Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the final result of Civil Services 2018 yesterday i.e. April 05, 2019 in the evening on its official website, upsc.gov.in. The final result is based on the Main exam held on September 28, 29, 30, and October 06, 07, 2019 and interview held in the month of February – March 2019. Through CSE final result total of 759 candidates shortlisted for the various Services, among them 109 are selected provisionally. The Commission released the consolidated list of 106 candidates.

Now that, the result has been out, so the UPSC will reveal the marks of recommended candidates before April 20, 2019. Soon the result of provisionally selected candidates will be declared. And within 02 to 03 months the result for the Consolidated List / Reserve list will be released. Last year in the month of  August the result of reserved list was declared.


This year 106 candidates have been put for the Consolidated/ reserve list which is the 2 times of the shortfall of vacancies. As per the Government of India, total notified vacancies for the CSE 2018 are 812, and the candidates recommended for the Services are 759, hence the shortfall of vacancies is 53.

What is the Consolidated List / Reserve List In UPSC CSE?

Here the question arises on Which Grounds the Consolidated List is prepared by UPSC? Actually, the  Department of Personnel & Training allocates the Services to qualified candidates as per their rank. Whenever a reserve category candidate scores more than the minimum qualifying marks as decided for general category candidate, then their marks are counted along with general merit list / unreserved category list.

In that scenario, the allocation of such candidates again raises a question, Where they should be placed? The answer to the question is, If a reserved category candidate gets better service through reservation than he/she will be placed in reserve list and if there is no effect on the Service than the candidate is placed in General category list. Now that the candidates who have been placed to the General list those position in the merit of reserved category become vacant. Since the reserved category candidate has bagged the seat of the unreserved category list, hence the total notified vacancies for unreserved category become vacant. And UPSC has to release the Consolidated List, to complete that shortfall vacancies in unreserved category.

This case happens every year, and this year 45 candidates from OBC category, 07 candidates from SC and  01 candidates from ST category scored more than the minimum qualifying marks decided for the general category candidates.

In consolidated list total of 53 candidates for General category (which is equal to 45+ 07+01) and 45 candidates of OBC, and 07 of SC and 01 of ST are to be selected.

Now DOPT will decide the allocation of all selected candidates, but this process will take some time, and in one go all the candidates will not be allocated the Service.

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