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Rahul Mehra

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What all should we know about the UPSC Civil Services 2019 exam?


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There are many important things that you should be knowing about the UPSC Civil Services 2019 exam. From the dates to remember to the topics to prepare, and to the changed that are to be brought in 2020, there’s a lot that needs be kept in mind before you fill the forms this year.

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All those candidates who have a graduation degree from a recognized university or institution are eligible to take this examination. The recruitment to about the UPSC Civil Services is on the basis of three-level examination which includes Prelims, Main Exam, and the interview.

While the marks of prelims are just for moving on to the next level, those of mains and interview are counted for the merit, on the basis of which candidates are selected.

The preliminary exam has two papers of 200 marks each –General Studies I and General Studies II. The main exam is of 1750 marks and the interview is of 275 marks.

Important Dates

The applications are starting from today, that is, February 19, 2019, and will go on till March 18, 2019. The forms can be availed from UPSC’s official website, upsc.gov.in.

The preliminary exam for CSE (Civil Services Exam) is going to be held on June 2, 2019.

The main UPSC exam is scheduled for September 20, 2019, and for IFS, it will be on December 1, 2019.

Important Topics

Click here to check the list of important topics for the UPSC exam 2019.

Changes to be included in 2020

According to a report, the candidates may have to go through a lesser number of exams for landing the Group A government jobs.

Until now, the preliminary exam is for the selection for the posts of IAS, IPS, and IFS services. But from 2020 onwards, the same prelims will be applicable for the selection of engineering and Central Armed Police Forces like BSF and CRPF.