UPSC IAS Selection Process 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the IAS examination in three stages every year for the recruitment of candidates in various services. The selection process of UPSC IAS 2020 consists of preliminary examination followed by mains examination and interview. Candidates who will clear the preliminary exam will be called for mains examination. The preliminary examination is qualifying nature and its marks will not be considered for the UPSC IAS Selection process. Candidates who will clear the mains examination will be called for a final interview round. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in mains and interview round. Candidates can check more information about UPSC IAS Selection Process 2020 from the article given below.
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UPSC IAS Selection Process 2020

Stages Of UPSC IAS 2020 Selection Process

  • Preliminary Exam

  • Mains Exam

  • Interview (Personality Test)

UPSC IAS Selection Process 2020 - Preliminary Exam

Candidates can fill UPSC IAS 2020 application form from the official website of the board. The application form of UPSC IAS 2020 will be available from February 12, 2020, and the preliminary exam will be held don March 3, 2020. Candidates who will successfully submit the application form can download UPSC IAS admit card from the official website a few days prior to the examination. The preliminary examination of UPSC IAS consists of two papers. Paper 1 will be of general studies and paper 2 will be optional in nature. Candidates can choose any one subject from the lists of subjects provided by the conducting body. UPSC IAS Selection Process 2020 for preliminary exam will be based on the marks obtained by candidates in birth the examination. The list of subjects that candidates can choose as an option subject for paper 2 is given in the table below.

Agriculture

Law

Animal Husbandry and veterinary science

Mathematics

Botany

Mechanical Engineering

Chemistry

Philosophy

Civil Engineering

Physics

Commerce

Political Science

Economics

Psychology

Electrical Engineering

Public Administration

Geography

Sociology

Geology

Statistics

Indian History

Zoology


UPSC IAS 2020 Selection Process - Mains Exam

Candidates who will qualify the preliminary examination of UPSC IAS 2020 will be called for mains examination. The admit card will be released on the official website a few days prior to the examination. Candidates need to appear in 8 papers in the mains examination. The marks scored by candidates in language tests are not considered for the final merit list. Scores of all 7 papers will be considered for the final merit list along with the interview marks. The list of all the papers included in the mains examination is given below.

  • Compulsory Indian Language (only qualifying)

  • Essay Paper

  • General Studies Paper 1

  • General Studies Paper 2

  • General Studies Paper 3

  • General Studies Paper 4

  • Optional Paper 1

  • Optional Paper 2

UPSC IAS Selection Process 2020 - Interview

After the successful completion of the mains examination, the next stage in UPSC IAS Selection Process is interview round. Candidates who will qualify the mains examination will be called for the interview round. The final merit list for UPSC IAS Selection Process will be made on the basis of marks scored by candidates in the mains exam and interview.

UPSC IAS 2020 Selection Process - Merit List

After the completion of all the stages conducting body will publish a merit list along with the final results. The merit list of UPSC IAS 2020 will be made on the basis of marks scored by candidates in the mains exam and interview round. Candidates who will score marks equal to or more than the cut off marks will be declared as qualified to join the services in the various cadre.

UPSC IAS Selection Process 2020 - Final Result

After the completion of the interview round, UPSC will publish the list of qualified candidates. The results will be declared in PDF format. The details mentioned in the final result PDF file are candidates name, roll number along with other details. On the basis of marks and preference of candidates, the various cadre will be allotted to candidates.

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Mujhe bahut difficult lagata hai IAS banana but mai IAS officer banana chahti hu.....?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 3rd Apr, 2020
Hello,

See,the thing is unlike other exams for which recruitment get concluded within a few months,cases being banking,insurance etc UPSC is one such exam which takes one year of preparation and another year of appearing for the exam for Prelims,Mains,Interview. So, perseverance is the key here and even an iota of doubt or demotivating can set you back, hence it's important to have clarity of "why" for appearing for this exam. UPSC tends to be more humanities oriented,so if like studying these subjects,then preparation process will not be tedious but in case you don't you'll find it very difficult to cope with the syllabus.
Also,you've to cover such an extensive syllabus,so you have to make study schedule on a day,weekly and monthly basis, and along with this,you also have to balance out other hobbies or interests because it's inevitable to escape moments of anxiety during this long period of preparation, and you clarity and determination shall sail you through this.

