UPSC EXAM 2019-20


Whats is UPSC?

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a National level competitive examination in India, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India.

Select your Exam 

CareerIndia provides you with the list of 20 civil services in India consisting of complete information about each exam and how to apply or prepare for the examination. The syllabus (Preliminary and Main) and updated question papers for all the exams are featured here with an option of downloading them for your reference and preparation.

  • IAS

    Indian Administrative Service
  • IFS-Foreign

    Indian Foreign Service
  • IPS

    Indian Police Service
  • IFS-Forest

    Indian Forest Service
  • IRS

    Indian Revenue Service
  • IAAS

    Indian Audit and Accounts Service

    Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service
  • IDAS

    Indian Defence Accounts Service
  • CMSE

    Combined Medical Services
  • IRTS

    Indian Railway Traffic Service
  • IRAS

    Indian Railway Accounts Service
  • IRPS

    Indian Railway Personnel Service
  • ITS

    Indian Trade Service
  • CAPF - AC

    Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants)
  • CGGE

    Combined Geo-Scientist

    Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service
  • NDA & NA (I) and (II)

    National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (I) and (II)
  • CISF - AC (Exe) LDCE

    Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) - Assistant Commandants (Executive) LDCE
  • IES

    Indian Engineering Services
  • CDS (I) and (II)

    Combined Defence Services (I) and (II)

UPSC Calendar 

S No Name of Examination  Date of Notification  Last Date for Receipt of Applications  Date of Exam 
1 Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 September 26, 2019  October 22, 2019  January 6, 2019 
2 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     January 20, 2019 
3 C.D.S. Examination (I), 2019  October 31, 2019  November 26, 2019  February 3, 2019 
4 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination      February 24, 2019 
5 CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2019  December 5, 2019  December 31, 2019  March 3, 2019 
6 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination      March 10, 2019 
7 N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2019  January 9, 2019  February 4, 2019  April 21, 2019 
8 Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019  February 19, 2019  March 18, 2019  June 2, 2019 
9 Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 through CS(P) Examination 2019 
10 I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2019  March 20, 2019  April 16, 2019  June 28, 2019 
11 Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination,2019  March 20, 2019  April 16, 2019  June 28, 2019 
12 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     July 7, 2019 
13 Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2019      June 30, 2019 
14 Combined Medical Services Examination, 2019 April 10, 2019  May 6, 2019  July 21, 2019 
15 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     August 11, 2019 
16 Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2019 April 24, 2019  May 20, 2019 August 18, 2019 
17 C.D.S. Examination (II), 2019  June 12, 2019  July 8, 2019  September 8, 2019 
18 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination      September 15, 2019 
19 Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019      September 20, 2019 
20 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     October 20, 2019 
21 N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2019  August 7, 2019  September 3, 2019  November 17, 2019 
22 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination      November 24, 2019 
23 Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2019      December 1, 2019
24 S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE  September 18, 2019  October 10, 2019  December 14, 2019 

List Of Services In UPSC

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) stands as one amongst the toughest examinations in the country. The year-long examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Every year, over 10 lakh aspirants compete for the All India Services, such as IAS, IPS and IFS. Along with Central Services, Group A and B Services are also equally popular across India. Depending upon the candidates' preference and rank, the Commission will allot the service. The UPSC conducts the CSE for a total of 24 services apart from Indian Forest Service (IFS). Check the UPSC services list here.

  All India Services

  1. Indian Administrative Service 

  2. Indian Police Service 

  3. Indian Foreign Service 

Group ‘A’ Services 

  4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service 

  5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service 

  6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) 

  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service 8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.) 

  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration) 

  10. Indian Postal Service 

  11. Indian Civil Accounts Service 

  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service 

  13. Indian Railway Accounts Service 

  14. Indian Railway Personnel Service 

  15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force 

  16. Indian Defence Estates Service 

  17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade) 

  18. Indian Trade Service 

  19. Indian Corporate Law Service 

Group ‘B’ Service 

  20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer′s Grade) 

  21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’ 

  22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’ 

  23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’ 

  24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’  

Important Functions Of UPSC

India's central recruiting agency, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is one amongst the Constitutional bodies. Under Article 320 of the Constitution of India, UPSC was vested with the many functions related to the recruitment of Civil Services and other Central Services. Every Civil Services aspirant should know the important functions of the Commission under Article 320 of the Constitution. 

