UPSC civil services notification 2019.

Union Public Service Commission has released the Civil Service Examination (CSE) notification on its official website. The online registration of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has begun from February 19, 2019 and applications can be filled up to 18th March, 2019 till 6:00 P.M. after which the link will be disabled. The prelims exam will be conducted on June 2, 2019.

Total number of Vacancy
As per official data published by UPSC there is total of 896 vacancies including 39 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category.

How to apply ?
Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website:

Age and Eligibility Conditions

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2019 i.e., he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1987 and not later than 1st August, 1998.

However, the age relaxation (in upper age) will be provided accordingly -
  • Sc/St - up to a maximum of 5 years
  • OBC - up to a maximum of 3 years
  • Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities - up to a maximum of 3 years.

Minimum Educational Qualification:
  • Graduation degree or 
  • Pre final students can also apply (but the final result of the degree must be declared before applying the Mains examination)

Physical Standards:
  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards as per guidelines given in Appendix-III of Rules for Examination published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 19th February, 2019. Here you can find the more details.

  • For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service - a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For other services - a candidate must be either - a citizen of India, Nepal, or Bhutan etc.

Number of attempts
Every candidate appearing at the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination.

Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the cases:
  • SC/ST - No restriction on the number of attempts.
  • OBC - Total 9 attempts are allowed.
  • Persons with Benchmark Disability - up to 9 attempts.

Not eligible
  • The candidate who is already appointed to IAS or IFS Service and continues to be a member of that service.
  • The candidate who is already appointed to IPS Service and continues to be a member of that Service will not be eligible to opt for the Indian Police Service in Civil Services Examination, 2019.

Candidates are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only).

Note: Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates are exempted from payment of fee.

Recruitment Process
The UPSC recruitment consists of a three-level exam.

      1. Preliminary examination
      2. Mains examination
      3. Personality test (interview)

For Selection, Candidates have to qualify all three levels.

Exam Pattern

The examination shall comprise two compulsory papers (objective type) of each 200 marks.

  • (I) General Studies - Paper - I - 200 Marks.
  • (II) General Studies (CSAT) - Paper - II - 200 Marks (qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%)
Language: The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

B. MAIN EXAMINATION - Total *1750 Marks.
The written examination will consist of the following papers :— 

Qualifying Papers:
  • 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.

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.

Note: Mains examination has total = 2350 Marks, 600 (qualifying paper marks) + 1750 (marks of papers to be counted for merit). However Marks of qualifying papers are not considered by UPSC for final merit, so we suppose mains of having only 1750 Marks) 

C. PERSONALITY TEST - Interview - Total  275 Marks.
The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his career. He will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to judge the mental caliber and alertness of the candidate.
The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.

GRAND TOTAL MARKS (to be counted for merit) = B+C (except: qualifying papers marks) = 2025 Marks.

Negative Marking
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

Facilitation Counter for Guidance of Candidates:
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. Candidates can contact on these Telephone Numbers- 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.

For syllabus and more details: Here you can download the official notification of the UPSC.