UPSC IAS Exam 2020: New Exam Date Out

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is well known to follow its calender, this time it is no different as UPSC has released the Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2020 Notification. UPSC conducts the CSE exam every year to recruit candidates in the prestigious All India Service. Candidates can check the elaborated information regarding the Exam Details, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, IAS Salary, Online Application Form, Syllabus, UPSC Full Form in the article.

UPSC IAS Exam 2020

UPSC has released the notification of UPSC CSE Indian Administrative Services notification on 12th February 2020 under Examination Notice No. 05/2020-CSP Candidates are advised the to check Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and all the Important Details in the article. Candidates can check all the important dates which include Registration dates, Prelims and Mains Exam Dates in the table.

UPSC IAS Exam Dates 2020

The official IAS Exam Date 2020 has been declared in advance. The new date of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination is 4th October 2020 and that of Mains Exam Date is 8th January 2021. UPSC, is fully prepared to conduct the exam. We hope all the preparation is done and revision is started for the Prelims exam.

Events Dates
UPSC Exam Notification Release Date February 12, 2020
Exam Registration Date Begins on February 12, 2020
Last Day to Apply for UPSC Exam 2020 March 3, 2020
Release of UPSC Exam Admit Card 2020 September 2020
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 October 4, 2020
Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020 8th January 2021

UPSC has released a new exam calender on 5th June 2020 for all upcoming exams. The exam date for UPSE Civil Services Examination has also been released along with UPSC Calendar.Let's have a look at the exam calender of UPSC 2020-21.


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UPSC IAS 2020 Vacancy

UPSC conduct CSE exam to recruit candidates in the high bureaucratic posts of central government, UPSC recruit candidates for various posts which are given below. This year number of vacancy under UPSC Exam 2020 are 796 which are 100 less than last year

UPSC IAS Exam 2020: Posts

All India Services

Central Civil Services

UPSC IAS Exam 2020 Eligibility

Eligibility for UPSC is one of the first questions which crops up in the mind of a CSE aspirant. The nationality, the number of attempts, age limit and the educational qualifications are some of the basic eligibility criteria for UPSC IAS Exam. All candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the UPSC IAS Exam 2020 and ensure that they meet all the eligibility criteria as mentioned below.


For Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), a candidate must be a citizen of India. For all other services, a candidate can either be a citizen of India or

Note: Candidates who are subjects of Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugees are not eligible to apply for Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

Age Limit

Candidates must be minimum 21 years and maximum 32 years of age as on August 1, 2020. This means that candidates must have born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 1999.

Check UPSC CSE 2020 Age Relaxation in the below table:

Age Relexation
Category Age Relaxation 
SC/ ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 Years
Ex-servicemen including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of military service as on August 1, 2020 and have been released 5 Years
PwD [(a) blindness and low vision; (b) deaf and hard of hearing; (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; and (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness] 10 Years

Note: No age relaxation is provided for the Economically Weaker Sections in the UPSC CSE Exam 2020.

Educational Qualification

The candidate must have completed their Graduation from any of Central or State Universities which incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University.

Number of Attempts

The number of attempts allowed for each candidate in UPSC Exam are 6 for general category candidates. While the number of attempt are 9 for OBC Category Candidates. There is no restriction on the number of attempt of SC/ST Candidates. Candidates must note if they had appeared as many times as the number of attempt allowed in UPSC CSE Prelims, then they are no more eligible for the UPSC IAS Exam.

UPSC CSE Exam 2020 Application Form

UPSC has activated the All India Services CSE Application Form 2020 on 12th February 2020 along with the release of notification. Candidates must apply for UPSC Exam soon, to get their favorite location of exam center. To avoid any website breakdown in the last days of online application candidates should apply before 03rd March 2020.

Instructions for UPSC CSE Online Application Form

Candidates must possess the following documents, information from which is required for the application submission:


Click on the link given below to go to the Registration Page. Click on the link ‘UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020’ under Active Examinations section Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email Address and Mobile Number

Note:  For online payment, use credit card/debit card/Rupay card or Internet Banking Services. For offline payment, download the e-challan and submit the cash in SBI bank branches on the next day itself.

UPSC Exam 2020: Online Application Link

The Link of online application is available from 12th February 2020 till March 3rd, 2020.. Candidates must apply early to get their  exam center of their choice. Click the link below to apply online for UPSC CSE Exam 2020.

UPSC IAS Syllabus and Exam Pattern

To master any exam candidates need to know the Exam Schema and Syllabus of the Exam. Candidates must note that UPSC IAS Syllabus is one of the lengthy syllabus of any exam in the country. Therefore, it is of importance that the aspirants must aware of the UPSC CSE Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Knowledge of these two helps a candidate to maintain their focus and prepare themselves to get through the prestigious UPSC Exam.

Every candidate have to clearly pass all the three stages of the the UPSC CSE Exam to get their name in the merit list of the UPSC IAS Result 2020.

  1. 1. Preliminary

  2. 2. Mains

  3. 3. Interview

IAS Salary, Perks, Emoluments

UPSC CSE offer the most lucrative job salary, perks and emoluments in the country. No other jobs in India offer such kind of salary in the country. Candidates can check the salary perks and emoluments by clicking on the link given below.

UPSC CSE Admit Card 2020

The UPSC IAS Prelims is scheduled to be held on 31st May 2020. With the release of the exam date, the candidates gets the idea of releasing of UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020. The Commission is going to release the UPSC CSE Prelims Admit Card in the month of May 2020 (tentatively). Candidates are advised to to keep in touch with the website to get new updates regarding UPSC CSE Prelims Admit Card 2020.

UPSC CSE Result 2020

The UPSC is going to release the result of CSE Prelims exam in the month of July 2020 (tentatively). UPSC  generally declared approximately 45 days after the exam. As we know the Mains exam is scheduled to be held on 18th September 2020. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the website for UPSC IAS Result 2020.

UPSC Exam 2020: Exam Centres

The candidates who appear every year for the UPSC CSE Exam are  about 09 to 10 lakhs only. Since the number of candidates is far less in the UPSC Exam exam hence the number of centres are also less. The UPSC Exam Centres are given below:

The Exam Center Cities for UPSC
Ahmedabad Dehradun Mumbai
Aizawl Delhi Patna
Allahabad Dispur (Guwahati) Raipur
Bangaluru Hyderabad Ranchi
Bhopal Jaipur Shillong
Chandigarh Jammu Shimla
Chennai Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram
Cuttack Lucknow  Vijayawada

Note: The official website informs that allotment of centers (for both Preliminary and Mains) will be on first-apply-first allot basis. Once the capacity of a particular center is attained, the same will be frozen and applicants will have to choose a center from the remaining options. Applicants are, therefore, advised to apply early so that they can get an exam center of their choice.

UPSC CSE Exam 2020 FAQs

Q.1- What is the Prelims exam date fo UPSC IAS 2020?

The UPSC IAS Prelims exam is scheduled for 4th October 2020.

Q.2- What happens if a candidate submits multiple online applications?

If a candidate have applied more than one application, then the last application will be accepted by the commission.

Q.3- What is the educational qualification required for UPSC CSE?

The educational qualification required for UPSC CSE is graduation degree from the recognized university.

Q.4- When was the UPSC IAS notification released?

The UPSC IAS notification was released on 12th February 2020.

Q.5- What is the last date to apply online for UPSC IAS 2020?

The last date to apply online for UPSC IAS 2020 is 03rd February 2020.