UPSC IAS 2020: UPSC IAS 2020 official notification is out. Candidates can visit the official website, upsc.gov.in to get UPSC IAS 2020 notification. Window to fill the IAS 2020 application form is open. Candidates can apply upto March 03, 2020. Exam date of UPSC IAS is May 31, 2020. To apply for IAS 2020 candidates must have graduation or post graduation degree. Get here complete details related to IAS 2020 including application form, eligibility, admit card, result, and other information.
Latest: UPSC IAS 2020 notification is out on the official website. Click Here to apply.
UPSC Civil Services IAS 2020
Those candidates who are applying for UPSC IAS Civil Services 2020 exam, should know that they have limited attempts. A candidate belonging to unreserved category is allowed to attempt the exam of IAS, 06 times. Candidates from SC/ST category have no such restrictions, whereas the candidate of OBC get 09 attempts. Hence, they should be very careful and ensure not to waste any attempt, while applying for the IAS recruitment 2020.
Refer the table to know the IAS 2020 dates.
|Star Date of Application Submission||12 Feb 2020|
|Last Date of Application Submission||03 Mar 2020|
|IAS Preliminary Exam Date||31 May 2020|
|Prelims Result Declaration||To be announced|
|IAS Mains Exam Date||18 Sep 2020|
|Mains Result Declaration||To be announced|
UPSC IAS Notification 2020
Click on the image given below to download the IAS 2020 Notification.
UPSC IAS 2020 Vacancies
Details of IAS vacancy 2020, are as follows
|Category||No. of Vacancies|
UPSC IAS 2020 Eligibility Criteria
To be a part of IAS 2020 recruitment candidates should meet the eligibility criteria laid down by the commission. Factors determining the eligibility are as follows:
Nationality: Only the people who have Indian citizenship can apply for IAS 2020.
Age Limit: Minimum and maximum age limit to apply as well as the details of upper age limit relaxation for IAS 2020 is given below:
|Minimum Age to Apply||21 years|
|Maximum Age to Apply||32 years|
Details of the age relaxation for the candidates of reserved category are as follows:
|Defence Services Personnel,||03 years|
It is mandatory for the candidate to hold the graduation or post graduation degree while applying for the IAS 2020 exam.
- Degree should be either from Deemed, State or Central university.
- Candidates who have received a degree through distance or correspondence can also apply.
- Degree of an open university is also valid.
Candidates appearing for IAS 2020 should be physically fit and comply with the physical standards. These standards are set by the commission, which are also mentioned in the IAS 2020 notification.
IAS Application Form 2020
Porcess of filling the IAS application form 2020, is going on. Candidates can visit the UPSC official website, to apply. Last date to fill the for IAS application form 2020 is March 03. Read the instructions carefully present on the screen before filling the application form of IAS 2020.
Application Form of preliminary IAS 2020 exam is filled in two stages, Part-I and Part-II.
Part I – Application form filling.
Part II – Selection of examination centre, payment, uploading of documents, agreeing to the declaration.
Click Here to know the step by step process of filling the UPSC Civil Services application form 2020.
|Unreserved Category||100 Rs|
|SC/ST/ Female/Persons with Benchmark Disability||Exempted from paying the fee|
Mode of Fee Payment:
- Candidates can pay the fee by depositing the cash in any branch of State Bank of India
- Fee payment could also be done by using State Bank of India’s internet banking facility or RuPay Credit/Master/Visa/Debit Card.
- Candidates who opt for ‘Pay by cash’ mode must generate a pay-in slip and deposit the fee at the SBI branch.
UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 Preparation Tips & Important Books
Most of the IAS aspirants wish to crack examination in first attempt. Hard work and smart work together is required to crack UPSC Civil services. Here are some preparation tips that will help the IAS aspirants to prepare for their big day.
IAS 2020 Preparation Tips
Syllabus of IAS and Exam Pattern: Why is it so important to know the syllabus and exam pattern? The answer is, knowing the syllabus and pattern well, gives the right direction to the preparation. It is necessary to divert the efforts towards correct side, and syllabus and exam pattern helps in doing the same.
Right Guidance: Seek the right supervision for the preparation of prelims examination. Aspirants can either join coaching centres or go for self-study. Listen to the interviews of previous year IAS toppers, understand what strategy they adopted. Accordingly, prepare your own strategy, do not try to follow the routine of somone else.
Test Knowledge Regularly: Studying regularly for hours is good. However, testing the knowledge which aspirants have accumulated after studying for a while, is great. Cadidates should refer to previous year question papers and mock test and score their performance, after attempting them. Candidates should keep check on their strong and weaker areas. This helps in creating a right preparation strategy.
Dedication and Determination: Having persistence and perseverance during the complete procedure for IAS recruitment 2020 is important. Never lose hope thinking about the long path ahead. Just keep in mind that as a civil service aspirant it is mandatory to main the calm and composure. Out of all these seats, candidate need only one and by pure dedication and hope it will surely be their.
