UPSC 2020: The application process for the IAS/IPS exam has started. Apply before the last date!
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited applications from candidates for the Civil Services Exam (CSE) 2020 from February 12, 2020.
Who can apply for the IAS Exam: Know the Eligibility Criteria
For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service, and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India. For other services, subjects of Nepal and Bhutan can also apply. Tibetan refugees and PIOs can also file their applications.
The minimum educational qualification is a degree.
The degree may be obtained via regular, private, or distance education.
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2020.
i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1988 and not later than 1st August 1999.
Relaxation in age limit
The upper age limit prescribed above (32 years) will be relaxable up to:
- a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
- a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) non-creamy layer.
- a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services Personnel.
- a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen.
- a maximum of five years in the case of Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs) and Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs).
- a maximum of 10 years in the case of differently-abled.
Notification for UPSC 2020 CSE out on February 12, 2020
UPSC released the notification for Civil Service Prelims and Indian Forest Service Prelims on February 12, 2020.
You can refer UPSC syllabus here.
The last date to apply for Civil Service Prelims and Indian Forest Service Prelims 2020 is March 03, 2020.
Here is the link to apply.
Date of UPSC 2020 CSE Preliminary Exam (Objective)
The date of UPSC CSE Prelims 2020 and IFS Prelims 2020 is May 31, 2020.
Date of UPSC 2020 CSE Main Exam (Written)
Candidates who qualify for the Preliminary Examination will be invited to appear for the Main Examination (written). There are 9 papers in the written exam, out of which 2 papers are qualifying in nature.
UPSC CSE Mains 2020 is scheduled to start on September 18, 2020.
Date of UPSC 2020-21 CSE Interview (Personality Test)
Candidates who qualify for the Main examination (written) will be summoned for the interview (personality test) which will be conducted at the UPSC building in New Delhi. The date of the UPSC Civil Services Interview for 2020-21 is expected to be in February – March 2021.
How should you prepare for the IAS exam 2020?
As the exam pattern, requirements, and sources from which questions are framed have undergone rapid changes in recent years, it is extremely important to adopt the right guidance – if your aim is to clear the IAS exam in 2020.
Aspirants who are just starting their UPSC preparation may refer to the ClearIAS beginners’ guide for the road map to clear IAS.
For the latest strategies and guidance, refer to this link.
Many toppers have certified that the ClearIAS test-based approach is one of the most efficient strategies to succeed in the UPSC Civil Services Exam. This strategy is a smooth integration of learning with test-taking – thereby covering the whole syllabus via mock exams.