UPSC IAS Result 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will declare UPSC IAS 2020 result for Prelims exam tentatively by July 10 in online mode. The Commission will declare the result of UPSC IAS in three stages – prelims, mains and final result separately. Exam conducting authorities will declare the UPSC IAS result 2020 in pdf file which comprises the roll number of successful candidates. The UPSC IAS 2020 result for Prelims exam will contain the roll number of candidates who have been shortlisted to appear for the next stage of the selection process i.e. Mains exam. UPSC Civil Services Exam - Prelims stage is scheduled to be conducted on May 31, 2020. To know more about the result of UPSC IAS 2020, read the article below.

UPSC IAS Result 2020

UPSC conducts the IAS 2020 every year to recruit candidates for All India Services like Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Foreign Service and others. The Mains examination will be held from September 18 - 22, 2020. The UPSC Mains result 2020 will be declared by mid-January. The final UPSC IAS Result 2020 will be released after the Interview/Personality Test of the candidates in March, 2021. UPSC IAS 2020 result will be announced after the IAS interview and medical test. UPSC has released 796 vacancies in 2020. There were 896 vacancies in 2019 and 759 vacancies in 2018.

UPSC IAS 2020 - An Overview

Exam Name

Civil Services Examination (CSE)

Exam Conducting body

Union Public Service Commission

Education requirement


Exam stages

  1. Preliminary

  2. Mains

  3. Personality Test

Vacancies (year 2020)


Number of Attempts and age limit

General Category- 6 attempts till completion of 32 years.

OBC- 9 attempts till completion of 35 years.

SC/ST- Unlimited attempts till completion of 37 years

Estimated Number of Applicants

Approx 12 lakh

Contact Details

Union Public Service Commission,

Dholpur House,

Shahjahan Road, New Delhi

Ph. - 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

UPSC IAS Result 2020: Important Dates



UPSC IAS 2020 Preliminary Exam Date

May 31, 2020

UPSC IAS 2020 Prelims Result Date

July 10, 2020

UPSC IAS 2020 Main Exam Exam Date

September 18 - 22, 2020

UPSC IAS 2020 Mains Result Date

January 15, 2020

UPSC IAS 2020 Interview Schedule

February, 2021

UPSC IAS 2020 Final Result

May, 2021

UPSC IAS Prelims Result 2020

The tentative UPSC Prelims result date 2020 is June 21. The result of UPSC IAS 2020 Prelims will mainly depend upon the marks scored in General Studies Paper - 1. The General Studies Paper - 2 or CSAT is only qualifying in nature. UPSC has prescribed 33% as pass percentage in this paper . The candidates must ensure that they secure at least 33% in CSAT otherwise they won't qualify the Civil Services Preliminary examination 2020. The UPSC IAS 2020 result will have great significance on the future path of the IAS aspirants.

How To Check UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 Result?

Candidates need to check their UPSC IAS Prelims result 2020 using their roll number. Hence, they should keep their roll number from UPSC Prelims Admit card ready when checking their UPSC Prelims result 2020. Candidates should follow the below steps to check the IAS Prelims 2020 Result:

  1. Visit the official website

  2. Go to 'Examinations' tab

  3. Click on 'Active Examinations'

  4. Click on 'Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020’

  5. Go to ‘Written result’. A PDF file will open.

Step 1: Visit -The candidates have to visit the official website of UPSC to check their result

Step 2: Go to 'Examinations' tab - The candidate should click on the 'Examinations' tab present at top of the website

Step 3: Click on 'Active Examinations' - The candidate then need to go to ‘Active Examinations' to find the result of examination currently happening or undergoing evaluation process

Step 4: Click on 'Civil Services Preliminary Examination, 2020’ - The candidates need to find the exam for which they are checking the result of UPSC IAS 2020.

Step 5: Go to ‘Written result’- The candidates need to go to the ‘Written result’ to find the PDF file for the same.

The PDF file will contain the list of roll numbers of candidates shortlisted for UPSC Mains 2020 exam. Candidates can check whether their roll number appears in the list in PDF file. Candidates can save the PDF file for future reference.

