UPSC Civil Services Mains Recruitment 2020

UPSC Civil Services Mains Recruitment 2020

UPSC Civil Services Mains Recruitment 2020 Union Public Service Commission conducted the UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2020 exam on October 4, 2020 for the recruitment of 796 vacancies in Indian Civil Services of IAS/IPS/IFS/other posts we have shared the complete details of UPSC Civil Services IAS Notification 2020 including IAS Selection Process. UPSC conducts the Civil Services exam every year to recruit IAS/IPS/IFS officers at all India level. The recruitment is carried out through two different phases – IAS Prelims Exam and IAS Mains Exam & Interview Round.

UPSC Civil Services Mains Recruitment 2020

Events Important Dates
Starting Date for Apply Online 12-02-2020
Last Date to Apply Online  03-03-2020
Last Date for Fee Payment (by cash) 02-03-2020
Last Date for Fee Payment (Online) 03-03-2020
Date for online application Withdrawn  12 to 18-03-2020 till 6:00 pm
Date of Preliminary Exam  31-05-2020 (Revised to 04-10-2020)  Date for Mains Exam: 08-01-2021
Starting Date for Change of Centre 07-07-2020 (Changed to 20-07-2020)
Closing Date for Change of Centre 13-07-2020 till 1800 hrs. (Changed to 24-07-2020)
Date for Availability of DAF for Mains Application From 28-10-2020 to 11-11-2020

Application Fee:

  • General / OBC : 100/-
  • SC / ST / PH : 0/- (Exempted)
  • All Category Female : 0/- (Nil)
  • Pay the Examination Fee Through Debit Card, Credit, Card, Net Banking or E Challan Fee Mode Only

Educational Qualification:

  • IAS : Bachelor Degree in Any Stream in Any Recognized University in India
  • IFS : Bachelor Degree as one of Subject Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology, Agriculture or Equivalent

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Age Limit:

  • The minimum age limit is 21 years and the maximum age limit is different for different categories:
  • General: 32 years
  • OBC: 35 years
  • SC & ST: 37 year
  • PwD: 42 Years

IAS Selection Process

Candidates who want to seek recruitment in Civil Services IAS/IPS/IFS need to undertake:

  • IAS Prelims
  • IAS Mains & Interview

UPSC IAS Preliminary Exam is qualifying in nature. The marks of IAS Prelims are not considered in final merit list, from which the selection of candidates is made. The UPSC prepares the final merit list on the basis of marks secured by candidates in IAS Mains exam and Interview.

IAS Prelims Exam Pattern

Paper Total Questions Marks Duration time
Paper I General Studies        100       200       2 hours
Paper II GS (CSAT)       80       200       2 hours
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) format.
  • There will be Negative Marking of 1/3rd (0.66) for each wrong answer.
  • GS Paper II (CSAT) is qualifying in nature; you need only 33 percent marks to clear this paper.
  • In the PwD category, blind candidates are allotted 20 minutes extra for each paper.

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IAS Mains Exam Pattern

Paper Name of Paper Nature of Paper Time Duration Marks
Paper – A     Any Indian Language (objective)   Qualifying     3 Hours    300
Paper – B   English     3 Hours   300
Paper I     Essay     Merit Ranking     3 Hours   250
Paper II   General Studies I      3 Hours   250
Paper III General Studies II      3 Hours   250
Paper IV General Studies III      3 Hours   250
Paper V General Studies IV      3 Hours   250
Paper VI Optional Paper I      3 Hours   250
Paper VII Optional Paper-II      3 Hours   250
Total 1750
Interview Round 275
Grand Total 2025
  • IAS Mains exam is objective as well as descriptive in nature
  • Candidates need to obtain IAS Cut off marks to qualify this round
  • The cut off is decided on the basis of total vacancies, the difficulty level of paper and candidates appearing for the exam.
  • There will be Negative Marking of 1/3rd marks (0.66) for each wrong answer in objective paper only.

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