UPSC 2019: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Age limit, Pattern 

UPSC is taking up several central civil services and descriptions of the nation positively for many years.

To get selected in the civil services, Union Public Commission Services will notify students of UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 in January.

The UPSC s examination Calendar each year.

Those who are qualified enough to apply online can get the job as IAS, IPS, IES and other services.

They must look through this page to interpret the Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Admit and Result etc.

UPSC 2019 Application Form 


  • Aspirants applying for UPSC civil services like IAS, IPS, IES and other civil services must go through the application process which is completed by online at official website www.upsconline.nic.in.
  • Those who are able to the exam will have to go online as no other method is considered for the filing of form.
  • Applicants will need to enter all information and personal details in the application form.
  • Those who want to complete their form must attach the scanned photo and signature, after giving in all details in the application form.

Eligibility Criteria 


  • Candidate must know the eligibility criteria before going to apply.
  • The following eligibility conditions are required to appear the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019.
  • Candidate must have Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from recognized university.
  • Candidates are appearing the final year exams can also apply.

Age limit and Number of Limits 


Category Age limit (up to) No.of Attempts
Open Category 32years 6 times
OBC 35 9 times
SC/ST 37 No limit
PH 42

Application Fee 


  • The fee to be submitted by general/others is Rs.100
  • The SC/ST/PH categories will require paying the application fee.
  • Aspirants need to pay the amount by online which Credit/Debit card/Internet banking or cash in SBI Bank.

Selection Procedure 


  • The following stages will be taken in to account for final selection.
  • Main exam and Interview marks will be included in the selection list.
  • Stage-1: Preliminary Exam (Objective type questions -100 Marks)
  • Stage-2: Main Exam (Descriptive Type)
  • Stage-3: Personal Interview (275 Marks)

Exam Pattern 


Preliminary Exam 


The preliminary exam is widely termed as CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test). To add to your knowledge, there are 2 papers in the preliminary exam and students will have to attend the exam till two hours. Each paper will include 200 marks.

Paper, I will cover the topics on current events, Indian history, Indian national movements, Indian & world geography, Indian polity, economy, social development, environmental ecology, biodiversity etc.

Paper II will include comprehension, interpersonal skills, communication, logical reasoning, analytical ability, decision making, problem-solving, data interpretation, English language etc.

Main Exam 


There will be total nine papers in the main exam- 2 with the qualification description and other 7 papers are held as per ranking. The able students who have cleared the Main examination will be named for the personal interview.

Papers Subjects Marks
Paper A One of the Indian languages from the list selected by the applicants (qualifying) 300
Paper B English (qualifying) 300
Paper I Essay 250
Paper II General studies I 250
Paper III General studies II 250
Paper IV General studies III 250
Paper V General studies IV 250
Paper VI, VII 2 papers on subjects to be selected by the applicants from the list of optional subjects (250 marks for each paper) 500
Sub-total (of Written Exam) 1750
PI 275
Total marks 2025