UPSC Civil Service 2019 Application Released! 

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Civil Service Exam 2019 notification on Date February 2019.

UPSC has commenced the application process for recruiting the candidates for the Number civil service vacancies. The last date for applying for civil service exam 2019 is 18/03/2019. However, it is a wise decision to not to wait till the last minute for applying.

UPSC Vacancies 2019

Total no. of Vacancies: 896

SC/ST/OBC/ other weaker section: 857

Disability category(PWD): 39

  1. Blindness and low vision: 8
  2. Deaf and hard to hearing: 11
  3. Locomotor disability: 15
  4. Multiple Disabilities: 5

Important Dates

Important Dates:

Last date for application: 18/03/2019

Last date for Cash Payment: 17/03/2019

Last date for Online Payment: 18/03/209

Note: The candidates are advice to make Cash Payment on 16/03/2019(Saturday) during banking hours before 17/03/2019 (Sunday) to avoid payment issues.

About IAS Exam 2019:  

The commission conducts the civil service exam for recruiting candidates for the various services in Indian civil services. These services include Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian police service (IPS), Indian foreign service (IFS) and more. Civil service exam 2019 or IAS exam 2019 is conducted in three stages:

  1. IAS prelims exam
  2. IAS main exam
  3. IAS personality test

IAS exam 2019 Eligibility:

Minimum Education qualification for IAS exam: Degree from a government recognized university.

IAS exam age limit: Candidate must have attained a minimum age of 21 years as on 1st August 2019. Maximum IAS age limit is 32 years and every candidate gets six attempts at the IAS exam. IAS Age relaxations and number of attempts as per UPSC norms

Category UPSC 2019 Age Relaxation IAS number of attempts
OBC 3 years 9
SC/ST 5 years Up to 37 Years (Unlimited)
Blind, deaf-mute, Ortho- Handicapped, Widow 10 years Up to 42 Years (Unlimited)
Ex-Servicemen 5 years Based on caste & categories
Military Service (ECOS/SSCOs) 5 years Based on caste & categories

IAS Exam Pattern 2019:

IAS Prelims Exam 2019: Objective type

Subject No. of question Maximum Marks Duration
Paper 1-

General Studies

100 200 2Hrs
Paper 2-

Civil Service Aptitude Test

80 200 2Hrs
Total                                                                                                                   400 Marks

Negative Marking: 1/3rd of marks allotted for that question is deducted for the wrong answer

IAS Mains Exam 2019: Descriptive type

Subject Maximum Marks Duration
Qualifying paper
Anyone Indian Language 300 3Hrs
English 300 3Hrs
Compulsory Papers: counted for ranking
Essay 250 3Hrs
General studies 1 250 3Hrs
General studies 2 250 3Hrs
General studies 3 250 3Hrs
General studies 4 250 3Hrs
Optional subject paper1 250 3Hrs
Optional subject paper2 250 3Hrs
Total                                                                                           1750 Marks

IAS Interview

IAS Personality test 275
Grand Total (Written and Interview) 2025 Marks

Click here to check the updated IAS syllabus 2019 and the IAS preparation strategies for 2019.

How to Apply for IAS exam 2019?

For applying for IAS exam 2019 candidates have to fill an online application form at the UPSC official website (  In the UPSC official website click on the ‘Civil service (Preliminary) Exam online application’

Two parts of Civil service online registration:

  • Part I registration
  • Part II registration

Part I registration:

  • First click on Part I Registration
  • Carefully read the UPSC instructions for filling the UPSC online application form  
  • Register with basic your basic details, valid email ID and mobile number. Carefully review before submitting.
  • Please note down the unique 11-digit generated ID for future uses like UPSC admit card download and more.
  • With your registration ID and password (Date of Birth) login and proceed to Part II registration
  • Take the print of the IAS application for reference

Part II Registration:

  • Select the preferred exam center for attending the IAS prelims exam 2019
  • Upload the scanned photo and signature of the prescribed format and size.
Format JPG
Lower file Size Limit 20 KB
Upper File size limit 300 KB
Resolution 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height) minimum

1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height) maximum

  • Review and agree to the declaration then, submit the IAS prelims 2019 application form.
  • You can pay the IAS Exam Fee (If applicable) through SBI net banking.
  • If the fee payment is by cash deposition, then select ‘Pay by cash’ and download the SBI challan. Deposit the cash with the SBI challan at your nearest SBI branch.

UPSC 2019 exam link:    

UPSC Exam Fee

UPSC application Fee must be paid through online methods only

General, OBC & other categories Rs.100/-
Female/SC/ST/ PH Exempted from CSE fee payment

IAS Exam 2019 important dates:

Here are the UPSC exam 2019 important dates.

Activity Dates
Starting Date for IAS online application & Fee payment DD MM YY
Last date for IAS online application DD MM YY
Last date for IAS exam fee payment DD MM YY
IAS Prelims Admit card download 3 weeks before the CSE exam
IAS Prelims exam 2019 DD MM YY

Click here to download UPSC notification 2019 pdf

Civil Service Examination (IAS) Notification 2019 (76 downloads)