UPSC Civil Services 2019 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the notification for Civil Services Examination (CSE) on February 19, 2019. The application form of UPSC Civil Services will be released along with the notification. Candidates who wish to apply for UPSC Civil Services 2019 can fill the application form till March 18, 2019. The preliminary exam of IAS 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on June 2, 2019. The mains exam of Civil Services will be held on September 20, 2019. According to the eligibility criteria, any graduate candidates between 21 to 32 years can apply for the exam. The selection process of UPSC Civil Services 2019 comprises three stages – Preliminary, Mains and Interview.
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. For more details on UPSC Civil Services 2019 exam including important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern, syllabus and cutoff marks.
UPSC Civil Services 2019 Exam Overview
Civil Services Examination
Union Public Service Commission
Mode of exam
Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test
The dates pertaining to the release of notification, application form, result, admit card, cutoff etc of UPSC Civil Services are given below.
UPSC Civil Services Exam Dates
Release of notification
February 19, 2019
of application form
February 19, 2019
Last date of application
March 18, 2019
June 2, 2019
Declaration of result
Filling of DAF for mains
July to August, 2019
UPSC Civil Services mains exam
September 20, 2019
Mains admit card
Issue of admit card
Declaration of final result
The eligibility criteria of UPSC Civil Services has been prescribed by the examination authority. To be eligible for the exam, candidates need to fulfill 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.
The application form of UPSC Civil Services 2019 Preliminary exam will be released on February 19, 2019. Last date to fill UPSC Civil Services application form and pay the fees online is till 6 pm of March 18, 2019. The facility to generate the challan will expire a day before the closing of 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 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.
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 first-apply-first-allot basis. Candidates are advised to apply early to get their choice of exam centres.
The admit card of UPSC Civil Services will be released separately for preliminary, mains and interview. First, UPSC will release 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 will be released in the second week of May 2019. The admit card for preliminary exam will be issued to candidates who will successfully fill the application form. UPSC Civil Services admit card 2019 for mains exam will be issued in September 2019. The admit card will be issued to candidates qualifying the preliminary exam. UPSC Civil Services admit card 2019 for Interview will be released in January 2019.
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 releases the answer key of UPSC Civil Services 2019 for preliminary exam after completion of recruitment exam. However within few hours 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 will be 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.
The result of UPSC Civil Services will be declared in three stages – preliminary, mains and final. UPSC Civil Services result 2019 of preliminary exam is likely to be declared in July 2019. The result of mains and final will be announced in December and March/April 2019. UPSC Civil Services result 2019 for prelims will be declared based on candidates marks in General Studies Paper 1 and 2. To qualify the paper 2, candidates need to secure qualifying marks of 33% i.e 66 marks. Marks obtained in prelims exam will not be counted for final merit list. On the basis of UPSC Civil Services result 2019 of preliminary exam, candidates 12 to 13 times the number of vacancies will be selected for the mains exam. The total marks of preliminary exam will be calculated out of 400 marks. 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 2019. 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.
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
Previous years’ UPSC Civil Services Mains Cutoff
CS Mains cutoff 2017
CS Mains cutoff 2016
UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 FAQs
Ques: What is the eligibility criteria?
Ans: 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.
Ques: What is the procedure for UPSC Civil Services exam 2019?
Ans: 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.
Ques: How can I apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam?
Ans: Candidates will have to apply online for the exam. The application form comprises two parts. They need to complete both the parts successfully.
Ques: What is the salary of an IAS Officer?
Ans: The basic pay is entry-level IAS officer is Rs 56100. Allowances like DA, HRA and TA are also given.
Ques: When Can I apply for IAS 2019?
Ans: The application form of IAS 2019 will be released on February 19, 2019. The last date to apply is March 18, 2019.
Ques: How many marks are required to clear the prelims?
Ans: 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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