UPSC IAS 2020 - UPSC has released the application and notification of UPSC IAS exam on February 12, 2020. The last date to fill the application form is March 3. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services Exam for the recruitment of candidates to All India Services like Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS) and Indian Forest Services (IFS) and Central Services such as Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS), Indian Foreign Service etc. Candidates can fill IAS application form February 12, 2020 in online mode at upsconline.nic.in. The last date to fill UPSC IAS application is March 12, 2020. Applicants should fill UPSC IAS 2020 application form carefully as commission does not provide the facility of correction. Candidates who successfully fill the application form will be issued the admit card one month before commencement of exam. UPSC Civil Service 2020 prelims exam is slated to be conducted in offline mode on May 31 across India. Every year approx 10 lakh candidates fill the application form and out of them approx 5 lakh appear for exam. The graduate candidates who are between 21 to 32 years of age are eligible to appear for Civil Services Exam. The selection process of UPSC Civil Services comprises three stages – Preliminary, Mains and Interview.
Candidates who qualify the prelims exam will be invited to appear for mains exam. Approx 15 times of total vacancies candidates are shortlisted in UPSC IAS prelims exam. Applicants who qualify the mains exam will be called for interview process. Commission will release final result of all successful in pdf format with roll number and name of candidates.
Upcoming Dates and Events
25 Apr, 2020 (Tentative)
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31 May, 2020
Exam | Mode: Offline
29 Aug, 2020 (Tentative)
18 Sep, 2020
Past Dates and Events
12 Feb, 2020 - 03 Mar, 2020
Application | Mode: Online
12 Feb, 2020
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Candidates can check below Civil Services eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification, nationality and number of attempts.NationalityCandidates to be eligible for Indian Administrative Service and Indian Police Service must be a citizen of India.While for other services, candidates must be either -• A citizen of India Or• Nepal / Bhutan/a Tibetan refugee (who came to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of settling down permanently) or• Those migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to settle in India. These candidates must have eligibility certificate issued by Government of India.Candidates belonging to Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan refugee are not eligible for appointment to Indian Foreign Service.Age limit as on August 1, 2020Candidates age should be 21 to 32 yearsRelaxation in upper age limit will be provided to the following categories.• SC/ST – 5 years• OBC – 3 years• Defence Service Personnel – 3 years• Ex-Servicemen – 5 years• ECOs/SSCOs – 5 years• PwD – 10 yearsAcademic qualificationCandidates must have graduation in any discipline. Those who have appeared in their final year degree examination and results are awaited are eligible for the examination.Number of Attempts• Candidates appearing for Civil Service Examination will be provided only six attempts.• There is no restriction for SC/ST candidates • OBC category candidates are permitted nine attempts
Mode of Application : Online and Offline
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Bank Challan | Other
Civil Services preliminary exam application form is filled in two parts – Part I and II. The detailed procedure to fill both the parts of application form is explained below.Civil Services Application form - Part I• In Part I registration, candidates will be required to enter name, Gender, Date of Birth, Father’s Name, Mother’s name, Nationality, Marital Status, category, educational qualification, address, number of attempts, specific details for the main exam, selection of examination centres for main etc.• After entering all details, candidates are asked to validate the data and click on ‘I agree button’.• The registration ID is displayed on the screen.• Applicants can take the printout of Civil Services application form by clicking at the ‘Print’ option.Civil Services Application Form – Part IIThe part II of Civil Services application form involves the following steps.• Payment of examination fee• Choosing Civil Services exam centres for prelims• Uploading photograph and signature.
The Detailed Application Form (DAF) will be filled by candidates who will be qualify the preliminary examination. Candidates will have to fill Civil Services mains application form online. The procedure to fill the DAF is explained below.• Candidates will have to first register themselves for filling the DAF.• For registration, candidates have to fill their name, roll number and date of birth.• On successful registration, candidates will receive their password.• Candidates will have to login with their roll number and password to fill the DAF.• The DAF comprises six steps – personal, employment information, educational information, parental information, uploading documents and final submission. • Candidates will be required to upload documents like proof of Age, Educational Qualification, Community Certificate, PH Certificate etc.
Candidates who qualify UPSC Civil Services with good marks should include the below mentioned tips to qualify the exam.
1. Understand exam pattern thoroughly
2. Check UPSC IAS syllabus and accordingly choose your optional subject
3. Make short notes and revise time to time
4. Solve previous year question papers
5. Take mock test and check your performance
• The Preliminary examination of Civil Services consists of two papers – General Studies Paper I and II.• The test booklet carries objective type multiple choice questions.• The General Studies Paper I carries total 100 questions while there are 80 questions in Paper II.• Total marks of preliminary exam was 400. Each paper will carry 200 marks.• Negative marks for wrong answer will be 0.33.• The language of question paper of Civil Services preliminary exam will be Hindi and English.• Each paper will be held for two hours.
• The main exam of Civil Services consists of 9 conventional Essay type papers.• Two papers – A (Indian Language) and B (English) will be qualifying in nature.• Paper I to VII are compulsory papers.• The test carries total 1750 marks.• There will be 26 optional subjects in main examination as per Civil Services• Each paper of UPSC Civil Services mains will be of 3 hours• The main examination assesses the overall intellectual traits of candidates.• The questions of General Studies (Paper II to V) tests candidate’s general awareness about relevant issues.• Questions of optional papers (Paper VI to VII) will be degree level.• The standard of papers A and B will be of matriculation level.
