Civil Services Exam 2020 Preliminary Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility & Pattern

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Civil Services Exam 2020UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020: The Union Public Service Commission is responsible for the selection of eligible candidates for training and/or appointment in the Defence Services, the National Defence Academy, the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, etc. The commission conducts examination and interview at a national scale for combing out the eligible candidates. The UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Preliminary Exam 2020-21 is conducted in two stages. The preliminary examination helps select the eligible candidates for the Mains examination, which is scheduled at a later stage. The notification mentioning the tentative dates for all the examinations are available at the official UPSC website.

UPSC Notification (Latest):

  • The UPSC 2019 personality test has been postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • The Personality test was scheduled from 23rd March to 3rd April 2020
  • UPSC will announce new dates in the month of April 2020

UPSC Notification 2020 – Mains Exam Date Released:

  • UPSC 2020 Notification will be released on 12th February 2020 for more details aspirants can check the official website of UPSC. 
  • UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2020 exam date announced the exam will be conducted on 31 May 2020.
  • Civil Services (Main) Examination 2020 will be conducted on 18 September 2020 (FRIDAY) this exam duration will be 5 days.
  • UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-21 Application form submission last date will 3rd March 2020. For more details about UPSC Civil Service Notification Click Here:

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020 Application Form:

The official notification for Civil Services Prelims Exam 2020 is expected online and in print from February 2020. The applications are available the same day. The last date by which the application must be submitted online is March 2020. The examination will be held in June 2020. A candidate needs to apply for the examination at a link given on the UPSC website only. Registration at the given link requires a valid email address and phone number. After successful registration, a candidate is redirected to the application form filling portal. The portal is divided into two parts namely, Part I and Part II. A candidate is required to submit correct academic and DOB details as mentioned in the certificates.

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A candidate must have in readiness, the means to make the payment of Rs 100 online. Alternatively, the candidate may choose to pay in cash at the SBI counter after generating the pay-in-slip during application submission. The candidate must pay the fee the next day without fail so that the application submission procedure is completed successfully failing which, the candidate’s application is rejected. The candidate also requires to have in readiness, the scanned copy of candidate signature and photograph in JPG format, both of which must not exceed 40KB in size, to be attached to Part II of the application form.

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UPSC 2020 Exam Date:

Here we are giving information about UPSC 2020 Exam Date, Notification Released Dates, Application form Start to submit & End Date, UPSC 2020 Date ( Prelims & Main Exam), etc: Civil Service Exam 2020 Schedule of Filing Details below check it briefly:

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 EventsExam Dates
Notification of UPSC Prelims Exam Date12th February 2020
Application Available12th February 2020
Last Date to Submit Application Form3rd March 2020 (by 6:00 pm)
Prelims Exam Admit Card Available9th May 31st May 2020
Civil Services Preliminary Exam Date31st May 2020 (1 Day)
 Exam Result 2020 (Prelims)August 2020
 Admit Card for Main ExamSeptember 2020
UPSC 2020 Exam Date (Main)18th to 27th September 2020 (5 Days)
 Final Result Declaration Date January 2021
Interview & Personality Test DateThe second week of February 2021

Groups and Services:

Here we are giving them information about what kind of services provide the UPSC. Candidates also find below Civil service Group A and Group B Service:

All India Services: The UPSC provide below all service on the basis of all India level:

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
  • Indian Police Service (IPS).

Central Services (Group A): If candidates attempt the Civil Service Exam and qualify the exam. According to the score, they can get below one of service:

  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS).
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS).
  • Indian Information Service (IIS).
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES).
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS).
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS).
  • Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS).
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS).
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT).
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS).
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS).
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS).
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF).
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE).
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS).
  • Indian Trade Service (ITS).

Group B Services:

  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS).
  • Pondicherry Civil Service.
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS).
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (AFHCS).
  • Pondicherry Police Service.

Civil Services Prelims 2020 Eligibility:

An Indian citizen satisfying the age criteria, educational qualification criteria, and physical standard criteria can apply for the UPSC Civil Service Preliminary Examination. There is also a restriction on the number of attempts for a candidate. The age criteria require the candidate to have attained 21 years of age (not more than 31 years) as of August 2020. Age relaxation norms are applicable for ex-servicemen and SC/ST candidates. Educational Requirements of a candidate dictate the need for a degree from a college that is deemed as a university. A candidate must adhere to strict physical standards as mentioned by the commission in the notification guidelines.

