UPSC released the notification for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 on February 19, 2019.
UPSC Prelims 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on June 02, 2019.
What is UPSC Notification?
Every year, the exam cycle begins with UPSC notification for the same. The UPSC exam notification will include entire details of the examination like dates, pattern, syllabus, medical requirements etc.
If your ambition is to become an IAS, IPS or IFS officer, you can apply for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, once UPSC publishes the Civil Services Exam notification.
UPSC Notification 2019
UPSC notification for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 is released on February 19, 2019.
You can download the UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 notification as PDF from this link.
Candidates can apply for the Civil Services Preliminary Exam from the same date the notification is published. There would be a span of 30 days for aspirants to apply. The last date to apply for UPSC CSE(P) 2019 is scheduled as 18th March 2019.
Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination Notification 2019
The Civil Service Examination notification mentions the entire details of the examination. This include the dates, pattern, syllabus, medical requirements etc. For future reference, you can also download the notification given as part of ClearIAS Beginners Guide.
Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination 2019 Notification
A separate notification for the Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination is also released on the same date CSE notification is published. The Preliminary Exam for both CSE and IFoS is common.
EWS Quota introduced in the UPSC CSE (P) Notification 2019
10% seats are now reserved for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).
Indian Parliament had recently passed the Constitution Amendment Bill for 10% quota for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS). President of India had signed the bill and it has become an Act.
UPSC has taken this new provision into consideration while recruiting new candidates into services like IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS etc in 2019.
IAS has a total of 180 vacancies each year. If EWS reservation is taken into consideration, 18 seats will be reserved for those candidates who are from Economically Weaker Sections. Similarly, 10% quota should be reserved for other services like IPS, IRS etc.
However, unfortunately, no relaxations are provided with respect to upper age-limit, and number of attempts for EWS.
Important Dates to be Remembered
- Date of CSE and IFoS Notification – February 19, 2019.
- Date when you can start applying for IAS/IPS exam – February 19, 2019.
- The last date to apply for UPSC CSE 2019 – 18th March 2019.
- The date of UPSC CSE Prelims 2019 – June 02, 2019.
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