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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 was released on February 12, 2020. The UPSC Preliminary exam 2020 will take place on October 4, 2020. The Civil Services Main Exam will be held from January 8, 2020.

Civil Services IAS (Prelims) 2020 Postponed 

The UPSC has postponed the Civil Services (Preliminary) 2020 examination due to Coronavirus (COVID 19). Explore UPSC Coronavirus latest updates. The Commission has released the new exam calendar on June 5 after a special meeting.

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020

UPSC IAS 2020
Exam Date Exam Type
IAS Preliminary October 4, 2020  Objective 
IAS Main Exam January 8, 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)
08-01-2021 (Friday) Paper-I

(Essay)
No Paper
09-01-2021 (Saturday)

Paper-II

(General Studies-I)

Paper-III

(General Studies-II)

10-01-2021 (Sunday)

Paper-IV

(General Studies-III)

Paper-V

(General Studies-IV)

16-01-2021 (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

17-01-2021 (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) Sep 2020
Date of Civil Services Preliminary Examination 04-10-2020
Result of Preliminary Examination Nov 2020
Admit Card (Mains Examination) Dec 2020
Date of IAS Civil Services Main Examination 08-01-2021 To 17-01-2021
IAS Main exam result Feb 2021
IAS Personality Test/Interview Mar 2021
IAS final result Apr 2021
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