Civil Service Exam Schedule 2019

The IAS exam 2019 as usual will be held in three phases. The entrance exam for the IAS is called the Civil Service Preliminary Exams. This is only the qualifying exam for writing the mains exam. It comprises of two papers with multiple choice questions each for two hours. Once you have cleared the Prelims exam you are eligible to appear in the Mains written exams. Once you have cleared the mains exam you will be illegible to face the personality test (interview).


About 2020 Prelims

The civil services preliminary examination is scheduled to be held on 31st May 2020. The notification will be issued on 12th February. The last date for receipt of applications would be 3rd March 2020. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before going to apply. One of the primary criteria is that candidates must have Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Candidates appearing in the final year exams can also apply.

UPSC Exam Timing

Prelims exam time

Upsc preliminary examination has two papers. Usually the Morning session is General studies and Afternoon session is CSAT. For morning session the timing is from 9.30am - 11.30am. For afternoon session the timing is from 2.30pm - 4.30pm.

Mains exam time

In the Mains exam papers in the Morning session is from 9.00 A.M. to 12.00 and Afternoon session is from 2pm - 5pm.

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Civil Services Examination Time Table 2019-2020

UPSC Exam Dates

Name of Civil Service Exam Date of Notification/ Last date for receipt of applications Date of commencement of Examination and its duration Remarks
Civil Services
(Main) Exam 2019
- 20.09.2019
(Friday)
5 Days
Only for those who have cleared the Prelims
Indian Forest Service
(Main) EXAM, 2019
- 01.12.2019
(Sunday)
10 Days
Only for those who have cleared the Prelims
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 12.02.2020/ 03.03.2020 31.05.2020
(Sunday)
1 Day
-
Civil Services
(Main) Exam 2020
-
18.09.2020
(Friday)
5 Days
Only for those who have cleared the Prelims
Indian Forest Service
(Prelims) EXAM, 2020
12.02.2020 / 03.03.2020
31.05.2020
(Sunday)
1 Day
-
Indian Forest Service
(Main) EXAM, 2020
- 22.11.2020
(Sunday)
10 Days
Only for those who have cleared the Prelims

For more details refer: UPSC EXAM Calendar 2020

Civil Services Mains Exam Time Table 2019

Date/Day Forenoon Session Afternoon Session

 

9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon

2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.

20.09.2019
(Friday)
Paper-I
Essay
No Paper
21.09.2019
(Saturday)
Paper-II
General Studies-I
Paper-III
General Studies-II
22.09.2019
(Sunday)
Paper-IV
General Studies-III
Paper-V
General Studies-IV
28.09.2019
(Saturday)
Paper-A
Indian Language
Paper-B
English
29.09.2019
(Sunday)
Paper-VI
Optional Paper-I
Paper-VII
Optional Paper-II




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