Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to release the notification for IAS 2020 tomorrow, on February 12, 2020. The UPSC Civil Services notification 2020 will be published online at upsc.gov.in. Besides, it will also find its way in print in newspapers and employment news.
UPSC IAS 2020 dates are out and registration is going to start tomorrow. Candidates can apply till March 03, 2020. Prelims exam of IAS 2020 is scheduled to be happen on the May 31, 2020. Thereafter the mains will be from September 18, 2020.
UPSC Civil Services Notification 2020: Will Vacancies Increase or Decrease?
The craze to become an IAS officer is at an all time high in the nation. And riding on it are the civil service aspirants who are waiting eagerly for the IAS 2020 notification – to see how many vacancies will be there this time, and apply at once. The IAS 2020 application form for the exam will also open simultaneously with the issuance of notification, tomorrow itself.
In the last 5 years, the vacancies were as follows.
IAS 2019: 896 vacancies. 15.5% more
IAS 2018: 782 vacancies. 20% less
IAS 2017: 980 vacancies. 9.1% less
IAS 2016: 1079 vacancies. 4.4% less
IAS 2015: 1129 vacancies.
While these dates were published in UPSC’s annual calendar 2020, the detailed notification that will come tomorrow will give further details of the exam including the IAS 2020 syllabus.
And most importantly, you will be able to apply from tomorrow. But you can apply, or rather you should apply, only if you are eligible.
Going by the usual trends in UPSC Civil Services, here is what the eligibility criteria ought to be, and you should take care of the same before applying.
IAS 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who are willing to apply for IAS 2020 should know the eligibility criteria. Here are the factors that defines the eligibility of a candidate. Non-compliance to any of this factor might lead to the rejection of the candidature.
Nationality: It is mandatory for the candidate to be the citizen of India to apply for IAS 2020. Candidates can refer the screenshot below to know the eligibility criteria related to the nationality in detail.
Age Limits: Candidate should be minimum 21 years of age to apply for IAS 2020 and maximum age should be 32 years. Relaxation in upper limit is given to the candidates of certain categories, details of which are given below:
|Category||Relaxation in years|
|Defense personnel||03 years|
|Ex-servicemen, Commissioned officers|
|Handicap Person||10 years|
Educational Qualifications: It is mandatory for the candidate to hold a graduation degree from the recognised university.
Number of Attempts: While applying for IAS 2020 candidates should know that there attempts are limited, and one candidate can attempt the exam only 06 times. Once the attempts are over, candidate becomes ineligible to apply for the exam. Candidates should keep following things in mind while applying:
Physical Standards: It is mandatory for the candidate to be physically fit for the job. All the details related to the physical standards will be published in the official brochure of IAS 2020, releasing on February 12, 2020 on the website.
Restriction on Applying: Candidates who are already serving in Indian Administrative Services or in the Indian Foreign Service are not eligible to apply for the exam.
If eligible, you can apply for Civil Services 2020 exam, like this
It would be great if the candidates apply on time instead of procrastinating the process of form filling, in order to avoid any last moment glitch or issue.
Candidates have to visit the official website of UPSC, which is upsc.gov.in, to apply for IAS 2020. On the home page, at the right side they can see the option that says, Apply Online, as shown in the image below, candidates have to click on it. As soon as the registration process begins candidates can apply for IAS 2020, by filling the form.
Other Important Aspects of IAS 2020
Reservation facility is provided to the candidates who belong from the reserved category. To get the reservation, candidates have to meet the reservation criteria and to provide the proof in support of their claim. Once the category is selected, candidates are not allowed to make any changes in it. After applying, candidates are not allowed to withdraw their application form.
Here is wishing all IAS aspirants the very best of luck for their success. May you score miles ahead of the IAS cut offs!