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.

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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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


What is difference blw BA in humanities and BA in business studies. Whoch will help me to prepare IAS and which stream.

Shubhangi sinha 14th Jan, 2020

Hello Manikanta,

BA in humanities emphasis on soft skills and business studies generally focus on technical skills.

It doesn't matter whether B.A humanities or business studies . But, personally I would recommend to opt for B.A in humanities because it's easier and therefore you can devote more time for UPSC preparations.

you can take any subject according to your interest because in UPSC it is the interest that matters the most.

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)

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