Civil Services Exam 2020: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility & Pattern

Civil Services Exam 2020: The Union Public Service Commission is responsible for the selection of eligible candidates for training and/or appointment within the Defence Services, the National Defence Academy, the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, etc. The commission conducts examination and interview at a national scale for combing out the eligible candidates. 

The UPSC Civil Services (IAS) preliminary exam 2020 is conducted in 2 stages. The preliminary examination helps select the eligible candidates for the Mains examination, that is scheduled at a later stage. The notification mentioning the tentative dates for all the examinations are available at the official UPSC web site.

UPSC Civil Services 2020 Exam Dates:


Exam Dates

Notification of UPSC Prelims Exam Date

2nd Feb 2020

Last Date to Submit Application Form

3rd March 2020

Prelims Exam Admit Card Available

June 2020

Civil Services Preliminary Exam Date

31st May 2020 (1 Day)

 Exam Result 2020 (Prelims)

August 2020

 Admit Card for Main Exam

September 2020

 Main Examination Date

18 Sept 2020 (5 Days)

 Final Result Declaration Date

 January 2021

Interview & Personality Test Date

The second week of Feb 2021



Civil Services Exam 2020 Application Form:

The official notification for Civil Services Prelims exam 2020 is expected on-line and in print from Feb 2020. The applications are accessible the same day. The last date by that the application should be submitted online is March 2020. The examination is held in June 2020. A candidate has to apply for the examination at a link given on the UPSC web site solely. Registration at the given link needs a valid email address and phone number. The portal is split into 2 parts specifically, part I and part II. A candidate is needed to submit correct educational and DOB details as mentioned within the certificates.

A candidate should have in readiness, the means to make the payment of Rs 100 on-line. Alternatively, the candidate could choose to pay in cash at the SBI counter after generating the pay-in-slip during application submission. The candidate conjointly needs to have in readiness, the scanned copy of candidate signature and photograph in JPG format, each of that should not exceed 40KB in size, to be attached to part II of the application form.

Groups and Services:

Here we are giving the data regarding what kind of services offer the UPSC. Candidates conjointly find below civil service group A and group B Service:

 All India Services: 

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
  • Indian Police Service (IPS).

Central Services (Group A):

  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS).
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS).
  • Indian Information Service (IIS).
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES).
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS).
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS).
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS).
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF).
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS).
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS).
  • Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS).
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS).
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT).
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE).
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS).
  • Indian Trade Service (ITS).

Group B Services:

  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS).
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (AFHCS).
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS).
  • Pondicherry Civil Service.
  • Pondicherry Police Service.

Civil Services Prelims Exam 2020 Eligibility:

An Indian citizen satisfying the age criteria, academic qualification criteria, and physical standard criteria will apply for the UPSC Civil Service preliminary examination. There is conjointly a restriction on the number of attempts for a candidate. The age criteria need the candidate to have attained twenty-one years older (not more than thirty-one years) as of August 2020.

Age relaxation norms are applicable for ex-servicemen and SC/ST candidates. educational needs of a candidate dictate the need for a degree from a school that’s deemed as a university. A candidate is allowed to attempt the examination six times. This norm is relaxable for a candidate belonging to backward categories. A candidate should adhere to strict physical standards as mentioned by the commission within the notification guidelines.

UPSC Age Limit 2020:


No. Of Attempts

UPSC Age limit 2020


9th Attempts

35 Years


No Age Limit

37 Years


Six Attempts

32 Years

PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic)

Attempts SC/ST= No bar

42 Year

J & K Domicile

No Age Limit

GEN=37 Yrs, OBC= 40 Yrs,
SC/ST=40 Yrs, PH=50 Yrs

Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty.

No Age Limit

GEN=37 Yrs, OBC=40
Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs.

UPSC 2020 Nationality:

Candidates should be Indian citizens for the IAS & IPS.
Candidates can also apply for Nepal or a subject of Bhutan.
Candidates who migrate from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Myanmar, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Zaire & Vietnam currently permanent shift India will also apply.

UPSC IAS Exam Pattern 2020:

The preliminary exam consists of 2 papers, Paper I and Paper II given in multiple-choice queries. Paper I carries two hundred Marks and tests the candidate’s knowledge of General Science, current national, international events and earth science, Indian politics, governance, economic and social development. Paper-II tests for comprehension skills, logical reasoning, general mental ability, basic skill, information interpretation, communication skills, etc. It’s a qualifying paper requiring 33rd of minimum qualification marks. A candidate should seem for each of the papers so as to qualify for the Mains examination that is held in October 2020.

UPSC 2020 Preliminary Exam:

The UPSC 2020 exam is divided into 2 parts first is GS (General Studies) and CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test). The GS is 400 marks and CSAT is two hundred marks.
The question paper is Multiple types.
Paper Medium: The question papers are English and Hindi.
Duration of Exam: The Prelims Exam duration is 2-hour.

Mains Exam:





This will languages which is  select by Applicants



English (Qualifying)






General Studies I



General Studies II



General Studies III



General Studies IV


Sub Total (Written Test)


Personality Test (Interview)


UPSC 2020 Selection Process:

Here candidates can find the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020 selection method.

Stage I: Preliminary Examination:
Advertised can become in May and held in August once a year.
The result is published in middle of­ Oct.

Stage II: Main Examination:
UPSC Main exam is in Dec every year.
The result is declared within the second week of March.

Stage III: Test (Interview):
The UPSC 2020 Interview held in April/May every year.
The final result is declared in May.

Admit Card:

Candidates will check the UPSC civil service 2020 exam Admit Card from the UPSC official web site.
The Admit Card is accessible through online mode.
The Authority won’t send the Hall ticket by speed post.

UPSC 2020 Result:

On the Official web site of UPSC, candidates can check the civil service exam 2020 Result.

Authority can release the separate result for Preliminary and Mains Examination.
Between January to Feb Mains results are declared.
The Final Result and benefit List are published the June or July.
The result is in PDF format. Before getting result candidates should have Roll number.

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