UPSC announces marks for qualified candidates for Civil Services Examination 2018

The Union Public Service Commission, (UPSC) has announced the marks for recommended candidates for UPSC Civil Services exam 2018 on April 13, 2019. Candidates who have appeared in the IAS exam can check their marks through the official site of UPSC at The names and marks of candidates are given as per chronological order. The UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018 cut off marks was announced on April 9, 2019, and the final result was declared on April 5, 2019. A total of 759 candidates have qualified the exam and have been recommended for appointment, said an India Today report.

Candidates who have qualified the written examination can check their written exam marks, personality test marks, and total marks available on the pdf file. The examination would fill 812 posts in IAS, IFS, IPS, Central Services Group A, Group B services in the country. The candidature of 109 recommended candidates is provisional. Kanishka Kataria has topped the UPSC CSE 2018 examinations followed by Akshat Jain and Junaid Ahmad. UPSC released Civil Services notification on February 7, 2019. The examination was conducted on June 3, 2018. The personality test was conducted this year in February-March. Candidates who have appeared for the examination can check for more related details from the official site of UPSC.

The Constitution provides for the creation of All India Services (AIS) common to the Union and the States. The All India Services Act, 1951 provides that the Central Government may make rules for regulating the recruitment and the conditions of service of persons appointed to the All India Services. Presently only the IAS, the IPS and the IFS have been constituted as All India Services. Recruitment to these services is made under the corresponding AIS Recruitment Rules and may be done by Direct Recruitment (through Competitive Examinations) and by promotion from the State Service. The AIS Branch is concerned with the latter mode of recruitment which is governed by the respective IAS/IPS/IFS Promotion Regulations.


Under Article 320 of the Constitution of India, the Commission is, inter-alia, required to be consulted on all matters relating to recruitment to civil services and posts. The functions of the Commission under Article 320 of the Constitution are:

  • Conduct examinations for appointment to the services of the Union
  • Direct recruitment by selection through interviews
  • Appointment of officers on promotion / deputation / absorption
  • Framing and amendment of Recruitment Rules for various services and posts under the Government
  • Disciplinary cases relating to different Civil Services
  • Advising the Government on any matter referred to the Commission by the President of India.

Appointments to the All India Services

  • After the Select List has been approved, the Central Government notifies the same and also takes steps to appoint the Select List officers to the respective All India Services
  • The Central Government is also responsible for framing, interpreting and administering the AIS Rules and Regulations

Officiating Appointments

  • Officiating appointments of Non-cadre State Service officers to the IAS/IPS/IFS cadre posts are made under rule 9 of the IAS/IPS (Cadre) Rules 1954 and IFS (Cadre) Rules 1966
  • While approving these appointments, it is ensured that the following conditions are satisfied

No cadre officer is available for the post:

  • The officiating appointments are made in the order in which the names of the officers appear in the Select List prepared in accordance with the IAS/IPS/IFS (Appointments by Promotion) Regulations
  • Where a Select List is not in force or it is proposed to appoint a Non-Select List officer, the State Government shall forthwith make a proposal to the Central Government explaining the reasons and appointment shall be made with the prior approval of the Central Government
  • In terms of Rule 9(3) of the IAS/IPS (Cadre) Rules, 1954 and IFS(Cadre) Rules, 1966, where a cadre post is likely to be filled by a person who is not a cadre officer for a period exceeding six months, the Central Government shall report the full facts to the UPSC with the reasons for holding that no suitable officer is available for filling the post and may in the light of the advice given by the UPSC, give suitable direction to the State Government concerned

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