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UPSC Age Limit 2020:

Below we are mentions the UPSC Age limit 2020-21 category wise. Here aspirant also checks the total number of attempts they get:

CategoryUPSC Age limit 2020No. Of Attempts
General32 Years6 Attempts (till the age of 32 years)
OBC35 Years9 Attempts (till the age of 35 years)
SC/ST37 YearsNo Age Limit
PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic)42 YearGEN/OBC= 9
Attempts SC/ST= No bar
J & K DomicileGEN=37 Yrs, OBC= 40 Yrs,
SC/ST=40 Yrs, PH=50 Yrs
No Age Limit
Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty.GEN=37 Yrs, OBC=40
Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs.
No Age Limit

UPSC 2020 Nationality:

  • Candidates must be Indian citizen for the IAS & IPS.
  • Candidates also can apply for Nepal or a subject of Bhutan.
  • Candidates who migrate from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Myanmar, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Zaire & Vietnam now permanent shift India they can also apply.

UPSC IAS Exam Pattern 2020:

The UPSC Preliminary Examination consists of two papers.

  • Paper I and Paper II given in multiple-choice questions. Paper I carry 200 Marks and tests the candidate’s knowledge of General Science, current national, international events and Geography, Indian politics, governance, economic and social development.
  • Paper-II tests for comprehension skills, logical reasoning, general mental ability, basic numeracy, data interpretation, communication skills, etc. It is a qualifying paper requiring 33% of minimum qualification marks. A candidate must appear for both the papers in order to qualify for the Mains examination which is held in October 2020.

UPSC 2020 Preliminary Exam:

  • The UPSC 2020 Preliminary Exam will be divided into two parts First is GS (General Studies) and CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test). The GS will be 400marks and CSAT will be 200 marks.
  • The question paper will be Multiple types.
  • Paper Medium: The question papers will be English and Hindi.
  • Duration of Exam: The Prelims Exam duration will be 2-hour.
Paper-IGS – General Studies200
Paper-IICSAT – Civil Service Aptitude Test200
Total Marks400

UPSC Exam Pattern Mains Exam:

The UPSC 2020 Mains Exam will be included in the written exam & Interview.

AThis will languages which is  select by the candidate (Qualifying)300
BEnglish (Qualifying)300
IIGeneral Studies I250
IIIGeneral Studies II250
IVGeneral Studies III250
VGeneral Studies IV250
VI, VIICandidates can choose these subjects this will be optional500
Sub Total (Written Test)1750
Personality Test (Interview)275
Total Marks2025

UPSC Syllabus 2020:

UPSC Prelims 2020 Exam Syllabus: Civil Service Prelims Exam Syllabus will be common for all candidates.

  • The General Studies (Paper-I): This paper holds the 250 marks. In this paper the candidate required to write essays on multiple topics. Candidates must have briefly described the topics.
  • The CSAT (paper-II): All these topics will come in this paper, Topics will Basic Numeracy, English Comprehension, Interpersonal Skills, General Mental Ability, Logical Reasoning, Decision Making & Problem Solving, etc.
  • IAS Exam 2020 Mains Syllabus: The Civil Service Main Exam Syllabus asked almost everything under the sun. Candidates must have deep knowledge of your subjects.
Paper NameNature of the Paper MarksQuestionsExam Duration
IAS Exam Paper – I: General Studies
Merit Ranking Nature200 Marks1002 Hours
IAS Exam Paper – II: General Studies (CSAT)
Qualifying Nature200 Marks802 Hours
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UPSC 2020-21 Selection Process:

Here candidates can find the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020 Selection process.

Stage I: Preliminary Examination:

  • Advertised will become in May and held in August every year.
  • The result will be published in mid of­ October.

Stage II: Main Examination:

  • UPSC Main Exam will be in December every year.
  • The result will be announced in the second week of March.

Stage III: Personality Test (Interview):

  • The UPSC 2020 Interview Held in April/May each year.
  • The final result will be announced in May.

IAS 2020 Admit Card:

  • Candidates can check the UPSC Civil Service 2020 Exam Admit Card from the UPSC official website.
  • The Admit Card will be available through online mode.
  • The Authority will not send the Hall Ticket by speed post.
  • For the download the admit card candidates can check the official website.

UPSC 2020 Result:

  • On the Official Website of UPSC, candidates can check the Civil Service Exam 2020 Result.
  • Authority will release the separate result for Preliminary and Mains Examination.
  •  Between January to February Mains result will be announced.
  • The Final Result and Merit List will be published the June or July.
  • The result will be in PDF format. Before getting result candidates must have Roll Number.

