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UPSC Civil Service Exam Notification 23 Feb 2019

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UPSC Civil Service Exam Recruitment 2019

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the Civil Services Examination every year for recruitment of officers to the prestigious Civil Services of India. Candidates clearing this exam can become civil servants in various branches of the government such as the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Revenue Service and so on.

Events Dates
Date of the release of UPSC CS (Prelims) Examination Notification 19 February 2019
Tentative last date of application for UPSC CSE (Prelims)* 18 March 2019
Date of Civil Services Prelims Examination 02 June 2019
Date of Civil Services Mains(Written) Examination 20 September 2019
Date of Indian Forest Service Mains(Written) Examination 01 December 2019


Eligibility Criteria

· Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
· Students in the final year or semester of their bachelors’ degree can appear for the Prelims but have to produce the provisional or original degree before the Mains exam.

Age Limits  

 · Minimum 21 years to maximum 32 years
· Relaxation in upper age limit is available for the following categories:

(a) Scheduled Caste(SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 37 years

(b) Other Backward Classes (OBC) – 35 years

(c) Defence Personnel disabled in hostilities and released from service as a consequence – 35 years

(d) Ex-servicemen with at least 5 years of service – 37 years

Number of Attempts  

  •  General – 6
  • SC/ST – No restrictions
  • OBC – 9
  • PH – Based on the category

Examination Fees for CSE (P)    

  • Rs 100 (except for Female/SC/ST/PH who are exempted from payment)


Scheme of Preliminary and Main Examination and Subjects

The Civil Service Examination 2019 will consist of three rounds

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Personality test

The Preliminary Examination would consist of two papers as described below:

Paper                                                       Total marks             No. of questions               Duration    
General Studies Paper 1                         200                                  100                               2 hours    
General Studies Paper 2 (CSAT)          200                                   80                                2 hours   


The written part of the UPSC Civil Service Mains Examination consists of nine papers which are descriptive in nature:

                                      Paper                                           Subject                                         Duration                                             Total marks
                                   Paper A                            Compulsory Indian language                          3 hours                                   300
                                   Paper B                                         English                          3 hours                                   300
                                   Paper I                                       Essay                              3 hours                                   250
                                   Paper II                             General Studies I                          3 hours                                   250
                                   Paper III                              General Studies II                          3 hours                                   250
                                   Paper IV                              General Studies III                         3 hours                                   250
                                  Paper V                              General Studies IV                          3 hours                                   250
                                  Paper VI                                     Optional I                          3 hours                                   250
                                  Paper VII                                     Optional II                          3 hours                                   250


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