UPSC ( CSE ) 2019 Notification Out

UPSC ( CSE ) 2019 Notification Out

  • Union Public Service Commission has released the Civil Service Examination (CSE) notification on its official website. As per the expectations, there has been no change in the pattern of the examination. The Prelims exam will be conducted on 2 June 2019 on various centres across India.

Important Dates

Online application commences
Last date for application 18.03.2019 (6 PM)
UPSC CSE (IAS) Exam Date (Prelims) 02.06.2019 (Sunday)
Download Link Activation of UPSC Admit Card 15 days prior to the exam
UPSC CSE (IAS) Prelims Exam Result Date After 45 days of the exam
UPSC CSE (IAS) Exam Date (Mains) 20.09.2019

Number of Vacancies

Normal Category 857
Persons with Benchmark Disability Category 39
Total Post 896

Eligibility Criteria

(a) Nationality:

  • Citizen of India Or Should be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan etc.

(b) Educational Qualification:

  • Graduation degree Or Candidates those who are pursuing graduation and are waiting for their final results can also apply. (The result should be declared before filling the application for the mains exam.)

(c) Age Limit (on 1st of August, 2019):

Category Minimum Age Maximum Age
General 21 year 32 year
OBC 21 year 35 year
SC/ST 21 year 37 year

Number of Attempts (Category Wise):


Maximum No. of Attempts
General 6
SC/ST No Limit

Application Fee:

  • Examination Fee- Rs. 100/-
  • There is no fee for SC/ST and Female Candidates.

Selection Process:

  • Stage 1: Preliminary Examinations

  • Stage 2: Mains Examination
  • Stage 3: Interview

Exam pattern:

  • Preliminary Exam

There are two written papers in the CSE Preliminary examination:

Name of Paper No. of Qs. Max. Marks Exam Duration
General Studies- Paper-I (will be counted for the merit list) 100 200 Marks 2 Hours
CSAT- Paper–II (only qualifying in nature, 33% marks required) 80 200 Marks 2 Hours

Main Examination:

Paper Name of Paper Duration Marks
Paper – A Compulsory Indian Language (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the languages included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution) 3 Hours 300 Marks
Paper – B Compulsory English 3 Hours 300 Marks
Paper – I Essay 3 Hours 250 Marks
Paper – II General Studies–I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society) 3 Hours 250 Marks
Paper – III General Studies-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) 3 Hours 250 Marks
Paper – IV General Studies– III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security
and Disaster Management)
3 Hours 250 Marks
Paper – V General Studies– IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude) 3 Hours 250 Marks
Paper – VI Optional Paper– I (Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects) 3 Hours 250 Marks
Paper – VII Optional Paper-II 3 Hours 250 Marks
Total 1750 Marks
Personality Test/Interview 275 Marks
Grand Total 2025 Marks
  • Note: Paper A & B is Qualifying in Nature (25% i.e. 75 marks required). Whereas marks of Paper I to VII will be counted to determine the final order of merit.

Previous Year Cut off:

  • For CSE 2017

Category Prelims Mains Final
General 105.34 809 1006
OBC 102.66 770 968
SC 88.66 756 944
ST 88.66 749 939

Steps to fill the UPSC IAS Application Form 2019:

  • Step 1: – Visit the official website of UPSC i.e.

  • Step 2: – Go to the Civil Services Examination (CSE) section.
  • Step 3: – Click on “Apply” Button to start your application process Part -1. After completing Part -1, you will receive registration number which is required to fill Part-2.

  • Step 4: – Fill all the required details (Including Name, Father Name, Mother Name, Educational Qualification etc.) and upload your latest photo and signature.

  • Step 5: – Check your application preview and “Submit” to complete your registration.

Download the official notification PDF: Click Here