UPSC IAS Application Form 2020
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 - 2:54 p.m. IST by Shristi Kirti
#UPSC Civil Services Exam

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the UPSC IAS 2020 application form in online mode on February 12 at The last date to fill the online application form of UPSC Civil Services 2020 is March 3. The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing in the UPSC IAS exam is a graduation degree. The application fee for the IAS registration form 2020 is Rs. 100 for general and OBC candidates while SC, ST, and women candidates are exempted from payment of application fee. UPSC IAS application form 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. Candidates also need to upload a scanned copy of the photograph, signature and photo ID as per the specifications. Candidate must ensure to have met the eligibility criteria before applying for UPSC IAS examination.

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 or Civil Services exam is conducted in three stages - prelims, mains and Interview. 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) final 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

Vacancies (Tentative)

Around 1,000 (Tentative)

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).

IAS 2020 Application Dates

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

IAS 2020 Important Dates



Availability of IAS Main Application Form

February 12, 2020

Last Date to Apply for UPSC IAS 2020

March 3, 2020

Last Date to pay the IAS Exam Fee

March 3, 2020

Date of UPSC CSE preliminary exam 2020

May 31, 2020

Date of UPSC IAS Mains Exam 2020

To be announced

Prerequisites for filling UPSC IAS application form

In order to fill the application form of UPSC IAS 2020, 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.

  • Applicants must ensure to have filled both the parts - part I and II of the online IAS application form 2020.

  • Candidates should note down the RID (Registration ID) which will be generated by the system after completing part I UPSC online registration 2019.

  • 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.

How to Fill UPSC IAS Application Form 2020

  • Visit official website of UPSC (

  • Click on apply online link

  • Select UPSC Civil Services 2020 examination.

  • Click on registration part 1 and fill details.

  • Submit and proceed to registration part II.

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

  • Upload Photograph, Signature, and Photo ID.

  • Check all the details and submit the Form.

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 online registration window


Part 1: UPSC IAS Online Registration

Candidates need to fill the registration form by filling some basic details like 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 centers 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 Fill 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.

UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Centers 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. The eligibility criteria of UPSC CSE comprises of various components like nationality, age criteria and educational qualification. 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


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, candidatse will have to be ready for a long process till the final allotment is done. 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 tane would help you in a better way. You must not only prepare not only the time table but also have to follow it.

2. Go through the syllabus and the exam pattern

Knowing what to study is very important. Thus, you must go through the UPSC IAS syllabus and exam pattern to give direction to your preparation.

3. Pick the best books for UPSC IAS 2020 exam

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

4. Read newspapers daily

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.

IAS 2020 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download the admit card for UPSC Civil Services after the successful completion of the online application form. The details mentioned on the admit card of IAS are following

  • Candidate name,

  • Examination center,

  • 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 much time do I have to fill the online application form of IAS 2020?


This year, the application form of UPSC IAS 2020 will begin from February 12. You can fill it till 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: What if I pay the 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 challan , you must not wait for the closing date. Fill the IAS application form 2020 well be fore time and the pay the fee subsequently.

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 application fee will i have to pay if I belong to SC category?


Candidates belonging to the SC category is exempted from payment of application fee. However, for General and OBC male candidates, the application fee is Rs 100.

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.

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I want to do the IPS and IAS. But i am studying in diploma in mechanical engineering(final year). What to do....?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020

If you want to become and IAS or an IPS you will have to appear in Union (Public Service Commission)UPSC examination conducted every year.This exam is of three stage (Prelims(objective), Mains(written) and Interview).

But the eligibility to appear in UPSC examination requires a candidate to have completed graduation(UG) from a recognized university.
So, diploma diploma holders are not eligible for the upsc exams so i would recommend yo to complete your diploma and do graduation in any stream of your choice.

I hope this helps.

which are some best youtube channel for ias preparation

anima chaudhary 19th Jan, 2020


There are a few channels who provide the best content for the IAS preparation. The content is actually based on the relevance to the exam, quality of the content.

1.Rajya Shaba tv

2. Lokshaba tv


4. Vision IAS

5.Egyankosh IGNOU


To becoming an IAS bsc law is good or ba llb?

Kanupriya Gupta 18th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

First let's see the basic difference between BSc. LLB and B.A. LLB. Both of them are integrated courses and the general duration for these courses across the universities and colleges on India is of 5 years as they are an integration of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts respectively and with that the subject matter of law is also imparted to the candidates. The subjects for the law remain the same but in BA LLB, arts, humanities and social sciences subjects were also integrated. In BSc LLB, Physics, Chemistry etc. such subjects are integrated. One major problematic aspect of this is that only B.Sc. LLB can only be pursued by those students who have studied science in 10+2 as their main subject. Owing to this, if you are a science student and you wish to apply for this, the option is available but otherwise it is not so that naturally pitches BSc LLB out of the picture.

Subjects like History, Geography, Polity, Public Administration, Economics, Ecology, Environment, Science & Tech, Philosophy and Psychology are a part of General Studies paper which are all humanities subjects. So it will give you a upper hand in the paper and you would not have to utilise your time in understanding the subject later. So BA LLB works for people from any academic background and also aids the subjects that are to be studies in IAS.

Though this doesn't mean the BSc. LLB is not a good option as it can also aid you in your optional subject. Nevertheless, Take something which interests you more and fits your understanding of the same.

Hope this helps. All the best!


which is the best college giving IAS coaching along with bsc in tamilnadu?

Indrajit Gupta 14th Jan, 2020
Hello varshini,
Hope you doing well!
There are some best IAS coaching Institute in Tamilnadu:-
1.Shankar IAS Academy.
2.Officers IAS Academy.
3.Sucess IAS Academy.
4.Impact IAS Academy.
5.Manidha Naeyam IAS Academy.
6.Brilliant Tutorials Private. Limited
I hope this helpful for you.
Best wishes!!

I want to become IAS officer,what course I can do for it ? Im currently in 12 commerce.

Khusji 14th Jan, 2020


First of all, you need to obtain adequate qualification for IAS. Basically any graduate can apply for this test. Candidates must have completed 21 years to apply. After graduation, you can apply for the selection test through the portal of UPSC. UPSC portal contain adequate information on selection test (CSAT and mains).

For this exam Number of Attempts:
four attempts for General
seven attempts for OBC
No limit for SC/ST

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