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 and Geologist

    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’ 


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.

Admission Process Starts For Free Civil Services Coaching At Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)

The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)'s Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) has started the admission process for free UPSC's Civil Services coaching. The RCA is over the moon with its successful result in Civil Services. It has produced 190 Civil Servants along with 245 candidates in the other central or state services till now. 

The RCA provides free coaching with hostel facility to a total of 200 candidates belonging to minority communities such as SC and ST. The coaching is offered for Preliminary-cum-Main in Civil Services Examination (CSE). They also provide INR 2,000 per month scholarship to 20% of admitted candidates. 

Interested candidates can apply until June 25, 2019. The admission will be based on written test comprising General Studies and essay writing. The test will be held on July 7, 2019. The result will be announced on July 30, 2019. The interview will be held between August 5 and 10, 2019. The final result will be declared on August 27, 2019. The classes will begin in September 2019. 

10 May 2019
UPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2019 Released

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit cards for Civil Services (Preliminary) 2019 examination. Candidates who have registered online for the written examination can download the admit card from the official website. 

Aspirants should use their registration ID or roll number to download the UPSC admit card. Candidates should also enter the date of birth. One should take a printout of the UPSC admit card and carry the same to the examination centre. 

Click here to download UPSC admit card 2019

The Civil Services (Preliminary) examination will be held on June 2, 2019. The exam will be conducted in the offline examination. Candidates who qualify in the preliminary and obtain the minimum cut-off score will be called for the Civil Services Main examination, which will be held in September 2019. 

30 April 2019
UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018 Final Marks Released

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the marks of the selected candidates for Civil Services Examination 2018. Candidates who have qualified in the examination can check their scores/marks on the official website of UPSC. The Commission has released the Civil Services 2018 result on April 5, 2019. 

The marks were released for a total of 759 candidates. The total marks secured by All India Rank 1st, Kanishak Kataria, is 1121. The last recommended candidate got 718 marks. The selected candidates will be appointed to IAS, IPS, IFS and other Central Services. 

Civil Services 2018 marks of recommended candidates

The Civil Services Examination (Preliminary) 2019 will be held on June 2, 2019. Candidates who clear the preliminary will be eligible for the Main Exam, which will take place in the month of September 2019.

15 April 2019
UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018 Cut-off Marks

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the cut-off marks for the Civil Services Examination 2018. The cut-off marks were available on the official website. Candidates can check the minimum qualifying standards for the preliminary, main examination and final merit list. 

Aspirants have to note that in the preliminary examination, the cut-off marks will be based on the GS paper-I only because the paper-II was of qualifying nature with 33% marks. The minimum qualifying marks for CS(P) out of 200 is 98 marks for general category. It is 96 and 84 marks for OBC and SC categories, respectively. 

In the Main Exam, the minimum qualifying standard marks for general category is 774 marks out of 1750. The minimum marks for OBC, SC  and ST categories are 732, 719 and 719, respectively. 

The marks secured by the last recommended candidate in general category in the final stage out of 2025 is 982 marks. The marks for OBC is 938. It is 912 marks for SC and ST categories. 

9 April 2019
UPSC Released Civil Services Examination Final Result 2018

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Civil Services final result 2018. Candidates who have appeared for the interview can check their result on the official website. A total number of 759 candidates have been recommended for appointment. 

The Commission has released the final result pdf format and aspirants can check through their roll number and name. In case of any issue, candidates can contact the facilitation counter near examination hall in the UPSC campus. The marks for the examination will be available within 15 days from the date of declaration of result. 

Click here to access UPSC Civil Service final result 2018

The UPSC has conducted the Civil Services (Preliminary) examination in June and Main Exam in September-October 2018. The personality test or interviews held in February-March 2019. 

9 April 2019
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
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Government Offers Free Coaching For UPSC
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UPSC Preliminary Exam Results 2018 Released: What Next?
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UPSC NDA And NA II Application Process Open: Apply Before July 2, 2018!
UPSC Recruitment 2018 For Various Posts: Apply Before May 31, 2018
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UPSC CAPF Recruitment 2018: Know How To Apply And Preparation Tips
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