UPSC Civil Services Notification 2019: Application Form, Eligibility, Age Limit & Other Details

UPSC Notification 2019 signifies the essential details with regard to students and exam including exam date, pattern and marks of Preliminary examination and Optional subjects of the exam.

The UPSC 2019 Notification is to be launched in the next February 2019 on the official website owned by UPSC.

As being part of the exam, aspirants can become acquainted with the notice keeping a regular check on the website.

Civil Services Preliminary Exam is planned to be held in the month of June 2019.

This exam will be split into two parts according to the rules of Prelims syllabus and the time length of the exam is one day.

UPSC 2019 Mains Examination is scheduled to be held in the month of September.

The end of registration will occur in the month of March 2019.

UPSC 2019 Application Form 

Since attainment of the application by post is not meant to UPSC application process. So, they need to collect it from going through the online process. The students must fill each data in an impeccable manner.

  • Entrants will have a choice to fill the name of examination centres as per choice enlisted by UPSC and.
  • It is mandatory to only attend the exam centre opted by you during registration. The exam centre for Prelims and Mains will be dissimilar. After the mention of exam centre, making amendments is impossible.
  • The commission makes a reservation for the modification in Centres at per choice if the situation occurs.
  • It is not necessary to produce any certificate concerning age, education qualification, caste etc together with the application form. The form is aimed to be substantiated during Mains Exam.

UPSC 2019 Eligibility for Civil Services Exam 

The UPSC 2019 eligibility is comprised of various factors-  nationality, educational qualifications, age limits and the number of attempts.


  • For IAS and IPS, the applicant should be a citizen of India with a degree (discussed below).
  • For other Group A and Group posts, the aspirants must be-
    • An Indian national
    • a subject of Nepal
    • a subject of Bhutan
    • a Tibetan migrant who moved to India, before January 1, 1962, to live in India
    • An Indian candidate who has travelled from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam to live forever in India

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is a must in any subject from a Central or State University sanctioned under Section-3 of University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or an institution accepted under Parliamentary Act.
  • Those who are in the final year will also be including into educational criteria of the preliminary examination.
  • Students clearing the Preliminary exam will require holding a Bachelor’s degree for perming in CS Mains.

UPSC Civil Services Age Limit and Number of Attempts 

The UPSC 2019 age criteria are such that anyone aiming to take part in IAS exam must be ranging from 21 years to 32 years.

UPSC age upper limit is not applicable to

  • OBC category – relaxation of three years
  • SC/ST category – relaxation of five years
  • Jammu and Kashmir domicile – relaxation of five years
  • Defence Security Personnel – relaxation of three years

UPSC 2019 Age Criteria and Number of Attempts 

Category Upper Age Limit for UPSC Number of Attempts
General 32 years 6
OBC 35 years 9
SC/ST 37 years No limit

Fee for Civil Services Exam Application

Civil Service Preliminary and Mains bear different fees. For Prelims, the aspirants need to pay fee Rs 100 excluding the Women/SC/ST and PH candidates.

Online Payment

  • They may choose the online method of payment which is to be done the debit card, credit card, online banking etc. The total amount needed to be paid is RS.100

Offline Payment

  • The offline choice is meant to all those students who have decided on the payment by cash.
  • At the time of second registration, students will bring the challan together and fee slip generated by any Bank when the bank function is in progress before the month of March. It will take some time for the verification to be done and then you can contemplate the next process.