Civil Services Exam 2019 (Prelims)
Civil Services Exam 2019 (Prelims): Dates, Application Form, Eligibility
UPSC Conducts the Civil Services Exam to recruit candidates for the civil services in various departments of the Government of India. The posts filled under this examination are Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The examination is conducted throughout the country. There are three phases of this examination. The application process has started from 19th February 2019. Check here complete details about UPSC Civil Services Examination 2019.
UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 Important Dates
|Issue of Notification||19th February 2019|
|Application form availability||19th February 2019|
|Last date for Application Submission (online)||18th March 2019|
|Prelims Admit card||Last week of May 2019|
|Preliminary Exam date||2nd June 2019 (1 Day)|
|Prelims exam result||August 2019|
|Main Exam Admit Card||September 2019|
|Main Exam Date||20th September 2019 (5 Days)|
|Declaration of the final result||January 2020|
- Candidate must have a Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
- Candidates are appearing the final year exams can also apply.
Age limit and 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|
UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 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. Eligible candidate should apply online only as there is no other mode to apply. Before going to apply, the applicant must know the instructions carefully given in the notification. We will updated here, UPSC Civil Services online application link after released of official notice.
- The 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.
- The following stages will be considered for final selection.
- 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)
- The pattern of preliminary exam is known as CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test). There will be 2 papers in the preliminary exam of 2 hours duration for each containing 200 marks for each paper.
- Paper, I will check the 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 the 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 the wrong answer.
|Papers||Details of the question papers||Total Marks||Total Time|
|I||General Studies – This paper will be counted for qualifying to write the Civil Services Mains exam.||200||2 hrs|
|II||Aptitude test (CSAT) – This paper is of qualifying nature, but the candidate must score at least 33% marks in this paper. However, marks of this paper are not counted for writing the Mains examination.||200||2 hrs|
There will be a total of nine papers in the main exam- 2 are of qualifying in nature and the rest 7 are ranking in nature. The qualified applicants of the Main examination will be called for personal interview.
|Paper A||One of the Indian languages from the list selected by the applicants (qualifying)||300|
|Paper B||English (qualifying)||300|
|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 the applicants from the list of optional subjects (250 marks for each paper)||500|
|Sub-total||(of Written Exam)||1750|
The main objective of this test is to assess the applicant’s personal suitability for a particular service. The board of competent will evaluate the applicants on their mental abilities, intellectual skills, social traits & interest in current affairs. The interview will not only be a strict cross questioning but of a natural conversation. The applicants are expected to have interest in the happening around them in Indian as well as in the world instead of showing their knowledge about the particular academic subject.
Civil Services 2019 Cut Off
Cutoff can be expected as we are giving the cutoff for the previous year
|Category||CS (Pre)||CS (Main)||CS (Final)|
Important Books for Pre Exam
- History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra. (History)
- India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma. (History)
- India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra. (History)
- The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Bhasham. (Culture)
- History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra. (History)
- Geography of India – Majid Husain. (Geography)
- Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania. (Culture)
- Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)
- Oxford School Atlas – Oxford. (Geography)
- Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh. (Economy)
- Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth. (Polity)
- Science and Technology in India – TMH. (Science and Technology)
- Economic Survey. (Economy)
- Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains – Khuller. (Environment)
- Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure – Rajagopalan. (Environment)
- Manorama Yearbook. (Current Affairs)
- India Year Book (Current Affairs)
- Analytical Reasoning – M. K. Pandey (CSAT – Paper 2: Analytical Reasoning)
- CSAT Paper – 2 Manual by TMH or CSAT-II – Arihant (CSAT – Paper 2)
- Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R. S.Aggarwal (CSAT Paper 2: Reasoning)
Important Books for Main Exam
- Essays for Civil Services – Pulkit Khare (Essay Paper)
- Norman Lowe OR History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur (World History – GS1)
- India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha (History – GS1)
- IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual – GS2)
- Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society – GS1)
- Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
- Governance in India for CSE. (Governance – GS2)
- IAS Mains General Studies – GS3. (Arihant Manual – GS3)
- India and the World by Surendra Kumar. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
- Challenges to Internal Security of India. (Internal Security – GS3)
- India’s National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security – GS3)
- IAS Mains General Studies – Ethics. ( Arihant Manual – GS4)
- Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude. ( Ethics – GS4)