UPSC IAS Preliminary Exam 2020 Notification Released
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Applications are invited by UPSC for Indian Civil Services (IAS) Preliminary Examinations 2020 (796 Vacancy) from Graduate pass candidates. All candidates (male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Civil Services.


Examination notified by the Government (Department of Personnel and Training) and this Notice of Examination derived from these Rules. The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to the examination.



Exam: Indian Civil Services (IAS) Preliminary Exam 2020
No. of Vacancy: 796


Their admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/ her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The Commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.


Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor Degree in any stream from recognized University.

Age Limit: 21 to 32 years


Application Fee: Pay Examination fee through Debit/credit card or Net Banking or challan in any branch of SBI.

For GEN/OBC: 100/-

For SC/ST/PH candidates: No fee


Starting Date for Submission of Online Application: February 12, 2020

Last Date for Submission of Online Application: March 3, 2020, till 06.00 PM

Last Date for Payment of Fee: March 3, 2020

Date of Pre Written Exam: May 31, 2020


How to Apply: Interested Candidates may apply online through UPSC website from 12.02.2020 to 03.03.2020.

Candidates are required to apply online using the website Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above-mentioned website. The applicants are advised to submit only single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, photo ID, fee etc.

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Advt No.: 05/2020-CSP


Job Location: All India


Selection Process: Selection will be based on Preliminary Written Exam, Main Written Exam & Interview.


Last date for online submission and withdrawal of applications:

(i) The Online Applications can be filled up to 3rd March, 2020 till 6:00 P.M. after which the link will be disabled. Detailed instructions regarding filling of online application is available at Appendix-IIA.

(ii) The online Applications can be withdrawn from 12.03.2020 to 18.03.2020 till 6.00 PM after which the link will be disabled. Detailed instructions regarding the withdrawal of Applications are available at Appendix IIB.