UPSC Civil Services 2019

UPSC Civil Services 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released UPSC Civil Services admit card for mains exam on August 30. Candidates who have been declared qualified in the preliminary exam have been issued admit card to appear for mains exam. To download UPSC Civil Services admit card 2019, candidates have to either enter roll number or registration ID. The mains exam will be held on from September 20, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2019. UPSC has announced the result of UPSC Civil Services 2019 prelims exam, on July 12 in the form of PDF. All those candidates who have qualified in the prelims exam of UPSC Civil Services were able to fill the mains application form from August 1 to 16, 2019. The authority had conducted UPSC Civil Services preliminary exam on June 2, 2019. Civil Services examination is conducted to select candidates for the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services Group A and Group B. Last year, approximately 8 lakh candidates had appeared for the exam, out of which 10460 qualified the preliminary exam.
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UPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2019

PSC Civil Services admit card 2019 for mains exam has been issued on August 30, 2019. The admit card is only available for those candidates who have qualified the preliminary exam. The admit card of UPSC Civil Services is released separately for preliminary, mains and interview. First, UPSC releases the admit card for preliminary exam followed by the release of admit card for mains and personality test. UPSC Civil Services admit card 2019 for preliminary exam had been released on May 1, 2019. The admit card for preliminary exam has been issued to candidates who have successfully fill the application form. UPSC Civil Services admit card 2019 for Interview will be released in January 2020.

UPSC Civil Services Result 2019

The result of UPSC Civil Services has been announced. The result is available in the form of PDF as well as the name and roll number of qualified candidates. UPSC Civil Services result 2019 for prelims has been declared based on candidates marks in General Studies Paper 1 and 2. To qualify the paper 2, candidates needed to secure qualifying marks of 33% i.e 66 marks. Marks obtained in the prelims exam are not counted for the final merit list. On the basis of UPSC Civil Services result 2019 of the preliminary exam, candidates 12 to 13 times the number of vacancies have been selected for the mains exam. The total marks of the preliminary exam have been calculated out of 400 marks.

The result of UPSC Civil Services Exam is released in three stages – preliminary, mains and final. The result of mains and final will be announced in December and March/April. The written test of Civil Services mains exam comprises nine papers, of which Paper A (Indian Languages) and Paper B (English) are qualifying in nature. The qualifying marks in Paper A and B is 25 %. Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on the score of Paper 1 to 7, 2019. The marks of mains exam will be determined out of 1750 marks. Candidates twice the number of vacancies have been selected for personality test. The final Civil Services result 2019 will be declared in March/April 2020. All India Merit List will be prepared based on candidates performance in mains exam and interview. Based on the rank in the merit list, candidates will be allotted to various cadres.

UPSC Civil Services 2019 Mains Schedule


Forenoon Session (9 am to 12 noon)

Afternoon Session (2 pm to 5 pm)

September 20, 2019 (Friday)

Paper‐I (Essay)

No Paper

September 21, 2019 (Saturday)

Paper‐II (General Studies‐I)

Paper‐III (General Studies‐II)

September 22, 2019 (Sunday)

Paper‐IV (General Studies‐III)

Paper‐V (General Studies‐IV)

September 28, 2019 (Saturday)

Paper‐ A (Indian Language Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/
(Devanagari/Olchiki Script)/Sindhi (Devanagari/Arabic Script)/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu}

Paper‐B (English)

September 29, 2019 (Sunday)

Paper‐VI (Optional Paper‐I)

Paper‐VII (Optional Paper‐II)

UPSC Civil Services 2019 Exam Overview


Civil Services Examination

Conducting body

Union Public Service Commission

Official URL



Exam level


Mode of exam


Exam stages

Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test

UPSC Civil Services 2019 Exam Dates

The dates pertaining to the release of application form, result, admit card, cutoff etc. of UPSC Civil Services are given below.



