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Union Public Service Commission every year directs the most reputed and one of the toughest competitive examinations of the year i.e. for the job of Indian Administrative Services (IAS). It is the exam for the recruitment of candidates in Civil Services in the Indian Government. It is the examination for the top-level officer in the Indian Government.

The UPSC Civil Services Examination, consistently known as the IAS test because of the highly accessible and popularity of the Indian Administrative Service as a lifelong career option is seen as the hardest evaluation in India

This examination is a national level examination, anyone, if he or she is a citizen of India they can apply for this exam. This year around 900+ vacancies have been released by the Union Public Service Commission for the IAS Post.

  • The starting of the application form of the UPSC IAS exam was on 12th February 2020.
  • As per the UPSC IAS Exam Dates 2020, the closing date to apply for the UPSC IAS exam will be on 3rd March 2020.
  • This exam consists of 3 stages i.e. Preliminary exam, Mains Exam, and Personal Interview Test.
  • The candidate who wants to apply for this post he or she needs to have a degree of Bachelors’s or equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
  • The candidate age should be between 21 to 32 years as on 1st August 2020 to apply for this exam.
  • The preliminary exam comprises of 2 papers of 200 marks each and the time allotted for each paper is 2 hours. This exam is qualifying in nature.
  • The mains exam consists of 9 papers of 1750 marks and time allotted for each paper is 3 hours. This exam includes both Objective and subjective type questions.
  • The preliminary exam will take on 31st May 2020.
  • The Main exam will take on 18th September 2020.
  • The Result of Preliminary exam will be out in July 2020.
  • The Mains Examination result will be out in the month of November 2020.

IAS 2020 Notification PDF Highlights

Exam Name UPSC IAS
Level of Exam National Level
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Official Website Upsc.gov.in
Exam periodicity Yearly
Mode of Exam Offline
Number of Vacancies 900+
Post Name Indian Administrative Service
Mode of Application Online

IAS Exam Dates 2020

  • The IAS exam notification 2020 was out on 12th February 2020.
  • The commencement of the IAS application form was on 12th February 2020.
  • The closing date to apply for the UPSC IAS exam will be on 3rd March 2020.
  • The Admit for the preliminary examination will be out in October 2020.
  • The preliminary exam will take place on 4th October 2020.

The table below shows the IAS Exam Dates 2020: -

Events Dates
IAS exam Notification 2020 12th February 2020
Commencement of IAS application form 2020 12th February 2020
Last date to apply for the IAS exam 3rd March 2020
Release date of IAS Admit card April 2020
Date of IAS preliminary examination 31st May 2020
Date of IAS preliminary exam result July 2020
Date of IAS Mains examination 18th September 2020
Date of IAS Mains exam result November 2020
Date of IAS Personal Interview round Yet to be announced

IAS 2020 Eligibility Criteria

IAS eligibility is based on various parameters which the candidates have to fulfill to apply for this exam. The parameters that the candidates have to fulfill are Nationality, Age, Qualification, number of attempts, and physical standards.

The table below shows all the details of the eligibility criteria: -

Nationality The candidate should be an Indian Citizen.
The Subject of Nepal
The Subject of Bhutan.
Tibetan refugee person who came to India before January 1, 1962, to settle for all time.
An Indian birthplace migrant from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African nations of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam who came to forever settle in India.
Age Limit The candidate age should be between 21 to 32 years as on 1st August 2020 to apply for this exam.
The SC/ST category candidate gets an age relaxation of 5 years.
The OBC category candidate gets an age relaxation of 3 years.
The Defense Services Personnel Disabled in operations during hostilities gets an age relaxation of 3 years.
 Ex-Servicemen get an age relaxation of 5 years in the examination.
The PwD candidate gets an age relaxation of 10 years.
The Domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir from 1st January 1981 to 31st December 1981 get an age relaxation of 5 years.
Educational Qualification The candidate who wants to apply for this post he or she needs to have a degree of Bachelor's or equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
Number of attempts The candidate who has not attempted this examination for more than 6 times can apply. But if the candidate has applied for the exam for more than 6 times he or she can’t apply now.

IAS 2020 Application Form

  • The notification of the registration for the IAS Exam was out on 12th February 2020.
  • The release date of the online application form was on 12th February 2020.
  • The closing date to apply for the UPSC IAS exam will be on 3rd March 2020.
  • This registration can be done only in online mode.
  • The candidates who want to apply can fill the form from the official website i.e. upsc.gov.in

The table below shows the IAS Exam Application Dates 2020: -

Events Dates
Release of notification of IAS EXAM 2020 12th February 2020
Commencement of IAS Application Form 2020 12th February 2020
Last day to submit the application form 2020 3rd March 2020

Follow the steps listed below to fill UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 correctly. 

