UPSC Exam Calendar 2020 Schedule, Dates, Notification & Application

Start your Preparation according to the UPSC Exam Calendar 2020:

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has today announced the dates for the Civil Service Preliminary exam date for 2020. Besides the Civil Service Prelims, the Indian Forest Service preliminary exam also will be conducted.

UPSC Civil Service Prelims and IFS Prelims Exam Date will be on 31 May 2020 as per the official Calendar.

UPSC Exam Calendar 2020:

UPSC Exam Calendar 2020

Registration Process:

The registration process will begin on 12 February 2020 and end on 3 March  2020. Candidates can register online for UPSC examinations.

Also Read: Reservation in UPSC Exam 2020

UPSC Exam Calendar 2020:

  • UPSC CSE Prelims Registration Date starts on: February 12, 2020
  • UPSC CSE Prelims Registration Date ends on: March 3, 2020
  • Exam dates of UPSC CSE Prelims and Indian forest services prelims: 31 May 2020
  • Date of UPSC Civil Service Mains: 18 September 2020
  • UPSC IFS mains date: 22 November 2020

Note: The dates of notification, commencement, and exam span is liable to vary if conditions so warrant.

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2020 Date

UPSC CSE prelims exam 2019 was held on 2 June 2019. In other words, the UPSC Prelims exam 2020 is two days ahead than the preliminary exam 2019.

Civil Services Preliminary Exam

A government agency called the Union Public Service Commission ( UPSC) conducts the IAS examination. The Civil Service prelims test is a screening test to select appropriate candidates for top Services such as IAS, Indian Foreign Service(IFS), IPS and IRS.

Every year nearly 4- 5 lakhs candidates appear for the UPSC Civil Preliminary examination. However, only around 1000 candidates manage to get into the final list.

It is an undeniable fact that the IAS examination is one of the toughest exams in the world due to its vast syllabus, high competition, and exam duration. UPSC Civil Service exam is an almost one-year-long process with three steps.

The Preliminary exam is objective type and consists of two papers- General Studies Paper and CSAT. While the General Studies paper is counted for screening for Mains examination, CSAT is qualifying in nature.

UPSC Syllabus for Prelims GS Paper-1

  • Current affairs: This comprises of matters relating to current events, both national and international importance.
  • History: It consists of the Indian national movement and history of India.
  • Geography [Indian and world]: It comprises physical, social, economic geography.
  • Environment: It includes environmental ecology, biodiversity and general issues on climatic change and general science.
  • Indian polity and governance: Constitution of India, the political system, Panchayati Raj, etc.
  • Economics: It comprises of social sector initiatives, sustainable development, poverty, demographics poverty, etc.
  • General Science

The duration of UPSC GS paper -1 is two hours and marks are out of 200.

UPSC Syllabus for prelims GS Paper-2 (CSAT)

  • Problem- solving and decision- making
  • General mental ability
  • Comprehension
  • Analytical and logical reasoning
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts various exams every year. Let’s have a brief look at the UPSC calendar which contains details about the release of official notification, date of application, and the date of an examination conducted.

Sl.No.Name of ExaminationDate of NotificationLast Date to applyDate of an examination conductedDuration of Exam
 

1

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 

25.09.2019

 

15.10.2019

 

05.01.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

2

Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 

25.09.2019

 

15.10.2019

 

19.01.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

3

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 

19.01.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

4

C.D.S. Examination (I), 2020 

30.10.2019

 

19.11.2019

 

02.02.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

5

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 

23.02.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

6

CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2020 

04.12.2019

 

24.12.2019

 

01.03.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

7

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 

08.03.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

8

 

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2020 

08.01.2020

 

28.01.2020

 

19.04.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

9

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 

 

 

 

12.02.2020

 

 

 

 

03.03.2020

 

 

 

 

31.05.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

 

 

 

1 DAY

 

 

 

10

Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination 2020
 

11

I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020 

25.03.2020

 

13.04.2020

 

26.06.2020 (FRIDAY)

 

3 DAYS

 

12

Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2020 

27.06.2020 (SATURDAY)

 

2 DAYS

 

13

Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2020 

28.06.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

14

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 

05.07.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

15

Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020 

08.04.2020

 

28.04.2020

 

19.07.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

16

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020 

22.04.2020

 

12.05.2020

 

09.08.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

17

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 

23.08.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

18

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2020 

10.06.2020

 

30.06.2020

 

06.09.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

19

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 

13.09.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

20

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020 

18.09.2020 (FRIDAY)

 

5 DAYS

 

21

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 

04.10.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

22

C.D.S. Examination (II), 

05.08.2020

 

25.08.2020

 

08.11.2020 (SUNDAY)

 

1 DAY

 

23

Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2020 

22.11.2020

 

22.11.2020

(SUNDAY)

 

10 DAYS

 

24

S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE 

16.09.2020

 

06.10.2020

 

12.12.2020 (SATURDAY)

 

2 DAYS

 

25

Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 

1 DAY

Note: The dates of notification, commencement, and duration of Examinations/ RTs are liable to alteration if the circumstances so warrant.

UPSC CSAT exam duration is also two hours and marks are out of 200. Currently, CSAT is only qualifying in nature, therefore, candidates should secure a minimum of 66 marks out of 200. In other words, 33% is required to clear CSAT paper.

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