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By upsc February 8, 2018 17:50

IAS Application Form 2018-19

Union Public Service Commission has released the IAS Application Form 2018-19 on its official website. Those, who are willing to apply for UPSC Civil Services Latest Notification, can fill up the IAS Application Form 2018-19 before the closing date.

As per the IAS Notification 2018-19, the online IAS application forms will be accepted till 06-03-2018. In addition, the IAS pre examination will be held on 03-06-2018. To fill up the application form for IAS Civil Service Exam, candidates may also follow the below given instructions.

Candidates who qualify preliminary examination then will be called for mains examination on 01/10/2018. Final selection of the candidate is based on his/her performance in both exams. For more information regarding IAS Application Form 2018-19 candidate may go through this page which is well structured by the team members of indguru.com

IAS Application Form 2018-19

IAS Eligibility Criteria

To fill up the Civil Services Online Application Form candidates need to complete the following Eligibility Criteria:


For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.

For other services, a candidate must be either:—

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

IAS Qualification Required

  • Candidates must hold a Graduation degree of any of Universities.
  • Candidates appearing for their final year degree exam are also eligible to apply for IAS 2018 and filling up IAS Application Form 2018-19 Online.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications are able TO FILL UP THE IAS Application Form 2018-19.
  • Candidates who have passed final year of MBBS exam but are yet to complete internship can apply for IAS Prelim Exam.

IAS Age Limitation

Candidate must have attained the lower age of 21 years and for getting the upper age limit, follow the below page as category wise age criteria for all applicants as shown below in tabular format:

Category Upper age limit
General 32 Years
OBC 35 Years
SC/ST 37 Years
PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic) 42 Years
J & K Domicile GEN: 37 Yrs

OBC: 40 Yrs

SC/ST: 40 Yrs

PH: 50 Yrs

Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty. GEN: 37 Yrs

OBC: 40 Yrs

SC/ST: 40 Yrs.

Selection Procedure

Candidates applying for UPSC Civil Services Recruitment shall be selected from two stages. Stage I comprise of Preliminary Examination which is Objective Type Basis. Candidates who qualify Stage I then will be called for Stage II. Stage II comprise of Mains Examination which includes written examination and personal interview. Final selection of the candidate is based on his/her overall performance

Physical Standards

Contenders who are applying against Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination (I) must be physically fit. Aspirants should fulfill all the physical norms such as height, weight and eye sight as stated in the official notification.

Application Fee Details

  • Candidates who are going to apply for IAS Examination and want to fill up the IAS Online application form have to pay and amount of Rs.100 as IAS Application Form Fees Fee will be deposited through any branch of SBI bank by doing cash payment or by using online banking facility (Net banking / Visa / Master / Credit / Debit Card).
  • SC/ST Candidates are exempted from paying the amount of application fees

No. Of Attempts

Category Wise No. of attempts
General 06 Attempts
OBC 09 Attempts
PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic) GEN/OBC: 9 Attempts

SC/ST: No bar

J & K Domicile No Bar
Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty.

Click Here for UPSC IAS Recruitment Notification PDF

Procedure to fill IAS Application Form 2018-19

Step 1: Firstly candidates need to visit the official website of Union Public Service Commission that is www.upsc.gov.in.

Step 2: After that navigate the home page and hit advertisement option in recruitment section under menu bar.

Step 3: Now choose the suitable link provided and hit that link. After that read the given advertisement carefully and check your eligibility.

Step 4: If you found yourself suitable, then log in to upsconline.nic.in. Now you reach the new home page.


Step 6: After that choose the suitable post link and tap apply online option. Now fill the required details and also upload scanned copy of relevant documents along with recent passport size photograph and signatures.

Step 7: After that read your IAS Application Form 2018-19 and tap submit option. At last take hard copy of it for further use.

