Get Latest UPSC Exam 2019 notifications like Civil Services (IAS Exam) notification, UPSC Group 1 & 2 notifications, UPSC Engineering Service exam notifications and also the direct UPSC Recruitment 2019 notifications. In addition to this, the page lists latest UPSC Syllabus & Exam Pattern for various UPSC Exams. UPSC Results will also be posted here. So Aspirants can frequently visit this page which will ease their UPSC Exam preparation process.
Latest UPSC Exam 2019 Notifications
What is UPSC?
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India’s premier central recruiting agency. It is responsible for conducting exams for All India services and group A and B of Central services. It is also required to be consulted by the Government in matters relating to the appointment, transfer, promotion and disciplinary matters. The commission reports directly to the President and can advise the Government through him. The Chairman and other members of Union Public Service Commission shall be appointed by the President
Who Conducts Civil Services Exam?
UPSC conducts Civil Services Exam every year to recruit candidates under various carders like IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS etc. This nationwide competitive exam is considered to be one of the toughest (Yet Prestigious) Exams in India.
List of services under UPSC Civil Services Exam:
- IAS – Indian Administrative Service
- IFS – Indian Foreign Service
- Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise Gr. A)
- Indian P and T Accounts and Finance Service Gr. ‘A
- Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Gr. ‘A
- Indian Defence Accounts Service, Gr. ‘A
- Indian Revenue Service (IT), Gr. ‘A
- Indian Ordnance Factories Service
- Indian Postal Service, Gr. ‘A’
- ICAS – Indian Civil Accounts Service
- IRAS – Indian Railways Accounts Service
- IRPS – Indian Railways Personnel Service
- IRTS – Indian Railways Traffic Service
- Indian Defence Estates Service,
- Indian Information Service, Gr. ‘A
- Indian Trade Service, Gr. ‘A’ (Gr. III)
- Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
- Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Gr. ‘B’ (Section Officers’ Grade)
- Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Gr. ‘B’
- Pondicherry Civil Service, Gr. ‘B’
Who can write UPSC Exam?
Any Graduate who attained minimum 21 years of age can write this Examination. For IAS, IPS and IFS candidate must be a citizen of India.
For Other Services, Candidate must be either:
- A Citizen of India or
- Subject of Nepal/ Bhutan or
- A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Is there any age limit for UPSC Exam?
Yes! There is age limit for candidates writing the UPSC Exam which is as follows.
Minimum Age is 21 Years for every category.
|SC / ST / EXS||37 Years|
|Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof;||35 Years|
|if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 1st day of January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.||37 Years|
|PWD||Up to 42 Years|
|ECOs / SSCO||Up to 37 Years|
How many times one can write this exam?
The number of attempts one can make in this exam depends on the category of the candidates which they fall under. That number is mentioned below based on the category.
SC / ST
Note: An attempt at a Preliminary Examination (any one paper) shall be deemed to be an attempt at the Civil Services Examination
What is the Procedure to become a Civil Servant?
Any Candidate who fulfills the eligibility criteria can directly apply for this Post (Coaching or Any kind of Enrollment is NOT Mandatory). CSE comprises of 3 stages viz.,
- Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
- Mains Examination (Descriptive Type)
- Personal Interview (Face to face)
What is the Pattern of Civil Services Exam?
First stage in the recruitment process and the probably the toughest one as large number of students will be filtered at this stage. It comprises of 2 papers viz., General studies paper-1 & paper-2 (popularly known as the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)). This paper intends to focus more on analytical abilities and understanding rather than the ability to memorize. Only marks of Paper 1 will be considered for selection and Paper 2 is qualifying in nature. Conceptual clarity and General Awareness is the key to sail through this exam.
|Marks||Duration||No of Questions|
Paper – I
|200 Marks||2 Hrs||100||1/3rd (0.33)|
|Paper – II||200 Marks||2 hrs||80|
- Both the papers will be of Objective Type and Bilingual (English & Hindi).
- Minimum qualifying marks of 33% have to be scored in GS Paper-2.
Those who are declared qualified (in prelims) by the commission may appear for the Mains Examination (Candidates have to fill separate application form). The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination.
|Indian Language||300 Marks|
Papers to be counted for merit
|Paper-II||General Studies – 1|
|General Studies – 2||250 Marks|
|Paper -IV||General Studies – 3|
Paper – V
|General Studies – 4||250 Marks|
|Paper – VI||Optional Paper -1|
Paper – VII
|Optional Paper – 2||250 Marks|
|Sub Total (Written test)|
List of Indian Language subjects for Main Examination:
List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
|Agriculture||Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science|
|Commerce and Accountancy||Economics|
|Physics||Political Science and International Relations|
|Zoology||Literature of any one of the following languages:|
How to Prepare for UPSC Exam?
Start your Preparation with NCERT books of 6-12 (No other Shortcuts you must read them) and other standard books for conceptual clarity and build the fundamental Knowledge. Prelims is all about the details and the Timeline. Make a mind-map of what you read and keep revising them. Instead of collecting so many resources ,Stick to very few Standard Books. You don’t need to read any book from cover to cover Strictly stick to the syllabus, they are not going to ask you anything out of the syllabus.
Break up of Syllabus:
Recommended books for Prelims:
History & Culture
|NCERT, Bipan Chandra, Spectrum’s Modern India|
NCERT, G.C Leong, Atlas
|NCERT, Ramesh singh|
|Science & Tech|
|Indian polity by Laxmikanth|
NCERT, Shankar IAS environment & Ecology
Art & culture
|NCERT, Nitin Singhania|
|Current Affairs & miscellaneous|
Newspaper, India Year Book, Economic survey & Monthly current Affairs
Weight-age given to each subjects:
History & Culture
|Science & Tech||19||9||14||16||8||8||9|
|Current Affairs & miscellaneous||13||1||0||8||22||27||15|
As we saw in the above trend, Number of Questions are keep fluctuating so it is better not to skip any topic. Current affairs plays major role in the preparation, so Read newspaper religiously!!!. Its not necessary to make notes out of newspaper as plenty of resources are available online to revise Current Affairs, so instead of making notes invest your time in Revising it (Stick to very few sources).
Complete the Syllabus and now it’s time to practice lot of MCQs , Solve as much as you can before your Prelims. It will definitely help you to retain things better.
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