UPSC CSE 2019: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit card of the civil services examination (CSE) on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The candidates who will appear in the examination can download the hall ticket through the official websites- upsc.gov.in or upsconline.nic.in.
The examination is scheduled to be conducted on June 2, 2019 all over the country for 896 vacancies.
UPSC CSE prelims 2019: How to download hall ticket
Step 1: Visit the official website- upsconline.nic.in
Step 2: Click on the ‘download admit card’ link
Step 3: In the new window, enter registration number, roll number
Step 4: Admit card will appear on the screen
Step 5: Download it, and take a print out for further reference.
The preliminary exam shall have General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II, each of 200 marks. The latter will have a 33 per cent qualifying marks.
Mains exam will have two qualifying papers: Paper A – one Indian language, Paper B – English, each of 300 marks. Then there will be papers to be counted for merit: Paper I – Essay, Paper II – GS I (Indian Culture and Heritage, World History Geography and Society), Paper III – GS II (Constitution, Governance, International relations, Polity, Social Justice), Paper IV – GS III (Bio-diversity, Disaster Management, Economic Development, Environment, Security, Technology), Paper V – GS IV (Aptitude, Ethics, Integrity), Paper VI – Optional Subject Paper 1, Paper VII – Optional Subject Paper 2; each of 250 marks.
Thus the sub-total of written tests in mains exam is of 1750 marks. After that, there is a personality test of 275 marks. Thus bringing the grand total to 2025 marks.
UPSC CSE prelims 2019: Selection process
Candidates are selected for the posts on the basis of a three-stage selection process. First, there is the civil services preliminary exam which is an objective type paper. Then there is the civil services main examination. Those who qualify both prelims and mains get chance to appear for the interview or personality test. All exams will be on basis of exam pattern and syllabus laid down by the Union Public Service Commission.