UPSC IAS Application Form 2020
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 - 12:38 p.m. IST by Shristi Kirti
#UPSC Civil Services Exam

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 has been released in online mode on February 12 at by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The last date to fill the online application form of UPSC IAS 2020 is March 3. Only those candidates can fill UPSC IAS 2020 application form who fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria. The application fee for the IAS registration 2020 is Rs. 100 for General & OBC candidates while SC, ST, and women candidates are exempted from payment of application fee. UPSC IAS application form 2020 is filled in two parts - part I and II wherein part I is filling basic details while part II includes payment of application fee, uploading scanned image and selecting preferred exam centre option. After filling part I of the application form of UPSC IAS 2020 candidates also need to upload a scanned copy of the photograph, signature and photo ID as per the specifications. UPSC Civil Services exam will be conducted to recruit the candidates for a total of 796 vacancies. Read complete article to know more about UPSC IAS application form 2020 in detailed.

Latest: UPSC has released IAS application form 2020- Click Here to apply

UPSC Notification 2020 PDF- Download Here

Candidates qualifying in the prelims stage of the exam will have to fill DAF i.e detailed application form of UPSC IAS for the mains examination. In the detailed UPSC IAS application form 2020 for the mains exam, candidates will have to fill details like name, date of birth, address, category, father's name, educational details, etc. UPSC IAS 2020 prelims exam is scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020, while the mains exam will be conducted in August 2020 tentatively.

What is UPSC IAS exam?

IAS or Indian Administrative Services commonly known as the Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a national level examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit the most deserving candidate at various Civil Services Posts of the Government of India, which includes the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS). The exam for the recruitment is conducted in three following three phases:

i) Preliminary examination consisting of two objective-type papers (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II also popularly known as Civil Service Aptitude Test or CSAT)

ii) Main examination consisting of nine papers of descriptive type from the subject opted by the candidates.

iii) Interview round

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 Overview



UPSC IAS application form release date

February 12, 2020

UPSC IAS exam date

May 31, 2020

Application form releasing authority

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Official website to download civil services admit card

Mode of application formOnline

Items to keep ready for application form filling

Class 10th passing certificate, 12th Marksheet, Photo identity proof like Aadhar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving License(Any One), Email ID, scanned copies of photograph, signature, PDF file of photo ID



UPSC IAS helpline contact details

Union Public Service Commission

Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,

New Delhi - 110069

Email ID:

Telephone No. 011-23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543 (on working days between 10 am to 5 pm).

UPSC IAS Registration Statistics

YearNumber of applicants filled IAS application formCandidates appeared in Civil service exam

Important Dates of IAS 2020

Candidate can check the all-important dates related to the application form and IAS exam dates 2020 in the table below.

UPSC IAS 2020 Important Dates


IAS Form Dates 2020

UPSC IAS application form date 2020

February 12, 2020 (Released)

IAS form last date 2020

March 3, 2020

Last Date to pay the IAS Exam Fee

March 3, 2020

Withdrawal of UPSC IAS application form

March 12 to 18, 2020

UPSC IAS admit card 2020 dateMarch 28, 2020 (Tentative)

Date of UPSC CSE preliminary exam 2020

May 31, 2020

UPSC IAS Mains exam dates 2020

September 18, 2020

Prerequisites for filling UPSC IAS application form 2020

In order to fill the application form of UPSC IAS, candidates must have the following documents/items ready with them:

  • Class 10th passing certificate

  • 12th Marksheet

  • Photo identity proof like Aadhar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving License(Any One)

  • Email ID

  • Scanned copies of photograph, signature

  • A PDF file of photo ID

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 - Specifications to upload photo, signature & ID proof






20 kb to 300 kb



20 kb to 300 kb

Photo Id


20 kb to 300 kb

Guidelines for Filling UPSC IAS Online Application for Prelims

  • Candidates must apply online only after going through the detailed instructions.

  • Online application form of UPSC IAS 2020 can be filled in and submitted through the web portal of the Commission only.The last date to fill IAS application form is March 3. No applications will be accepted after the last date is over.

  • Applicants must ensure that How to apply for IAS includes two steps. Candidates first have to fill part I and after that part II of the online IAS application form 2020 should be filled.

  • Candidates should note down the RID (Registration ID) which will be generated by the system after completing part I of UPSC online registration form 2020.

  • After filling part I of the online UPSC IAS 2020 application form, candidates will have to fill in part II which consists of three steps - payment of examination fee (if applicable), uploading signature and photograph and choice of examination centre.

  • On completion of part I and II of the online UPSC IAS application form of 2020, candidate must submit his/her RID number and date of birth and click on ‘submit’ button to complete the entire application process.