Release of notification

February 19, 2019

Release of application form

February 19, 2019

Last date of application

March 19, 2019 (extended)

Admit card for prelims
May 1, 2019

Prelims exam

June 2, 2019 (Morning session - 9.30 am) & (Afternoon session - 2.30)

Declaration of UPSC IAS result

July 12, 2019 (Available)

Filling of DAF for mains

August 1 to 16, 2019

Mains admit card

August 30, 2019 (Released)

UPSC Civil Services mains exam

September 20, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2019

Announcement of result

December 2019

Issue of admit card

January 2020

Personality Test

February 2020

Declaration of final result

March/April 2020

UPSC Civil Services 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of UPSC Civil Services has been prescribed by the examination authority. To be eligible for the exam, candidates need to fulfil UPSC Civil Services eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification and number of attempts. The eligibility criteria of UPSC Civil Services is given below. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

Age: Applicants age should be between 21 to 32 years

Educational Qualification - Candidates must have graduation in any discipline.

Number of attempts - Candidates appearing in the exam will be permitted only six attempts.

UPSC Civil Services Application Form 2019

The application form of UPSC Civil Services 2019 Preliminary exam has been released on February 19, 2019. The last date to fill UPSC Civil Services application form and pay the fees online is March 19, 2019 (6 pm). The facility to generate the challan will expire a day before the closing of the application process. Fee for general and OBC category candidates is Rs 100 while female/SC/ST/PWD candidates are exempted from payment of application fees. The examination authority will activate the link to withdraw UPSC Civil Services application form 2019 after completion of the application process. Candidates who do not wish to appear for the exam can withdraw their application form. Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam of UPSC Civil Services will have to fill the Detailed Application Form (DAF) online for appearing in the mains exam. The DAF will be released after declaration of result of preliminary exam.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Centres 2019

The exam centres of UPSC Civil Services 2019 lists out the names of the cities where the preliminary and mains exam of UPSC Civil Services will be conducted. There will be multiple UPSC Civil Services exam centres in a particular city. Candidates are required to enter their preferences of exam centres while filling the application form. Exam centres will be allotted to candidates on the first-apply-first-allot basis. Candidates are advised to apply early to get their choice of exam centres.

UPSC Civil Services 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The exam pattern & syllabus UPSC Civil Services has been prescribed by the examination authority. UPSC Civil Services exam pattern provide details regarding the duration, mode of exam, sections and marking scheme. Getting familiar with the exam pattern will help candidates to get an idea regarding the overall structure of the exam. UPSC Civil Services syllabus 2019 highlights the topics and sub-topics under each section of preliminary and mains exam. Candidates need to prepare these topics for the exam since questions are asked based on UPSC Civil Services syllabus.

UPSC Civil Services Cutoff 2019

The cutoff of UPSC Civil Services is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates will have to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of selection process. UPSC releases the cutoff after completion of recruitment exam. UPSC Civil Services cutoff is released for preliminary, mains and final selection. On the basis of cutoff of preliminary exam, candidates will be selected for the mains exam. Similarly, based on UPSC Civil Services cutoff 2019 of mains, candidates will be called for Interview. On the basis of final cutoff, candidates will be allotted to the various services. The previous years’ UPSC Civil Services cutoff is given below.

Previous years’ UPSC Civil Services Prelims Cutoff


CS Prelims cutoff 2017

CS Prelims cutoff 2016













PH 1



PH 2



PH 3



Previous years’ UPSC Civil Services Mains Cutoff


CS Mains cutoff 2017

CS Mains cutoff 2016













PH 1



PH 2



PH 3



UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2019

UPSC releases the answer key of UPSC Civil Services 2019 for the preliminary exam after completion of recruitment exam. However, after completion of exam, the coaching institutes like Career Launcher, Khan Study Group (KSG), Chanakya IAS Academy, Springboard, Rau's IAS Circle, BYJU's, Shankar IAS Academy, NeoStencil etc releases UPSC Civil Services answer key. The answer key is available for all sets of test booklet for both General Studies Paper 1 and 2. Using UPSC Civil Services answer key 2019, candidates can check the correct answer as well as calculate the probable score of exam.

Contact Details

Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi
Phone number: 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC Civil Services 2019

Question: What is the UPSC Civil Services eligibility criteria 2019?


The eligibility criteria of UPSC Civil Services 2019 is given above on this page. Any graduate candidates between 21 to 32 years can apply for the exam.

Question: What is the procedure for UPSC Civil Services exam 2019?


The selection process of IAS comprises three stages. Candidates have to appear for prelims exam first after qualifying the test they will be called for mains exam and interview.

