IAS 2020: It is time to get the ball rolling for IAS 2020 aspirants. The official notification of the examination is releasing today, on February 12, 2020 and there is literally no time to waste. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the date of the examination to be held on May 31, 2020. The official notification is releasing today on the website of the Commission i.e. upsc.gov.in. The national level examination is conducted for recruitment of Indian graduates into different Civil Services posts including the IAS, IFS and IPS. Read this article to know details of the IAS 2020 examination, including guidance to download the notification.
UPSC IAS 2020 Notification To Be Out Today
The IAS examination is also referred to as the Civil Services examination or simply as the UPSC examination. IAS qualifying candidates have the opportunity to be recruited as the Cabinet Secretary. It is the most prestigious bureaucratic position of the Government of India. Check out all the important events and dates of IAS 2020 below.
|Date of notification||12 Feb 2020|
|End date of submitting applications||03 Mar 2020|
|Date of Preliminary exam||31 May 2020|
Who can apply for the IAS 2020 examination?
Candidates are mandatorily required to be an Indian citizen to be eligible for the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Foreign Services (IFS) and the Indian Police Services (IPS). Candidates can be among any of the following nationalities for other posts to be filled by IAS 2020.
- A subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
- A Tibetan refugee (must have arrived in India before January 1, 1962 for permanent settlement).
- Any individual of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or specified East African country (must have migrated to India for permanent settlement).
Candidates are eligible to apply for IAS 2020 examination if they fall within the specified age limitations. The minimum age is 21 years and the maximum age is 32 years. The Commission allows age relaxation for candidates belonging to specific reserved categories wherever applicable. Check out the detailed age relaxation for all categories below.
|Defence personel |
disabled in operations
(at least 5 years
|Domiciled in J&K between |
01 Jan 1980 and 31 Dec 1989
|PwD (specified categories)||Upto 10 years|
PwD categories who are allowed relaxation up to 10 years
The IAS 2020 examination can be given by any Indian citizen having a Graduate degree from a recognized University. Candidates appearing in their graduate degree are required to produce passing certificates at later stages of IAS 2020.
Number of Attempts
Candidates are allowed a maximum number of six attempts to qualify in the IAS examination. The Commission recognizes and allows relaxation upon the maximum number of attempts for candidates of specified reserved categories only.
How to apply for the IAS 2020 examination?
It must be noted that only online applications are accepted for the IAS 2020 examination. Aspiring candidates must submit their applications through the official website i.e. upsconline.nic.in. It is advised that candidates read the IAS 2020 Notification carefully before submitting applications. Candidates are rendered provisionally eligible based on the details entered in the application form. The same must be supported by producing original documents at the later stages of the examination.
The UPSC charges a rather nominal application fee for such a prestigious competitive examination held at the national level. There are relaxations on the application fee too which can be availed by candidates belonging to specific reserved categories. Check out the details of the application fee for IAS 2020 examination below.
|Female (any category)||Rs 0|
What is the exam scheme of IAS 2020 (Prelims)?
The Preliminary stage examination is comprised of two compulsory papers. All the questions are of MCQ type required to be solved in 2 hours allocated for each paper. Check out the detailed features of the IAS 2020 (prelims) below.
- Language: The medium of the question paper is in Hindi and English.
- Exam mode: The examination is conducted offline (pen and paper based).
- Sections: There are two parts of the question i.e. Part I and II.
- Exam duration: The time allowed for each Part is 2 hours.
- Type of questions: All questions of the prelims are objective MCQ type.
Check out the details of the IAS 2020 Prelims below
About the UPSC
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in India is the apex recruitment agency for different governmental posts. UPSC was formed on October 1, 1962 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India. The organization acts as the conducting body for national level examinations and recruitments for bureaucratic and executive posts (Group A & B) of central government services.