UPSC Civil Services 2019 Notification | Applications from 19th February 2019 ~ helpBIOTECH

18 February 2019

UPSC Civil Services 2019 Notification | Applications from 19th February 2019


UPSC civil services 2019

The registration for the civil services preliminary examination will start by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on its official website – www.upsc.gov.in on February 19. 

All those who are interested in applying for this competitive exam are required to check out the registration and other important details such as that of eligibility, exam scheme, patter etc at the website itself. 

The exam is conducted to select candidates to fill administrative positions in different All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS.


More Info on CIVILS CSE 2019  

The Civil Services Examination is based on the British Raj Era Imperial Civil Service tests, as well as the civil service tests conducted by old Indian empires such as in the Mauryan Empire and Mughal Empire. The Civil Services Examination is considered to be one of the most difficult competitive examination in India. On an average, 900,000 to 1,000,000 candidates apply every year and the number of candidates appearing to sit in the preliminary examination is approximately 500,000. The examination consists of the following stage. Results are published in mid-August.
  • Stage I: Prelimnary Examination - Held in June every year. Results are announced in August.
  • Stage II: Mains
  1. Examination - Held in October every year. Results are announced in January.
  2. Personality Test (interview) - Held in March. Final results are usually announced in May.
The training program for the selected candidates usually commences the following September.
Eligibility

Nationality

  • For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, the candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For other services, the candidate must be one of the following:
  1. A citizen of India
  2. A citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
  3. Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 to settle permanently.
  4. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Educational Qualification

All candidates must have as a minimum one of the following educational qualifications:
  • A degree from a Central, State or a Deemed university
  • A degree received through correspondence or distance education
  • A degree from an open university
  • A qualification recognized by the Government of India as being equivalent to one of the above
The following candidates are also eligible, but must submit proof of their eligibility from a competent authority at their institute/university at the time of the main examination, failing which they will not be allowed to attend the exam.
  • Candidates who have appeared in an examination, the passing of which would render them educationally qualified enough to satisfy one of the above points.
  • Candidates who have passed the final exam of the MBBS degree but have not yet completed an internship.
  • Candidates who have passed the final exam of ICAI, ICSI and ICWAI.
  • A degree from a private university.
  • A degree from any foreign university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.

Age

The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years (for the General category candidate) on August 1 of the year of examination. Prescribed age limits vary with respect to caste reservations.
  • For Other Backward Castes (OBC) the upper age limit is 35 years.
  • For Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST), the limit is 37 years.
  • For Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities, the limit is 35 years.
  • For Candidates belonging to ex- servicemen including Commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered Military services for at least five years as on August 01, of the year and have been released
    1. on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from August 01 of the year otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or
    2. on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or
    3. on invalidment or
    • Relaxation of up to a maximum of five years will be given in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on August 01 of the year and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment, the limit is 37 years.
  • For ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service, the limit is 37 years.
  • For PwD candidates, the limit is 42 years.
  • For Domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989, the limit is 37 years.

Number of attempts

The number of times a candidate can appear for the exam are given below.
  • General category candidates = 8.
  • OBC category candidates = 9.
  • SC/ST candidates = unlimited attempts till 37 years of age.
Appearing to attempt one of the papers in the preliminary examination is counted as an attempt, including disqualification/ cancellation of candidature. However, applying to sit the exam but failing to attend is not counted as an attempt.[9]

Vacancies and Selection

Generally the number of vacancies varies every year. The number of candidates that pass the preliminary examination is generally 11 or 12 times the number of vacancies, and the number of candidates selected for the final interview is twice the number of vacancies. As per existing policies, reservation for SC/ST/OBC is applied to each level of the selection process.
Vacancies&Selection in different years
YearNo. of candidates applied for PrelimsNo. of candidates appeared forNo. of cadidates
appeared for interviews
No. of candidates who got selectedFinal
Vacancies
PrelimsMains
20105,47,6982,69,03611,8652,5899651,043
20114,99,1202,43,23611,2372,4159991,001
20125,50,0802,71,44212,1902,6749981,091
20137,76,6043,23,94914,1783,0031,1221,228
20149,47,4284,51,60216,2863,3081,2361,364
20159,45,9084,65,88215,0082,7971,0781,164
201611.36 lakhs5 lakhs15,4522,9611,0991,209
201710 lakhs (Approx.)500,000 (Approx.)13,3662,5681,960 (Approx.)980

Cut-Off

The cut-off marks of the examination of the previous years' are given below:
Cut-off marks in different years 
YearPrelimsMain
(out of 1750)
Total
(out of 2025)
Ref.
CategoryMarksTotal MarksCategoryMarksCategoryMarks
2013General241400General564General775
OBC222OBC534OBC742
SC207SC518SC719
ST201ST510ST707
PH-1199PH-1510PH-1725
PH-2184PH-2502PH-2718
PH-3163PH-3410PH-3613
2014General205385General678General889
OBC204OBC631OBC844
SC182SC631SC830
ST174ST619ST811
PH-1167PH-1609PH-1816
PH-2113PH-2575PH-2778
PH-3115PH-3449PH-3713
2015General107.34200General676General877
OBC106OBC630OBC834
SC94SC622SC810
ST91.34ST617ST801
PH-190.66PH-1580PH-1802
PH-276.66PH-2627PH-2830
PH-340.00PH-3504PH-3697
2016General116200General787General988
OBC110.66OBC745OBC951
SC99.34SC739SC937
ST96ST730ST920
PH-175.34PH-1713PH-1927
PH-272.66PH-2740PH-2951
PH-340PH-3545PH-3817
2017General105.34200General809General1006
OBC102.66OBC770OBC968
SC88.66SC756SC944
ST88.66ST749ST939
PH-188.88PH-1734PH-1923
PH-261.34PH-2745PH-2948
PH-340PH-3578PH-3830
Source: Wikipedia

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