! ICLS EXAM 2019

! Introduction

! Important Dates

! Eligibility Criteria

! Application Fee

! Exam Pattern

! Admit Card

! Syllabus

! Official Notification

! Video Lectures

! ICLS EXAM 2019

! Introduction

Introduction

Union Public Commission Civil Services Exam or UPSC (CSE) 2019 is a national-level exam to recruit personnel in the public sectors in the departments of Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Foreign Services (IFS), Indian Police Services (IPS), Indian Reserve Services, and so on. It is a three-phase recruitment drive, including an Objective-type exam, a Subjective-type exam and an Interview or Personality test. Union Public Service Commission conducts the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019. The official notification will be published on the 19th February 2019.


! Important Dates

Important Dates (Announced)


Event
Dates
Starting of the application process 19th February 2019
Closing of application process 18th March 2019
Release of admit card (Prelims) 2nd week of May 2019
UPSC Civil services exam 2019 Date (Prelims) 2nd June 2019
Result (prelims) 1st week of August 2019
Mains Exam notification 2nd week of August 2019
Release of admit card (Mains) 1st week of September 2019
UPSC Civil services exam 2019 Date (Mains) 20th September 2019
Result (Mains) 1st week of December 2019
Personality test Notification 1st week of January 2020
Admit Cards for Personality Test 2nd week of January 2020
Personal Interview and Personality Test 1st week of February 2020
Final Results May 2020

! Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria


Nationality

The candidates from any of the following nationalities are eligible:

  • Candidate needs to be a citizen of India,
  • Candidates belonging to Nepal or Bhutan,
  • Tibetan refugees with permanent settlement in India, who came before 1st January 1962,
  • Candidates of Indian origin, who intend to settle permanently in India and migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia.

Educational Qualification


A graduation degree from any recognised College/University,

OR


a degree through distance education or from any of the open universities.

Applicants who have passed the final exams of ICAI, ICWAI, ICSI, or MBBS but have not completed the internship are also eligible.

Age Limit


Applying candidates must be least 21 years old on or before 31st August 2019 but shall not exceed the upper age limit of 32 years on the same date.

Age relaxation as per category is tabulated below:

Category
Age Relaxation in Years
OBC 03 Years
Disabled Defense service personals during hostilities 03 Years
SC/ST | J & K residents (in between 1st Jan 1980 – 31st December 1989) 05 Years
Ex-Serviceman | ECO/SSCOs (who have served in the Military for about 5 Years with an extended-release period as of 1st August 2018) 05 Years
Blind | Hearing Impairment | Orthopedically Disabled 10 Years

Number of Attempts


Maximum attempts allowed are as follows:

Category
Maximum No of Attempts Allowed
General 06
OBC-NCL | PH 09
SC/ST No-Limit

Note: If a candidates appears for any of the papers in Prelims, it shall be counted as an attempt. If a candidate applies but fails to appear for the exam, her attempt is not counted.


! Application Fee

Application Fee

Application fee for General and OBC candidates is INR 100.

SC/SCT/PH and Female candidates are exempted from the same.

Fees can be paid via following modes:

  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Net Banking
  • In cash via SBI Bank Challans.

! Exam Pattern

Examination Pattern

UPSC Civil services exam 2019 shall involve 3-phases as a part of the selection process.

  • Phase I – Preliminary Test
  • Phase II – Main Test
  • Phase III – Interview Stage

Phase I: Preliminary Test


The prelims exam will be a objective-type test. It will be a pen-paper based offline test comprising of 2 papers.
Both the papers will be of 2 hours each. Blind Candidates are given extra 20 minutes, for each paper.
A total of 400 marks are at stake in prelims examination.
The details of both papers are tabulated below:

Paper Marks Duration
General Studies Paper – I 200 2 Hours
General Studies Paper – II (CSAT) 200 2 Hours

A minimum of 33% marks are required in General Studies Paper – II (CSAT), to qualify for the mains.
There is a negative marking of 1/3rd marks for an incorrect response.

Phase II: Main Examination


The UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 (Main) consists of nine papers out of which two are qualifying in nature and rest are counted for ranking.
All of these shall be subjective type papers with a duration of 3 hours each. Detailed Marking Scheme of all the papers is tabulated below:

Paper
Subject
Marks
Paper A Indian Language (Qualifier) 300
Paper B English (Qualifier) 300
Paper I Essay Writing 250
Paper II General Studies I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society) 250
Paper III General Studies 2 (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) 250
Paper IV General Studies 3 (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) 250
Paper V General Studies 4 (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude) 250
Paper VI Optional Paper I 250
Paper VII Optional Paper 2 250
Total Marks (I – VII)
1750

Candidate must obtain 25% marks (75 marks) in Paper A and B for qualifying.


Phase III: (Personality Test/ Personal Interview)


This is the final stage of the requirement process. This round will be an interview taken by UPSC Board members with a total of 275 marks at stake.
This round tests the overall personality of the candidate and he/she is asked questions on current affairs, hobbies, interests, situation analysis etc.
The total marks scored in Mains and Personality Test are used in calculating the final rank of a candidate.


! Admit Card

Admit Card


Admit card for UPSC Civil services exam 2019 (Prelims) will released during the 2nd week of May 2019.
However, for the Main examination, hall tickets shall be available from the 1st week of September 2019.
The personal interview admits will be available during the 2nd week of January 2020.
Admit cards will be published on the official website only. Candidates must bring a printout of the admit card along with a valid identity proof such as Aadhaar Card, driving license, pan card etc. to the examination centre.


! Syllabus

! Official Notification

! Video Lectures