UPSC IAS 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has mentioned in their annual calendar that the notification of UPSC IAS will release on February 12, 2020 on the official website - upsc.gov.in. Candidates will be able to fill UPSC IAS 2020 application form till from February 12 to March 3. UPSC IAS examination is conducted in three stages - prelims, mains and interview. UPSC IAS 2020 prelims exam will be held on May 31. Candidates who qualify one stage of UPSC IAS exam will be eligible to appear for the subsequent stage. Know more about UPSC IAS 2020 syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, result, etc. below.UPSC Civil Services exam is conducted for the recruitment of candidates for Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS) and Indian Forest Services (IFS) and Central Services such as Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS), Indian Foreign Service, etc. UPSC IAS 2020 mains exam will be conducted on September 18.
Civil Services Examination
Union Public Service Commission
Mode of exam
Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test
To be notified
Add. - Union Public Service Commission,
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi
Ph. - 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591
February 12, 2020
Release of application form
Last date of application
March 3, 2020
Admit card for prelims
May 31, 2020
Declaration of UPSC IAS result for prelims
To be announced
Filling of DAF for mains
Mains admit card
UPSC IAS mains exam
September 18, 2020
Announcement of result
Issue of admit card
Declaration of final result
The exam body will mention the eligibility criteria of UPSC IAS 2020 in its notification. UPSC IAS eligibility criteria is decided on the basis of age, nationality, number of attempts and educational qualification of the candidate. An aspirant must fulfil the prescribed eligibility criteria to be able to apply for the exam. UPSC IAS eligibility criteria is given below -
Age - Aspirants of age 21 to 32 years can apply for UPSC IAS 2020 exam. Reserved category candidates will be given some relaxation in the upper age limit decided by the commission.
Nationality - For IAS, IFS and IPS, the candidate must be an Indian national. For other services, a candidate can be a subject of Bhutan or Nepal, a Tibetan refugee, etc.
Educational Qualification - All candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university.
No. of Attempts - One candidate can appear for UPSC IAS only six times.
Candidates will be able to fill the application form of UPSC IAS 2020 from February 12 to March 13. UPSC IAS will be available online on the official website. Candidates have to first register themselves on the official website and then log in to fill the application form. Candidates will be required to fill in personal details, educational details, exam details, upload scanned images of passport-sized photograph and signature, pay the requisite fee and then finally submit the application form. UPSC IAS application fee is Rs. 100 for OBC and general category candidates while female, SC, ST and PWD candidates will be exempted from paying any fee. The exam body will provide the facility to withdraw applications for a specified time duration. Candidates will also have to fill out a detailed application form (DAF) to take the mains exam. Only those candidates who qualify the prelims exam will be filling DAF.
The Commission provides a list of cities in which UPSC IAS exam centres will be located. UPSC IAS 2020 exam centres will only be mentioned in the notification for the prelims exam while those for the mains exam will be decided later. Candidates will have to enter exam centre choices while filling the application form. UPSC IAS exam centre will be allotted on the basis of availability and choices filled by the candidate. Detailed information about the exam centres like venue address, centre code, reporting time, etc. will be mentioned in UPSC IAS 2020 admit card.
Candidates who successfully apply for UPSC IAS 2020 will be issued admit cards. It is mandatory that the candidates carry UPSC IAS admit card to the exam halls or else they will not be allowed to take the exam. Candidates are required to carry a valid photo ID proof along with the admit card like Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, Driving License, etc. UPSC IAS admit card 2020 will be published separately for each stage of the examination. Candidates must ensure that all the details printed on the admit card are correct.
As per the exam pattern of UPSC IAS 2020, there will be two papers in the prelims exam and nine papers in the mains exam. UPSC IAS 2020 exam will be conducted in offline mode. Check detailed UPSC IAS exam pattern from the tables below.