Step by Step to apply Civil Services Application Form 2020- Video

How to Fill UPSC IAS Application Form 2020

  • Visit official website of UPSC (

  • Click on IAS apply online 2020 link

  • Select UPSC Civil Services 2020 examination.

  • Click on IAS registration 2020 part 1 and fill details.

  • Submit and proceed to registration part II of UPSC Civil Service application form.

  • Pay UPSC IAS application form fee and save the receipt for future reference.

  • Upload Photograph, Signature, and Photo ID in UPSC Civil service application.

  • Check all the details and submit the UPSC IAS 2020 application Form.

Steps to apply for UPSC IAS


Stages in filling UPSC IAS 2020 Application Form

Candidates must fill the application form of UPSC IAS in the following two parts.

  • Part 1 - Registration

  • Part 2 - Filling application form, payment of application fee and uploading documents

Image of UPSC IAS registration 2020 window


Part 1: UPSC IAS Online Registration

Candidates need to fill some basic details for UPSC one time registration. Details of part-I registration are mentioned in the table below:

Details to be filled in UPSC IAS application form 2020 - Part I

Candidates Name

Email ID and Mobile Number

Date of Birth

Marital Status

Corresponding Address



Part 2: Filling details in UPSC IAS application form

There are three steps in filling part II of UPSC IAS 2020 application form. Step I is the payment of IAS application form 2020 fee while step II and III are uploading scanned image and other documents and selecting the preferred examination centre options. In order to access the part II of the UPSC IAS application form date 2020, candidate must login with their registration ID and date of birth.

Image of UPSC IAS Application Form

part-2 upsc ias application

The details that candidates need to mention in UPSC IAS application form 2020 are

  • Language Medium

  • Number of Attempts

  • Optional Subject

  • Photo ID Number

  • Graduation Percentage


STEP 2: Fee Payment

After submission of all the details candidates need to pay the application fee for UPSC IAS. The modes of payment that candidates can use for fee payment are.

  • Debit Card

  • Credit Card

  • Internet Banking

  • Challan

UPSC IAS 2020 Application Fees

Candidates can pay the application fee in both online and offline mode. The modes of payment that candidates can use for fee payment are a debit card, credit card, internet banking, and others. All the women, SC and ST candidates are exempted from the application fee payment.

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 - Fee





General/OBC male only



General/OBC male only



Step 3: Uploading scanned image and signature

The documents that candidates need to be uploaded in the UPSC Civil Services application form 2020 form are given below.

  • Photograph (20 kb to 300 kb)

  • Signature (20 kb to 300 kb)

  • Photo ID proof (20 kb to 300 kb)

Step 4: Selecting exam centre options

In this step of filling UPSC IAS application form, candidates will have to select their preferred exam centre options from the list of exam centres available in the application form. Candidates can go through the table below to check UPSC IAS exam centres list.

IAS 2020 Exam Center for Preliminary Exam

















Kozhikode (Calicut)


Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh)


Gautam Buddh Nagar














Navi Mumbai



Panaji (Goa)






Port Blair



Prayagraj (Allahabad)


























Image of exam centre selecting window in UPSC IAS Application Form


UPSC IAS 2020 Application Form - Correction Window

The application form of IAS will be released on the official website. UPSC will not provide any correction window after the submission of the UPSC Civil Services application form 2020. Hence candidate is advised to fill the details in the application form of UPSC IAS carefully.

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 for Mains Exam - DAF (Detailed Application Form)

Candidates who will clear the prelims examination need to fill a separate application form for appearing in the mains examination of UPSC Civil Services. The UPSC IAS online form 2020 for mains examination is also called a Detailed Application Form (DAF). Candidates can download the IAS Mains Application Form 2020 from the official website. Selected candidates need to fill the application form available in PDF format and send it to UPSC headquarters. The online application form of IAS can also be submitted directly to the UPSC on the address mentioned in the notification. Candidates who will clear the mains examination will be called for interview at different centres across the country.

Documents Required to fill UPSC IAS 2020 Application Form for Mains

Along with the UPSC IAS application form 2020 for mains, candidates need to upload certain documents. The list of documents that candidates need to upload is given below.

  • Medical Certificate, if required

  • Category Certificate, if required

  • Scanned copy of your passport-sized photograph

  • Scanned copy of your signature

  • IAS Prelims Roll Number

  • Bank Details

  • Class X Marksheet

  • Class XII Marksheet

  • Graduation Marksheet

How to apply UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 for Mains

  • Visit the official website of UPSC (

  • Click on the latest notification and select UPSC CSE DAF 2020

  • Enter your Preliminary Roll Number, Name, Date of Birth and email ID

  • Now login with the credentials sent to your given email ID

  • Fill all the details like Educational Qualification, Employment, Marital Status, etc.

  • Upload all the documents and make the fee payments.

Forgot UPSC IAS registration ID? Here's what to do?