IAS 2020 Preparation Books
Candidates can refer these books to prepare for IAS recruitment 2020:
|India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra||Click Here|
|Certificate Physical Geography – G C Leong||Click Here|
|Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth||Click Here|
|Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh||Click Here|
|Tata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual||Click Here|
UPSC IAS 2020 Previous Year Question Papers
In order to prepare well to be an IAS officers, question papers help alot. Below are given the previous year question papers that candidates can use and prepare for the exam.
UPSC IAS 2020 Mock Test
Everybody knows that IAS is one of the vital test that needs lots of preparation and dedication. Keeping this in mind, Aglasem has created some mock tests that will help the candidates to prepare better for the exam.
Syllabus of IAS 2020
The syllabus is the key to success. Candidates aspiring to be an IAS officer should carefully go through the syllabus, prescribed by the authorities. IAS 2020 exam is conducted in two phases, Preliminary exam, and Main exam.
UPSC Civil Services Syllabus (For preliminary)
- Current events of national and international importance.
- History of India and Indian National Movement.
- Indian and World Geography
- Indian Polity and Governance
- Economic and Social Development
- General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
- General Science.
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability
- Decision making and problem solving
- General mental ability
- Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) of class 10th level, Data interpretation (graphs, charts, tables, data sufficiency, etc.Class 10th level)
UPSC Civil Services Syllabus (For Mains)
|Paper 2||General Studies – 1|
|Paper 3||General Studies – 2|
|Paper 4||General Studies – 3|
|Paper 5||General Studies – 4|
|Paper 6||Optional subject – Paper 1|
|Paper 7||Optional subject – Paper 2|
Click here to download UPSC IAS syllabus PDF.
UPSC IAS 2020 Exam Pattern
Knowing the examination pattern helps candidate to have an idea about the duration, number of questions etc. It helps a candidate to know about the weightage of sections asked in IAS 2020. Refer the details given below to know the exam pattern for both the phases:
Pattern of Preliminary Exam:
- Language: Question paper of preliminary exam is set in both English and Hindi language.
- Exam Mode: IAS 2020 is conducted in Offline mode.
- Sections: Preliminary exam is divided into 02 sections.
- Negative Marking: 0.33 marks assigned to the question will be deducted in case of wrong answer.
- Type of Questions: Preliminary exam is based on Multiple Choice Questions.
- Minimum Qualifying Marks: Candidates have to score minimum of 33% marks to qualify the preliminary exam.
Pattern of Main Exam:
- Language: Question papers for main exam are set in English and Hindi, except for the literature of language papers.
- Exam Mode: Main exam of IAS 2020 is conducted in offline mode.
- Sections: It consists of 9 papers, out of which 2 are qualifying papers and rest 7 are taken into consideration to prepare the merit list.
- Type of Questions: Main exam or the written test consists of descriptive type questions.
- Duration: Each paper of main exam is of 03 hours.
- Total Marks: Descriptive/main exam is of 1750 marks
Candidates qualifying the Main exam of IAS 2020, will be called for the Interview round. This round is of 275 marks, where personal suitability is judged by the experts. Not just the intellectual qualities, an interview helps in assessing the social traits of the candidate. This also helps to know, what knowledge a candidate has of current affairs.
UPSC Civil Services 2020 Cut-off
Refer the cutoff of previous year to have an idea of the cut-off of IAS 2020.
Cut-off List of IAS 2018:
Cut-off list of IAS 2017:
UPSC IAS 2020 Exam Centre
Aspirants get the examination centre on the first apply first allot basis. Refer the table below to know the exam centres of IAS 2020.
Exam centre for Preliminary Exam:
|Anantpur (Andhra Pradesh)||Itanagar|
|Gautam Buddh Nagar||Warangal|
Exam centre for Main Exam:
|Dispur (Guwahati)||Prayagraj (Allahabad)|
UPSC or Union Public Service Commission conducts the recruitment for Civil Services for the Government of India. This includes, Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS). Exams of civil services are based upon the tests conducted in British era, Mughal Era and Mauryan Empire. It is considered one of the toughest exam and requires years of rigorous preparation by the candidate. IAS is considered as the permanent part of the nation’s bureaucracy and remains inseparable to the executive as well as to Government of India.
Official Website: upsc.gov.in
For more information about UPSC IAS 2020, download notification.
IAS 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : To apply for UPSC IAS, candidates have to visit the website, upsc.gov.in. Navigate to the application link and fill the details asked. For detailed instructions, check the above article.
Ans : To apply for UPSC IAS, candidates must have a graduation degree from any recognized university.
Ans : Yes. 2/3 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer candidate marks in the answer booklet.
Ans : Admit card is issued 3 weeks before the commencement of the examination.