Civil service has been one of the most prestigious and covetous services in India. It’s because of the institutional power, reputation and scope in the services which attract the aspirants. The IAS and IPS officers play an important role in policy framing of the nation and they also directly exercise & enjoy the power of implementation of the policies and rules framed by executive. They do play a greater role in determining the future of the nation. Lacs of aspirants appear in this prestigious examination and only a thousands or so get selected.
Key Highlights of IAS Exam 2019 notification
- IAS exam (CSE) is a national level exam and is considered as one of the prestigious examinations of UPSC.
- The IAS exam consists of 3 phases which are:
- Preliminary Examination
- Mains Examination
- IAS Exam Date 2019 for Mains already announced with the release of official UPSC notification.
- As per the notification, the IAS Mains exam will be conducted from 20th September to 29th September.
- The UPSC IAS exam consists of Paper 1 & Paper 2 conducted across the various centers in the country.
- The Paper-1 General Studies (200 Marks) will be conducted in the morning shift.
- The Paper-2 CSAT (200 Marks) is to be conducted in the afternoon shift.
- The admit card of IAS Mains has also released on the official website.
- Earlier, UPSC released IAS exam 2019 notification for total 896 vacancies of IAS, IFS, IPS & other posts at UPSC online portal.
- The online application for IAS exam closed on 19th March 2019.
- UPSC is a central committee which holds this exam to recruit the candidates for the post of IFS, IAS, IPS, and other groups A and B posts.
This is the first step of civil services examinations. It’s totally based on multiple choice questions. It carries 200 marks for two papers. The first paper is of General studies carrying 100 marks and the second paper is names as ‘Civil Services Aptitude Test’ popularly known as CSAT (80 questions, 200 marks). This is only a qualifying paper and the candidate has to obtain 33℅ marks. Negative marking pattern is applicable in both the papers and 3 wrong answers means deduction of marks of one right answer. The cut off point in prelims is determined by the first paper i.e. General studies.
The second step of civil services examination is Main Exams. Candidates passing through the prelims are eligible to appear in Main Examinations. The main examination is of 1750 marks in which 1000 marks are for general studies( 4 papers of 250-250 marks), 500 marks for one optional paper (two papers 250-250 marks) and 250 marks for essay writing are set. The questions are of descriptive and subjective type in Main Exams.
The last and important step in civil services examination is ‘interview’. There is no fixed syllabus for the same. It is of 275 marks but it plays a crucial role in final selection.
IAS Exam 2019 Overview
|Offline (Pen-Paper Mode)
|No. of Vacancies
IAS Exam Date 2019
|IAS 2019 Notification & Application Start Date
|19th February 2019
|Last Date to Apply Online Application
|19th March 2019
|IAS Prelims Exam Date 2019
|2nd June 2019
|IAS Exam Date 2019 (Mains)
|from 20th September to 29th September 2019
Posts offered through IAS
- The vacancies of the year 2019 have been announced in the official notification.
- Approximately 896 total number of vacancies are released for the civil services exam by the union public services exam.
- Below we have shared the posts for which the vacancies are offered in two given groups:
Group A & B Services
|Group A Services
|Indian Administrative Service
|Indian Post and Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service
- The candidates who wish to appear in the civil services examination should be a citizen of India or should be a citizen of Nepal
IAS Exam Pattern
UPSC IAS Exam Pattern for Prelims & Mains is shared below. The total no. of questions asked in the UPSC IAS preliminary 2019 exam is 400, the description of the same is as follows:
|Name of Paper
|No. of Qs.
|General Studies- Paper-I
Note: In Paper-I marks will be counted to determine the merit list whereas the Paper-II will be of qualifying in nature (33% marks required).
Mains & Interview
|Name of Paper
|Paper – A
|Compulsory Indian Language (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution)
|Paper – B
|Paper – I
|General Studies–I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society)
|Paper – III
|General Studies-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
|Paper – IV
|General Studies– III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Securityand Disaster Management)
|Paper – V
|General Studies– IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)
Along with the exam strategy, it is very crucial to follow a regular timetable for effective preparation. The candidates must make sure to have a well-structured timetable and strategy for the civil service examination which can be formulated according to your convenience. Go through these posts for more details:
- How to Prepare for UPSC IAS
- No. 1 UPSC Study Plan
The UPSC IAS preliminary 2019 result is now available at the official website of UPSC. Candidates appeared for the UPSC Civil services examination can now check out the IAS 2019 results (link shared above).
Usually, the results are declared within a month for both prelims as well as for mains. However, it is our advice to the candidates waiting for the results of their last year’s attempt should not wait in order to give the UPSC IAS examinations this year.
For other inquiries
For other inquiries, you can contact officials through below resources: Union Public Service CommissionPhone Number: 011-23098543, 23385271, 23381125, 23098591Email: feedback-upsc[at]gov[dot]inOfficial Site: https://upsc.gov.in/