UPSC IAS Notification 2020

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the UPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 notification on 12th February 2020. Mainly, the commission conducts the civil service exam for recruiting candidates for the various services in Indian civil services. Specifically, these services include the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian police service (IPS), Indian foreign service (IFS) and more. Click here to get more details regarding the other UPSC exams.



Start Date of Online Examination

12th February 2020
Last Date of Online Examination

3rd March 2020 

IAS Preliminary Examination 2020

31st May 2020 (SUNDAY) 

UPSC IAS Mains Examination 2020

18th September 2020 (FRIDAY) 

UPSC IAS Personality Test

Will be announced


UPSC 2020 Exam Eligibility:

UPSC IAS 2020 Educational Qualification

In order to apply for the UPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 minimum education qualification required is Degree from a government recognized university.


  • For IAS and IPS, candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • Other services require candidates to be either,
  1. Citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal
  3. Subject of Bhutan
  4. To settle permanently in India, Tibetan refugees came to India before January 1, 1962.
  5. To permanently settle in India, an Indian origin immigrant from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Zaire, and Vietnam.

IAS 2020 Exam Age Limit

Category UPSC 2020 Age Relaxation

IAS number of attempts


3 years 9


5 years

Up to 37 Years (Unlimited)

Blind, deaf-mute, Ortho- Handicapped, Widow 10 years

Up to 42 Years (Unlimited)


5 years

Based on caste & categories

Military Service (ECOS/SSCOs) 5 years

Based on caste & categories


UPSC IAS Notification 2020 Exam Pattern:

UPSC IAS exam 2020 is conducted in three stages:

  1. IAS prelims exam
  2. UPSC IAS main exam
  3. IAS personality test

IAS Prelims Exam Pattern:


Question Marks


Paper 1-General Studies

100 200


Paper 2-Civil Service Aptitude Test

80 200


Total of 400 Marks

Get more information about the UPSC Exam pattern and IAS Syllabus.

For previous year IAS Question Paper click here

Negative Marking: 1/3rd of marks allotted for that question is deducted for the wrong answer

UPSC IAS 2020 Mains Exam: Descriptive type

Subject Maximum Marks


Qualifying paper

Anyone Indian Language

300 3Hrs
English 300


Compulsory Papers




General studies 1



General studies 2



General studies 3



General studies 4 250


Optional subject paper1



Optional subject paper2



Total                                                                            1750 Marks

For detailed IAS Mains Syllabus click here.

To know detailed IAS Optional Subject Syllabus click here.

UPSC 2020 IAS Exam Interview Pattern

IAS Personality test


Grand Total (Written and Interview)

2025 Marks

Click here to check the updated IAS syllabus 2020 and the IAS preparation strategies for 2020.

How to apply for UPSC IAS Notification 2020?

In order to apply for the IAS Exam 2020  candidates have to fill out an online application form at the UPSC official website (  After that, in the UPSC official website click on the link mentioning ‘Civil service (Preliminary) Exam online application’

Generally, there are two parts of the Civil Service Online registration for UPSC IAS Exam 2020:

  • Part I registration
  • Part II registration

Part-I registration:

  • Firstly, click on Part I Registration
  • Then, carefully read the UPSC instructions for filling the UPSC online application form  
  • After that, register with your basic details, valid email ID and mobile number. Ensure the entered details before submitting it.
  • Further, keep the unique 11-digit generated ID for future uses like UPSC admit card download and more.
  • Subsequently, by using your registration ID and password (Date of Birth) login and proceed to Part II registration
  • Finally, take the print of the IAS application for reference.

Part-II Registration:

  • In part-II registration, select the preferred exam center for attending the IAS prelims exam 2020
  • Then upload the scanned photo as well as the signature of the prescribed format and size.



Lower file Size Limit

20 KB

Upper File size limit

300 KB


350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height) minimum

1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height) maximum

UPSC 2020  Exam Fee

Usually, UPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 application Fee must be paid through online methods only,



General, OBC & other categories


Female/SC/ST/ PH

Exempted from CSE fee payment


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