IAS Exam

Indian Administrative Service Exam

UPSC IAS Exam Important Dates

The UPSC has released the tentative dates of civil services exam 2020. The accurate dates will be updated subsequently. According to the UPSC calendar, the Civil Services Examination (CSE) notification will be released on February 12, 2020. The UPSC Preliminary exam 2020 will take place on May 31, 2020. The civil services Main Exam will be held from September 18, 2020.

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020

UPSC IAS 2020
Exam Date Exam Type
IAS Preliminary May 31, 2020. Objective 
IAS Main Exam September 18, 2020 Descriptive

Civil Services (Main) Examination 2020 Time Table

Date/Day Forenoon Session (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) Afternoon Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
18-09-2020 (Friday) Paper-I

(Essay)
No Paper
19-09-2020 (Saturday)

Paper-II

(General Studies-I)

Paper-III

(General Studies-II)

20-09-2020 (Sunday)

Paper-IV

(General Studies-III)

Paper-V

(General Studies-IV)

26-09-2020 (Saturday) Paper-A (Indian Languages)

[Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/
Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/
Konkani/Maithili/Malayalam/Manipuri/
Marathi/Nepali/Oriya/Punjabi/Sanskrit/
Santhali (Devanagari/Olchiki Script)/Sindhi (Devanagari/Arabic
Script)/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu]

Paper-B

English

27-09-2020 (Sunday)  Paper-VI (Optional Paper-I)

[Agriculture/Animal Husbandry &
Veterinary Science/Anthropology/
Botany/Chemistry/Civil Engineering/
Commerce & Accountancy/Economics/
Electrical Engineering/Geography/
Geology/History/Law/Management/
Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering/
Medical Science/Philosophy/Physics/
Political Science & International
Relations/Psychology/Public
Administration/Sociology/Statistics/
Zoology/Literature of any one of the
following languages:
Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/
Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/
Konkani/Maithili/Malayalam/Manipuri/
Marathi/Nepali/Oriya/Punjabi/Sanskrit/
Santhali/Sindhi/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu/
English]
Paper-VII (Optional Paper-II)

[Agriculture/Animal Husbandry &
Veterinary Science/Anthropology/
Botany/Chemistry/Civil Engineering/
Commerce & Accountancy/Economics/
Electrical Engineering/Geography/
Geology/History/Law/Management/
Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering/
Medical Science/Philosophy/Physics/
Political Science & International
Relations/Psychology/Public
Administration/Sociology/Statistics/
Zoology/Literature of any one of the
following languages:
Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/
Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/
Konkani/Maithili/Malayalam/Manipuri/
Marathi/Nepali/Oriya/Punjabi/Sanskrit/
Santhali/Sindhi/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu/
English]

Note :

The dates of notification, commencement, and duration of examinations may be changed if there is a need to be changed. The below-mentioned table is the important dates for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020:

Title Date
IAS Civil Services Date of Notification 12-02-2020
Start of Online Registration 12-02-2020
End of Online Submission (Till 6:00 PM) 03-03-2020
Admit Card (Preliminary Examination) 25-05-2020
Date of Civil Services Preliminary Examination 31-05-2020
Result of Preliminary Examination 2nd Week of Jul
Admit Card (Mains Examination) 1st Week of Sep
Date of IAS Civil Services Main Examination 18-09-2020 To 27-09-2020
IAS Main exam result 3rd Week of Dec
IAS Personality Test/Interview 3rd Week of Feb
IAS final result 4th Week of Apr
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