A sample of UPSC IAS result PDF file is given in the picture below.


UPSC Prelims Result 2020: Calculation of Score

The total score in UPSC IAS Prelims result 2020 is calculated using the following formula:

Score = [(Correct answers in GS Paper 1 x 2) – (Number of incorrect response x 0.66)] + [(Correct responses in GS Paper 2 x 2.5) – (Number of incorrect response x 0.83)]

A sample of individual candidate’s Civil Service Preliminary exam result is given in below picture:


How to Check UPSC IAS Mains Result 2020?

The examination authority will release the UPSC Mains Result 2020 in the first week of January 2021. The Commission will conduct the UPSC CSE Main examination between September 18 and 23, 2020. The tentative UPSC Mains result date 2020 is January 15, 2020. UPSC IAS Main result 2019 was declared on January 14, 2020. The IAS result 2019 topper list is expected to be released in April, 2020.

Candidates should follow the below steps to check the UPSC IAS Mains 2020 Result:

  1. Visit

  2. Click on 'Examinations' tab

  3. Go to 'Active Examinations'

  4. Click on 'Civil Services (Mains) Examination, 2020’

  5. Go to ‘Written result’. A PDF file will open.

Step 1:Visit

Step 2: Click on 'Examinations' tab


Step 3: Go to 'Active Examinations'


Step 4: Click on 'Civil Services (Mains) Examination, 2020’


Step 5: Go to ‘Written result’ and click on the PDF file.



Below is the sample picture of Civil Services Mains result 2018 with marks:


The candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in UPSC Mains exam will be shortlisted for the Interview stage. As per the official notification, the number of candidates who qualify the UPSC IAS 2020 Mains exam will be twice the number of vacancies.

How To Download UPSC Interview Call Letter/ e-Summon Letter?

The e-summon letter for the UPSC IAS Interview will be available on the official website of UPSC.

  • On the UPSC page, go on the tab for Interview Schedule and e-Summon Letters

  • Login using your credentials - registration number/date of birth/ password

  • Download your e-Summon Letters

Note: No paper summon letters will be issued by UPSC for the Interview.

UPSC IAS 2020 Result: Documents Required for UPSC Interview

The candidates shortlisted for the UPSC Interview have to produce only the original certificates at the time of interview. The important documents required during the Personality Test are:

  • Educational certificates

  • Age document (date of birth)

  • Community certificate

  • Physically handicapped certificate

The candidate should also carry the questionnaire, attestation form, and TA form, etc.

Candidates should go through the call letter sent by the Commission for the interview to know the complete list of documents required for UPSC interview.

How to Check UPSC IAS Final Result 2020?

After the interview and medical examination, the exam conducting authority will declare the UPSC IAS 2020 final result. The candidates can follow the below steps to check their final result:

  • Visit the official website

  • Click on the ''Final Result.''

  • The pdf file will open.

  • Use your roll number/name to check if your name appears on the list.

The names and roll numbers of the selected candidates will appear in the final merit list. The candidates recommended by the Interview board will then be allotted to different services on the basis of the rank awarded to them as well as preferences declared by them for different posts and services.

UPSC releases advertisement every year to invite applications for around 1000 vacancies. Over 5 lakh candidates appear for the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination every year out of which around 10,000 candidates are shortlisted for the Civil Services Main Examination. Out of these 10,000 candidates, less than 2,500 candidates are called for the Civil Services Interview. The IAS result 2020 topper list will be released by UPSC in May or June.

Criteria for UPSC IAS 2020 Result Declaration

  • The UPSC IAS final result 2020 will take into account the marks scored in the UPSC Mains exam and IAS interview (personality test).

  • The marks of IAS prelims will be not taken into consideration for computing the final UPSC IAS result 2020.

  • The number of candidates to be shortlisted for the interview are twice the number of vacancies to be filled.

  • The total slots allocated to Indian Administrative Service are generally top 75-100 ranks of selected candidates.

