NEW DELHI: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will possibly postpone its upcoming exams in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. UPSC is to conduct NDA on April 19, followed by the UPSC IAS prelims exam on May 31. The Commission will most likely postpone the exams since many exam centres are public schools. With public schools being closed due to the Coronavirus threat, the exams are likely to be postponed to later dates. However, there has been no official statement regarding the issue, postponement of exams will be considered if the threat persists. UPSC aspirants can check the current schedule of the exams below.
NDA 2020 Application Dates
January 8 to 28, 2020
NDA-I 2020 Exam
April 19, 2020
UPSC IAS Application Dates
February 12 to March 3, 2020
UPSC IAS 2020 Prelims Exam
May 31, 2020
There have been a total of 83 recorded cases of affected patients in the country so far. The first presence of the Coronavirus was reported to be in Kerala. The virus has now reached almost every major city in the country with the maximum number of cases in Kerala (19) followed by Maharashtra and Haryana (14 each). Major events like the Indian Premier League (IPL) have been postponed.
UPSC IAS prelims exam will be conducted on May 31, if no change in the schedule is announced by the exam authorities. Registered candidates will be issued UPSC IAS 2020 admit cards a few days prior to the exam. UPSC IAS exam pattern for the prelims exam will be as follows.
No. of Questions
+2 for correct answers
-⅓ for wrong answers
+2.5 for correct answers
-⅓ for incorrect responses
Candidates will be provided 2 hours to attempt each paper. Those who are shortlisted in UPSC IAS result for the prelims exam will be able to appear for the mains exam from September 18 onwards. This year the exam is being conducted for around 796 vacancies.
UPSC conducts NDA twice every year for the admission of candidates in the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy. The exam will be conducted on April 19. Applicants can expect NDA admit card to be issued in the first week of April. The exam authorities will conduct the exam in the following pattern.
2 hours 30 minutes
Marks allotted to each question
Negative marking for each incorrect response
Candidates who qualify the written examination of NDA 2020 will be called to appear for SSB interview. A total of 418 candidates will be selected at the end of the selection process out of which 370 will be admitted to National Defence Academy and 48 to the Naval Academy.
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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 .
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 !
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