47 thoughts on “Civil Services Exam 2020 Preliminary Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility & Pattern

  • What is the cut off of ias .plz tell me

  • Can I get ready updates regarding 2020 cse ?

  • I will be 20 years and 9 months as per August 2020,am I eligible for this exam?

    • नहीं।

  • I heard upsc syllabus will change in 2020 is it true.?

    • Upsc pattern is unpredictable because it changes it’s pattern every year

  • Is there any chnge in the syllabus for 2020???


  • what is age limit for apply upsc for the obc category

  • i have completing my graduation in 2019.. how can i apply for IAS

  • Can we get SC St category for 2020 because I heard sc St reservation end on 26 th Jan 2020

  • I will be 21 years and 2 months old on 21 August, 2020. Am i eligible for ias 2020 exam or not ?

  • I am 20 now am I eligible to write UPSC exam in 2020 I will turn 21 in June ?

    • yes , You can write . Before August 1st your age must be 21.

  • Sir I am from J and K ,Is there age relaxation for 2020 UPSC exam

  • iam 21years old and iam women , graduation completing on long distance can i apply upsc n without graduation can i apply?

  • Now i am 20 now i will turn 21 on march 10 am i eligible to write exam UPSC in 2020.

  • Please provide me clear information regarding creamy layer and non creamy layer. I am married woman. Is it the salary of my father during education to be considered or present salary of my husband to be considered.

  • please proide the clarification about the age limit for ias, because some web sites providing age limit for women is 37 years. am 30years 6 months old at the date 2 feb 2020, can i take the exam on 2020 ias??? please provide information

  • I am 20 now i will turn 21 on August 26 am i eligible to write exam UPSC in 2020

  • I am attempt for UPSC EXAM 1st time .past in completed my B.A I need a suggestion how to prepare

  • Good afternoon
    I have completed my graduation 2020 and my date of birth is 04/01/1999.what may I appear in the exam 2020.

  • Am doing my internship right now in dentistry and also preparing for IAS. Can i apply for exam this year only. Or should I need my convocation certificate for applying exam?

  • I interested IAS preparation but I am studying 3rd year but b tech

    • B tech 3rd year sir

  • Sir, I am service in Defense of Ministry and I am interested preparation of IAS first time.
    Please suggest me.

  • i am general category ,i have done b tech i work in private sector last 6 year i am 29 year old

  • please suggest me

  • Does computer knowledge require for UPSC CSE?
    Means I haven’t done computer till now, so will it be ok or compulsory?
    Plz suggest…

  • I’m 39 years old, can I eligible UPSC exam in 2020.

  • Dear sir,
    Rahul Priyadarshi here,
    I want to become an IAS Officer. Cause i want to help people’s in every condition. Where ever i do for all.

  • Hello,
    Date of birth is 16/05/1985.Can I appear in the exam 2020.
    Thanks in advance….

  • Sir i had a question for u… Is really upsc changed the exam pattern based on cbt test in 2020 but u r mentioned here old exam pattern… Can u please render me regarding upsc resent updates.. Exam pattern. Etc..

  • Sir.. Is really upsc changed the exam pattern based on cbt test and gs in prelims in 2020..but ur mentioned here.. The old exam pattern.. Could u please render me regarding the new exam pattern of upsc ias examination

  • My date of birth is 02.07.1999..Am l eligible for 2020 prelims exam…

  • UPSC me obc pH ke liye Kitna age limit hai

  • sir my year
    of birth 1983. I eligibility upsc exam?

    • Hi sir my date of birth 05.06.91 June I am 29 years old can I eligible for upsc exam 2020

  • Hello sir,
    My birth date is 21 june 1988 and open category, could you suggest what is age criteria , can I appear for this exam

  • Please suggest age criteria, my birth date is 21 june 1988.

  • Sir I am ex service man and retried after 42 year age then I am eligible for civil service exam

  • Sir,mai SEBC category se belong Karti hu to Mai kitne attempt de sakti Hun…

  • Sir, I have completed my in 2019 .can I apply with PCB subjects…

  • Sir ,my date of birth is 06/07/ General category can I able to appear exam in 2020

  • Sir ,my date of birth is 06/07/ General category. can I able to seat in exam. Iam only graduate with 47% in science stream. One time back in exam Plzz guide me iam worried.

  • I am not graduate
    Can I apply upse


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