UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2019

UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2019

upsc civil services exam 2019

Last updated on March 18th, 2019 at 10:33 pm


 UPSC has extended last date of  application of civil services  2019 up to 19 March 2019 up to 6.00 pm. Earlier, this date was 18 march 2019.                                                                                 Notification for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 has been released and important dates are as under:-

(UPSC Notice ref 04/2019-CSP Dated 19 Feb 2019)

Starting of the application process19th February 2019 
Closing of application process19 th March 2019 up to 6:00 pm
Release of admit card (Prelims)2nd week of May 2019
UPSC Civil services exam 2019 Date (Prelims)2nd June 2019

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Union Public Commission Civil Services Exam or UPSC (CSE) 2019 is a national-level exam to recruit personnel in the public sectors in the departments of Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Foreign Services (IFS), Indian Police Services (IPS), Indian Reserve Services, and so on. It is a three-phase recruitment drive, including an Objective-type exam, a Subjective-type exam and an Interview or Personality test. Union Public Service Commission conducts the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019. The official notification will be published on the 19th February 2019. 


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Important Dates (Announced)

Starting of the application process19th February 2019
Closing of application process19 th March 2019 up to 6:00 pm
Release of admit card (Prelims)2nd week of May 2019
UPSC Civil services exam 2019 Date (Prelims)2nd June 2019
Result (prelims)1st week of August 2019
Mains Exam notification2nd week of August 2019
Release of admit card (Mains)1st week of September 2019
UPSC Civil services exam 2019 Date (Mains)20th September 2019
Result (Mains)1st week of December 2019
Personality test Notification1st week of January 2020
Admit Cards for Personality Test2nd week of January 2020
Personal Interview and Personality Test1st week of February 2020
Final ResultsMay 2020

Civil Services Exam 2019: List of Services

The following are the list of services which one gets on qualifying the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019:

All India Services 

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
  • Indian Police Service (IPS).
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

Central Services (Group A)

  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS).
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS).
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS).
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS).
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES).
  • Indian Information Service (IIS).
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS).
  • Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS).
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS).
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS).
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS).
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS).
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT).
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE).
  • Indian Trade Service (ITS).
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF).

Group B Services

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (AFHCS).
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS).
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS).
  • Pondicherry Civil Service.
  • Pondicherry Police Service.

Date of Examination

Civil Services exam 2019 exam (Prelims) will be held on 2nd June 2019.

Civil Services exam 2019 (Mains) shall be held on 20th September 2019.

The Civil Services exam 2019 (PT/PI) will be held in the 1st week of February 2020.

Mode of Answering

UPSC Civil services exam 2019 (Prelims) is objective type (pen-paper) based. Candidates have to fill the OMR sheets.

Main paper shall be a Subjective type paper.

Medium of Examination

UPSC Civil services exam 2019 (Prelims) has English or Hindi as the medium of answering.

The UPSC CSE 2019 (Main) can be answered in any of the 23 recognized languages listed in the constitution of India.

Eligibility Criteria


The candidates from any of the following nationalities are eligible:

  • Candidate needs to be a citizen of India,
  • Candidates belonging to Nepal or Bhutan,
  • Tibetan refugees with permanent settlement in India, who came before 1st January 1962,
  • Candidates of Indian origin, who intend to settle permanently in India and migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia.

Educational Qualification

A graduation degree from any recognised College/University,


a degree through distance education or from any of the open universities.

Applicants who have passed the final exams of ICAI, ICWAI, ICSI, or MBBS but have not completed the internship are also eligible.

Age Limit

Applying candidates must be least 21 years old on or before 31st August 2019 but shall not exceed the upper age limit of 32 years on the same date.

Age relaxation as per category is tabulated below:

Age Relaxation in Years
OBC03 Years
Disabled Defense service personals during hostilities03 Years
SC/ST | J & K residents (in between 1st Jan 1980 – 31st December 1989)05 Years
Ex-Serviceman | ECO/SSCOs (who have served in the Military for about 5 Years with an extended-release period as of 1st August 2018)05 Years
Blind | Hearing Impairment | Orthopedically Disabled10 Years

Number of Attempts

Maximum attempts allowed are as follows:

Maximum No of Attempts Allowed


Note: If a candidates appears for any of the papers in Prelims, it shall be counted as an attempt. If a candidate applies but fails to appear for the exam, her attempt is not counted.

