UPSC Civil Services (IAS)Exam 2019: Expectation

UPSC Notification for IAS Exam is one of the most awaited recruitment detailed application as it specifies the latest change in the IAS Exam Pattern, IAS Eligibility and IAS Syllabus. Here, we provide IAS aspirants with all the details that need to be noted from the IAS Notification.

Updated: Feb 19, 2019 15:09 IST
UPSC Civil Services Notification 2019 Expectation
UPSC Civil Services Notification 2019 Expectation

UPSC Civil Services Notification is expected to be released soon. Each year in the month of February, the UPSC release the Civil Services Notification which is a starting point of a dream for various IAS Aspirants. IAS Aspirants eagerly wait for the UPSC notification for the top job of India. There are certain expectations from the UPSC IAS Notification so that the candidates remain upbeat to face the fierce competition for the handful posts. These expectations are related to the number of vacancies, age criteria, optional subject choice etc.

We provide here a detailed outlook on how the whole process of UPSC Notification works and what should an IAS Aspirant expect from an IAS Notification.

Where can you find the UPSC Notification 2019?

The Union Public Service Commission conducts following examinations on a regular basis at various Centers located throughout the country for appointment to various Civil, Defence services and posts.

The notifications for all the examinations are published in the Gazette of India and are published in the Employment News. Abridged version of notification is also published in major 5 newspapers throughout the country including regional language newspapers.

Copies of the notifications are also sent to all Employment Exchanges and Universities, etc. These are also available on the website at Candidates can apply in an electronically readable application form, which is common for all examinations.

Official Calendar Dates:

A Calendar of examinations is published in the Employment News stating the name of examination, date of notification, the date of receipt of application & date of commencement of the examination, well in advance normally in the preceding year and also displayed on the official website.

The official notification

19 February 2019

Final date for submitting the application form

18th March 2019

The Civil Services Exam 2019(Prelims)

2 June 2019

Date of main examination

20 September 2019

IAS Eligibility:

Every dedicated IAS Aspirant is keenly apprehending on what will be the eligibility criteria for IAS exam this year. There is a lot of buzz of reducing the upper age limit for appearing in the exam to get more youthful civil servants to work in the development of the country.

The news regarding a bill concerning the age limit of civil services aspirants being introduced in the parliament is also circulating the grounds. Both the reservation and the age limit for the reserved category might remain the same as follows:


Upper Age Limit

No. of Attempts Allowed


32 Years

06 Attempts

Other Backwards Castes (OBC)

32 Years with relaxation of 03 years = 35 years

09 Attempts

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

32 Years with relaxation of 05 Years = 37 years

Till the Upper Age limit

Read more on the IAS Eligibility here

IAS Syllabus: Expectations

The biggest expectation from the UPSC IAS Notification is the number of vacancies notified. The IAS aspirants always expect the larger number of vacancies in the notification especially for the number of post for the IAS, IPS, and IFS. But the number of vacancies for the post of IAS is limited to 180 positions each year. Rest of the numbers varies each year.

Since the commencement of Indian Civil Services Examination, the Syllabus mostly has remained constant till 2013 where a huge shift was seen in the IAS Mains Syllabus and one optional paper was completely scraped from the syllabus.

The optional paper has been an apple of discord between the students from technical and non- technical background. On the same lines, this year also a murmur was created that there will be no optional paper in the IAS Exam.

Some IAS Syllabus pointers that are expected to remain unchanged are as follows:

• IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1 Syllabus
• IAS Mains Compulsory and qualifying language paper
   • Paper-A - One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.    
   • Paper-B – English
• IAS Mains General studies Syllabus paper
• Essay Paper

But nothing much is expected to be changed in the is year UPSC Notification.

Read more on the IAS Syllabus here


IAS Notification has the paramount importance for the IAS Aspirants. It acts like the torch bearer for the IAS Preparations that only 3 months or 90 days are left for the commencement of the IAS Prelims examination.

All the IAS toppers underline the importance of carefully reading the notification and fill the centres according to your convenience. We hope after reading the above details, you can understand the IAS Notification in its entirety.

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