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UPSC Prelim 2019 on June 2, Last date to apply March 18

The UPSC Prelim 2019 exam will be Objective type and there will be negative marks for wrong answers

Tuesday February 19, 2019 3:20 PM, ummid.com Staff Reporter

UPSC Prelim 2019 Notification

UPSC Preliminary Examination 2019: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold on Sunday June 02, 2019 the UPSC Prelim 2019 exam. The registration process for UPSC Prelim 2019 is now underway and the candidates should apply before March 18, 2019.

"The Online Applications for UPSC Preliminary Examination 2019 can be filled up to 18th March, 2019 till 6:00 P.M. after which the link will be disabled", the UPSC said in the Notification issued for 2019 Prelim exam.

The UPSC Prelim 2019 exam will be Objective type and there will be negative marks for wrong answers.

"Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers", UPSC Prelim 2019 Notification said.

How to Apply for UPSC Prelim 2019

Candidates are required to apply online using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.

"The applicants are advised to submit only single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, Photo ID, fee etc", the UPSC said.

"The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID", it added.

Age Limit

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2019 i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1987 and not later than 1st August, 1998.

"Necessary action to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/Regulations pertaining to various services is being taken separately", the UPSC said.

The upper age limit has been relaxed for certain categories details of which can be found on the UPSC website.

Plan of UPSC Examination

The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages (i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and (ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts noted above.

"Applications are now invited for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination only. The Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will have to apply online again and submit on-line Detailed Application Form-I [DAF-I] along with scanned documents/certificates in support of date of birth, category {viz. SC/ST/ OBC(without OBC Annexure) /EWS [Economically Weaker Sections] (without EWS Annexure) /PwBD / Ex-Serviceman} and educational qualification with required Examination Fee", the UPSC said.

UPSC Preliminary Examination 2019

The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.
(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each
will be of two hours duration.
(ii) The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a
qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
(iii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
(iv) Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.

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