UPSC IAS Exam Dates 2020
Updated on Jan 3, 2020 - 11:51 a.m. IST by Aayushi madavi
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UPSC IAS Important Dates 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released IAS 2020 exam dates in their annual calendar. With the help of important dates of UPSC IAS 2020, candidates can keep track of all the events of the exam. As per UPSC IAS important dates 2020, the official notification will be released on February 12. UPSC IAS application form will be released along with the notification. Candidates will be able to apply for UPSC IAS till March 3, 2020. UPSC IAS important dates include the release date of the admit card, different stages of the exam, result declaration dates and more. UPSC IAS 2020 exam date for prelims is May 31. Candidates who qualify in UPSC IAS 2020 prelims exam will be eligible to appear for the mains exam on September 18.
Latest: UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 is available now.

UPSC IAS 2020 will be conducted for the recruitment of candidates for various Government services like Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS), Indian Forest Services (IFS), etc. Candidates have to appear for an interview after qualifying in UPSC IAS mains exam. The dates for UPSC IAS interview/ personality test will be announced later. Candidates can know more about UPSC IAS exam dates in the article below.

UPSC IAS 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can check all the UPSC IAS exam dates 2020 from the table below -



UPSC IAS 2020 Notification

February 12, 2020

Application form

February 12, 2020

Last date to register

March 3, 2020

Issuance of prelims admit card

May 2020

UPSC IAS 2020 prelims exam

May 31, 2020

Declaration of prelims result

To be notified

Issuance of Mains admit card

September 2020

UPSC IAS Mains exam

September 18, 2020 onwards

Result of UPSC Civil Services Mains

To be notified

Call letter for Interview/ Personality Test

To be notified

Declaration of final result

To be notified

UPSC IAS Application Date 2020

As per UPSC IAS important dates mentioned in the annual calendar, the application form will be released by the exam authorities on February 12, 2020. The last date to fill the application form is March 3, 2020. Candidates will have to register on the official website - and then they can proceed to fill UPSC IAS application form. Candidates will have to fill in personal details, educational qualifications, and upload scanned images of photograph and signature in the application form of UPSC IAS 2020. Candidates will be required to pay a requisite application fee while filling UPSC IAS 2020 application form. The application fee is payable both online (net banking/ credit/ debit card) and offline (challan). Candidates can check the application fee from the table below.

UPSC IAS 2020 Admit Card Date

Candidates who successfully fill the application form will be issued UPSC IAS admit card. Based on the UPSC IAS exam dates mentioned in the annual calendar, the admit card is likely to be released in the month of May. Candidates will have to log in using their registration number and password in order to download the admit card of UPSC IAS 2020. Candidates can find important details like exam centre address, reporting time, etc. printed on the admit card. It is mandatory that the candidates carry their admit cards to the exam centres along with a valid photo identity like Aadhaar Card or PAN Card. Candidates who fail to do so will not be permitted to take the exam. UPSC IAS mains admit card is expected to be released in the first week of September.

UPSC IAS Exam Dates 2020

The exam authorities have announced UPSC IAS exam dates. UPSC IAS prelims exam will be conducted on May 31, 2020. UPSC IAS 2020 mains exam will be conducted from September 18. Candidates will have to reach the exam centres mentioned on their admit cards along with a copy of it and a photo ID. UPSC IAS exam dates for mains will be announced later by the Commission.

UPSC IAS 2020 Result Dates

The exam authorities do not mention UPSC IAS result dates. Candidates who score the cutoff marks or more will be shortlisted in UPSC IAS result. The result will be declared for each stage of the exam separately. Candidates who get shortlisted in UPSC IAS result of the prelims exam will be called to appear for the mains exam. Candidates who qualify the mains exam will be eligible to appear for a personal interview.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC IAS Exam Dates 2020

Question: What is the last date to download the admit card of UPSC IAS 2020 prelims exam?


Candidates can download the admit card of UPSC IAS examination till the day of the exam.

Question: What is the last date to fill the application form of UPSC IAS 2020 examination?


Candidates can fill UPSC IAS 2020 application form till March 3, 2020.

Question: What documents do I need to fill UPSC IAS application form?


Candidates must have their class 10 passing certificate, class 12 marksheet, a photo ID, an active email address, scanned copies of photograph and signature, and a PDF file of the photo ID.

Question: I have passed my class 12 exams. Can I apply for UPSC IAS?


As per the eligibility criteria of UPSC IAS, an aspirant must be a graduate in any discipline. A class 12 pass out cannot apply for the exam. 

Question: When will the interview of UPSC IAS 2020 be conducted?


The interview dates for UPSC IAS 2020 will be announced by the exam authorities later. Candidates who have qualified in the mains exam will be issued call letters for the interview, which will mention details about the interview date, time, and venue.

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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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