UPSC Exam 2020

IAS 2020 will be one of the most sought after post offered through UPSC 2020. This exam is conducted to recruit candidates to a number of posts offered by UPSC or Union Public Service Commission namely IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS etc. 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 one of the most difficult exams conducted in the country but with proper guidance and preparation it is easy to scale this exam. 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 Exam Date 2020

Release of Official Notification12th February 2020
Online Application Starts12th February 2020
Online Application Ends3rd March 2020
Admit Card Release DateMay 2020
Prelims Exam date31st May 2020
Mains Exam Admit Card ReleaseSeptember first week
Mains Exam Date18th September 2020 Onwards

UPSC has recently released the detailed schedule of UPSC CSE 2020 Mains . Candidates can check the Official Schedule of UPSC 2020 from the link below.

Check UPSC CSE 2019 Mains Schedule

UPSC Notification 2020

The Official UPSC Notification 2020 will be released on 12th February 2020. The Online Application will start right after the release of Official Notification. The Apply Online link will open on 12th February 2019 and will close on 3rd March 2019. All the details pertaining to the exam will be discussed in the Online Notification. Candidates will be able to get access to the UPSC Notification 2020 by clicking on the link given below that will be updated as soon as Union Public Service Commission releases it.

UPSC Application Form 2020

UPSC Application Form 2020 will commence right after the release of Official Notification. The Apply Online link will activate from 12th February 2020 and will end on 3rd March 2020. The candidates will be able to apply soon from the link that will be activated below.

IAS Salary 2020

The officers that get appointed through UPSC CSE are given handsome salary by the Government. Apart from the salary, they also enjoy multiple perks. The salary of all the posts differ from each other. Candidates can have a look at the job profile, salary and career growth for different posts offered by UPSC from the link given below.

UPSC Eligibility 2020

To appear for UPSC 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 UPSC 2020 Exam.

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.

CategoriesAge Limit
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
Defense Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities3 years
Ex-servicemen5 years
ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service 5 years
PwD candidates10 years
Domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 19895 years

UPSC Exam Pattern 2020

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.

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UPSC Syllabus 2020

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 jist of topics to prepare for the upcoming UPSC Exam 2019

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.

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UPSC Admit Card 2020

The Admit Card for UPSC 2020 Exam will be released first for Prelims Exam which is expected in May 2020. Candidates who qualify the Prelims Exam will be thus be issued the Call Letter for Mains Exam. Currently the Admit card for Mains Exam 2019 has been issued to candidates. One can download the Mains Admit Card for UPSC 2019 Exam from the link mentioned below.

UPSC Result 2020

The Result for UPSC 2020 will be released soon after the exam for the same has been conducted by Union Public Service Commission. As the UPSC 2019 Mains Exam is going to commence from 20th September 2019, the result for the Mains Exam is expected to be released next. Candidates must visit the page regularly to remain about the updates on the upcoming UPSC Result

UPSC Cut Off 2020

The Cut off for UPSC 2020 will be released after the result for the same has been declared. Candidates can check the Previous Year Cut Off & the Expected Cut off for UPSC Exam by clicking on the link mentioned below.

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