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Commonly known asUPSC CS
Organizing authorityUPSC
Exam typeObjective
Mode of examOffline
Exam date02/06/2019

What is UPSC Exam or IAS Exam?

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India’s central agency, which conducts several exams named as, Civil Services Exam, IFS, NDA, and CDS etc.  Civil
services examination is popularly known as IAS exam and includes almost 24 services like IFS, IPS, IRS, and IRPS and so on. Civil Services exam is one the most reputed and hard to crack exams in India. According to the latest UPSC exam details, there are around 980 vacancies for UPSC Civil Services. It clearly shows that only few hard working students can get success in this UPSC examination and this all can be done not only by hard work but by a planned hard as well as smart work. This article aims at providing you with all the UPSC exam details required for your preparation.

Generally the number of vacancies varies every year. This article consists of all important information regarding UPSC exam, like the required Qualification, number of attempts, age limit, number of vacancies and the exam pattern. Many Aspirants, who are willing to crack UPSC exams, don’t know what UPSC Exam is. Therefore a complete guide is mentioned in this article.

UPSC Civil Service Examination Date

CSE 2019Date
Preliminary ExamJune 2, 2019
Mains ExamSep 20 to 24, 2019
Notification date19/02/2019
Application form availabilityFebruary 19, 2019 to March 20
Availability of admit card30/04/2019
Last date to issue the admit card02/05/2019
Exam date02/06/2019
Result declaration01/08/2019

Eligibility criteria 100-150 words

It is important for the UPSC CSE aspirants who wish to appear the Exam should check all the necessary and important details of eligibility criteria before filing the application form so that their application doesn’t get rejected. UPSC has set three parameters which the candidate should fulfill to be considered as an eligible candidate.

  • Nationality
  • Qualification Eligibility
  • Age limit


  • For Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and Indian Police Services (IPS), it is necessary that the candidate should be of Indian origin only.
  • For the rest of the services offered by the commission, it is required that the candidate should be a national of either: India OR Nepal OR Bhutan OR a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • The candidate of Indian origin is eligible to apply 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Note: The candidates who are from Nepal, Bhutan and are Tibetan refugee are not eligible to apply for Indian Foreign Services (IFS).

Age Limit for IAS 2019

The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and should be less than 32 years old, on the 1st of August, 2018.

The upper age relaxation limit for applicants belonging to the category are as follows:

  • Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 5 years
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) – 3 years
  • Defense Services Personnel – 3 years
  • Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs – 5 years

A maximum of 10 years will be given to the candidate in varied cases.

Educational Qualification

A candidate must hold a degree from any of the recognized Universities or possess an equivalent qualification.

  • Candidates who are appearing for the degree examination and are waiting for the result are also eligible to apply for the Prelims. These candidates, if qualify for the Main examination has to produce the proof of the result along with their application for the Main examination. Those who fail to produce the proof will not be allowed to take the examination.
  • Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognized by the Government as equivalent to a professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.
  • Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be provisionally admitted to the Examination.
  • They should submit along with their application a copy of the certificate from the concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination.

UPSC CSE Application Procedure

  • Candidates are required to apply Online using the website Salient features of the system of Online Application Form are given here under:
  • Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above-mentioned website.
  • Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions available in the above-mentioned site through drop-down menus.
  • The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- Rupees One Hundred only) [excepting SC/ST/ Female/Persons with Benchmark Disability candidates who are exempted from payment of fee] either by depositing the money in any branch of State Bank of India by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/ Debit Card.
  • Before start filling up of Online Application, a candidate must have his/her photograph and signature duly scanned in the jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.
  • The Online applications (Part I and II) can be filled from February 19, 2019 to March 20, 2019 till 18:00 Hrs.
  • Applicants should avoid submitting multiple applications. However, if due to any unavoidable circumstances, any applicant submits multiple applications then he/she must ensure that the applications with higher RID is complete in all respects.
  • In case of multiple applications, the applications with higher RID shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
  • The applicants must ensure that while filling their Application Form, they are providing their valid and active E-mail IDs as the Commission may use electronic mode of communication while contacting them at different stages of examination process.
  • The applicants are advised to check their emails at regular intervals and ensure that the email addresses ending with @ are directed to their inbox folder and not to the SPAM folder or any other folder.
  • Candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date for submission of Online Applications.

UPSC CSE 2019 Syllabus

  • Preliminary Syllabus: The prelims section of UPSC CSE covers questions from History, Polity, Geography and Agriculture, Science and Technology, Ecology and Environment, Economics, Arts and Culture, Social Welfare and GK.
  • Mains Syllabus: UPSC CSE Syllabus for Mains assesses a candidate’s academic expertise in his specialized subject. It also tests his ability to present knowledge in a clear and coherent manner and his overall intellectual traits and understanding of concepts.
  • Note: If the UPSC is for Engineering, Medical Science, and law, the level corresponds to the Bachelors’ Degree.

Admit Card

Union Public Service Commission has received its online application. Now, UPSC Civil Service 2019 Admit Card has been released by the commission. Applicants those who have shown interest in the UPSC Civil Service exam can download the Call Letter here. The exam date for UPSC CSE Admit card 2019 is available in the following table.  The UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2019 is scheduled on June

02, 2019. UPSC 2019 Admit Card holds the exam date, venue, and timing of the UPSC CSE Exam. The start date for the UPSC Admit Card is from April 30, 2019 and the last date is June 02, 2019. To know further information about the UPSC Civil Service Call Letter 2019, check the official notice.

Exam Pattern: UPSC 2019 has 3 exams:

  • Prelims Exam (CSAT): The prelims exam consists of MCQ’s and the syllabus is General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Syllabus.
  • Mains Exam: The mains exam consists of MCQ’s and the syllabus is Mental
    Ability, General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Syllabus.
  • Personal Interview: Candidates who qualify the UPSC Mains Exam will be called for the Personality Test/ Interview.
  • Mode: UPSC CSE will be conducted through Offline i.e. Paper and Pen- based Test (PBT)
  • No. of Papers: The UPSC CSE will consist of Preliminary – 2 Papers and
    Mains – 7 Papers
  • Total Marks: The Preliminary paper consists of 200 marks each i.e. total
    400 marks and Mains total of 1750 marks
  • Type of Questions: The preliminary exam consists of Objective questions and for the Mains exam there will be both Objective and subjective
  • Duration: The time given to complete the Preliminary exam will be 2 hours and Mains exam will be 3 hours


UPSC CSE Result will be declared on the official website for all the candidates on August 1, 2019

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