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UPSC Exam Dates

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the central recruiting agency for shortlisting candidates to various services of the Union and the services of the state. The major responsibility of the Commission is to scrutinise candidates for the All India Services comprising three prestigious services – Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

Every year, the Commission releases the UPSC calendar for all examinations. Candidates who are aspiring for the Central services can check the UPSC exam dates before the release of notification. The central recruiting agency also releases the UPSC time table that includes the date of notification, last date for receipt of applications, date of commencement of exam and duration of the exam.  

UPSC Calendar 2020: Important Update 

The UPSC has released the revised programme of examinations/recruitment tests 2020. The Commission held a special meeting on June 5 and released a revised exam schedule. The new exam dates were announced for NDA & NA (I), Civil Services (Prelims), IES/ISS, Combined Geo-Scientist, Engineering Service (Mains), Combined Medical Services, CAPF (AC), NDA & NA (II) and IFS Main exam 2020.   

Earlier, the UPSC has postponed the exams due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Commission has announced that Civil Services (Preliminary) 2020 examination scheduled on May 31 was postponed due to the nationwide lockdown. 

UPSC Calendar 2020 

Name of Examination  Date of Notification  Last Date for Receipt of Applications  Date of Exam 
Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 September 25, 2019  October 15, 2019  January 5, 2020 
Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination,2020  September 25, 2019  October 15, 2019  January 19, 2020
Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     January 19, 2020
C.D.S. Examination (I), 2020 October 30, 2019  November 19, 2019  February 2, 2020
Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination      February 23, 2020 
CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2020 December 4, 2019  December 24, 2019  March 1, 2020 
Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination      March 8, 2020 
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2020  January 8, 2020  January 28, 2020  September 6, 2020 
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 February 12, 2020 March 3, 2020    October 4, 2020
Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination 2020
I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020  June 10, 2020  June 30, 2020  October 16, 2020
Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2020      October 17-18, 2020
Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2020     October 18, 2020
Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     July 5, 2020 
Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020 July 22, 2020 August 11, 2020 October 22, 2020
Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020 August 18, 2020  September 7, 2020 December 20, 2020
Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination      August 23, 2020
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2020 June 10, 2020 June 30, 2020 September 6, 2020
Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination      September 13, 2020
Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020      January 8, 2021 (5 days)
Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination      October 4, 2020
C.D.S. Examination (II), 2020 August 5, 2020 August 25, 2020  November 11, 2020 
Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2020     February 28, 2021 (10 days)
S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE  September 16, 2020  October 6, 2020 December 12, 2020
Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination      December 20, 2020

UPSC Civil Service Exam Schedule 2020 

The UPSC releases the exam dates at least a year before the Civil Services Examination (CSE). The Commission has recently released the Civil Services Exam Schedule. Aspirants can check IAS exam dates 2020 before the release of notification. 

Event Exam Dates
Date of Notification  February 12, 2020
Last date for receipt of applications  March 3, 2020
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020  October 4, 2020 
Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020  January 8, 2021 (5 days)

Note: Candidates are advised to track the latest updates on the official site of UPSC because the dates of notification, exam dates and duration of examinations are liable to change if the conditions so warrant. 

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