  1. SIGNUP/REGISTRATION
  • Go to the official site – upsc.gov.in
  • Snap-on the link 'UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020'.
  • Enter Candidate’s Name, Date of Birth, Email ID and Mobile Number.
  • Enter the captcha and snap on the "Submit" button. You will get your login accreditations at the enrolled ID.
  1. FILL THE PERSONAL DETAILS IN APPLICATION FORM
  • Sign in again utilizing your User ID and password to fill the application form.
  • Competitors need to fill their Personal, Educational, Parental and Employment details.
  • Continue saving every module subsequent to filling the details.
  • You can make changes before the last accommodation.
  • In any case, no changes would be conceivable after the last accommodation, thus fill the application form cautiously.
  1. UPLOAD YOUR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

The Applicants need to upload the subsequent documents in the application form:

  • Passport-size photograph of the candidate.
  • Scanned image of their signature (with a black ink pen on a white paper).

The table below shows the documents required to fill IAS Application form 2020: -

Scanned Images Size Dimension Format
Photograph 20KB – 50KB 200 x 230 Pixels JPG or JPEG
Signature 10KB – 20KB 140 x 60 Pixels JPG or JPEG
  1. PAYMENT OF APPLICATION FEES
  • Firstly, the candidate has to choose what they will like to pay the application offline or online.
  • If offline they can pay through the E-challan issued by SBI bank.
  • If online then they can pay through many ways like through net banking, debit cards, UPI.
  • After paying the application candidate have to click on the “submit” button to submit the application.
  • The application fee for the General/EWS/OBC category applicant is Rs. 100/- for the preliminary, and Rs. 200/- for the mains application form.
  • The Females/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability category candidates don’t have to pay any application fee.

The table below shows the application fees of IAS exam 2020: -

Category Preliminary Exam Application Fee Mains Exam Application Fee
General Rs. 100/- Rs. 200/-
OBC Rs. 100/- Rs. 200/-
EWS Rs. 100/- Rs. 200/-
SC/ST Rs. 0/- Rs. 0/-
PwD Rs. 0/- Rs.0/-
Females Rs. 0/- Rs. 0/-

IAS 2020 Admit Card

  • The Admit cards for the Preliminary exam of IAS 2020 will be released online in April 2020.
  • The IAS Exam Admit cards 2020 for the mains examinations are expected to be released in September 2020.
  • The candidate needs to convey the Admit card near the Aadhar Card and a Passport size photograph on the test day.
  • The candidate who does not carry there admit card with them on the exam day in the exam center cannot be allowed to give the exam without admit card.
  • Candidate should check their admit card before downloading if there is any foul up on the admit card. The applicant ought to quickly report the slip-up to the concerned position.
  • Admit card is the hugest archive that a contender needs to pass on with them since it contains the roll no. Furthermore, the test center of the applicant.

The table below shows the IAS Exam Admit Card dates 2020: -

Events Dates
Availability of Admit card of the Prelims October 2020
Availability of Admit card of the Mains Updated Shortly

Steps to download IAS Exam Admit Card 2020

  • Go to the official site of UPSC – www.upsc.gov.in
  • Snap-on the link 'Download IAS Admit Card 2020'
  • Read the directions referenced cautiously and click 'Yes'
  • Enter Registration ID or Roll Number followed by Date of Birth of the applicant
  • Submit in the wake of entering the captcha in the given clear field
  • Print IAS Admit Card

IAS Exam Centers

IAS test focuses are advised in the IAS warning every year. IAS Preliminary test is led in around 72 urban communities across India. IAS Mains test is directed in an aggregate of 24 urban areas across India. The IAS Exam Centers for Prelims and Main test are given underneath: -

The table below shows the exam centers for the IAS 2020 Preliminary Examination: -

Agartala Ghaziabad Gautam Buddh Nagar
Agra Gorakhpur Panaji (Goa)
Ajmer Gurgaon Patna
Ahmedabad Gwalior Port Blair
Aizawl Hyderabad Puducherry
Aligarh Imphal Pune
Allahabad Indore Raipur
Anantpur (Andhra Pradesh) Itanagar Rajkot
Aurangabad Jabalpur Ranchi
Bangalore Jaipur Sambalpur
Bareilly Jammu Shillong
Bhopal Jodhpur Shimla
Bilaspur Jorhat Siliguri
Chandigarh Kochi Srinagar
Chennai Kohima Thane
Coimbatore Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram
Cuttack Kozhikode (Calicut) Tiruchirapalli
Dehradun Lucknow Tirupati
Delhi Ludhiana Udaipur
Dharwad Madurai Varanasi
Dispur Mumbai Vellore
Faridabad Mysore Vijayawada
Gangtok Nagpur Vishakhapatnam
Gaya Navi Mumbai Warangal