Question: How can I apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam?


Candidates can apply online for the exam. The application form comprises two parts. They need to complete both parts successfully.

Question: What is the salary of an IAS Officer?


The basic pay is entry-level IAS officer is Rs. 56100. Allowances like DA, HRA and TA are also given.

Question: When Can I apply for IAS 2019?


The application form of IAS 2019 has been released on February 19, 2019. The last date to apply is March 19, 2019.

Question: How many marks are required to clear the prelims?


The marks required to clear Civil Services prelims exam is not predefined. The cutoff for general category ranges between 100 to 125 marks for general category.

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which branch should i choose after 12 ?? i am pcm student and i want to become an IAS officer

Payal 19th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt. To be an ias officer you have to crack cse exam conducted by upsc. And the basic eligibility criteria for this exam is that you must have bachelor degree in any subject so you can go for any subject or any branch according to your interest .

I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck


which is best or degree for ias

Vishwaksen Gouda Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Hello Durga, and both are the degree qualifications and both are good.

You can do anything as your wish but remember every year only few members about 100 candidates will be selected as IAS  officers and if you are really work hard for that strongly determined to become IAS .the you can go with degree ( for better time preparing

With you can also prepare and also you can have advantage of getting in some other fields also

Choice is yours

All the best


how to become a Ias Officer? please give me full details

Payal 16th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

To be an IAS offocer you have to crack cse exam conducted by upsc. You have to crack all the prelims, mains and then interview.

The minimum eligibility criteria to give this exam is that you should  have complete your bachelor degree.  And the age limit is that a candidate should be a minimum of 21 years and maximum 32 years old as on August 01, 2019 but there is relaxation of 5 years for sc, st and 3 years relaxation for obc. For General Candidates there is maximum  6 attempts (Up to 32 Years) for this exam, for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates there is  no Limits and for Other Backward Classes  there is 9 attempts ,for Physically handicapped- 9 attempts.

I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck


how to start upsc Ias/pcs praparation

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019


UPSC exam consists of three level-




Preliminary numbers are not added in the final list, you just need to score the required cut offs against your category.It mainly consists of GS Paper-I and CSAT. Both consists of 200 marks, MCQs based.

Mains is more of a subjective type, one needs to write answer for Four General Studies Paper,Two Optionals, One Essay, two language paper, there are total nine papers here. 250 marks for each paper, total is 1750

You can start your preparation with gradual steps as mentioned below-

Be well acquainted with UPSC Syllabus, learn it by heart, that's the most crucial step to crack this exam, to know what to read and what to skip. In addition to this, never ever make a differentiation between prelims and mains, what I mean is do not prepare separately for each, because nowadays what's happening is even in prelims, UPSC frame questions based on Mains syllabus, So, the first towards preparation shall be a combined preparation for both.

Read any newspaper like The Hindu, or Indian Express on a regular basis to be updated as well as gaining knowledge which shall be highly useful to you in future exam preparation part.

Start with basics, for each subject, you can do with NCERTs for this.

As you progress, move on to other relevant books, keep your resources minimum like Polity by Laxmikanth, History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra etc.

Start practicing answer writing in advance, even in a little way, writing mains is a huge task for nine paper, it requires immense practice along with knowledge.

Practice  previous year question paper which you can get from the site of UPSC,in addition mock papers, and test series which you can get it from any of the sites extensively dedicated to UPSC, , it's highly important to evaluate your performance while doing so.

Prelims is mcq based, but still it requires knowledge coupled with speed, and for mains, as I already mentioned the importance of answer writing.

State level PSCs too follow the similar pattern as that of UPSC. You can extensively use the information I've provided in regards to PSCs as well.


what is the procedure for becoming an ias officer

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

Hello there!


The process of becoming an IAS officer  is pretty easy. First of all you need to complete your graduation and the appear for the exam called UPSC i.e. Union Public Service Commission . The UPSC CSE consists of 3 stages Prelims, Mains, and Interview. And if you manage to clear all these three rounds and manage to get a top rank at least less than 90 or 100 then you will become an IAS officer. Getting into Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is not easy considering the competition involved, but not impossible for a candidate with right attitude and approach. So , just work hard , you will definitely become an IAS officer.


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