Notification, important dates and other details for UPSC Civil Services 2019

UPSC has released the circular for the recruitment process for various posts. This examination is held for the highest positions of bureaucracy. The officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Engineering Service (IES) and Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) are recruited through this examination.

The Process of online registration for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has begun today. The last date for sending the completed application is March 18, 2019. Candidates will have to apply online at upsc.gov.in and upsconline.nic.in.

UPSC Prelims 2019 exam
UPSC Prelims 2019 exam

Important Dates for UPSC Prelims 2019 exam

UPSC Prelims 2019 exam dates:

February 19, 2019: Application starts
March 18, 2019: Last date to apply:
June 2, 2019: Date of the preliminary examination
September 20, 2019: Main exam
December 1, 2019: IFS Main exam 2019

UPSC Civil Services 2019: Important Dates for UPSC Prelims 2019 exam. Image Credits: The Indian Express

The application fee for general and OBC category candidates has been fixed at Rs 100. Application for Women, SC / ST, and Divyangs is free.

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Education qualification: Candidate should have a degree in graduation from a recognized university. There is no prerequisite for a minimum percentage of marks to appear in the examination. Applicant must be a citizen of India for IAS and IPS post. They may also be a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan for other posts.

The Selection Process:

UPSC Civil Services 2019: Selection Process UPSC 2019. Image Credits: dnaindia.com

The UPSC ‘Civil Service Examination 2019’ is organized in three phases, which includes preliminary examinations, main exams, and interview (personality test).
Marks secured in the preliminary exam will not be considered for final ranking. They are just the cutoff marks that secure entry to the main examination.

The Division of Marks:

Division of Marks: UPSC Civil Services 2019.Image Credits: ClearIAS

The CSE preliminary exam comprises of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each- General Studies Paper I and Paper II, with MCQs and objective type questions. The main exam is of 1,750 marks while the interview will be of 275 marks.
The final merit is calculated on the basis of performance in the interview and main exams.

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There is another good news for the candidates passing the competitive examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the candidates who reach the interview. UPSC Chairman Arvind Saxena has recently given a proposal to the Government of India the candidates who reach the interview after passing the UPSC or other competitive examinations can be appointed as required by the government ministries.

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According to the report, if the government accepts UPSC’s proposal then the people who missed the selection due to rejection in an interview can be considered for other jobs. UPSC recommends that since the candidates already undergo a strict screening process, the government and other organizations may consider them for jobs. It has been said that UPSC will help in reducing the stress of the examination for civil service candidates.

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