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 Admit Card 2020 is to be released in PDF file tentatively by March 28

UPSC IAS Exam Dates 2020

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 2020. 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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i want to be an ias with a backup plan what should I choose ba or bsc

chinmayi 28th Mar, 2020


All The Best as you have a dream to become an IAS  . I suggest you to take B.Sc as there is science stream in your class 11 and 12 . You have many opportunities as you can do M.Sc or PhD after doing B.Sc . You have an opportunity if you fail to achieve your dream of an IAS officer . If you don't get selected for IAS then you have a chance of becoming professor .

Dream to become an IAS but have an other option also in your career . You should work very hard to become an IAS . But concentrate on your degree as Degree is most crucial to become an IAS as without a degree you are not supposed to write the prelims exam .

Hope this helps you .


if agri is the correct graduation for IAS /

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 28th Mar, 2020

First of all,according to eligibility criteria for UPSC,candidates need to pass graduation in any discipline and attained 21 years age, you can appear even in your final year,there isn't any best course or correct course in this matter, the sole reason being UPSC doesn't discriminate among aspirants and hence allow people from all background to appear for this exam. As per previous year trends also,people from different backgrounds like engineering, medical etc too have succeeded, what eventually matters is planning and strategy in this exam.

what are the groups in intermediate which is best for ias?

Megha 28th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant !

I will suggest you to first choose wisely your undergraduate and start preparing from starting itself.

Then , choose your subjects according to your preparation and interest that what subject you will take as an optional subject in your exams

Many people go for subjects in ART stream like bachelor of art with subject like geography , history , political science etc according to your interest .

Also , you can try for humanities.

Hope it helps , if you have further query please feel free to ask !


i want to become an after finishing my hsc second year which is the better course for my brightfull future?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 28th Mar, 2020

In order to appear for UPSC, you just need to be 21 years old and passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university,you can apply even in your final year. UPSC doesn't discriminate among aspirants and hence allow people from all background to appear for this exam.

See, it's important to understand where your interest lies, and accordingly choose career path. As UPSC is more humanities oriented, it's becomes comparatively easier for arts students to prepare for this exam as they're already well acquainted with this syllabus while science students didn't have any of these subjects at +2 level. But, let me tell you as per previous year trends, many people belonging to engineering and medical too have succeeded, and the only reason being eventually it's the planning and strategy that matters. So, think out clearly about your areas of interest, if you're absolutely clear about UPSC and have liking for any arts subject such as law, political science, history, economics etc you may go ahead, secondly if you're not sure, go with your choice it may be medical, management, engineering or anything else, even if you later feel like giving UPSC,  you can definitely go ahead after gaining some experiences in your related career field like so many successful candidates have done in the past.


I want to start my IAS preparation from home other than going to coaching centers.i want to write this exam in the year 2023 as I was born in march 2002,is it right?..which books help me for write the preliminary & mains better.i want to study in a smart way rather than spending a lot of time in it.

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 26th Mar, 2020

The eligibility criteria for appearing in UPSC civil services examination is to have a graduate degree and age above 21.First of all you should start studying newspapers daily either The Hindu or The Indian Express.
Every topper recommends that your resources should be limited because there are tonnes of materials in the market and indulging in each one of them will waste your time and you will get confused ending up in messing everything.
There are few standard books recommended by toppers,these are :
  • NCERT books from 6 to 12.
  • Laxmikant for Polity
  • Spectrum fo Modern India
  • Tamil Nadu board book of class 11th for Ancient and Medieval india
  • Shankar IAS book for Environment
  • GC Leong for Gerography
  • Ramesh Singh for Economy.
  • Nitin Singhnia for Art and Culture
Apart from that keep and eye on everything happening around world and be curious.
For Mains,GS 1,2,3 above books and current affairs and for GS 4 you should study Lexicon.Apart from that you should study ARC Reports,NITI Ayog action agenda,PIB,PRS,Indian year book,Budget and Economic survey(of the year in which you will appear in the exam)

Good Luck
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