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UPSC IAS Recruitment 2020 - An examination to Indian Police service IPS or Indian administrative service IAS are conducted by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) of India. It is commonly believed that this is the most competitive and toughest examination that is being conducted by the government every year and a large number of aspirants turn out for just the preliminary examination. It is not very easy to get through this examination as this is the toughest and higher administrative job that is available in the public sector. IAS is the key administrative job of all India services. They serve the central government as well as State Governments of India. This examination is conducted in various levels namely the preliminary examination of the main examination and the interview. All those candidates who get through the preliminary examination only can attend the mains and interview. The Candidates who get through the mains examination will be given a letter for the interview process. The following article mainly deals with the UPSC 2020 recruitment examination process such as the application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, etc.

Important Dates of UPSC IAS Recruitment 2020

There are a lot of important dates that are being released by the UPSC on the website on which the events are to be taken place and the notification of each event will be sent to the candidate via the official website. UPSC official notification will be given to the candidates on 12th February 2020.  The application forms will be available on the website by the 12th of February 2020 and the last date to submit the form is 3rd March 2020. The applicants will be provided with the admit card for the preliminary examinations in June 2020 and the UPSC exam will be conducted in June 2020. The preliminary exam of UPSC 2020 will be conducted on 31st May 2020 and it will be conducted only for one day. The admit card for the mains examination will be available on the website in September 2020 and the main examination will take place on 18th September 2020 and the examination will last for 5 days. Finally, the announcement of the result is expected to be in January 2020.

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020

All the applicants who wish to join UPSC can apply for it by filling up the application form. The application form can be filled in online. Certain guidelines on filling up the application form are given in this part of the article. As the first step, the candidate must open the official website of UPSC then click on the notification and read the instructions carefully twice or thrice.  After carefully reading the information provided fill the application form with all the verified details. The details must be verified with the official documents that is to be submitted before the exam board. The candidate is expected to upload all the scanned documents that are being required.  The application fee must be paid together with the submission of the application. As the last and final step, the candidate must take out the print of the application form after being submitted to the exam conducting authority. The application fee can be paid through online mode by using a debit card, credit card or net banking. The candidates belonging to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe, physically handicapped and female need not pay any amount as the application fee and all other categories must pay 200 rupees as the application fee to the exam conducting authority.

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria and Nationality

The candidate must always be sure about the eligibility criteria prescribed by UPSC for appearing the examination. Before filling up the application form the candidate must read all the details regarding the eligibility criteria. Only the candidates who can meet the criteria fixed by the authority can appear for the examination. Regarding the nationality, the applicant should be a citizen of India or the subjects of Bhutan and Nepal. A Tibetan refugee who came before 1st January 1962 can also apply for the examination. A candidate of Indian origin migrated from countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Vietnam also can apply for this post.

UPSC IAS Educational Qualification

minimum criteria for applying for UPSC examination is graduation from any recognized university in India. The candidate who has completed professional and technical courses can also apply for the post but it should be taken from a recognized university. If the candidate has not yet finished graduation and in the final year, he can also apply for the examination. All the candidates belonging to a general category can appear for the exam 6 times whereas the candidates of other backward classes can appear 9 times. There is no particular limit on appearing for the exam for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe candidates.

UPSC IAS Examination Pattern

The pattern of the exam held is entirely different and it consists of three stages.  The first stage is the preliminary examination followed by the mains and the interview.  The preliminary examination conducted will be of objective type questions and the main exam is descriptive in nature. The candidate who appears for the preliminary examinations has to give the right answer from the options. Each question will carry four options from which the candidate is supposed to select the right answer. The first exam is based on general study and the second is CSAT which is known as the Civil Service aptitude test. A grand total of 200 marks each are allotted to both examinations and the duration of the time is 2 hours for both examinations.  The candidate needs to qualify for exams to appear for the main examination. There will be negative marking for the wrong answer the candidates enter. The candidate needs to be aware of the answer he has entered in the answer sheet.

UPSC IAS Mains Examination

The candidate who played the preliminary examination is able to attend the main examination. As we have already seen the mains examination is descriptive in nature and a candidate in this needs to choose one modern language and Hindi. The examination in the mains will be related to history, geography, polity, etc. The candidate will have the freedom to select any two subjects. Therefore, the candidate must be aware of the difficulty of the topics they select answers and score well. The examination is out of 1750 marks and the marks of the modern language and Hindi would not be counted, but the candidate needs to qualify them also.

UPSC IAS Syllabus of Preliminary Exam

The preliminary examination of UPSC  2020 consists of the questions regarding general awareness like national and international news, history, politics, geography, governance, etc. Paper-II consists of the questions related to the general decision-making and mental ability of the candidate. This general decision-making and mental ability include logical reasoning, analytical ability, data interpretation, etc.

UPSC IAS Mains Examination

The main examination is conducted for the candidates who fulfill the requirement in the preliminary examination. The applicants attend a total of 9 papers in the UPSC main examination and the candidate must clear at least 7 papers to be counted for the final round ranking. The two languages that one attends must be cleared by the candidate with the minimum score prescribed by UPSC. The candidates belonging to the North East state need to attempt only the English language exam. Paper 1 in the mains examination is based on essay writing of 250 marks. Paper 2 of the examination is related to history, culture and Indian heritage, geography of the world. Paper 3 is based on governance, politics, constitution, international relations, and social justice. Technology, economic development, disaster management and security, environment and biodiversity are the topics under paper four.  Paper 5 mainly discusses both the integrity and ethics aptitude. Paper 6 and 7 Are the optional subjects that carry 250 marks each.

UPSC IAS Interview 

all the candidates who get through the UPSC main examination will be called for the interview by the interview board of UPSC. In this phase, the most important thing is your personality. All the important factors like, communication skills, expression, intellectual and the way of responding will be checked during the interview. The attitude of the applicant is so important in this phase. More information regarding the UPSC interview 2020 can be checked on the official website of UPSC. 

UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020

Admit card is the most important document that a candidate must have when he enters the examination hall. Here in this part of the article, the candidates are given the mode in which the admit card can be downloaded. The admit card for the preliminary examination and the main examination will be published separately on the official website. The admit card will not be sent to the candidate through the post but an aspirant is supposed to download it from the website of UPSC. The admit card will be published 7 to 10 days prior to the examination. Candidates are requested to read all the guidelines before downloading the admit card. An aspirant can use the application number, password or date of birth to download the admit card. No candidate will be allowed to attend the examination without presenting the admit card to the examiner. It is better for the candidate to carry an identity proof along with the admit card When she appeared for the examination.

UPSC IAS Result Announcement

The result of the examination will be published 7 to 10 days prior to the examination. UPSC 2020 recruitment exam results will be published on the official website after the completion of each phase. All the candidates can visit the official website of UPSC to decide their future and download it for future use.  In order to download the result candidate must enter the details like registration ID and password or the dates of birth.

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