IAS 2020 will be conducted by Union Public Service Commission to select eligible candidates for the range of posts offered through UPSC CSE. Considered as one of the most coveted Government exams conducted in the country, clearing IAS Exam is like a dream for every Government Job Aspirant. UPSC CSE Exam is considered to be one of the most difficult exam conducted in the country, but with proper guidance and preparation it is scalable. Majority of candidates who start their preparation for the exam do so with the zeal of becoming an IAS Officer. Let’s have a look at the details of this examination.
UPSC IAS Exam Dates 2020 Announced
The revised exam dates for UPSC CSE 2020 has been finally released. Exam Dates for UPSC Prelims & Mains Exam has been released and now students can give final touch to their preparation in full swing. Candidates can check the exam dates in the table below.
|Release of Official Notification||12th February 2019|
|Online Application Starts||12th February 2019|
|Online Application Ends||3rd March 2019|
|Prelims Exam date||4th October 2020|
|Mains Exam Date||8th January 2021|
IAS Exam Notification 2020
The Official IAS Exam Notification 2020 has been finally released on 12th February 2020. The Online Application has also started for Civil Services Examination. Last day to apply for the exam is 3rd March 2020. All the details pertaining to the exam has been discussed in the Online Notification. Candidates can get access to the IAS Exam Notification 2020 from the link mentioned below.
IAS Apply Online 2020
The online Application for UPSC CSE has started on 12th February 2020. The last day to apply online is 3rd March 2020 till 6:00 PM. All candidates who wish to apply for the exam can do so by clicking on the link mentioned below.
IAS 2020 Eligibility
To appear for IAS Exam 2020, a candidate must fulfill the mentioned eligibility criteria as underlined by Union Public Service Commission.
Nationality: For the post of IAS & IPS, a candidate must be a citizen of India. For all other posts,
A candidate must be:
A citizen of India
Citizen of India
Subject of Nepal
Subject of Bhutan
Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to settle permanently.
An Indian origin migrant from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam who came to permanently settle in India.
Educational Qualification: A candidate must be a Graduate or must hold the equivalent qualification from a recognized university to be eligible for IAS Exam 2020.
Age Limit: A candidate must be minimum 21 years of age and must not exceed 32 years age limit as on August 1, 2020. Candidates belonging to reserved categories are granted relaxation in their age limit. Let’s have a look at the same.
|Defense Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities||3 years|
|ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service||5 years|
|PwD candidates||10 years|
|Domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989||5 years|
IAS 2020 Pattern
UPSC will be conducting IAS 2020 in three different stages
- Preliminary Exam
- Mains Exam
- Interview Process
Preliminary Exam: This exam will be conducted in Offline Mode and the medium of the exam in which it will be conducted will be Bilingual (i.e. both English & Hindi). Two Papers will be asked in the Preliminary Phase of Examination: General Studies (Paper I) & General Studies (Paper II). The cumulative score of both these papers will be around 400 and candidates have to score a minimum of 33% marks to qualify for the Mains Exam.
Mains Exam: This exam will constitute of 9 papers in total, 2 language papers and 7 other papers that will be general studies paper and optional papers. Questions asked will be descriptive answer type and will be provided in both English & Hindi, except for the language papers.
IAS 2020 Syllabus
As the paper will be conducted in three different stages, the requirement & syllabus for Written Exams will be different. Let’s have a look at the Syllabus for Preliminary & Mains Exam to give you a list of topics to prepare for the upcoming UPSC IAS Exam 2020
Preliminary Exam Syllabus
Syllabus of Paper 1 – General Studies (200 Marks) 2 hours of duration
Current events of national and international importance
History of India and Indian National Movement
Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World
Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Mains Exam Syllabus
General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
IAS 2020 Admit Card
The Admit Card for Prelims Exam will be released soon after the completion of Online Application Process. Candidates will be able to download IAS Admit Card 2020 for prelims exam from the link given below.