The UPSC Civil Services Examination is conducted every year to recruit officers for a variety of departments of the Government of India. The examination cycle for IAS lasts almost an entire year and covers a wide variety of topics. The following would be the tentative schedule of the
IAS Exam 2019:
Publication of Notification for IAS Exam: 19th February 2019
Last Date of Application: 18th March 2019
Prelims Exam: 02nd June 2019
Mains Exam: 20th September 2019
There are different centres for the IAS exam spread throughout the country. Candidates who fulfil IAS eligibility criteria can apply for the exam and choose an exam centre most convenient for them.
The following points should be kept in mind when choosing a centre for the IAS Exam:
There are 72 centres across the country for the UPSC Prelims and 24 centres for UPSC Mains.
The centres mentioned in the UPSC exam notification can be changed by the UPSC at their discretion.
There is a maximum number of candidates that can appear for the IAS exam in each centre, except for the cities of Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur.
Centres are allotted by the UPSC to candidates fulfilling the IAS eligibility criteria on a first come first serve basis. That means, if a centre is full, allotments to that centre will be closed and applicants have to choose another centre.
Candidates should choose their centres carefully as UPSC does not accept or entertain any requests for change in the centre of examination. Also, UPSC sometimes changes centres based on capacity and availability at their discretion.
All the centres cater to low vision candidates wherever they have been allotted.
In view of the above points, candidates should be careful while applying for the IAS exam. The candidates need to make sure that they fulfil all IAS eligibility criteria, have a good idea of the UPSC application process and also choose centres that are convenient for them.
Right now, the focus of aspirants will be on preparation and revision, a few minutes should be spent on researching the UPSC exam process from past notifications. This would save a lot of time and effort during the application process and free up more time for UPSC preparation.Check out this video for more information on Current Affairs for UPSC: