UPSC EXAM 2020-21

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What is UPSC?

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a National level competitive examination in India, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India.

Select your Exam 

CareerIndia provides you with the list of 20 civil services in India consisting of complete information about each exam and how to apply or prepare for the examination. The syllabus (Preliminary and Main) and updated question papers for all the exams are featured here with an option of downloading them for your reference and preparation.

  • IAS

    Indian Administrative Service
     
  • IPS

    Indian Police Service
     
  • IFS-Forest

    Indian Forest Service
     
  • IFS-Foreign

    Indian Foreign Service
     
  • IES

    Indian Engineering Services
     
  • NDA & NA (I) and (II)

    National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (I) and (II)
     
  • CAPF - AC

    Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants)
     
  • CISF - AC (Exe) LDCE

    Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) - Assistant Commandants (Executive) LDCE
     
  • CDS (I) and (II)

    Combined Defence Services (I) and (II)
     
  • IES/ISS

    Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service
     
  • CGGE

    Combined Geo-Scientist
     
  • CMSE

    Combined Medical Services
  • IRS

    Indian Revenue Service
     
  • IAAS

    Indian Audit and Accounts Service
     
  • IP&TAFS

    Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service
     
  • IDAS

    Indian Defence Accounts Service
     
  • IRTS

    Indian Railway Traffic Service
     
  • IRAS

    Indian Railway Accounts Service
     
  • IRPS

    Indian Railway Personnel Service
     
  • ITS

    Indian Trade Service
     

UPSC Calendar 2020

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the annual calendar. The UPSC Calendar consists of all the exam dates along with the date of notification, last date for receipt of application and duration of the exam. Aspirants should never miss the exam calendar released by UPSC. It is also advised to download the UPSC Calendar and take a printout for future reference. We also advise aspirants to refer our UPSC Calendar 2020 page for detailed information. 

Name of Examination  Date of Notification  Date of Exam 
Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 September 25, 2019  January 5, 2020 
Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination,2020 September 25, 2019 January 19, 2020
C.D.S. Examination (I), 2020 October 30, 2019  February 2, 2020
CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2020 December 4, 2019  March 1, 2020
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2020 January 8, 2020  September 6, 2020
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 February 12, 2020  October 4, 2020
Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination 2019 
I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020 June 10, 2020 October 16, 2020
Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020 July 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020 August 18, 2020 December 20, 2020
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2020 June 10, 2020 September 6, 2020
C.D.S. Examination (II), 2020 August 5, 2020 November 11, 2020

UPSC Notification 2020 

The UPSC has released the Civil Services Examination (CSE) notification on February 12, 2020. Interested candidates can access the UPSC notification 2020 on its official website. The notification plays a significant role in the competitive examinations. It will display all the important details such as eligibility, selection procedure, exam pattern, marking scheme and syllabus. The UPSC recruitment notification 2020 was released for a total of 769 vacancies that include vacancies for PwBD category. 

List Of Services In UPSC

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) stands as one amongst the toughest examinations in the country. The year-long examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Every year, over 10 lakh aspirants compete for the All India Services, such as IAS, IPS and IFS. Along with Central Services, Group A and B Services are also equally popular across India. Depending upon the candidates' preference and rank, the Commission will allot the service. The UPSC conducts the CSE for a total of 24 services apart from Indian Forest Service (IFS). Check the UPSC services list here.

  All India Services

  1. Indian Administrative Service 

  2. Indian Police Service 

  3. Indian Foreign Service 

Group ‘A’ Services 

  4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service 

  5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service 

  6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) 

  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service 8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.) 

  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration) 

  10. Indian Postal Service 

  11. Indian Civil Accounts Service 

  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service 

  13. Indian Railway Accounts Service 

  14. Indian Railway Personnel Service 

  15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force 

  16. Indian Defence Estates Service 

  17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade) 

  18. Indian Trade Service 

  19. Indian Corporate Law Service 

Group ‘B’ Service 

  20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer′s Grade) 

  21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’ 

  22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’ 

  23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’ 

  24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’  

Important Functions Of UPSC

India's central recruiting agency, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is one amongst the Constitutional bodies. Under Article 320 of the Constitution of India, UPSC was vested with the many functions related to the recruitment of Civil Services and other Central Services. Every Civil Services aspirant should know the important functions of the Commission under Article 320 of the Constitution. 

  • The Union Public Service Commission is responsible for conducting the examinations for appointments to the services of the Union. 
  • The Commission does direct recruitment by selection through interviews. 
  • The appointment of officers on promotion/ absorption/ deputation will be conducted by the UPSC. 
  • The framing and amendment of recruitment rules for various services and posts will be taken care of by the Commission. 
  • The UPSC takes up disciplinary cases relating to different Civil Services. 
  • This Constitutional body will be advising the government on any matter referred to them by the President of India.

Success Rate of UPSC 2020 

The Civil Services, also known as the UPSC exam is considered one of the toughest and prestigious competitive exams in India with a success rate of just 0.1%. The examination is conducted to recruit officers for three types of services namely, All India Services, Central Services and State Services. 

Civil Service Exams 2020

CareerIndia provides you with the list of Civil Services in India, which also has complete information on more than 11 civil service exams. Syllabus (Preliminary and Main) for all the exams are mentioned with an option of downloading it for your future reference. 

Important Details of UPSC Exam 2020

Eligibility criteria including nationality, educational qualification, age limit and the number of attempts are also provided to enable the candidates to know if they are qualified. Selection procedure gives a detailed process of selection in three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview. The exclusive section on Career prospects fetch you the details of the pay scale, designations with all the information on the training period.  

Tips and Study Material to Crack UPSC Exam 2020

As a part of guidance on exam preparation, we have documented information on coaching centres, question papers, reference books and preparation tips to help you crack one of the toughest exams in India.

UPSC Released Civil Services 2019 Cut-off

The UPSC has released the Civil Services Examination cut-off marks list. It has released the cut-off for all the three stages of the exam 2019. Candidates can check the list based on various categories. Earlier, it has also released the final result of Civil Services Examination 2019. 

The list below is the marks secured by the last recommended candidate in General category.  

  • CS (Prelims) - 98
  • CS (Main) - 751
  • CS (Final) - 961

The official notice reads, "Cut off marks on the basis of GS Paper-I only. GS Paper-II was of qualifying nature with 33% marks as per Rule-15 of Civil Services Examination, 2019." 

14 August 2020
Fact Check: UPSC Has Not Notified COVID Related Instructions For IAS Prelims Exam 2020

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has not announced that it has not notified any COVID-19 related instructions for the Civil Services exam 2020 scheduled on October 4.

A piece of news circulated in social media claims that UPSC will only allow candidates who test COVID-19 negative to appear for the IAS Prelims exam 2020. According to the government's fact check, the Commission made it clear that it has not released such guidelines regarding the exam.

Earlier, the UPSC has postponed the Civil Services Exam 2020 (Prelims) a couple of times and decided to conduct the exam on October 4. 

13 August 2020
UPSC Recruitment 2020 For 24 Vacancies

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has called for the online applications for filling Twenty Four (24) vacancies to the post of Scientific Officer (Pharmacognosy), Junior Scientific Officer, Lecturer (Vocational Guidance, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Physiotherapy) and Sub-Editor posts. 

The registration-cum-application applications process towards the same started on August 8, 2020 and closes on August 27, 2020 by 11:59 pm.

Download UPSC Recruitment 2020 Vacancies

Candidates will be based on pay matric as per 7th Pay Commission. 

 

12 August 2020
IES 2020 Notification Released

The UPSC has released the Indian Economic Services (IES) 2020 notification. The IES recruitment notification was released for the post of Junior Time Scale of the Services. The notification was released for a total of 15 vacancies. Interested candidates can apply online for the IES until September 1, 2020. 

"The number of vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes. Other Backward Classes, Economically Weaker Sections and persons with benchmark disability categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government," the UPSC IES notification read. 

The UPSC IES 2020 exam will be held on October 16, 2020 (3 days). 

12 August 2020
UPSC Releases NDA Admit Card 2020

The UPSC has released the NDA (i) and (ii) admit card 2020. Candidates can download UPSC NDA admit card 2020 on official site. One should use their login credentials to download UPSC NDA admit card. 

This year, the UPSC has combined NDA 1 and 2 due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. The NDA exam will be conducted on September 6. 

Aspirants should use their roll number or registration number to download NDA admit card 2020. In case of any issue, send an e-mail: usnda-upsc@nic.in

10 August 2020
UPSC New Chairman Is Pradeep Kumar Joshi
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