UPSC 2020: Of all government recruitment agencies in India, the Union Public Service Commission is inarguably the apex government recruiter. It is known for the important role played in recruiting for the All India Services. The scope of UPSC’s responsibilities also includes recruitment for Group A & B posts of Central Services. Understandably, lakhs of aspirants apply for UPSC recruitments every year and they form some of the most sought after government recruitment programs in India. If you have come here looking for the latest UPSC recruitment events, then look no further. Scroll down, find the UPSC 2020 recruitment event of your choice, and simply click on it to know everything about it.
The Union Public Service Commission is entrusted with the responsibility to conduct yearly recruitment for the three All India Services i.e. Indian Administrative Services, Indian Police Services, and Indian Forest Services. Besides these three top recruitment events, UPSC also conducts recruitment exams for the defense forces such as the NDA and CDS exams. Among other examinations, the Commission also conducts IES/ESE, Geoscientist/Geologist, CISF AC LDCE, IES/ISS, CAPF, SO/Steno examinations. One can access all official advertisement and apply online at upsc.gov.in. In addition, one can learn about events in the UPSC 2020 calendar, syllabus, online form, and the results of upcoming, ongoing, and past exams here.
Official website of UPSC: upsc.gov.in.
Important UPSC Exams
|UPSC Examination Name||Details|
|Civil Services (CS) Exam||Click Here|
|Central Armed Police Forces Examination (CAPF)||Click Here|
|Combined Defense Services (CDS)||Click Here|
|Combined Geoscientist & Geologists Exam||Click Here|
|Combined Medical Services (CMS)||Click Here|
|Indian Engineering Service (IES) / Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Exam||Click Here|
|Indian Economic Service (IES) / Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Exam||Click Here|
|Indian Forest Service (IFS)||Click Here|
|National Defence Academy (NDA), Naval Academy (NA) Exam||Click Here|
|SO/Steno Recruitment||Click here|
Departmental UPSC Exams
Other UPSC Exams
- UPSC Recruitment 2020 – Motor Transport Inspector | Advt. No. 04/2020 | Advt. No. 05/2020 – Notice regarding additional time for applying.
- Enforcement Officer / Accounts Officer Recruitment
UPSC 2020 Latest News
One must note that all the latest news and updates of UPSC are intimated through the official website. As such, unless it is on the official website of the UPSC, never take a news to be official. One can also get the latest UPSC updates in this section because we are always updated. Check out some of the latest UPSC updates here.
Deferrement of UPSC Adv No. 06/2020
UPSC has deferred the publication of recruitment advertisements with reference to 05 posts indicated in advertisement number 06/2020. The Commission has clearly notified that due to the lockdown of Delhi and all other states for preventing the spread of COVID-19, it has decided to postpone the event as of now. Also, recruitment through selection published in Employment News dated March 28, 2020, will not be displayed on the official website. The same can be found later on the website in due course.
UPSC 2020 Interview Round
Considering the bad start of the current year, it is unsurprising that UPSC has decided to postpone the interview schedule for some posts in 2020. An official publication of the information could be retrieved from the UPSC official website. Candidates can check the post names and the corresponding advertisement number from excerpts of the release provided below.
UPSC Recruitment Terms
Scrolling through the official web page of the Union Public Service Commission, a new applicant inadvertently comes across a range of new and repetitive terms such as notification, calendar, admit card, question paper, answer key, result, etc. There is absolutely no need to fret or search for what exactly “notification” or “calendar” signifies in the context of UPSC. Because we have compiled just this underneath. Get accustomed to each term below before you start looking for recruitment of your choice at the official UPSC website.
UPSC Notifications – UPSC releases notifications at the official website of the Commission. They consist of detailed information related to recruitment like, important dates, how to apply, eligibility, exam pattern, selection process, result, etc. The official notification of a recruitment event may also sometimes be referred to as the advertisement, information brochure, or just notice.
UPSC Calendar – The calendar consists of a date chart of all major events of the Commission scheduled to be held at different times of the year. Do not confuse the calendar with the exam schedule for the calendar is a single document published and update as required and it contains the time table for the entire year. On the other hand, the individual exam schedule of various posts for which the recruitment processes are being carried out by the UPSC is also released at the official website.
UPSC Admit Card – UPSC releases the admit card to the students who apply for different recruitment and selection events. The admit card is issued only to those who are successful in applying, for example, those who have applied on time along with the payment of the application fee. The candidates must carry the admit card issued by the UPSC on the day of the exam to the center. The admit card acts as an entry ticket to enter the exam hall. So, do not forget to carry it on the exam day.
UPSC Question Paper – Previous year question papers are significant for candidates who are preparing for the examinations of the UPSC. There is a multitude of ways in which the previous year question papers can be used. They are released by the Commission and are commonly referred to as the question papers. With the question paper, aspirants can know the type of questions that can be asked in the exam. Candidates can also get a fair idea of the level of difficulty and the marks distribution pattern in the question paper.
UPSC Answer Key – When the exam is completed, the UPSC releases the answer key for download. The answer key is an important document as it contains all the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can get an approximate estimate of the chances of qualifying in the exam. Besides, UPSC also allows candidates to challenge answer keys once they are released.
UPSC Result – After the completion of the exam, the Union Public Service Commission announces the result. The result for each selection stage or exam is declared separately. As per the performance of the candidates in the exam, they are shortlisted in the merit list that comes out in the form of the result.
Functions of UPSC
UPSC has become synonymous with the Civil Services exam in India. Although it is only one among the various other recruitment events conducted by the Commission on a regular basis, we already know that UPSC conducts all of the three All India Services viz. IAS, IPS, and IFS. One cannot just enlist the numerous activities conducted by the Commission as the apex recruiter of the nation. However, we have listed some of the most important functions to render an idea of the scope of the functions of the UPSC.
- Conducts exams for appointment to the Services of the Union.
- Direct recruitment by the Interviews.
- Officers appointment on promotion / deputation / absorption.
- Framing and amending the recruitment rules for services and govt. posts.
- Advising on any matter referred by the President of India.
UPSC Selection Criteria
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and State Public Service Commissions are two legislative bodies constituted in accordance with Article 315 of the Indian Constitution. UPSC has informed the following four categories of selecting candidates for government jobs.
- Competitive Examination
- Direct Recruitment by Selection
- Promotion and Deputation
- Induction into All India Services (IAS, IPS and IFS)
UPSC’s selection of candidates is made in accordance with relevant government rules and instructions. As in most cases, there are very massive numbers of candidates against limited vacancies, and some of the candidates who are not appointed go to the court for their complaints to be remedied. With regard to the Commissions of State Public Service, the Central Government does not maintain any centralized records.
About the Union Public Service Commission
The Union Public Service Commission was originally established as the Federal Public Service Commission on October 01, 1926. It was later reconstituted as the Union Public Service Commission under provisions of the Government of India Act 1935. UPSC is headquartered in New Delhi and since 2018, Arvind Saxena is serving as the chairman of the Commission.
UPSC Contact Details
Union Public Service Commission
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069
Facilitation Counter : 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591
Email : feedback-upsc[at]gov[dot]in