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UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2019

20 Feb 2019

Civil Service Examination



18 Mar 2019

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), has released notification for the Pre-examination of Indian Administrative Service / Indian Foreign Service / Indian Revenue Service / Indian P&T Accounts & Finance and many other posts.  This year UPSC has released a total of 896 vacancies under 24 different posts for IAS Officers. Interested candidates may apply from 19 Feb 2019 to 18 March 2019.

UPSC 2019 IAS Exam Notification

Total No. of Post: 896

Name of Examination Education Qualification Age Limit
Civil Services Preliminary Examination Candidates must have done Graduation / Post Graduation from a recognized university. 21 to 32 years as on 01 August 2019

Posts Available under UPSC 2019 IAS Exam

A total of 24 posts are available under this recruitment project:

(i) Indian Administrative Service.
(ii) Indian Foreign Service.
(iii) Indian Police Service.
(iv)  Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(vi)  Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’. (viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III).
(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”.
(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.
(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.

Selection Procedure

Selection Procedure will be based on two exams – (1) Pre Exam (2) Main Exam and then interview. Candidates who will clear the pre-exams will eligible for the main exam.

Examination Procedure

A. Preliminary Examination: The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

  • Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration.
  • The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  • The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
  • Details of the syllabus will be given in the official notification below.

B. Mains Examination: The written examination will consist of the following papers:

  1. Qualifying Papers: Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Paper-A: (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution). (300 Marks)
  • Paper-B: English (300 Marks)
  1. Papers to be counted for merit
  • Paper-I: Essay (250 Marks)
  • Paper-II: General Studies-I (250 Marks)- (Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society)
  • Paper-III: General Studies -II (250 Marks)- (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations)
  • Paper-IV: General Studies -III (250 Marks)- (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
  • Paper-V: General Studies -IV (250 Marks)- (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)
  • Paper-VI: Optional Subject – Paper 1 (250 Marks)
  • Paper-VII: Optional Subject – Paper 2 (250 Marks)

Sub Total (Written test): 1750 Marks

Personality Test: 275 Marks

Grand Total: 2025 Marks

Note: Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects from amongst the list of subjects given below:

(i) Agriculture

(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

(iii) Anthropology

(iv) Botany

(v) Chemistry

(vi) Civil Engineering

(vii) Commerce and Accountancy

(viii) Economics

(ix) Electrical Engineering

(x) Geography

(xi) Geology

(xii) History

(xiii) Law

(xiv) Management

(xv) Mathematics

(xvi) Mechanical Engineering

(xvii) Medical Science

(xviii) Philosophy

(xix) Physics

(xx) Political Science and International Relations

(xxi) Psychology

(xxii) Public Administration

(xxiii) Sociology

(xxiv) Statistics

(xxv) Zoology

(xxvi) Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

How to Apply

Eligible and desirous Candidates may apply online through the official website www.upsconline.nic.in and are requested to fill the complete and correct details.

Application Fees

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/-

Important Dates

Starting Date to fill Online Application: 19 Feb 2019

Last Date to fill Online Application: 18 March 2019

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  1. amit

    I gave degree last semester exam so can I eligible for upsc exam

  2. saritabhatt

    sir/mam iam studying in bca 2nd year ..after completing graduation can i apply for this exam…in any sector

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