UPSC IAS Selection Process 2020
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 - 12:51 p.m. IST by Mohit.dhyani
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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.
Latest: UPSC has released UPSC IAS 2020 application form in online mode.

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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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 :- https://competition.careers360.com/exams/upsc-civil-services-exam

I hope you got your answer.

All The Best!

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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!

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Iw ant to be an IAS officer which field I will choose

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020
Hello,

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.
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Is doing IT degree will be any help for IAS?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020
Hello,

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.
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please recommend me the best book for IAS study Hindi medium

anima chaudhary 18th Feb, 2020
Hi,

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.
These are the ideal books , you didn't mention about the subject?
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