UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019: Deadline Extended By One Day; Check DetailsUPSC aspirants outside an examination centre after the preliminary exam 2018 (Representative image) (Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Union Public Service Commission has extended the deadline of the Civil Services Preliminary examination 2019 by one day to 19 March, reports Indian Express. Earlier, the application process was scheduled to end on 18 April.

The interested candidates can apply through the official websites  upsc.gov.in or  upsconline.nic.in by 6 pm tomorrow. The aspirants will have to complete both part I and part II of the registration process.

The number of applications advertised this year is 896, including those reserved for PWD candidates, a slight increase than the last year.

Previously, UPSC had issued a notice asking candidates to use the name in the application form for Civil Services Prelims 2019 as mentioned in their school leaving board examination certificate. Candidates with changed names must posses at least one government-issued photo identity card with the new name along with the official Gazette notification. They are also required to sign an undertaking at the time of the examination.

As per the notice issued on its official website [PDF], the candidates who wish to avail the benefits of 10 per cent EWS quota, need to get their EWS certificate ready before 1 August 2019. In order to reportedly accommodate the EWS quota, UPSC has earlier announced an additional 100 vacancies.

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