Union Public Service Commission has already begun the registration process of UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2019 from February 19, 2019. Candidates will have to write down his/her name in the application form.

Union Public Service Commission, UPSC has activated the registration link for UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2019 examination. The online application forms for UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2019 are now availabel on upsconline.nic.in. The detailed notification would be released shortly on upsc.gov.in. Vacancy details, eligibility and other important information would be released by UPSC in the detailed notification. Also, apart from IAS and IRS services, UPSC CS Prelims 2019 are also the qualifying examination for Indian Forest Services. The eligibility, age limit and other details are summarized below for quick reference.



Please note that the online application has started on upsconline.nic.in. Instructions on filling the online application forms would be listed out. Also, the eligibility criteria provided below is based on the previous year’s notification and subject to changes. Interested candidates are advised to carefully go through the official notification once it releases.

UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2019: Eligibility for IAS/IFS exam 2019
UPSC recruits for IAS or Indian Administrative Services, IFS or Indian Foreign Services, IRS or Indian Revenue Services as well as IPS or Indian Police Services and other Grade A posts in various governmental departments. Please note, the age limit for all the posts if 21 years to 32 years, calculated as on August 1, 2019. Also, candidates are required to have completed graduation from a recognized university. Also, extension in upper age limit for reserved categories is applicable as per GoI rules.



Apart from this, only Indian citizen can apply for IAS, IFS (Indian Foreign Services) and IPS services. For other posts, the following candidates are also eligible to apply, provided they have the necessary certificate issued by the Government of India.

a subject of Nepal, or,
a subject of Bhutan, or

a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

UPSC CS Prelims 2019: How to apply


In order to apply, candidates have to fill the online application form. The online application forms is a two step process – registration and filling of online application forms known as Part I and Part II. The link is now active on upsconline.nic.in today. After filling the online application forms, candidates would be required to pay the fees.

Remember that application forms without fee payment would be rejected. Also, candidates are not required to send the physical form anywhere. The last date to apply online is March 18, 2019. All the candidates are again advised to carefully go through the instructions before filling the online application forms.

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