Centers of Civil Services Preliminary Examination

Agartala Ghaziabad Gautam Buddh Nagar
Agra Gorakhpur Panaji (Goa)
Ajmer Gurgaon Patna
Ahmedabad Gwalior Port Blair
Aizawl Hyderabad Puducherry
Aligarh Imphal Pune
Allahabad Indore Raipur
Anantpur (Andhra Pradesh) Itanagar Rajkot
Aurangabad Jabalpur Ranchi
Bangalore Jaipur Sambalpur
Bareilly Jammu Shillong
Bhopal Jodhpur Shimla
Bilaspur Jorhat Siligudi
Chandigarh Kochi Srinagar
Chennai Kohima Thane
Coimbatore Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram
Cuttack Kozhikode (Calicut) Tiruchirapalli
Dehradun Lucknow Tirupati
Delhi Ludhiana Udaipur
Dharwad Madurai Varanasi
Dispur Mumbai Vellore
Faridabad Mysore Vijayavada
Gangtok Nagpur Vishakhapatnam
Gaya Navi Mumbai Warangal


Centers of CS Mains Examination

Ahmedabad Dehradun Mumbai
Aizawl Delhi Patna
Allahabad Dispur (Guwahati) Raipur
Bangaluru Hyderabad Ranchi
Bhopal Jaipur Shillong
Chandigarh Jammu Shimla
Chennai Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram
Cuttak Lucknow Vijayawada

Click Here for IAS Application Form Official Link

Scheme of CS (Preliminary) Examination

  • Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of objective type (multiple-choice questions) carrying a maximum of 400 marks.
  • Question Papers (Test Booklets) are set in English as well as in Hindi.
General Studies Paper – I 200 Marks
General Studies Paper – II 200 Marks


Scheme of CS (Main) Examination

Qualifying Paper Paper-I One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper) 300 Marks
Paper-II English (Qualifying Paper) 300 Marks
Papers to be counted for merit Paper-I Essay 250 Marks
Papers II General Studies I 250 Marks
Papers III General Studies II 250 Marks
Papers IV General Studies III 250 Marks
Papers V General Studies IV 250 Marks
Papers VI, VII Any two optional subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (250 marks for each paper) 500 Marks
Total Marks for Written Examination 1750Marks
Personality Test 275 Marks
Grand Total 2025 Marks

Civil Services 2018 Cut Off

Exam Gen OBC SC ST PH-I PH-2 PH-3
CS (pre) 107.34 106.00 94.00 91.34 90.66 76.66 40.00
CS(Main) 676 630 622 617 580 627 504
CS (Final) 877 834 810 801 802 830 697

Important Books for IAS Pre Exam

  • History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra. (History)
  • India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma. (History)
  • India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra. (History)
  • The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Bhasham. (Culture)
  • History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra. (History)
  • Geography of India – Majid Husain. (Geography)
  • Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania. (Culture)
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)
  • Oxford School Atlas – Oxford. (Geography)
  • Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh. (Economy)
  • Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth. (Polity)
  • Science and Technology in India – TMH. (Science and Technology)
  • Economic Survey. (Economy)
  • The environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains – Khuller. (Environment)
  • Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure – Rajagopalan. (Environment)
  • Manorama Yearbook. (Current Affairs)
  • India Year Book (Current Affairs)
  • Analytical Reasoning – M. K. Pandey (CSAT – Paper 2: Analytical Reasoning)
  • CSAT Paper – 2 Manual by TMH or CSAT-II – Arihant (CSAT – Paper 2)
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R. S.Aggarwal (CSAT Paper 2: Reasoning)

Important Books for IAS Main Exam

  • Essays for Civil Services – Pulkit Khare (Essay Paper)
  • Norman Lowe OR History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur (World History – GS1)
  • India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha (History – GS1)
  • IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual – GS2)
  • Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society – GS1)
  • Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
  • Governance in India for CSE. (Governance – GS2)
  • IAS Mains General Studies – GS3. (Arihant Manual – GS3)
  • India and the World by Surendra Kumar. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
  • Challenges to Internal Security of India. (Internal Security – GS3)
  • India’s National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security – GS3)
  • IAS Mains General Studies – Ethics. ( Arihant Manual – GS4)
  • Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude. ( Ethics – GS4)

Important Dates

Events of Civil Services Exam 2018 Prelims Mains
Publication of official notification 07-02-2018  –
The last date to submit application forms 06-03-2018  
Issuing of admit card May 2018 Nov 2018
Exam Date 03-06-2018 01-10-2018
Results declaration Aug/Sept 2018 Jan/Feb 2019


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