UPSC Civil Services exam is one the most reputed and tough to crack exams in India. This year around 5 lakhs aspirants took the exam. We will provide you with all the UPSC exam details like IAS Exam 2019 Selection Process, Eligibility, Application Process, fee, number of attempts, number of vacancies, etc
IAS 2019 Overview
|Exam Name||Civil Services Examination|
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Exam Mode||Offline (Pen-Paper Mode)|
|No. of Vacancies||NA|
UPSC IAS Exam Selection Process 2019-20
The selection process of civil services examination consists of three successive stages which are as follows:
- Stage 1: Preliminary Examination
- Stage 2: Mains Examination
- Stage 3: Interview
Note: To participate in the next stage, it is important for the candidate to qualify the cut off marks in each stage.
Stages in Civil Services Exam | UPSC Exam Stages Details
Stage I A preliminary examination or CSAT (Objective Section) consisting of two objective-type papers (general studies and aptitude test).
Stage II A main examination is subjective section, consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay)
Interview After these two stages there is a Personality Test which is mostly conducted in months of March and April. Final result comes out in May/ June.
UPSC Prelims Examination:
- Preliminary Exam will be a 4-hour Objective Type paper.
- It comprises of two papers of multiple choice questions of maximum 200 marks each from various subjects including General Awareness, English Language, Numerical Aptitude, Reasoning, etc.
UPSC Mains Examination:
- Candidates who have qualified in the Prelims round will only be called to attend the Mains round.
- The mains round consists of written exam which is followed by personality test.
- Candidates who have cleared the mains round will be appointed as civil servants.
- Mains exam involves written exam and personality test.
UPSC IAS Interview
- Officially called the “Personality Test“.
- The test is intended to evaluate the mental calibre of a candidate.
- The interview is not intended to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidate, which has been already tested through written papers.
Check here IAS exam date, notification PDF, syllabus, question paper, application form, exam pattern, selection process, study material and preparation tips for Prelims exam preparation.
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