UPSC 2019: Eligibility, Age limit, Pattern, Syllabus & Other Details

Civil Service Exam is directed through UPSC, a government agency, who pick out suitable applicants uppermost maximum services.

Each year about 4- 5 lakh of applicants be there for the exam then solitary about 1000 are chosen according to their higher scores.

IAS Exam is held as the most desirable exams to be attempted by the students this is the exam that each and every student aspire for.

UPSC 2019 Pattern 

In addition to that, Preliminary exam involves of two papers General Studies Paper and CSAT. General studies paper counted for transmission to the Mains exam step whereas CSAT is considered at least qualifying in the landscape.

In addition to that, Mains exam contains 9 papers such as, including optional (2 papers), which is expressive in the landscape. Though English language paper and regional language paper are most respective if students are skilled and also Essay paper, four general Studies papers and 2 optional papers are taken in account for merit, according to merit list.

           Paper          Subject         Marks
        Paper A Regional language(Qualifying)           300
        Paper B English Language(Qualifying)           300
       Paper – 1 Essay            250
       Paper – 2 General Studies-1            250
       Paper – 3 General Studies -2            250
       Paper – 4 General Studies -3            250
       Paper – 5 General studies -4            250
       Paper – 6 Optional Paper – 1            250
       Paper – 7 Optional Paper-  2             250
                                            Written test Total           1750
  Personality Test              275
                                     Final Total         2025

IAS Exam Eligibility criteria 

An Indian with any degree from [ For IAS and IPS]

  1. Any of the universities incorporated by an act of central or state legislature in India.
  2. Other educational institutions established by the act of parliament.
  3. Or a respected university as per section 3 of university grants commission act, 1965.
  4. Acquire an equivalent qualification.
  5. Final year students who are awaiting results can also apply. Results need to submit at the time of filing application for mains exam.

For other services:

  1. A citizen of India or,
  2. A subject of Nepal or,
  3. A subject of Bhutan or,
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came to India, before January 1, 1962, with an intention to settle permanently in India.
  5. Individual candidates who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries [ Kenya, Uganda, the amalgamated republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam ]through the purpose of eternally relax in India.

 IAS Exam – Age limit 

The last age limit is 21 years. Age limit is designed on 1st of August every year which exam takes place.

Upper age limit and number of attempts 

Category Upper age limit Number of attempts
General 32 6
OBC 35 9
SC/ST 37 Unlimited attempts
Citizens of Jammu and Kashmir 37  
Defence personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with foreign countries or disturbed area 35  
Ex-servicemen 37  
Physically handicapped/disabled 42 9

Cumulative age relaxation: Apart from mentioned age limits, SC/ST and OBC candidates will get cumulative age relaxation. In other words, age limits added in special cases. For example, if a person is OBC and ex-serviceman, he will get 5+7=12 of relaxation. So, the upper age limit will be 42 years.

UPSC Syllabus [ IAS Syllabus ] 

The UPSC examination is conducted which is the most sought by students. Each year UPSC holds IAS Exam undern agreed syllabus. So, having a definite idea of the UPSC Syllabus (IAS Syllabus 2019 -2020 ) and good preparation will help students to acquire the dream to clear IAS Examination.

UPSC Syllabus for Prelims General Studies paper -1 

  1. Current Affairs
  2. This includes matters relating to current events, both national and international importance.
  3. History-
  4. It consists of Indian national movement and history of India.
  5. Geography (Indian and World)-
  6. It comprises of physical, social, economic geography.
  7. Environment-
  8. should include environmental ecology, biodiversity and general issues on climatic change and general science.
  9. Indian Polity and Governance-
  10. Constitution of India, political system, Panchayati Raj etc.
  11. Economics: It consists of social sector initiatives, sustainable development, inclusion, demographics poverty etc.


UPSC Syllabus for prelims paper-2 

  1. Problem- solving and decision- making.
  2. General mental ability.
  3. Analytical and logical reasoning.
  4. Data Interpretation.
  5. Interpersonal skills including communication skills.

Duration is of two hours and marks out of 200.

UPSC Syllabus For Mains Exam 

Aspirants who will qualify their exam with good marks after that interview process will be held will be charitable abundant. The UPSC mains specifies175 marks and interview comprises 275 marks. Besides, in mains, available of 9 papers, includes 7 papers marks which are organized for the place. Yet, these two paper is containing etymological papers in which scholars need to attain predictable marks usual through the Instruction.

Paper –A (Indian Language)  

As per instructions, those who are from the states of Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland will take part in this paper.

Paper-B: English language -syllabus 

UPSC papers counted for the final ranking 

Paper Subject & Content Marks
Paper 1 Essay 250
Paper 2 GI syllabus: C ulture and Indian Heritage, History and Geography of world 250
Paper 3 G2 Syllabus: Constitution, Governance, polity, social justice and international relations 250
Paper 4 G3 syllabus: Economic development, Technology, Environment and biodiversity, Disaster management and security. 250
Paper 5 G4 syllabus: Aptitude, integrity and Ethics 250
Paper 6 Optional Paper 1 250


Paper 7 Optional Paper 2 250