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.

CAPF (AC) 2019 Result Declared

The UPSC has declared the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam 2019 result. Candidates can access their CAPF result 2019 on the official site. A total of 2215 candidates qualified in the written test.  

Candidates who qualify in the exam should appear for Physical Standard Test/ Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) and Medical Standards Tests (MST). The Detailed Application Form (DAF) will be available from October 30 to November 13, 2019, until 6 pm. 

Click here for CAPF result 2019

The CAPF Assistant Commandants exam was held on August 18, 2019. The notification was released for a total of 323 vacancies. 

19 October 2019
Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service DAF 2019 Link Activated

The UPSC has activated the Detailed Application Form (DAF) link for the post of Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS). Candidates who have qualified in the written examination held in June can apply online until October 31, 2019. 

The IES/ISS DAF is available only on the official website and candidates should use their login credentials such as roll number and password to access the form. 

The Commission has released the IES/ISS written result in October. It will inform the dates of personality test/ interview soon on the official website. 

18 October 2019
UPSC Released IFS (Main) 2019 Time-table

The UPSC has released the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2019 time-table. Candidates who have qualified in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and shortlisted for the Main Exam can check the IFS Main exam dates. 

The Commission has released a notice regarding the IFS Main exam dates 2019. The conventional exams will be held from December 1 to 8, 2019. The General English and General Knowledge will be held on December 1. 

The UPSC will release the IFS Mains admit card three weeks before the exam dates. The IFS Main exam result will be released in January 2020. Candidates who qualify in the Main will be called for the Interview. 

17 October 2019
UPSC Recruitment 2019 For Botanists, Legal Officers (Grade-II) And Various Posts

The UPSC has released a recruitment notification for filling 88 vacancies to the post of Botanists, Legal Officers (Grade-II), Joint Assistant Directors and Specialist Grade III in various disciplines/ areas comprising Anesthesia, Bio-Chemistry, Cardiology, Forensic Medicine, General Medicine, Neuro Surgery and Paediatrics Surgery. 

  • Specialist Grade III – 56 
  • Botanists – 13 
  • Joint Assistant Directors – 13 
  • Legal Officers (Grade-II) – 06 

Click here for the official recruitment notification

The recruitment will be made for various departments under the Government of India through direct recruitment. Candidates can apply for the post until October 31, 2019.

15 October 2019
UPSC Recommends 53 Candidates For Civil Services Examination 2018

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recommended 53 more candidates for Civil Services Examination 2018. It has released a press note regarding the release of a reserve list of CSM 2018. 

According to the press note, The results of the Civil Services (Main) Examination 2018 were declared vide Press Note dated August 4, 2019, recommending 759 candidates in order of merit of appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and Central Services Group A and Group B against 812 vacancies. 

Click here for Civil Services (Main) Examination 2018 (Reserve list)

The sources suggest that 53 recommended candidates include 38 General, 14 OBC and 1 SC to fill up the remaining posts on the Civil Services Examination 2018. Candidates with roll number 1107694 and 0882880 are provisional.

12 October 2019
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!
UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2018: Know How To Apply And Preparation Tips
UPSC Recruitment 2018 For Various Posts: Apply Before May 3, 2018!
How To Prepare For UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist And Geology Exam 2018
UPSC Geo-Scientist And Geologist Exams 2018: Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus And More
UPSC Applications Open For Services In IES, ISS And Geology Departments
UPSC Recruitment 2018 For Various Posts: Earn Up To INR 2087000
What Are The Best Books To Prepare For UPSC Exam
What Are The Opportunities For Those Who Fail To Clear UPSC?
UPSC Recruitment 2018 For Scientist, Aeronautical Officer And More!
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UPSC Civil Services Main Results 2017 Out: How to Prepare for Interview?
UPSC Civil Services Exam 2018 Dates Released: Check Now!
UPSC Recruitment Results 2017 for IFS Main Exam Published
UPSC Prelims Exam 2017: Important Instructions Released
UPSC Recruitment 2018 for Various Posts: Earn Up to Rs 177500!
UPSC Results for CDS Exam II 2017 Published: What Next?
UPSC Recruitment 2018 for Advisor, Director and Professor Posts!
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