The table below shows the exam centers for the IAS 2020 Mains Examination: -

Ahmedabad
Dehradun
Mumbai
Aizawl
Delhi
Patna
Allahabad
Dispur (Guwahati)
Raipur
Bangalore
Hyderabad
Ranchi
Bhopal
Jaipur
Shilong
Chandigarh
Jammu
Shimla
Chennai
Kolkata
Thiruvananthapuram
Cuttack
Lucknow
Vijayawada

IAS 2020 Exam Pattern

  • The IAS exam comprises of the Preliminary exam, Mains Exam, and Personal Interview round.
  • The preliminary exam comprises of 2 papers of 200 marks each and the time allotted for each paper is 2 hours. The candidate has to qualify for this exam to give the mains exam.
  • The mains exam consists of 9 papers of 1750 marks and time allotted for each paper is 3 hours. This exam includes both Objective and subjective type questions.
  • In both preliminary and mains examination there will be negative marking only in objective type paper that will be of 1/3rdmarks
  • The preliminary exam will take on 31st May 2020.
  • The Main exam will take on 18th September 2020.
  • The Result of Preliminary exam will be out in July 2020.
  • The Mains Examination result will be out in the month of November 2020.

The table below shows the IAS 2020 Exam pattern of Preliminary examination: -

IAS Exam Pattern for Prelims
Exam Mode Offline
Number of Papers 2 – General Ability Test (GAT) and Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT)
Number of Questions Paper 1- 80; Paper 2 – 100.
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
IAS Prelims Total Marks 400
Nature of Exam Qualifying
Exam Duration 2 Hours Each, + 20 Minutes for Blind Students
Exam Language English and Hindi

The table below shows the IAS 2020 Exam pattern of Mains examination: -

IAS Exam Pattern for Mains
Qualifying Papers
Paper Title of the Paper Marks Allotted
Paper A Any Indian Language :(One of the Indian Languages to be selected from the ones included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution) 300 Marks
Paper B English 300 Marks
Merit Exam Papers
Paper I Essay 250 Marks
Paper II General Studies – I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) 250 Marks
Paper III General Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) 250 Marks
Paper IV General Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) 250 Marks
Paper V General Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude) 250 Marks
Paper VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks
Paper VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks
- Sub Total in the Written Test 1750 Marks
- Personal Interview 275 Marks
- Grand total (for merit Exam Calculation) 2025 Marks

IAS 2020 Syllabus

  • Every year Union Public Service Commission makes the IAS Syllabus. The syllabus of the IAS Exam is different for each paper.
  • IAS Syllabus for Prelims assesses a competitor's information and fitness in current issues.
  • IAS Syllabus for Main evaluates a competitor's scholastic skill in his specific subject. It additionally tests his capacity to display information in a reasonable and rational way and his general scholarly characteristics and comprehension of ideas.
  • IAS Exam 2020 spreads questions from History, Polity, Geography and Agriculture, Science and Technology, Ecology and Environment, Economics, Arts and Culture, Social Welfare and GK.
  • In the Main assessment, applicants need to pick two discretionary subjects in which they have specialization and the degree of the paper relates to the bachelors' degree.

The table below shows the Syllabus of IAS 2020 For Preliminary exam: -

IAS PRELIMS SYLLABUS OF PAPER I IAS PRELIMS SYLLABUS FOR PAPER II
Current events of national and international importance. Comprehension
History of India and Indian National Movement. Interpersonal skills including communication skills
Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc. Decision-making and problem solving
Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc. General mental ability
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. - Class X level)
General Science

The table below shows the IAS 2020 Syllabus for mains Exam: -

IAS 2020 MAINS EXAM SYLLABUS
Papers Topics
Paper A Any Indian Language (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).
Paper B English
Paper I Essay
Paper II General Studies – I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society).
Paper III General Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations).
Paper IV General Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management).
Paper V  General Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)
Paper VI Optional Subject – Paper 1
Paper VII Optional Subject – Paper 2

IAS Exam Result Dates

IAS exam result will be released by the Union Public Service Commission soon after the exam is held. Applicants can check the result on the official website – www.upsc.gov.in

  • The result of the IAS Prelims Examination will be out in July 2020.
  • The Mains Examination result will be out in the month of November 2020.

