Lucknow Siliguri
Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) Gautam Buddh Nagar Ludhiana Srinagar
Aurangabad Gorakhpur Madurai Thane
Bangalore Gurgaon Mysore Thiruvananthapuram
Bareilly Gwalior Nagpur Tiruchirapalli
Bhopal Hyderabad Navi Mumbai Tirupati
Bilaspur Imphal Panaji (Goa) Udaipur
Chandigarh Indore Patna Varanasi
Chennai Itanagar Port Blair Vellore
Coimbatore Jabalpur Prayagraj (Allahabad) Vijayawada
Cuttack Jaipur Puducherry Vishakhapatnam
Dehradun Jammu Pune Warangal
Delhi Jodhpur Raipur

Center for the Main Examination

Ahmedabad Dehradun Mumbai
Aizawl Delhi Patna
Allahabad Dispur (Guwahati) Raipur
Bangalore Hyderabad Ranchi
Bhopal Jaipur Shillong
Chandigarh Jammu Shimla
Chennai Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram
Cuttack Lucknow Vijayawada

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.

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 going to be conducted in June 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.

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

Category Cut Off
General 105.34
OBC 102.66
SC 88.66
ST 88.66
PH-1 85.34
PH-2 61.34
PH-3 40.00

The main Exam cut off marks of the year 2017

Category Cut Off
General 809
OBC 770
SC 756
ST 749
PH-1 734
PH-2 745
PH-3 578

Official website: upsc.gov.in

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41 COMMENTS

  1. hi nisha!
    According to Upsc the candidates who will appear for the UPSC IAS 2019 examinations have attained a minimum age of 21 years &
    Not be more than 32 years of age. So you are not eligible yet.

  2. Hi arya !
    UPSC has a predefined age limit for the candidates applying for the UPSC IAS examination. The candidates who will appear for the UPSC IAS 2019 examinations will have attained a minimum age of 21 years &
    Not be more than 32 years of age.

  3. Gud evng Sir
    Am preparing to write d exam in 2020 .. I found that the 2019 mains results will b released in January 2020 , then when will b the 2020 prelims exam expected date ?? Please help me out of that sir
    THANK YOU

  4. Hi Nitin,

    The prelims exam is of objective type, where you need to attempt the MCQ questions only. the questions are given only in English and Hindi Language. There is no provision of regional language in the prelims. However, you may select the regional language in the Mains.

  5. HI SIR I BHIMRAO GAIKWAD FROM THE MAHARASTRA NOW I AM WORKING IN CORPORATE BUT I AM NOT HAPPY IN …. WHEN I HAVE SEEN OR RELISE CHARECTOR OF IAS TUKARAM MUNDHE THAT TIME I AM INSPIRED FROM HIM NOW I DICEDED TO MAKE STUDY FOR IAS … SOME DIFICULTIES COMES IN MY LIFE LIKE …. ECONOMICAL PROBLEM SO THAT I CANT LEAVE MY CURRENT JOB .. …. SO I WANT YOUR HELP SIR PLEASE YOU SUGEST THAT NOTES WHICH I MADE GOOD STUDIES EVEN WHILE MY CURRENT JOB
    THANK AND REGARDS
    BHIMRAO GAIKWAD
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  6. Gud mng sir
    We have many queries regarding UPSC exam .. u r helping us alot .. but our comments are not getting delivered immediately , so is there any chance to approach u in any other social sites like instagram , facebook ??

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