Just to provide you a brief about the exam;

UPSC Civil Service Exam consists of three level-

Preliminary
Mains
Interview


Preliminary numbers are not added in the final list, you just need to score the required cut offs against your category.It mainly consists of GS Paper-I consists of the following topic such as History of India and Indian national movement, Indian and World geography, Economic and social development- sustainable development, poverty,inclusion demographics, social sector initiatives etc,Indian polity and governance-constitution,political system,Current Events nationally and Internationally,
General Science,General Issues on environmental ecology,biodiversity and climate change.

and CSAT includes topics such as basic numeracy, comprehension, logical reasoning and analytical ability, general mental ability, decision making and problem solving, interpersonal skills including communication skills. Both consists of 200 marks, MCQs based. Prelims is mcq based, but still it requires knowledge coupled with speed.


Mains is more of a subjective type, one needs to write answer for Four General Studies Paper(GS-I includes Indian Heritage and Culture,History and Geography of the World and Society, GS-II includes Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations, GS-III includes Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management, GS-IV includes Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude),Two Optionals, One Essay, two language paper, there are total nine papers here. 250 marks for each paper, total is 1750 marks followed by Personality Test of 275 marks.



You can go through the steps as mentioned below in order to start your preparation for UPSC:


Be well acquainted with UPSC Syllabus, learn it by heart, that's the most crucial step to crack this exam, to know what to read and what to skip. In addition to this, never ever make a differentiation between prelims and mains, what I mean is do not prepare separately for each, because nowadays what's happening is even in prelims, UPSC frame questions based on Mains syllabus, So, the first towards preparation shall be a integrated preparation for both.

Read any newspaper like The Hindu, or Indian Express on a regular basis to be updated as well as gaining knowledge which shall be highly useful to you in future exam preparation part.

Start with basics, for each subject, you can do with NCERTs for this.

As you progress, move on to other relevant books, keep your resources minimum like Polity by Laxmikanth, History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra etc.

Start practicing answer writing in advance, even in a little way, writing mains is a huge task for nine paper, it requires immense practice along with knowledge.

Practice previous year question paper which you can get from the site of UPSC,in addition mock papers, and test series which you can get it from any of the sites extensively dedicated to UPSC, , it's highly important to evaluate your performance while doing so.
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IAS bnane k liye kya jyada study karana hota hai...?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 2nd Apr, 2020
Hello,

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. This is answer pertaining to eligibility for UPSC.

Now, if you're asking pertaining to syllabus of UPSC, it's extensive, you have to study everything from economics, history, geography, ethics, science and technology etc, being a civil servant the responsibility rests with the candidate to serve the society, the role they're entrusted with, hence they need to aware of every minute details of the society they're living in.

UPSC Civil Service Exam consists of three level-

Preliminary
Mains
Interview


Preliminary numbers are not added in the final list, you just need to score the required cut offs against your category.It mainly consists of GS Paper-I consists of the following topic such as History of India and Indian national movement, Indian and World geography, Economic and social development- sustainable development, poverty,inclusion demographics, social sector initiatives etc,Indian polity and governance-constitution,political system,Current Events nationally and Internationally,
General Science,General Issues on environmental ecology,biodiversity and climate change.

and CSAT includes topics such as basic numeracy, comprehension, logical reasoning and analytical ability, general mental ability, decision making and problem solving, interpersonal skills including communication skills. Both consists of 200 marks, MCQs based. Prelims is mcq based, but still it requires knowledge coupled with speed.


Mains is more of a subjective type, one needs to write answer for Four General Studies Paper(GS-I includes Indian Heritage and Culture,History and Geography of the World and Society, GS-II includes Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations, GS-III includes Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management, GS-IV includes Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude),Two Optionals, One Essay, two language paper, there are total nine papers here. 250 marks for each paper, total is 1750 marks followed by Personality Test of 275 marks.

Now, coming to your question preparation for UPSC anyway takes two years, that's one year of preparing for the exam and another year of appearing for Prelims, Mains and Interview.

