USPC Prelims 2019 : Application Form, Application Fee, Eligibility, Important Dates

UPSC is the managing body that conducts the Civil Services Examination each year. For the conscription of numerous civil services, Union Public Commission Services (UPSC) will issue the statement for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 in the month of January.

The UPSC will be undertaking the examination schedule yearly. The Suitable contenders will be applying for the exam for getting different posts as IAS, IPS, IES and other services.

By going through this article, students can get a wide-ranging information about UPSC prelims such as exam pattern, application form, eligibility criteria, etc.

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 Important Dates 

Issue of  Notification February 2019
Application form availability February 2019
Last date for Application Submission (online) March 2019
Prelims Admit card June 2019
Preliminary Exam date June 2019
Prelims exam result August 2019
Main Exam Admit Card September  2019
Main Exam Date October 2019
Declaration of final result January 2020

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 Application Form 

  • The application form can be filled by all those who want to apply for the exam. They need to enter all details in the form to fill the application form by online through official website i.e.
  • The aspirants will have to apply for the form by there is no other mode to apply.
  • The candidate should go through the instructions cautiously by going to the official website.
  • Candidates will need to provide all the needed data and personal details in the application form. Contenders will be required to load the scanned photo and signature, after accomplishing the application with personal and educational details.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Applicant should be familiar with the eligibility criteria before performing in the exam.
  • The eligibility criteria are needed to be fulfilled for Civil Services Exam 2019.
  • Entrant will have to possess Bachelor degree in any subject from the familiar university.
  • Entrants are appearing the final year exams can also apply.

Age limit and Number of Limits 

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

Application Fee 

  • The application fee for General/Others is Rs.100/-
  • The SC/ST/PH Entrants have to pay the application fee.
  • Entrants will be required to submit the application fee by Credit/Debit card/Internet banking or cash in SBI Bank.

Selection Procedure 

  • The given stages will be required for final selection.
  • Only main exam and Interview marks will be measured for final selection list.
  • Stage-1: Preliminary Exam (Objective type questions -100 Marks)
  • Stage-2: Main Exam (Descriptive Type)
  • Stage-3: Personal Interview (275 Marks)

Preliminary Exam 

  • The pattern of the preliminary exam consists of 2 papers in the preliminary exam of 2 hours duration with each incorporating 200 marks.
  • Paper, I will be consisting of on current events, Indian history, Indian national movements, Indian & world geography, Indian polity, economy, social development, environmental ecology, biodiversity etc.
  • Paper II will be including the comprehension, interpersonal skills, communication, logical reasoning, analytical ability, decision making, problem-solving, data interpretation, English language etc.
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

Admit Card 

  • The admit card will be presented on the official website of UPSC.
  • Entrants can download the admit card from the website which appears in pdf.
  • There will be distinct admit card for all the applicants.
  • After transferring the admit card, contenders can grab hold of the printout.
  • It will be compulsory for all the contenders to yield the admit card with them at the exam.


  • The UPSC Civil Services exam result will be out for preliminary and main exams separately.
  • The preliminary result will be made accessible in the month of August 2019 and Main exam result will be acknowledged in January 2020.
  • Entrants can successfully get the scorecard with the mention of roll no and date of birth.

Cut Offs 

  • After the examination and interview, the cut-off marks for Civil/IAS exams for will be professed by UPSC.
  • On the cutoff marks generated by UPSC, applicants will be qualified to rely on the number of posts.
  • Syllabus for Civil Services Exam
  • Paper I Syllabus (General Studies)
  • History of India and Indian National Movements
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change (no subject specialization required)
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • Current Affairs: Events of national and international importance

General Science

Paper II Syllabus

  • Comprehension
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • General mental ability
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)
  • Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level. (will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation)

Important Books for Pre Exam 

  • History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra. (History)
  • India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma. (History)
  • India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra. (History)
  • The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Basham. (Culture)
  • History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra. (History)
  • Geography of India – Majid Husain. (Geography)
  • Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania. (Culture)
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)
  • Oxford School Atlas – Oxford. (Geography)
  • Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh. (Economy)
  • Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth. (Polity)
  • Science and Technology in India – TMH. (Science and Technology)
  • Economic Survey. (Economy)
  • The environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains – Khuller. (Environment)
  • Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure – Rajagopalan. (Environment)
  • Manorama Yearbook. (Current Affairs)
  • India Year Book (Current Affairs)
  • Analytical Reasoning – M. K. Pandey (CSAT – Paper 2: Analytical Reasoning)
  • CSAT Paper – 2 Manual by TMH or CSAT-II – Arihant (CSAT – Paper 2)
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R. S.Aggarwal (CSAT Paper 2: Reasoning)

Important Books for Main Exam 

  • Essays for Civil Services – Pulkit Khare (Essay Paper)
  • Norman Lowe OR History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur (World History – GS1)
  • India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha (History – GS1)
  • IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual – GS2)
  • Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society – GS1)
  • Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
  • Governance in India for CSE. (Governance – GS2)
  • IAS Mains General Studies – GS3. (Arihant Manual – GS3)
  • India and the World by Surendra Kumar. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
  • Challenges to Internal Security of India. (Internal Security – GS3)
  • India’s National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security – GS3)
  • IAS Mains General Studies – Ethics. ( Arihant Manual – GS4)
  • Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude. ( Ethics – GS4)