UPSC 2020 Notification

UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Prelims 2020 Notification Out, Exam Dates & Eligibility

upsc 2020 notification

Union Public Service Commission has released it (UPSC) 2020 notification for various civil services 2020 IAS & IFS Exam.

You can download the PDF of UPSC 2020 official notification at the end of the page. For your convenience we have mentioned all the necessary details needed to know before filling the forms.

You can check the details in tabular form below.

IAS Exam Dates

Candidates can go through important UPSC IAS exam dates 2020 below:

EventDatesSalient Features
IAS Exam 2020 Notification12-Feb-2020The UPSC issued the Civil Services (IAS) Exam Notification 2020 for 796 vacancies
Last date to apply for IAS Exam 20203-Mar-2020The IAS online application will be accepted until this date.
IAS Prelims Exam 202031-May-2020IAS Prelims 2020 Exam will be conducted in offline mode across the nation.
IAS Prelims 2020 ResultTo be announcedThe result of the IAS Prelims Exam 2020 will be announced by UPSC.
IAS Main Exam 202018-Sep-2020The IAS Main Exam 2020 will be conducted by UPSC

Age Limit for IAS Exam 2020

Q. What is the age limit for IAS Exam?

A.IAS is considered as one of the toughest exams in India. The Age limit for IAS exam is different for the different categories. It is defined as follows

CategoryLower Age LimitUpper Age Limit
General /EWS2132

The age of the candidates is counted as on August 1 of the exam year.

Candidates must be minimum 21 years and maximum 32 years of age as on August 1, 2020. This means that candidates must have born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 1999.

There is also age relaxation of some years for reserved category candidates:

CategoryAge Relaxation 
SC/ ST5 Years
OBC3 Years
Defense Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof3 Years
Ex-servicemen including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of military service as on August 1, 2019 and have been released5 Years
PwD [(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]10 Years

No age relaxation is provided to the Economically Weaker Sections in the UPSC Civil Services Exam.

IAS Exam Highlights

Exam NameCivil Services (IAS) Exam 2020
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission
Exam LevelNational
UPSC Vacancies796
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOffline – Pen and Paper Mode
Exam StagesPrelims – Mains(Written) – Mains(Interview)
Application Fee100
LanguagePrelims – English and Hindi
No. of Test CitiesTest centres across the nation
Exam Helpdesk No.011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591
Official Website

EXam Fees to Fill IAS Exam Application Form

Candidates will be able to fill the IAS application form 2020 in online mode at Once the application form is filled, candidates also need to pay Civil Services exam application fee in online or offline mode.

CategoryPreliminary Exam FeeMains Exam Fee
General/ EWS/OBCRs 100Rs 200
Females/ SC/ ST/ Persons with Benchmark DisabilityNilNil

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