Civil Services

Civil Services

UPSC IAS Exam 2019 Dates Announced

PUBLISH DATE 20th September 2018

UPSC has released the examination schedule for the year 2019. Civil Services Prelims Exam 2019 online applications will be available from 19th February 2018 and examination will be conducted on 2nd June 2019. Mains exam will be conducted on 20th October 2019. Aspirants wanted to apply for Civil Services 2019 exam should possess a graduation degree in any stream from any University Grants Commission (UGC) affiliated university. Aspirant who are appearing for the preliminary examination this year can download their admit cards from UPSC's Official Website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in.

UPSC civil service exam 2019: The civil services preliminary examination will be conducted on June 2, and the main examination on September 20, 2019

 

S. No.

Name of Examination

Date of Notification

Last Date for receipt of Applications

Date of commencement of Exam

Duration of Exam

1

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019

26.09.2018

22.10.2018

06.01.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

2

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination

 

 

20.01.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

3

C.D.S. Examination (I), 2019

31.10.2018

26.11.2018

03.02.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

4

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination

 

 

24.02.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

5

CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2019

05.12.2018

31.12.2018

03.03.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

6

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination

 

 

10.03.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

7

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2019

09.01.2019

04.02.2019

21.04.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

8

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019

 

19.02.2019

 

18.03.2019

 

02.06.2019 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

9

Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 through CS(P) Examination 2019

10

I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2019

20.03.2019

16.04.2019

28.06.2019 (FRIDAY)

3 DAYS

11

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination,2019

20.03.2019

16.04.2019

28.06.2019 (FRIDAY)

3 DAYS

12

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination

 

 

07.07.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

13

Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2019

 

 

30.06.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

14

Combined Medical Services Examination, 2019

10.04.2019

06.05.2019

21.07.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

15

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination

 

 

11.08.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

16

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2019

24.04.2019

20.05.2019

18.08.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

17

C.D.S. Examination (II), 2019

12.06.2019

08.07.2019

08.09.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

18

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination

 

 

15.09.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

19

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019

 

 

20.09.2019 (FRIDAY)

5 DAYS

20

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination

 

 

20.10.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

21

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2019

07.08.2019

03.09.2019

17.11.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

22

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination

 

 

24.11.2019 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

23

Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2019

 

 

01.12.2019 (SUNDAY)

10 DAYS

24

S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE

18.09.2019

10.10.2019

14.12.2019 (SATURDAY)

2 DAYS

Syllabus

Polity

Polity is an important topic for all 3 stages of civil services exam. In fact, the importance of the subject increases when one gets into the service. Polity should be covered with a blend of current affairs. Simply put, topics like new schemes initiated by the government, recent changes or developments in constitution, amendments and bills are important for polity which can be covered from current affairs sources.

Apart from this, the other topics which should be covered are:

— Judiciary

— NITI Aayog

— Panchayati Raj and PESA 1996

— Different committees of parliament

— Distribution of powers between union and states

— Indian Membership in Regional Establishments

— Parliament and State Legislature

— President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Speaker, Governor, CAG and attorney general

— Forest Rights ACT 2006

— Passing of bills (ordinary and money)

— Different parliamentary proceedings

— Non-proliferation treaty and MTCR

— Directive principles and fundamental duties

Economics

Economic is one of the most dynamic parts of UPSC syllabus and should be covered from the sources of current affairs. The facts and figures change almost every day. First of all, the basic concepts need to be cleared; aspirants must have conceptual clarity as to what matters the most in economics. If we pick up the analysis of past 1 year, lots of economic changes occurred in this past 1 year; so having the knowledge of current affairs is very important to prepare economics part.

Apart from this, the topics which should be covered are:

— Depreciation and appreciation

— Fiscal deficit and upcoming budget

— Taxes and reforms

— National schemes and programmes

— Basic terms like growth rate, national income- GDP, GVA etc.,

— FDI, FII and recent changes in these field

— Question based on economic survey, convertibility of rupee, monetary policy and its measures (CRR/SLR)

— Finance Commission and recent recommendations

— Unemployment and poverty in India

— Supply and demand of money

— Demonetization

— Banking systems and based III

— Inflation rates

— Demographic transition.

History

Looking at the trend of past few years, the ratio of questions from history portion is sloping downward. But this doesn’t mean that history is an unimportant subject, as UPSC wants candidates to have decent knowledge on the subject. Modern Indian history, culture and medieval periods are important to study.

Apart from this, the other topic which should be covered are:

— Occupational caste

— Tribe and nomad

— Rock-cut monuments

— Governor generals and viceroys

— Medieval dictionary

— Freedom struggle and important movements

— Ancient times taxation and administration

— Land reforms and revenue system

— Important dynasties in medieval India.

— Geography and environment

For the coverage of geography portion, candidates must have a basic clarity about the universe, earth, phenomena, etc. UPSC syllabus covers both Indian and world geography. Along with basic conceptual clarity, candidates also need to stay updated with recent updates; therefore current affairs knowledge again is of utmost importance.

The topics which should be covered are:

— Floods, earthquakes and cyclones

— Temperature and precipitation

— Location of countries between seas

— Ocean currents

— Climatic conditions in different regions

— Westerlies, National highways and other infrastructure

— Different types of soil, their conservation methods

— National parks, wetlands, wildlife sanctuaries and biosphere reserves

— Atmosphere

— Natural vegetation

— Flora and fauna

— Rivers in India and their protection

— Geographical region and regions

— National Green tribunal, La Nina and El Nino

— Environment and Agriculture

Significant number of questions are asked from environment and agriculture in UPSC preliminary exam. Fundamentals concepts of the subject must be cleared in aspirants’ mind. Aspirants must have a fair knowledge about what all initiatives are being taken up globally for the protection, conservation and preservation of the environment; and for this having current affairs knowledge is also requisite.

Besides, the other topics which should be covered are:

— Eco- friendly technologies

— Agriculture, crops, drainage and irrigation

— International treaties, organisation and meeting on environment

— International reports and list

— Recent government reports on environment

— National schemes for agriculture, irrigation

Science

For the coverage of science syllabus, students are not required to get very deep knowledge about the subject, as UPSC only checks the knowledge of candidates on current happenings in the science world. The Hindu and Indian express and some other source of current affairs would suffice the purpose.