In case a candidate forgets the registration ID while filling the UPSC Civil Services application form for prelims or for mains they must check their registered email inbox and SMS inbox (of the registered mobile number). UPSC sends an auto-generated email and SMS to the candidates stating that they have successfully registered and submitted their application. Candidates can find their registration numbers and password in these messages.

UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Centres 2020

The mains exam of UPSC IAS is conducted at the selected centres across the country. The table below contains the list of cities where the mains exam of UPSC IAS 2020 will be held:

UPSC IAS exam centres for mains exam








Dispur (Guwahati)

















UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2020

Union Public Service Commission releases the eligibility criteria for the Civil Services examination along with the official notification. Along with UPSC exam 2020 application date applicants should also know the eligibility to ensure their selection in exam. The eligibility criteria of UPSC Civil Service Exam comprises of various components like Nationality, Age criteria, Number of attempts and Educational qualification. Some relaxation is given to reserved category candidates on the UPSC IAS age limit. Detailed eligibility criteria for UPSC Civil Services 2020 is given below.

UPSC IAS 2020 Eligibility Criteria




Must be a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan.

Tibetan refugee who came before January 1, 1962, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

UPSC IAS Age Limit

Must be between 21 years to 32 years

Educational Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.

How to Prepare for UPSC IAS 2020?

Preparing for UPSC IAS exam is not an easy task. You have to be not only prepared with your studies but also have to be mentally prepared for the journey. Since UPSC IAS selection process 2020 will contain various stages, candidates will have to be ready for a long process till the final allotment is done. Those who qualify the exam will be entitled to receive IAS salary.Here are some tips that you can follow while preparing for UPSC IAS exam and get a better result.

1. Prepare a Time Table

It is important for you to manage time and thus preparing a time table would help you in a better way. You must not only prepare the time table but also follow it.

2. Go through the syllabus and exam pattern

Knowing what to study is very important. Thus, applicants must know UPSC IAS exam pattern in detailed as given in official notification. Candidates should also have thorough understanding of UPSC IAS syllabus in detailed to give direction to your preparation.

3. Pick the best books for UPSC IAS 2020 exam

As per the syllabus, you must select the best books of UPSC IAS which contains all the subjects and topics that will be asked in the examination.

4. Read newspapers daily

Along with knowing IAS application form 2020 date applicants should focus on dynamic part of exam. Since current affairs are the most important section that is asked in the Civil Service Exam, nothing can be as beneficial for the candidates as the newspapers. Since the newspapers contains not only the events from around the world, but also the editorial and op ed sections can help the candidate to prepare for the essay writing sections.

5. Make spark notes

While studying, preparing spark notes can help candidate during the time of revision. Spark notes must be short and precise and must be written in a way so that candidates can understand the whole context of the matter.

6. Analyze UPSC Civil Services cut off

Candidates are advised to check previous year UPSC IAS cut off so that they will get an idea about the minimum qualifying marks. By knowing UPSC civil services cut off of different stages applicants can compose their strategy to qualify the exam.

IAS 2020 Admit Card

By knowing IAS application form 2020 last date candidates are advised to fill the form before last date is over. Candidates will be able to download the admit card for UPSC Civil Services after the successful completion of the online application form time will be over. Candidates should note that admit card will be issued to only those who have applied before IAS application form last date is over. The details mentioned on the admit card of IAS are following

  • Candidate name,

  • Examination centre,

  • Date and time of examination,

  • Instructions

UPSC will release a separate admit card for both the examinations. Candidates who will clear the preliminary examination can only download the admit cards for the mains examination.

Contact Details:

Union Public Service Commission

Dholpur House,

Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069

Facilitation Counter Phone No: 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC IAS Application Form 2020

Question: How can I apply for IAS 2020?


Candidates can fill application form of UPSC IAS 2020 on February 12 by visiting official website at Last date to apply for UPSC Civil Services 2020 is March 3, 2020 which means you will have approximately 3 weeks to fill the form. However, it is recommended to you that you must not wait for the last day to apply and fill the form as and when released. 

Question: Which subject is best for IAS?


Anthropology, Chemistry, Commerce & Accountancy, Geography, Law, Maths, History, Political Science & International Relations, Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology, and English Literature are best subjects for IAS 2020.

Question: Can I change my date of birth in the UPSC IAS 2020 application form?


No, you will not be able to change any information given by you in the application form after the final submission. Thus, while you fill the application form, you must fill it carefully. 

Question: What is IAS salary?


Candidates who qualify the exam will be entitled to receive rs. 56,100 as monthly basic pay as per IAS salary 2020

Question: What is the age limit to fill UPSC IAS application form 2020?


As per the IAS eligibility, a candidate must be between 21 years to 32 years. However, there are various age relaxations for reserved category given by the examination authorities.  