UPSC releases Civil Services admit card online separately for Preliminary, Main and Personality Test. Commission will release the admit card for UPSC IAS prelims tentatively by March 28 in online mode. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post, therefore, they are required to download the same online.
Steps to download UPSC IAS prelims admit card
Step 1: Visit official website
Step 2: Click on UPSC Civil services admit card link
Step 3: Enter login credentials i.e roll number or registration number & password and click on submit button
Step 4: Save UPSC IAS admit card for future use
The admit card carries details like name, roll number, photograph, signature, details of exam centre, date and time of the exam. After downloading UPSC Civil Services admit card, candidates should check the details carefully. Along with the admit card, candidates are required to carry photo-identity proof and two passport size photographs to the examination centre. No candidates are allowed to appear for the exam without the admit card.
Civil Services admit card for mains exam will be issued to only those candidates who will qualify the prelims exam and fil the Detailed Application Form of UPSC IAS. To download the admit card candidates have to use their pre assigned login credentials and enter captcha. Candidates are advised to carry copy of Civil services admit card along with valid id proof.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the answer key of Civil Services after completion of recruitment process. The answer key will be available online in PDF format all sets of test booklets provided to candidates during exam. Comparing the answers from Civil Services answer key, candidates can calculate their probable score based on the number of answers marked correctly and incorrectly.
Civil Services answer key for preliminary exam will be released for both General Studies Paper I and II. UPSC Civil Services answer key will be available for all sets - A, B, C, D of both the papers. The answer key of Civil Services Prelims will also be released by coaching institutes after the conclusion of exam on May 31. The exam conducting authority, UPSC, will release Civil Services answer key for preliminary exam after declaration of final result.
Civil Services result is announced in three phases – Preliminary, Main and Final. The result of all the stages is declared online. UPSC first declares Civil Services result of Preliminary examination followed by the announcement of result for mains exam. The final result is declared after completion of Personality Test. The result PDF file carries the roll numbers of qualified candidates. UPSC also releases the scores of candidates of written examinations and Interview/Personality Test after completion of selection process.
Civil Services result of Preliminary exam is declared online. Based on Civil Services result of preliminary examination, candidates are selected for mains exam. The marks obtained by candidates in the preliminary examination are not counted for determining the final merit list. Candidates selected for the mains exam will be 12 to 13 times the number of vacancies. Only those candidates who will be declared qualified in the preliminary examination will be only eligible to appear for the main exam. The aggregate score of preliminary examination will be calculated based on the number of correct answers in General Studies Paper I and II after deducting the marks for wrong answers.
Civil Services Cutoff refers to the minimum qualifying marks secured by the last recommended candidates as per categories at different stages of exam. The cutoff will be released by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) after the announcement of final result. The commission will decide separate cutoff scores for Preliminary, Mains and Final allotment. Civil Services cutoff will be fixed by UPSC to select deserving candidates for the recruitment exam.
Civil Services cutoff of preliminary exam will be decided based on the General Studies Paper I. The Paper II will be qualifying in nature and applicants have to secure 33% passing marks in exam.
The cutoff of Civil Services mains is calculated based on the seven compulsory papers as two papers are qualifying in nature. Candidates will be required to secure 25% each in two qualifying papers to pass the exam. However, there will be sectional cut off of 10% in the compulsory papers too. Based on the Civil Services cutoff of mains exam, candidates will be selected for the Personality Test. The final cutoff of Civil Service will be determined based on mains exam and Personality Test. On the basis of final Civil Services cutoff, allotment of candidates will be done for various services.
The selection procedure of Civil Services comprises the following stages -Preliminary Exam – Civil Services preliminary examination will be held for all candidates registering successfully for the exam. This stage will be conducted to screen candidates for the mains exam. The marks obtained in the preliminary stage will not be counted for the final merit list.Mains Exam – The mains exam will be conducted for candidates selected based on the marks of preliminary exam. Candidates 12 to 13 times the number of vacancies will be selected for the mains exam. The papers on Indian Languages and English (Paper A and B) of Civil Services mains examination will be qualifying in nature. The marks of these papers will not counted for final ranking. Marks of candidates for Paper I to VII will be taken into consideration for final merit list.Personality Test – In this stage, candidates twice the number of vacancies will be selected based on their performance in the mains exam. Marks obtained by candidates in the Main exam and Personality Test will be considered for preparation of All India Merit List. Allocation of services will be done as per the candidate’s rank in the merit list and preferences of services and posts.
To apply for UPSC IAS 2020 applicants have to visit official website- upsc.gov.in and click on link to apply
Basic pay of trainee IAS officers is Rs. 56,100
Official vacancies will be notified in UPSC Civil service notification but tentatively there will 900 vacancies.
Applicants can fill UPSC Civil services application form from February 12, 2020 in online mode.
Yes you can be an IAS officer after doing mbbs. Its not wrong to have a patriotic feeling for nation and feeling to make our country a better nation or society. Being a doctor you will work in a hospital but being an IAS officer several hospitals, clinics will be under you where you can make them better. Also IAS is a very respected job in the country and offers a lot of perks.
You can check this pdf for detailed knowledge of IAS syllabus/ eligibility criteria etc. :
Check here (https://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notification-CSPE_2020_N_Engl.pdf)
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