UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Very Important Changes

The Union Public Service Commission has released the Civil Services (IAS) Notification 2019 on 19 Feb 2019 as mentioned in the UPSC calendar of Exam. This is the most awaited exam notification of UPSC and graduate in any stream is eligible to appear in the IAS Exam. The online application process started on 19 Feb 2019 and will end on 18 March 2019.

The Union Public Service Commission has issued the Civil Services (IAS) Exam notification with some very important changes done this year. These changes were in the news for quite some time and are confirmed in the UPSC Civil Services Notification 2019. There were some news regarding the counting of attempts, but were clarified in the UPSC Civil Services Notification 2019. Let us see the important changes done in the UPSC Civil Services Notification 2019. Moreover, the introduction of EWS category for the reservation in the Civil Services Exam was also finalized after the official UPSC Civil Services Notification 2019 came out on 19 Feb 2019.

The Union Public Service Commission has released the Civil Services (IAS) Notification 2019 on 19 Feb 2019 as mentioned in the UPSC calendar of Exam. This is the most awaited exam notification of UPSC and graduate in any stream is eligible to appear in the IAS Exam. The online application process started on 19 Feb 2019 and will end on 18 March 2019. The UPSC has issued guidelines for the candidates to check their eligibility for the IAS Exam 2019.

Vacancies/Number of Posts

This year the UPSC has notified 896 vacancies in the UPSC IAS Notification 2019 which includes 39 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category, i.e. 8 vacancies for candidates of (a) blindness and low vision; 11 Vacancies for (b) deaf and hard of hearing; 15 Vacancies for (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and 5 Vacancies for (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness. The final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting a firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the Economically Weaker Sections and Persons with Benchmark Disability in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

So for a normal candidate, the number of vacancies will be 857 (896-39). The number of posts for the IAS will be around 180 as per the recommendations of Baswan Committee. The rest of the services have their own share, which is not known.

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