The table below shows the Result dates of both prelims & mains 2020: -

Events Dates
IAS PRELIMS result date 2020 July 2020
IAS MAINS result date 2020 November 2020
Personal Interview Test date To be announced soon

Given below are the steps to check the IAS Exam Result –

  • Go to the official site of IAS i.e. gov.in
  • Snap-on the link ‘View IAS Result 2020’
  • Find your roll number in the list of the roll numbers mentioned in the PDF
  • Download PDF for further use.

IAS Exam 2020 Salary and Vacancy

  • This year UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) has announced around 900 seats for IAS (Indian Administrative Service). This test is taken to hire talented officers in the civil service department of the India Government.
  • After getting recruited to the civil service department, the selected candidate will get a salary of Rs. 56100/- to Rs. 250000/-
  • The salary in hand will be Rs. 56100/- to Rs.250000/- + (TA, DA, HRA).

IAS Cut Off 2020

  • IAS Cutoff Marks is the base score that must be acquired by the up-and-comer so as to qualify the test.
  • Competitors scoring more than or proportional to the cutoff marks are equipped for the accompanying period of the IAS selection process.
  • The cutoff for both prelims and mains relies on various variables like the trouble level of the test, opportunities accessible and the quantity of showing up applicants, and so on.
  • The cutoff for each stage is discharged by the specialists post the fulfillment of the whole procedure of the civil services examination. In the interim, up-and-comers can check IAS Previous Years' Cutoff for various classifications as organized underneath:

The table below shows the Previous Year’s Cut off of IAS exam 2018: -

Category Preliminary exam (Out of 200) Mains Exam (out of 1750) Final (out of 2025)
General 98.00 774 982
OBC 96.66 732 938
SC 84.00 719 912
ST 83.34 719 912
PH 1 73.34 711 899
PH 2 53.34 696 908
PH 3 40.00 520 754
PH 5 45.34 460 718

IAS 2020 Selection Process

  • The selection process of the IAS Exam is a 3 phase evaluation, wherein, applicants need to show up for Prelims, main and Personal Interview round.
  • The preliminary test is essentially a screening test in which, more than 8 lakh competitors take an interest each year.
  • There are two papers for the possibility to attempt obligatorily in IAS Exam 2020 Prelims.
  • Further, based on the IAS Exam 2020 result for prelims, applicants register for the mains test.
  • IAS mains test will cover 9 traditional essay type papers, 2 being discretionary in them.
  • The mains test and interview session form the premise of an up-and-comer's determination.
  • After the IAS Exam 2020 mains examination of 1750 marks, up-and-comers need to clear the cutoff as chose by UPSC.
  • The individuals who clear the cutoff are required the Interview session which is the last phase of the IAS Selection Process.
  • Marks got in a personal interview out of an aggregate of 275 marks will likewise be considered while setting up the rundown of at long last chosen competitors. 

IAS 2020 Preparation Tips

If the candidates have to prepare for IAS EXAM 2020 and want to clear it easily so, they have to follow the following tips mention below: -

  • Candidates should firstly know the syllabus of the IAS examination.
  • They should prepare a time table it will help the candidate to prepare easily and effectively.
  • They have to work hard and prepare because IAS exam is the toughest competitive exam. The candidate has to study at least 10 hours a day to clear this exam.
  • You have to sleep at least 8 hours so that when you wake up then your mind should be fresh so it will help you learn and understand topics better.
  • Candidate ought to plan short notes of the significant subjects that have more weightage in the test and the notes will help you at the hour of assessment to review the significant focuses.
  • Candidate should practice continuously previous year papers it will help you to increase your speed and accuracy.
  • Candidates should have to go through the books and study material. You can get all of this from here only. (link)
  • If there is any doubt you should consult with your mentor or any friend who can help you in that doubt.

IAS 2020 Preparation Books

The table below shows the preparation books for IAS exam 2020: -

History Of Modern India (History) Bipan Chandra
India’s Struggle For Independence (History) Bipan Chandra
India’s Ancient Past (History) R.S. Sharma
History Of Medieval India (History) Satish Chandra
A New Look at Modern Indian History BL Grover
The Wonder That Was India (Culture) A.L. Bhasham
Indian Art and Culture (Culture) Nitin Singhania
Our Parliament Subash Kashyap
Geography of India (Geography) Majid Husain
Oxford School Atlas (Geography) Oxford
Science and Technology TMH
CSAT Book Cracking the CSAT Paper-2 Arihant
Certificate Physical and Human Geography (Geography) Goh Cheng Leong
Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations (Polity) M. Laxmikanth
Indian Economy (Economy) Ramesh Singh
Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure (Environment) Rajagopalan
A History of Modern World Ranjan Chakravarti
Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Main (Environment) Khuller
Facets of Indian Culture Spectrum
Indian Constitution PM Bakshi
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R. S. Aggarwal

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