UPSC IAS 2020 Answer Key

The exam conducting authority releases the UPSC IAS answer key but after the whole exam process is over. However, many coaching institutes release the unofficial key on their websites. The candidate can refer to these and check their answers and get a rough estimate of the marks they would score in Prelims. There is negative marking in both GS 1 and CSAT. Every incorrect answer incurs a penalty of 1/3rd of total marks allotted to that question. In GS paper 1, there are 100 questions of 2 marks each while in CSAT there are 80 questions of 2.5 marks each. In GS Paper 1, 0.66 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. In GS Paper 2 (CSAT), 0.83 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

UPSC IAS Cutoff 2020

The candidates must score the cut off marks to qualify the exam. In Prelims GS Paper 1, the candidates have to score the minimum IAS cut off prescribed by UPSC to qualify the Prelims stage of the Civil Service Examination. The UPSC IAS cut off varies for different categories of the candidates. Prelims GS Paper 2 or CSAT is a qualifying paper and candidates have to score just 33% or above to clear the Prelims stage.

UPSC IAS Result Statistics

The success rate of the UPSC IAS exam is less than 1%. About 10 lakhs candidates apply for some 1000 vacancies every year. Around 50% of those who applied appear for the Prelims exam. About 10000 -15000 candidates are shortlisted for the Mains stage and 2500-3000 candidates are selected for interview stage.


Prelims Applied

Prelims Appeared

Prelims Cleared

Mains Appeared

Shortlisted for Interview



12 lakhs

6.5 lakhs






10 lakhs

5 lakhs




































































What after the UPSC IAS Result 2020 Declaration?

After the declaration of UPSC IAS final result 2020, the Commission releases the cut-off marks for the Prelims, Mains and the overall cut-off. UPSC also releases the detailed mark sheets of those who had appeared in the Mains exam. Also, the prelims exam official answer keys are released.

Candidates who have attended the UPSC IAS personality test/interview eagerly wait for its results. When the final merit list is uploaded on the UPSC official website, the candidates check their name in the final merit list.

What happens after you find your name in the final IAS result 2020 topper list?

  1. After this, candidates are allotted to different services. This task is undertaken by the Department of Personnel and Training for those whose names appeared on the final merit list.

  2. Service allocation is done in about six weeks’ time. Service allocation is done by DoPT on the basis of candidate’s rank, preference, category, vacancies available, etc.

  3. Then the DoPT sends the official service allocation letter to the candidate through post and email.

  4. The Foundation training programme begins at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) generally in September.

  5. Candidates attending the Foundation training programme will receive the appointment letter within a few days.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC IAS Result 2020

Question: When will the UPSC IAS results Prelims 2020 be declared?


The UPSC CSE Prelims result 2020 will be declared within 45 days of the exam. For UPSC CSE 2020, the result should be declared by July 15.

Question: For how many days are the UPSC IAS Mains exam held?


UPSC IAS Mains are held for 9 papers over 5 days.

Question: What is IAS prelims result date 2020?


The Civil Service preliminary exam result will be declared tentatively by July 10 in online mode.

Question: Will UPSC send the IAS final result 2020 by post?


No, UPSC IAS CSE result (Prelims and Mains) are declared online on the official website.

Question: How many candidates are selected through the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary examination 2020?


The vacancies every year are generally in range of 900 - 1100 and these many candidates are selected for different services. 

Question: How many candidates are selected for IAS?


Depending on requirements, top 75-100 candidates are selected for UPSC.

Question: What is the IAS result date 2020?


The examination authority will hold UPSC IAS 2020 Prelims on May 31, 2020. The UPSC result date 2020 prelims is July 15 tentatively. 

Question: What is the IAS final result date?


After the completion of the interview process, the UPSC IAS result date 2020 is expected to be in April, 2021. 

Question: When will the UPSC IAS result mains be declared?


The UPSC result date 2020 for Mains examination is expected to be in January 2021.

Question: What is the qualifying or passing criteria for civil services prelims result 2020?


Only the marks scored in General Studies paper 1 are considered for qualifying Prelims. The marks scored in General Studies paper  2 are not considered and this paper is only qualifying in nature.  

Question: What qualifying criteria is used to calculate IAS final result 2020?


Only the marks scored in Mains stage and Interview are used to award merit and prepare the IAS final list.

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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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