UPSC has released the notification for Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2019. Aspirants who wish to join services like IAS, IPS, IFS etc can apply to appear for the Civil Services Exam (CSE) 2019.
The UPSC CSE Preliminary Exam will be conducted on June 02, 2019 (Sunday).
Candidates are required to apply online by using the website https://www.upsconline.nic.in.
Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions available in the above-mentioned site.
The Online applications (Part I and II) can be filled from 19th February 2019 to 19th March 2019 till 18:00 Hrs.
The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only).
SC/ST/ Female/Persons with Benchmark Disability candidates are exempted from payment of the fee.
The fees can be paid either by depositing the money in any branch of State Bank of India by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/ Debit Card.
If your age limit is between 21-32 years (General Category) as on August 1, 2019, you can apply for the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019. The upper age limit for OBC candidates is 35 years, while that of SC/ST candidates is 37 years.
For details, refer this link – UPSC Civil Services Exam eligibility criteria.
Note: The Commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.
Candidates who wish to apply under EWS category for Prelims 2019 are requested to get their EWS Certificate ready by 1st August, 2019. You will need to submit the copy online for Mains 2019 application, and submit the original EWS certificate while attending UPSC 2019-20 interview at Delhi.
You can download the latest UPSC CSE notification here.
The notification contains the UPSC CSE syllabus, exam pattern, medical requirement and so on.
The Civil Services Preliminary exam comprises of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II). The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type. The marks in prelims will not be counted for final ranking, but just for qualification for the main exam.
The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Civil Service (Main) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies PaperII of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination as may be determined by the Commission.
Yes, there is.
There is no change in the UPSC CSE Main Exam format – 4 GS Papers, 1 Essay Paper and 2 Optional Papers from one optional subject.