Question: In which month is the prelims result of UPSC IAS expected?


It is expected that UPSC IAS result for the prelims stage will be announced in June 2020. 

Question: Will the authority release the the minimum cut off marks and how can I check it?


Yes, the authorities will release IAS cut off marks on its official website only after the final result is announced. To check the cut off, you must visit the UPSC website and click on the cutoff section and select the exam name. 

Question: Do I need to upload the qualification documents while filling the UPSC IAS application form for the prelims stage?


No, while filling the application form of IAS, candidates will have to upload only the scanned passport size photo and signature. Besides this, candidates will have to fill their basic details like name, parent's name, address, etc.

Question: How can I apply for UPSC 2020 online?


Candidates can apply online for UPSC IAS 2020 on the official website of the Commission - 

Question: How can i register for IAS 2020 on UPSC website?


Click on the UPSC IAS application form link and then click on 'Part-I Registration'. Fill in personal and contact details and submit. IAS online Registration ID and password will be generated and sent to the email and mobile number that you provided. 

Question: How can I print UPSC application form?


Once you've filled the application form, an option to print the IAS 2020 application form will appear on the screen. You can print the application form for future references. 

Question: What if I pay UPSC IAS application fee through bank challan on the closing date of application form?


Since it take at least two dates to process the application fee paid through bank Chalan , you must not wait for the closing date. Fill the IAS application form 2020 well be fore time and the pay the fee subsequently.

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tell me all about upcs exam (IAS)

Rohan Goyal 20th Feb, 2020

Hi Divya,

IAS is a civil service examination which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission ( UPSC ) . There are three stages of this exam and if you clear all the three stages then you will be posted in best and highly posted civil service like:- IAS, IPS etc. This is one of the toughest exam of India. But this can be cracked with a proper strategy,  study . This is an offline mode exam and conducted once in a year. The age limit prescribed is 21 years to 32 years and other for reserved candidates.  This exam contains both MCQ and descriptive questions.

Stage 1 Preliminary Exam

Stage 2 Mains Exam

Stage 3 UPSC Personality Exam ( Interview)

For more information you can go the link given below.

Link :-

I hope you got your answer.

All The Best!


i want to know about nimset and preparing for 2021

Hrisheekesh Singh 19th Feb, 2020

Hi Bibhas,

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET), is the national level entrance exam conducted every year by one of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) for taking admissions on merit basis to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme.

This exam works across the NITs located in Agartala, Allahabad, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur, Warangal, Surathkal, Durgapur, Trichy, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Kurukshetra.

The application form of NIMCET 2020 will be released soon through which the candidates can fill the form and appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET admit card will also be released to be downloaded by candidates. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the result of the same will be declared on the official website of NIMCET 2020.

Total 809 seats are available and duration of exam is 2 hours.

NOTE:- NIMCET scores are used by many other universities and institutes for admissions to the MCA programmes offered by them.

You may refer to the source article for more information about NIMCET 2020 Exam.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!


Iw ant to be an IAS officer which field I will choose

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020

The eligibility criteria for UPSC is to have attained 21 years ago and passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. Even, final year students are eligible.

If you're asking this question in context of the fact that UPSC is more humanities oriented, then let me tell you from the past few years people from engineering, medical have made it to topper's list. So, what matters in this case is a good planning and strategy.Also  this is the very reason UPSC has made no discrimination, hence allowed people from every stream to apply for it. If you're interested in humanities stream, then go ahead with your choice but don't make it compulsory one in order to crack UPSC.

Is doing IT degree will be any help for IAS?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC is to have attained 21 years age and passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. Even final year students are eligible to apply.

So, you can pursue graduation in any discipline to apply for UPSC Civil Service. Now, coming to year question UPSC is more humanities oriented, so people belonging to this stream are acquainted with the subject in a good way. Science students do not study these subjects at 10+2 level. But, having said that let me tell you in the past few years, if you look at the toppers of this exam, many people from engineering, medical too have qualified. Hence, this is the reason UPSC makes no discrimination and allow people from all discipline to appear for this.

please recommend me the best book for IAS study Hindi medium

anima chaudhary 18th Feb, 2020

As per the reviews these are the best books for the IAS in hindi medium are-

For Indian history Plassi se vibhajan, Adhunik bharat ka ethas by bipin Chandra , bharat gandhi ke baad by ramchandra guha.

For world history -samkaleen vishwa ka ithas (1890-2008)

For indian geography for oxford school atlas (hindi), bhugol mukhya pariksha by Dkhullar

For world history- bharat avum vishva ka bhugol by magbook

Bharat evam vishwa ka bhugol.

For art culture bhartiya kala sanskriti evam virsat and bhartiya kala evam sanskriti.

For Indian society you can prefer samajik samasyayein by ram Ahuja.
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