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.

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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I want to do the IPS and IAS. But i am studying in diploma in mechanical engineering(final year). What to do....?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
Hello,



If you want to become and IAS or an IPS you will have to appear in Union (Public Service Commission)UPSC examination conducted every year.This exam is of three stage (Prelims(objective), Mains(written) and Interview).

But the eligibility to appear in UPSC examination requires a candidate to have completed graduation(UG) from a recognized university.
So, diploma diploma holders are not eligible for the upsc exams so i would recommend yo to complete your diploma and do graduation in any stream of your choice.


I hope this helps.
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anima chaudhary 19th Jan, 2020

Hi,

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.

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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!

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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.
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I want to become IAS officer,what course I can do for it ? Im currently in 12 commerce.

Khusji 14th Jan, 2020

Hello!!!

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


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