UPSC Apply Online 2018-19 : Important Dates, OBC, SC/ST, PH, Open Category & Others

Aspirants who want to apply for the exam will require applying for UPSC online registration form process. When they effectively have passed the preliminary examination of 2019, they will be qualified for the second phase of (Main) Examination (Written and Interview).

After qualifying prelims, advanced stages of UPSC will not be identical equally. Each aspirant of UPSC IAS Prelims and Mains will be eager to know the important UPSC exam dates, registration, and fee structure. Aspirants can find every detail regarding UPSC applying process making it a one-stop article.

UPSC 2019 Important Dates

UPSC 2019 Date
The issue of  Notification 07 February 2018  8
Application form availability 07 February 2018
Last date for Application Submission (online) 6th March 2018
Prelims Admit card  June 2019
UPSC Preliminary Exam date 3rd June 2019
Prelims exam result August 2019
Main Exam Admit Card Availability September 2019
UPSC Main Exam Date 1st October 20198
Declaration of final result January 2020


Apply online for UPSC

UPSC will make an announcement of UPSC Registrations for the purpose of completing the UPSC application form online.

  • Visit the official page of
  • Go for the application form on the home page.
  • Now select PART 1 for the registration along with the details such as Name, Parents name, Date of birth, Permanent address etc.
  • Once the registration is done, aspirants will get a registration no.
  • Now the aspirants will have to log in with details for registration PART 2 and must fix the scanned image of photo and signature
  • Submit the application fee which is RS.100 by using the credit card, debit card, and net banking.
  • Take the print out of the form after downloading it from the website.

Application Fee

All Applicants will need to pay the application fee by Credit/Debit card/Internet banking or cash at SBI Bank.


  • General/Others – Rs.100/-
  • SC/ST/PH Candidates – No fees


Eligibility Criteria for UPSC 2018 Exam

Before preparing for the UPSC exam, it is must know the UPSC eligibility criteria set under the guidance of UPSC with relation to age criteria and the number of attempts.

Category Age limit (up to)
Open Category 32
OBC 35
SC/ST 37
PH 42


Number of Attempts for UPSC 2018 Exam


Category No. of Attempts
Open Category 6 times
OBC 9 times
SC/ST No limit


The UPSC, generally known as IAS exam is led by Union Public Service Commission to recruit Civil Services Officers, each year. The Exam is directed in 3 stages-

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Personality Test

Selection Procedure for UPSC 2019 Exam 

A per UPSC Notification 2019, the given stages will be measured for final selection. UPSC Mains exam and Interview marks will be well thought-out for final selection list.

Stage-1: Preliminary Exam (Objective type questions)- In the Prelims exam, the questions will be of the objective in nature. It is the initial level you will be required to qualify meant for the Mains exam.

Stage-2: Mains Exam (Descriptive Type)- The UPSC Mains exam is eloquent in nature. Aspirants who have qualified the Prelims exam will be taken into account for Mains exam. UPSC Mains will be held in October 2019

Stage-3: Personal Interview (275 Marks)- The personal interview, recognized as IAS interview generally is the final stage for UPSC Recruitment. It is usually conducted in the month of March.