You can go through the gradual steps as mentioned below in order to start your preparation for UPSC:


Be well acquainted with UPSC Syllabus, learn it by heart, that's the most crucial step to crack this exam, to know what to read and what to skip. In addition to this, never ever make a differentiation between prelims and mains, what I mean is do not prepare separately for each, because nowadays what's happening is even in prelims, UPSC frame questions based on Mains syllabus, So, the first towards preparation shall be a integrated preparation for both.

Read any newspaper like The Hindu, or Indian Express on a regular basis to be updated as well as gaining knowledge which shall be highly useful to you in future exam preparation part.

Start with basics, for each subject, you can do with NCERTs for this.

As you progress, move on to other relevant books, keep your resources minimum like Polity by Laxmikanth, History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra etc.

Start practicing answer writing in advance, even in a little way, writing mains is a huge task for nine paper, it requires immense practice along with knowledge.

Practice previous year question paper which you can get from the site of UPSC,in addition mock papers, and test series which you can get it from any of the sites extensively dedicated to UPSC, , it's highly important to evaluate your performance while doing so.
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how I can become a ias full process, exam and terms and conditions please thanks

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 2nd Apr, 2020
Hello,

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.

UPSC Civil Service Exam consists of three level-

Preliminary
Mains
Interview


Preliminary numbers are not added in the final list, you just need to score the required cut offs against your category.It mainly consists of GS Paper-I consists of the following topic such as History of India and Indian national movement, Indian and World geography, Economic and social development- sustainable development, poverty,inclusion demographics, social sector initiatives etc,Indian polity and governance-constitution,political system,Current Events nationally and Internationally,
General Science,General Issues on environmental ecology,biodiversity and climate change.

and CSAT includes topics such as basic numeracy, comprehension, logical reasoning and analytical ability, general mental ability, decision making and problem solving, interpersonal skills including communication skills. Both consists of 200 marks, MCQs based. Prelims is mcq based, but still it requires knowledge coupled with speed.


Mains is more of a subjective type, one needs to write answer for Four General Studies Paper(GS-I includes Indian Heritage and Culture,History and Geography of the World and Society, GS-II includes Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations, GS-III includes Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management, GS-IV includes Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude),Two Optionals, One Essay, two language paper, there are total nine papers here. 250 marks for each paper, total is 1750 marks followed by Personality Test of 275 marks.

Now, coming to your question preparation for UPSC anyway takes two years, that's one year of preparing for the exam and another year of appearing for Prelims, Mains and Interview.

You can go through the gradual steps as mentioned below in order to start your preparation for UPSC:


Be well acquainted with UPSC Syllabus, learn it by heart, that's the most crucial step to crack this exam, to know what to read and what to skip. In addition to this, never ever make a differentiation between prelims and mains, what I mean is do not prepare separately for each, because nowadays what's happening is even in prelims, UPSC frame questions based on Mains syllabus, So, the first towards preparation shall be a integrated preparation for both.

Read any newspaper like The Hindu, or Indian Express on a regular basis to be updated as well as gaining knowledge which shall be highly useful to you in future exam preparation part.

Start with basics, for each subject, you can do with NCERTs for this.

As you progress, move on to other relevant books, keep your resources minimum like Polity by Laxmikanth, History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra etc.

Start practicing answer writing in advance, even in a little way, writing mains is a huge task for nine paper, it requires immense practice along with knowledge.

Practice previous year question paper which you can get from the site of UPSC,in addition mock papers, and test series which you can get it from any of the sites extensively dedicated to UPSC, , it's highly important to evaluate your performance while doing so.
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After joining as a NDA officer ,can i give ias exam

Deepshikha Student Expert 2nd Apr, 2020
Hey,
Well,Yes you can go for UPSC examination after getting into NDA. The basic eligibility criterua is that the candidate must hold a graduation degree in any discipline recognized by the government of India. The candidate must be a citizen of India and must be atleast 21 years of age and the maximum age must be 32 years. For Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe,a relaxation of five years is given.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
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I want to be an ias Officer I am in class 8 should I take bsc in inter or ba in inter because I am going to take ba in graduation

Ankita yadav 1st Apr, 2020
Hi aspirant
It's good that you have decided your goal from this age, you should prefer arts side in 12th and then BA with history and political science.
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