UPsC Civil Services (IAs) 2019 – Notification & Application Form Released on 19<Sup>th</Sup> February 2019 (Download PDF)

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Indian Administrative Service (IAS) was formerly known as Imperial Civil Service (ICS) is Civil Services Examination and one of toughest competitive exams in India. It is conducted by UPSC for recruitment of officers for All India Administrative Civil Service.

UPsC Civil Services (IAs) 2019

Founded: 1858 (as Imperial Civil Service) January 26,1950 (as Indian Administrative Service)

UPSC conducts Civil Services Examination (CSE) to shortlist candidates for more than 20 services, such as IAS, IPS and IFS. Selection of candidates will be made through preliminary exam, main examination and interview/personality test. This year-long selection process will begin in the month of June and conclude in April. The final merit list for CSE will be released in May.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released notification for UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2019. Civil Services exam, known as UPSC IAS 2019 or CSAT 2019, consist of Preliminary and Main stages. The candidates needed to apply separately for both stages.

The online registration for IAS 2019 Prelims can be filled up to 18th March, 2019 till 6.00 pm. The Exam is scheduled to be conducted from second June, 2019.

Highlights of IAS Exam

Table of Contain Shows Highlights of IAs Exam
Exam NameCivil Services Examination
Exam LevelNational
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Official Websitewww.upsconline. nic. in
Exam PeriodicityYearly
Exam ModeOffline (Pen-Paper Mode)
Expected RegistrationApprox. 3 lakh

IAS Exam Dates

Table of Contain Shows IAs Exam Dates
Date of UPSC IAS 2019 Notification19th Feb. , 2019
UPSC IAS 2019 Application Form Start Date
Generate Pay-in-Slip Before17th March, 2019
UPSC IAS 2019 Application Form & Fee Last Date (Online & Offline)18th March, 2019
PSC IAS 2019 Admit Card2nd week of May
UPSC IAS 2019 - Prelim Exam Date2nd June, 2019
UPSC IAS 2019 - Main Exam Date20th Sep. , 2019

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age Limit - 21 - 32 years
  • Qualification - Graduation

How to apply

  • Open Official Website i.e.. , www.upsc. gov. in
  • Look for Apply Online Link on Website.
  • Before Apply candidate must read all instructions in the notification which available in the above table.
  • Keep necessary details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PANCard/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by State/Central Govt. while filling up the online application form.
  • Candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of photo ID Card in online application form
  • Check and confirm your details before hitting Submit button.
  • Once All details confirmed, Submit and Take printout of your Application

IAS Exam Pattern

  • IAS Exam 2019 consists of 3 stages namely, Preliminary, Main and Personal Interview. Each exam has different pattern and different number questions.
  • Preliminary exam in IAS Exam 2019 is screening test to shortlist candidates for further selection process.
  • Those who qualify Prelims are required to re-register for IAS Mains 2019 which is qualifying in nature.
  • Further, selected candidates will appear for personal interview session.
Table of Contain Shows IAs Exam Pattern
MediumBilingual (English and Hindi)Bilingual (English and Hindi)
Number of qualifying papers27
Total weightage400 Marks (200 each)1750 Marks
Type of questionsObjectiveBoth Objective and Subjective
Negative marking for each incorrect answer1 ⁄ 3rd (0.33)1 ⁄ 3rd (only for objective type questions)
Duration of exam2 Hours per Paper3 Hours per Paper

For the best preparation of UPSC IAS 2019 Examination visit and detail explanation of questions, study material, exam updates, syllabus are also available.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 20, 2019

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