UPSC Exam Calendar 2020
Bachan Thakur, 03 Jun 2019

UPSC Exam Calendar 2020 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the exam calendar of all the exams conducted by UPSC for the recruitment year 2020-21. The exam calendar has been released on June 3, 2019. UPSC Calendar contains details like date of the notification, application form, exam, duration of the exam, day on which it will be held, etc. According to the UPSC exam calendar 2020, the application form and notification of UPSC Civil Civil Services prelims exam 2020 will be released on February 12, while the examination will be held on May 31, 2020 for just one day. Further, the dates released in the exam calendar reflect that NDA I exam for 2020 will be held on April 19, in just one day, while its notification and application form will be released on January 8, 2020.

The UPSC calendar also reflects that the application form of CDS I exam 2020 will be released on October 30, 2019, while the exam would take place on February 2, 2020 for just one day.

UPSC calendar 2020 has been given in detail below. The UPSC 2020 calendar will help the aspiring candidates to plan their preparation according to the dates of the exam.

UPSC 2019 Exam Calendar


Candidates can check complete UPSC calendar for 2020 here.

UPSC Exam Calendar 2020

Exam name

Date of Notification

Last Date for receipt of Applications

Date of commencement of Exam

Duration of Exam

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020

September 25, 2019

October 15, 2019

January 15, 2020 (Sunday)

1 day

C.D.S. Examination (I), 2020

October 30, 2019

November 19, 2019

February 2, 2020 (Sunday)

1 day

Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2020

September 25, 2019

October 15, 2019

January 19, 2020 (Sunday)

1 day

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2020

January 8, 2020

January 28, 2020

April 19, 2020 (Sunday)

1 day

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020

February 12, 2020

March 3, 2020

May 31, 2020 (Sunday)

1 day

Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020

February 12, 2020

March 3, 2020

May 31, 2020 (Sunday)

1 day

I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020

March 25, 2020

April 13, 2020

June 26, 2020 (Friday)

3 days

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020

April 22, 2020

May 12, 2020

August 9, 2020 (Sunday)

1 day

Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2020

NA

NA

June 27, 2020 (Saturday)

2 days

Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2020

NA

NA

June 28, 2020 (Sunday)

1 day

Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020

April 8, 2020

April 28, 2020

July 19, 2020

1 day

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2020

June 10, 2020

June 30, 2020

September 6, 2020 (Sunday)

1 day

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020

NA

NA

September 18, 2020 (Friday)

5 days

C.D.S. Examination (II), 2020

August 5, 2020

August 25, 2020

November 8, 2020 (Sunday)

1 day

Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2020

NA

NA

November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

10 days

S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE

September 16, 2020

October 6, 2020

December 12, 2020 (Saturday)

2 days

Besides the calendar for 2020, candidates can also check UPSC exam calendar for the year 2019.

UPSC 2019 Exam Calendar

Exam name

Date of Notification

Last Date for receipt of Applications

Date of commencement of Exam

Duration of Exam

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019

August 26, 2018

October 22, 2018

January 6, 2019

1 day

C.D.S. Examination (I), 2019

October 31, 2018

November 26, 2018

February 3, 2019

1 day

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2019

January 9, 2019

February 4, 2019

April 21, 2019

1 day

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019

February 19, 2019

March 18, 2019

June 2, 2019

1 day

Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2019

February 19, 2019

March 18, 2019

June 2, 2019

1 day

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2019

April 24, 2019

May 20, 2019

August 18, 2019

1 day

C.D.S. Examination (II), 2019

June 12, 2019

July 8, 2019

September 8, 2019

1 day

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019



September 20, 2019

5 days

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2019

August 7, 2019

September 3, 2019

November 17, 2019

1 day

UPSC Calendar 2020 – Important Exams in Detail

UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services examination for filling administrative vacancies in Group A and B Services. Civil Services Examination is conducted in three stages – Preliminary, Mains and Interview. Around 8 lakh candidates appear register for the national level examination every year.

National Defence Services Examination 2020 – NDA examination is conducted for candidates who want to make careers as Commissioned Officers in Army, Navy and Air Force after 12th class. NDA is conducted by UPSC twice a year. This is why the exam is called/termed NDA I and NDA II.

Combined Defence Services Examination 2020 - This exam is also held by UPSC for the recruitment of eligible candidates to Indian Military Academy (IMA), Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. CDS examination is held twice a year. Alike NDA, the examination is also called CDS I and CDS II.

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