UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) Notification 2019


UPSC IAS Notification 2019

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year conducts various examination like National Defense Services (NDA) , Combined Defense Services (CDS) Examination, Indian Statistical Services Examination, Indian Engineering Services Examination , Civil Services Examination and many more.

Civil Services Examination is the most prestigious examination conducted by UPSC every year. CSE is considered as the one of the most toughest examination in the world.

Civil Services Examination Notification 2019

Civil Services Examination happens every year primarily for all the Group ‘A’ posts in the Government of India. It includes posts like IAS, IPS, IFS,IRS & many more. As per official calendar released by Union Public Service Commission ,notification for Civil Services Examination 2019 was released on 19th February 2019.  Application process for UPSC CSE 2019 started from 19th February 2019 itself.

UPSC CSE 2019 – How to Apply

Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website Applicants appearing for CSE can apply through from 19th February 2019 till 18th March 2019.

UPSC CSE 2019 Examination Fees

Category Fees
General (Male) 100
OBC 100
Women Nil
SC Nil
ST Nil
Persons with Disability(PwD) Nil
Ex-Servicemen (ESM) Nil

UPSC CSE Important Dates

Process Date
Start of Application Process 19/02/2019
End of Application Process 18/03/2019
UPSC CSE 2019 Preliminary Exam Date 02/06/2019
UPSC CSE 2019 Mains Exam Date 20/09/2019-29/09/2019

UPSC CSE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Any candidate who has obtained bachelor’s degree from a recognized university can apply for posts under UPSC CSE 2019. Candidates who are in the final year of their degree or candidates whose final results are awaiting can also apply for UPSC CSE 2019.

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, its 35 for OBC candidates and 37 for SC/ST candidates.

UPSC CSE 2019 Vacancies

UPSC CSE 2019 total vacancies are 896 including 39 seats for reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category.

UPSC CSE Exam Center

Candidates while filling the application form for UPSC CSE 2019 will have to opt 2 centers. One for UPSC CSE 2019 Preliminary Examination and another for UPSC CSE 2019 Mains Examination.  Candidates are requested to choose the centers carefully as once the center is allotted it cant be changed at any circumstances.

UPSC CSE Examination Pattern

Every year Union Public Service Examination (UPSC) conducts Civil Services Examination (CSE)  Examination through Pen & Paper mode all over the country. There are 3 Levels in Civil Services Examination.

Stage Plan of examination Total Marks
Preliminary Examination (Qualifying) Objective type 400
Mains Examination Subjective 1750
Interview 275

UPSC CSE Preliminary Syllabus

UPPSC PCS Preliminary Examination consists of 2 compulsory papers: General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2. Both papers are of 2 hours duration and is of 200 marks each. General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. Marks obtained by the candidate in the UPSC Civil Services       Preliminary Examination will not be added while preparing the final merit list for the selection of posts.

Syllabus for UPSC CSE General Studies Paper 1 Preliminary Examination:

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do notrequire subject specialization.
  • General Science

Syllabus for UPSC CSE General Studies Paper 2 Preliminary Examination:

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.)

UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus

UPSC CSE Mains Examination is the most important part of the Civil Services Examination. Marks obtained by the candidate in the UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination will be added while preparing the final merit list for the selection of posts.

UPSC CSE Mains Examination has total number of 9 papers.

Paper Number Subject Marks
Paper A Language Subject (Qualifying) 300
Paper B English Language (Qualifying) 300
Paper 1 Essay 250
Paper 2 General Studies I 250
Paper 3  General Studies II 250
Paper 4  General Studies III 250
Paper 5  General Studies IV 250
Paper 6 Optional Subject Paper I 250
Paper 7 Optional Subject Paper II 250

UPSC CSE Admit Card

UPSC CSE 2019 Preliminary Examination Admit Card will be released 3 weeks before the actual commencement of the examination. Admit card for UPSC CSE Preliminary Examination 2019 was released on 30th April 2019. Admit Card will be issued on the UPSC official website only. Candidates can download their admit card by either using their Registration Card/ Roll Number.

UPSC CSE Result & Previous Year Cut off

Union Public Service Commission releases cut off after the completion of whole process of Civil Services Examination. Candidates qualifies in the Civil Services Preliminary Examination will be eligible  to appear in Civil Services Mains Examination. Separate category wise cut off is released for both Preliminary and Mains Examination.

UPSC CSE 2018 Preliminary Examination

Candidates successfully qualifying UPSC CSE Preliminary Examination will be eligible to appear in next level of examination that is UPSC CSE Mains examination. Marks obtained by the candidates in UPSC CSE Preliminary Examination General Studies Paper 1 will only be accounted while preparing the cut off to appear in UPSC CSE 2019 Mains examination. UPSC CSE Preliminary Examination General Studies Paper 2 is only qualifying in nature. Candidates has to score minimum 33% in this paper in order to qualify for appearing in CSE Mains examination.

Category Marks
General 98.00
OBC 96.66
SC 84.00
ST 83.34

UPSC CSE 2018 Mains Examination

Candidates successfully qualifying in UPSC CSE mains examination will appear for USC CSE Interview process. Paper A and Paper B of CSE mains examination is qualifying in nature. While the marks obtained by the candidates in General Studies Paper 1 to Paper 7 will be evaluated while preparing the cut off to appear in UPSC CSE 2018 Interview.

Category Marks
General 774.00
OBC 732.00
SC 719.00
ST 719.00

UPSC CSE 2018 Final Cut off

UPSC CSE 2018 Final Cut off is prepared by evaluating the marks obtained by the candidates in UPSC CSE Mains as well as Interview. Total merit list is prepared out of 2025 marks. 1750 marks for UPSC CSE mains and 275 marks for UPSC CSE Interview.

Category Marks
General 982.00
OBC 938.00
SC 912.00
ST 912.00



When is the last date to apply?

Candidates can apply till 18th March 2019.

Are diploma graduates eligible to apply?

No , only Degree Graduates are eligible to appear.

Is there any interview in UPSC CSE exam?

Yes, there is a interview of 275 marks.

How many times I can appear in UPSC CSE?

UR candidates can maximum appear 6 times. OBC candidates can appear maximum number of 9 times. While for SC/ST candidates there is no such limit.

Do the marks obtained in Language paper will be added in the final merit list?

No, Language Paper 1& 2 are only qualifying in nature.

Will UPSC CSE preliminary marks will be added in the final merit list or not?

No, marks obtained in UPSC CSE Preliminary examination is only qualifying in nature.

Is there any negative marking in UPSC CSE Preliminary exam?

Yes, there is negative marking of 1/3rd of the total marks awarded for that question.

How final cut off is prepared?

Final cut off is prepared by adding marks of UPSC CSE Mains Examination and Interview.

UPSC CSE 2019  Important Links

S No. Activity Link
1 UPSC CSE Notification
2 UPSC CSE Exam Pattern
3 UPSC CSE Exam Syllabus
4 UPSC CSE Exam preparation:Tips n Tricks
5 UPSC CSE Previous Year Question
6 UPSC CSE Admit Card
7 UPSC CSE Exam Analysis
8 UPSC CSE Previous Year Cutoff
9 UPSC CSE Exams Result



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