The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for the online registration process for civil services examination (CSE) 2019. The candidates can check the notification on UPSC’s official website, upsconline.nic.in. This is the recruitment process for the esteemed Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, and other Group A and Group B posts. The online application process started on February 19, 2019, and will end on March 18, 2019.
This year, the UPSC has notified 896 vacancies in the UPSC IAS Notification 2019, which includes 39 vacancies reserved for people with 40 percent of any disabilities recognised under the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. The CSE 2019 preliminary level will be conducted on June 2, 2019, while the main examination will be held on September 20, which will be conducted for five days. The main examination for UPSC Indian Forest Service (IFS) will be conducted on December 1, 2019. The board will issue an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. No Admit Card will be sent by post, it mentioned in the notification.
How to apply
Interested candidates can apply online on the UPSC website. The detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the website. For applying online, candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID, which will be used for all future referencing.
Graduate candidates who are between 21 to 32 years of age as on August 1, 2019, are eligible. Age relaxation is applicable to reserved categories.
The attempt limit for candidates remains the same as last time, that is 6. However, the attempt limit is not applicable to SC and ST category candidates. Earlier this year it was reported that the Commission has proposed to the government that even applying for the exam should be counted as an attempt. It was further reported that only 50% of 9 lakh applicants actually appeared for the
exam last time.