Civil Services Preliminary Examination – 2nd June 2019 & Main Examination – 20th Sept. 2019 (Download PDF)

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Union Public Service Commission conducts the civil services examination on yearly basis. The examination is conducted throughout country to recruit personnel for Civil Services of GoI.

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  • The posts filled under this examination are Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
  • There are 3 phases of this examination- Civil Services Exam 2019 - 20 Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Personality Test.

Important Exam Dates:

Table contain shows the Important Exam Dates

Table contain shows the Important Exam Dates

Exam Notification Date Announced

19th February 2019

Application form date availability

19th February 2019

Online Application Form Last date Submission

18th March 2019

Exam Date of Preliminary Exam

2nd June 2019 (1 Day)

Main Exam Date Announce

20th September 2019 (5 Days)

Application Form

  • Aspirants for UPSC civil services like IAS, IPS, IES and other civil services need to fill the Application form online through official website i. e. www.upsconline.nic.in.
  • There is no other mode to apply.
  • Applicants will have to fill all the necessary information and personal details in the application form.
  • Candidates will have to upload the scanned photo and signature, after filling all the personal and educational details in the application form.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have Bachelor degree in any discipline from recognized university.
  • Candidates are appearing the final year exams can also apply.

Age limit & Number of Attempts

Table contain shows the Age limit & Number of Attempts

Table contain shows the Age limit & Number of Attempts

Category

Upper age limit

No. of attempts

General

32 Years

06 Attempts

OBC

35 Years

09 Attempts

SC/ST

37 Years

No bar

PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic)

42 Years

GEN/OBC = 9 Attempts SC/ST = No bar

J & K Domicile

GEN = 37 Yrs. , OBC = 40 Yrs. , SC/ST = 40 Yrs. , PH = 50 Yrs.

No bar

Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty.

GEN = 37 Yrs. , OBC = 40 Yrs. , SC/ST = 40 Yrs.

No bar

Application Fee

  • Application fee for General/Others is Rs. 100/-
  • The SC/ST/PH Candidates are no need to pay the application fee.
  • Candidates have to pay application fee through Credit/Debit card/Internet banking or cash in SBI Bank.

Selection Procedure

Only main exam & Interview marks will be considered for final selection list.

Stage-1: Preliminary Exam (Objective type questions -100 Marks)

Stage-2: Main Exam (Descriptive Type)

Stage-3: Personal Interview (275 Marks)

Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam

  • Pattern of preliminary exam is known as CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test). There will be 2 papers in preliminary exam of 2 hours duration for each containing 200 marks for each paper.
  • Paper, I will check applicant’s knowledge on current events, Indian history, Indian national movements, Indian & world geography, Indian polity, economy, social development, environmental ecology, biodiversity etc.
  • Paper II will check applicants’ knowledge on comprehension, interpersonal skills, communication, logical reasoning, analytical ability, decision making, problem-solving, data interpretation, English language etc.
  • The exam will be conducted in offline mode in duration.
  • Each question will be 1/3 Mark penalty for wrong answer.

Table contain shows the Details of the question papers

Table contain shows the Details of the question papers

Papers

Details of the question papers

Total Marks

Total Time

I

General Studies –Paper will be counted for qualifying to write Civil Services Mains exam.

200

2 hrs

II

Aptitude test (CSAT) – This paper is of qualifying nature, but candidate must score at least 33 % marks in paper. Marks of this paper are not counted for writing Mains exam.

200

2 hrs

Total

400

4 hrs

Main Exam

  • There will be total 9 papers in main exam- 2 are of qualifying in nature & rest 7 are ranking in nature. The qualified applicants of Main examination will be called for personal interview.

Table contain shows the Papers and Subjects

Table contain shows the Papers and Subjects

Papers

Subjects

Marks

Paper A

One of the Indian languages from the list selected by the applicants (qualifying)

300

Paper B

English (qualifying)

300

Paper I

Essay

250

Paper II

General studies I

250

Paper III

General studies II

250

Paper IV

General studies III

250

Paper V

General studies IV

250

Paper VI, VII

2 papers on subjects to be selected by applicants from list of optional subjects (250 marks for each paper)

500

Sub-total

(of Written Exam)

1750

PI

275

Total marks

2025

Civil Services 2019 Cut Off

Table contain shows the Civil Services 2019 Cut Off

Table contain shows the Civil Services 2019 Cut Off

Category

CS (Pre)

CS (Main)

CS (Final)

Gen

107.34

676

877

OBC

106.00

630

834

SC

94.00

622

810

ST

91.34

617

801

PH-I

90.66

580

802

PH-2

76.66

627

830

PH-3

40.00

504

697

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- Published/Last Modified on: September 24, 2018

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