  • The Union Public Service Commission is responsible for conducting the examinations for appointments to the services of the Union. 
  • The Commission does direct recruitment by selection through interviews. 
  • The appointment of officers on promotion/ absorption/ deputation will be conducted by the UPSC. 
  • The framing and amendment of recruitment rules for various services and posts will be taken care of by the Commission. 
  • The UPSC takes up disciplinary cases relating to different Civil Services. 
  • This Constitutional body will be advising the government on any matter referred to them by the President of India.

Success Rate of UPSC 2019 

The Civil Services, also known as the UPSC exam is considered one of the toughest and prestigious competitive exams in India with a success rate of just 0.1%. The examination is conducted to recruit officers for three types of services namely, All India Services, Central Services and State Services. 

Civil Service Exams 2019

CareerIndia provides you with the list of Civil Services in India, which also has complete information on more than 11 civil service exams. Syllabus (Preliminary and Main) for all the exams are mentioned with an option of downloading it for your future reference. 

Important Details of UPSC Exam 2019 

Eligibility criteria including nationality, educational qualification, age limit and the number of attempts are also provided to enable the candidates to know if they are qualified. Selection procedure gives a detailed process of selection in three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview. The exclusive section on Career prospects fetch you the details of the pay scale, designations with all the information on the training period.  

Tips and Study Material to Crack UPSC Exam 2019 

As a part of guidance on exam preparation, we have documented information on coaching centres, question papers, reference books and preparation tips to help you crack one of the toughest exams in India.

485 Candidates Selected In Civil Services 2018 With Hindi As Mother Tongue

A total of 485 out of 812 recommended candidates in the Civil Services Examination in 2018 had chosen Hindi as mother tongue. The rest had chosen other regional languages as their mother tongue. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh revealed the statistics in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. 

In the Civil Services 2017 exam, a total of 633 candidates out of 1056 candidates had chosen Hindi as their mother tongue. A total of 664  and 643 candidates had claimed Hindi as their mother tongue in the Civil Services 2016 and 2015, respectively. 

The UPSC conducts the Civil Services for shortlisting the candidates to IAS, IPS and IFS besides Group A and B services. The selection process consists of three stages. 

6 December 2019
CISF Assistant Commandment 2020 Notification Released

The UPSC has released the recruitment notification of CISF Assistant Commandment (Executive) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2020. Interested candidates who satisfy the prerequisites set by the Commission can apply online for the post until December 24, 2019. 

The CISF AC 2020 recruitment notification was released for a total of 23 vacancies. Candidates should note that they are also required to route a hard copy of the online-submitted application through proper channel to the CISF authorities for verification. 

The selection will be made through a written examination followed by the physical standard test and an interview. The written exam will be held on May 3, 2020. 

4 December 2019
UPSC Recruitment For System Analyst Post

The UPSC has released the recruitment notification for filling six vacancies to the post of System Analysts (General Central Service, Group 'A') through direct recruitment on deputation. The offline applications towards the same must be submitted before January 12, 2020. 

Candidates who are aspiring to apply for the post must possess Masters Degree in Computer Applications/M.Sc Computer Science/Information Technology from a recognized University or Institute; B.E/B.Tech in Computer Engineering/Computer Science/Computer Technology/ Computer Science and Engineering or Information Technology from a recognized University. 

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The selected candidates can earn up to Rs. 1,77,500 per month. 

2 December 2019
Important Updates In UPSC CDS Exam

The UPSC has released a couple of notifications regarding CDS (I) 2019 and 2020. The Commission has released the CDS (I) 2019 final result. It has also released a list of rejected applications in CDS (I) 2020 due to non-payment of fee. Candidates are advised to visit the official website to check all the important details regarding the latest updates. 

Click here for CDS (I) 2020 rejected applications

Click here for CDS (I) 2019 final result

A total of 129 candidates have qualified in the CDS (I) 2019 written exam and SSB interview. The UPSC has also released a list of 16 rejected applications in CDS (I) 2020 exam. The CDS (I) 2020 exam will be conducted on February 2.

