IAS Notification 2020 Out: Last Date Reminder

March 03, 2020

IAS Notification 2020  is out on 12th February 2020 as per the officially announced dates earlier. UPSC(Union Public Services Commission) conducts various Civil Services Examination every year to recruit candidates. The notification informs the candidates about the details of the exam, dates, eligibility, application. As the official dates are out, we have provided the complete information for the exam in the article.

IAS Notification 2020(Civil Services Exam)

Aspirants anticipate for the IAS Notification 2020, as it is one of the most awaited exams for the graduates. And as per the official UPSC Calendar, the notification has been released on the said date, that is, 12th February 2020 @upsc.gov.in

UPSC IAS Notification Release DateFebruary 12, 2020
IAS Registration DateFebruary 12, 2020
Last Day to Apply for IAS 2020 ExamMarch 3, 2020
Release of IAS 2020 Admit CardApril 2020
IAS 2020 Preliminary Exam DateMay 31, 2020
IAS 2020 Main Exam DateSeptember 18, 2020

IAS Apply Online Last Date is 3rd March 2020. Candidates who have forgotten or are still at incomplete form stage must now fulfil all the requirements and apply online before 6 PM.

(Application form details are available towards the bottom)

IAS Exam Date 2020

The official IAS Exam Date 2020 has been declared in advance. The date of Preliminary examination is 31st May 2020 and the Mains Exam Date is 18th September 2020. The conducting body, UPSC, is in full preparation of the exam. Hence, candidates must also buckle up their preparation level and get ready with requirements of the form.

IAS Vacancy 2020

For high bureaucratic positions with the central government, UPSC employs candidates for various posts such as IAS, IPS, IFS and more. The vacancy number is 796. This is 100 vacancies lesser than the previous year. (Refer Image)


The posts under IAS include:

All India Services

  • Indian Administrative Services(IAS)
  • Indian Police Servies(IPS)
  • Indian Forest Services(IFoS) [ Prelims Only]

Central Civil Services

  • Indian Foreign Services(IFS)
  • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria includes the fulfilment of Nationality conditions, age limit, educational qualifications and number of attempts. Before a candidate applies for IAS Exam 2020, it is important that he/she is aware of the eligibility criteria beforehand.

  1. Nationality- Indian Citizenship
    A Subject of  Nepal or Bhutan OR
    A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement OR
    A Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India OR
    Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
  2. Educational Qualification: The candidate must hold a degree(Graduation) of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University
  3. Age Limit:
    Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on 1st August 2020
    He or she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1988 and not later than 1st August 1999.
  4. Age Relaxation: Up to a maximum of 5 years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled caste or Scheduled Tribe OR
    Up to a maximum of 3 years in case of OBC Category reservation OR
    Up to a maximum of 3 years in case of Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof OR
    Up to 5 years in case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August 2020 and have been released OR
    Up to a maximum of 5 years in case of ECOs/ SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August 2020 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on 3 months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment OR
    Up to a maximum of 10 years in case of (a) blindness and low vision; (b) deaf and hard of hearing; (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; and (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness. OR
    Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 1st day of January 1980 to the 31st day of December 1989.
  5. Number of Attempts- Every candidate appearing at the examination, who is otherwise eligible shall be permitted six attempts at the examination.

UPSC IAS Syllabus & Exam Pattern

UPSC IAS Syllabus & Exam Pattern is a crucial piece of information for the graduate job aspirants. Not only it is a prestigious position that candidates prepare for through the syllabus, but also it will be helpful for them to brace themselves up for the upcoming vacancy.

As there are three rounds in IAS Exam namely:

  1. Preliminary
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

Let us look at briefly on IAS Prelims Syllabus:

Prelims round has two papers. Each of the two papers is held for 2 hours. The paper 1 has questions from GA/ GK/ Current Affairs, Quantitative Aptitude and Logic. While paper 2 has questions from Comprehension. The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English

IAS Mains Exam Syllabus

The Mains Exam comprises of Paper A and Paper B. Syllabus of Paper A comprises any one of the Indian languages selected from the Languages included in the eighth schedule of the constitution and Paper B Syllabus comprises an English test. The papers on Indian languages and English (Paper A and Paper B) will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking. Both of these are of 300 marks.

The Mains round is followed by the Personal Interview. Questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers.

IAS Application Form 2020

IAS Application Form 2020 activation is from 12th February 2020. The aspirants must be active for the same to complete the form in time. Also, it is important to check the complete details to be filled in the application in order to appear for the form.

Instructions for IAS Online Application Form

Candidates must possess the following documents, information from which is required for the application submission:

Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government

The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her.

The Process of online form is as follows:


Link to Apply Online for IAS 2020

The Link is available from 12th February 2020 till March 3rd 2020.

  1. Registration-
    Use the given direct link to go to the registration page
    Click on the link ‘UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020’ under Active Examinations section
    Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email Address and Mobile Number
  2. Entering Application Form Details-
    Personal, Educational, Parental and Employment details are required to be filled in the form. Verify the details and save
  3. Uploading Documents-
    The documents required to be uploaded include a passport size photograph and signature
  4. Application Fee-
    For online payment, use credit card/debit card/Rupay card or Internet Banking Services
    For offline payment, download the e-challan and submit the cash in SBI bank branches on the next day itself.

IAS Selection Process

The Selection Process for the IAS includes qualification of Prelims, followed by Mains followed by the interview.  After each round’s qualification, each candidate will need to indicate the order of preferences only for those services participating in the Civil Services Examination for the year, for which he is interested to be allocated to, in the on-line Detailed Application Form-II [DAF-II]

Requirements of DAF Form: The candidates who wish to indicate IAS/IPS as their Service preference are advised to indicate all the Zones and Cadres in the order of preference in their on-line DAF-II as per the extant Cadre Allocation Policy applicable for the Civil Services Examination, 2020. With this DAF-II, a candidate will also be required to upload documents/certificates for higher education, achievements in different fields, service experience, OBC Annexure (for OBC category only), EWS Annexure [for EWS Category only], etc

Civil Services IAS Admit Card 2020

With the release of the exam date already, the admit card is released three weeks before. Thus, candidates may expect the admit card release to be in April 2020. The direct link will be provided here.

IAS 2020 Result

The result for IAS 2020 is to be declared in July 2020(tentatively). The result is released after each stage of the exam that is prelims, mains and interview results will be out separately.

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