Already serving Candidates

Candidates currently serving as an IAS/IFS officer to Govt. of India are not eligible to appear for the UPSC Civil Services exam 2018.

How to apply Online for Civil Services Exam 2019?

UPSC IAS/IFS 2019 application portal is currently closed.

The application forms will be available to be filled via online medium only.

Application portal for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 will begin functioning from 19th February 2019.

The last date to apply for the exam shall be 18th March 2019.

Application Fee

Application fee for General and OBC candidates is INR 100.

SC/SCT/PH and Female candidates are exempted from the same.

Fees can be paid via following modes:

  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Net Banking
  • In cash via SBI Bank Challans.

Documents to be Uploaded

  • Scanned Photograph | Dimensions: 110 x 140 px | Size: 3-40 kb | JPG format.
  • Scanned Signature | Dimensions: 140 x 110 px | Size: 1-40 kb | JPG format.

Application Procedure

Every UPSC application form involves following two parts:

  • Part I
  • Part II.

Admit Card

Admit card for UPSC Civil services exam 2019 (Prelims) will released during the 2nd week of May 2019.

However, for the Main examination, hall tickets shall be available from the 1st week of September 2019.

The personal interview admits will be available during the 2nd week of January 2020.

Admit cards will be published on the official website only. Candidates must bring a printout of the admit card along with a valid identity proof such as Aadhaar Card, driving license, pan card etc. to the examination centre.

Examination Pattern

UPSC Civil services exam 2019 shall involve 3-phases as a part of the selection process.

  • Phase I – Preliminary Test
  • Phase II – Main Test
  • Phase III – Interview Stage

Phase I: Preliminary Test

The prelims exam will be a objective-type test. It will be a pen-paper based offline test comprising of 2 papers.

Both the papers will be of 2 hours each. Blind Candidates are given extra 20 minutes, for each paper.

A total of 400 marks are at stake in prelims examination.

The details of both papers are tabulated below:

General Studies Paper – I2002 Hours
General Studies Paper – II (CSAT)2002 Hours


A minimum of 33% marks are required in General Studies Paper – II (CSAT), to qualify for the mains. 

There is a negative marking of 1/3rd marks for an incorrect response.

Phase II: Main Examination

The UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 (Main) consists of nine papers out of which two are qualifying in nature and rest are counted for ranking.

All of these shall be subjective type papers with a duration of 3 hours each.

Detailed Marking Scheme of all the papers is tabulated below:

Paper AIndian Language (Qualifier)300
Paper BEnglish (Qualifier)300
Paper IEssay Writing250
Paper IIGeneral Studies I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society)250
Paper IIIGeneral Studies 2 (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)250
Paper IVGeneral Studies 3 (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)250
Paper VGeneral Studies 4 (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)250
Paper VIOptional Paper I250
Paper VIIOptional Paper 2250
Total Marks (I – VII)


Candidate must obtain 25% marks (75 marks) in Paper A and B for qualifying. 

Phase III: (Personality Test/ Personal Interview)

This is the final stage of the requirement process. This round will be an interview taken by UPSC Board members with a total of 275 marks at stake.

This round tests the overall personality of the candidate and he/she is asked questions on current affairs, hobbies, interests, situation analysis etc.

The total marks scored in Mains and Personality Test are used in calculating the final rank of a candidate.


The final results for UPSC Civil Services exam 2019 will be declared during May 2020. Results will be published online on the official website.

Civil Services Exam 2019 Results

The Prelims results will be published on 2nd week June 2018.

The UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 (Main) results will be available in January or February 2020.

The final consolidated results and merit list will be available in June or July 2020.

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Monika Shaw

My D.O.B is 03.05.1998. Can I apply for CSE exam 2019?