26 November 2019
UPSC Recruitment For 48 Assistant Registrar, Sr Examiner And Assistant Director Posts

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a recruitment notification for filling 48 vacancies to the post of Assistant Registrar of Trade Marks, Senior Examiner of Trade Marks, Assistant Directors (Banking/Capital Market), Design Officer (Principal and Senior - Grade -I), Senior Technical Officer (Design) and Director (Safety) through direct recruitment.  

  • Assistant Registrar – 11
  • Senior Examiner – 10
  • Assistant Director – 04 
  • Design Officer – 14
  • Director – 07 
  • Technical Officer – 02

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Candidates can apply for the post until December 12, 2019, by 11:59 pm.

25 November 2019
ESE (Preliminary) And NDA (I) 2019 Answer Key Released
UPSC Recruitment 2019 For 153 Examiner, Specialist Grade And Senior Lecturer Posts
IFS Mains Admit Card 2019 Released
NDA & NA (I) Final Result 2019 Announced
UPSC Releases CDS 2 Result 2019 Declared
UPSC Civil Services 2018: Scores Of Non-recommended Candidates
CDS (I) 2020 Application Process Started
UPSC Recruitment For 67 Specialist Grade, Company Prosecutor And Other Posts
IES 2019: Engineering Services Final Result Declared
NDA & NA (II) Admit Card 2019 Released
UPSC Releases Marks Of Recommended Candidates In Civil Service (Main) Exam 2018
UPSC Recruitment For 15 Consultants Posts
CAPF (AC) 2019 Result Declared
Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service DAF 2019 Link Activated
UPSC Released IFS (Main) 2019 Time-table
UPSC Recruitment 2019 For Botanists, Legal Officers (Grade-II) And Various Posts
UPSC Recommends 53 Candidates For Civil Services Examination 2018
IES/ISS Written Result 2019 Released
CGGE 2019 Written Exam Result Declared
UPSC Celebrated Its 93rd Foundation Day
UPSC Released IES And Combined Geo-Scientist Exam 2020 Notifications
UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2019 To Start From September 20
UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2019 Admit Card Released
UPSC Civil Services 2019: DAF Main Exam Application Window Will Close Today
UPSC Civil Service Exam 2018: Service Allocation List Released
UPSC Calendar 2020 Released
UPSC To Commence Civil Services 2019 Main Exam DAF Submission
UPSC Prelims Result 2019: 102 Aspirants From Jamia Millia Academy Cleared
UPSC Civil Services 2019 (Main) Examination Time Table Released
UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Result 2019 With Name Released
UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2019 Result Released
UPSC Calendar 2020 Released On The Official Website
Admission Process Starts For Free Civil Services Coaching At Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)
UPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2019 Released
UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018 Final Marks Released
UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018 Cut-off Marks
UPSC Released Civil Services Examination Final Result 2018
UPSC Civil Services 2019: Last Date Extended Till March 19
Last Date To Apply Online For UPSC Civil Services 2019
Civil Services 2019: Important Notice For EWS Candidates
UPSC Online Application Window Closes On March 18
UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) Notification 2019 Released
UPSC Is Planning To Conduct Examinations In Online Mode
Interview Schedule Released For Civil Services (Main) Exam 2018
UPSC Released Civil Services Main Exam 2018 Results
UPSC Recruitment 2018: Apply For Various Posts Before Nov 15
UPSC Recruitment 2018 For Economic Officer, Director and Lecturer
Government Offers Free Coaching For UPSC
UPSC Recruitment 2018 For AO, Scientists, Psychologists And Legislative Counsels
UPSC Recruitment 2018 For Doctors, Engineers And More: Apply Before Aug 2!
UPSC Preliminary Exam Results 2018 Released: What Next?
UPSC Recruitment 2018 For 71 Vacancies: Apply Before June 28!
UPSC NDA And NA II Application Process Open: Apply Before July 2, 2018!
UPSC Recruitment 2018 For Various Posts: Apply Before May 31, 2018
UPSC Recruitment 2018 For Combined Medical Services: Apply By May 25!
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