Name of paper
Number of Questions
General Studies 1
General Studies 2
Name of Paper
General Studies 3
General Studies 4
UPSC IAS personality test/interview will be conducted for 275 marks over the duration of 3 hours.
The exam authority prescribes the syllabus of UPSC IAS recruitment examination for different papers. UPSC IAS 2020 syllabus will be prescribed for general studies in both prelims and mains exam and for optional subjects in the mains exam. UPSC IAS syllabus will include topics from which questions will appear in the exam. Candidates must go through the syllabus of UPSC IAS thoroughly, so that they do not miss any topics while preparing for the exam.
The exam body releases the answer key of UPSC IAS after all stages of the recruitment process have been concluded. However, many leading coaching institutes release the unofficial answer key after the exam has been conducted. Candidates can find question IDs and correct answer options in the answer key of IAS. Candidates can use answer keys and UPSC IAS question papers from past examinations to prepare better for the exam.
IAS cutoff marks are the minimum marks that the candidates need to score in order to qualify the exam. UPSC IAS cutoff is released separately for prelims and mains exam. Candidates who score the cutoff marks of one stage are eligible to appear for the subsequent stage. Number of candidates appearing for the exam, difficulty level, number of shifts, etc. will be considered to determine the cutoff of UPSC IAS 2020. Candidates can check previous years’ UPSC IAS cutoff from the tables below.
The Commission declares UPSC IAS result for each stage of the examination - prelims, mains and interview. UPSC IAS 2020 result will include a merit list which will include roll numbers of qualified candidates. The exam body will also release the scorecard in which candidates can check individual marks for each stage. Candidates who are shortlisted in UPSC IAS result 2020 of one stage will be eligible to appear for the subsequent stage.
UPSC Civil Services is conducted for a total of 24 posts and services like Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A, etc.
The basic pay is entry-level IAS officer is Rs. 56100. Allowances like DA, HRA and TA are also given.
Candidates who qualify the exam are recruited for posts in order of merit and choices filled by them.
Aspirants will be able to apply for UPSC IAS 2020 from February 12 to March 3.
A candidate must be 21 to 32 years of age on August 1, 2020, to be able to apply for UPSC IAS 2020.
The marks required to clear Civil Services prelims exam is not predefined. The cutoff for general category ranges between 100 to 125 marks for general category.
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Yes ofcourse. The qualification eligibility criteria requirement for ias exam is just that candidate must have completed his/her graduation + minimum age qualification is 21 years of age. So you are eligible to appear for IAS exam once you finish your BA graduation program.
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is conducted in 3 successive stages- Prelims, Main and Interview test. The prelims stage is an objective test of 400 marks whereas Main is subjective paper of 1750 marks followed by personality test of 275 marks. IAS Prelims is qualifying in nature while performance in main and interview round determine the merit of successful candidates.
I will share a link of detailed and in depth syllabus of UPSC IAS exams ,if you get any problem I will help you
Yes, you can become an IAS officer taking maths in +1 if that is what you are asking. Anybody who is a graduate from any stream can take UPSC.
Hope this helped.
All the Best neha.
Hello dear student,
It totally depends upon your interest of subjects that what you want to choose . But if you are just referring to upsc then try to take humanities subjects like bachelors in political science, economics, civics, history, also you can take anthropology . Because these subjects you have to study anyways to qualify upsc so why not to study them as your subjects rest you can take any subjects of your choice .
You need to clear UPSC Civil service examination to become IAS officer. You can start preparation as early as possible . I would recommend you to join in a coaching institute and follow a systematic study plan after your 12 th. Now you can concentrate more in your 12th board exams, focus on the current course, if you score better marks in 12th, then only you will be getting admission in Good colleges and that too under " Merit ".
During your college first year on wards , join nearby institute and prepare well. As upsc is not a cake walk, you need to put your heart and soul into the preparation. Stay focused, prepare with dedication, Definitely you will become an IAS officer. I wish You all the success in your future. If any doubts, pls feel free to ask!.
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