UPSC IAS 2020: Admit Card, Exam Date, Syllabus

UPSC IAS 2020: Admit Card, UPSC Exam Date, UPSC Syllabus, UPSC Pattern, UPSC Questions, UPSC Selection, UPSC Vacancies, and UPSC Eligibility.

UPSC IAS 2020: The Union Public Service Commission will soon conduct the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary 2020 Examination on October 4 for the recruitment of 796 vacancies in the Indian Civil Service of IAS / IPS / IFS / other posts. In this article, we have shared the complete details of UPSC Civil Services IAS Notification 2020, including the IAS Selection Process, IAS Syllabus for Prelims / Mains, Exam Pattern, Preparation Tips and Strategy, and Previous Year Question Papers. IAS aspirants who have filled the UPSC IAS application form 2020 go through the given details and now start preparing for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020. The UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination for the recruitment of IAS / IPS / IFS officers at all India level every year. Recruitment is done through two different stages – IAS Preliminary Examination and IAS Examination and Interview Round.

IAS 2020 recruitment will be done through examination. The IAS exam date 2020 has already ended. UPSC Civil Services IAS Preliminary Examination will be held on 4 October 2020 and IAS Mains will be held on 8 January 2021. Candidates need to pass all three rounds to be admitted to the civil service. Getting through the interview and getting that famous post of IAS / IPS / IFS is a dream of every IAS aspirant. We have tried to make it a little easier for the IAS Exam 2020-21 preparation by providing you all the important details that you need to know. So, have a look at the UPSC IAS exam dates, IAS eligibility criteria, IAS exam pattern, IAS syllabus & selection process & now prepare a complete study plan for IAS preparation.

IAS 2020 भर्ती परीक्षा के माध्यम से किया जाएगा। IAS परीक्षा की तारीख 2020 पहले ही समाप्त हो चुकी है। UPSC सिविल सेवा IAS प्रारंभिक परीक्षा 4 अक्टूबर 2020 को आयोजित की जाएगी और IAS Mains 8 जनवरी 2021 को आयोजित किया जाएगा। उम्मीदवारों को सिविल सेवा में भर्ती होने के लिए सभी तीन राउंड को उत्तीर्ण करने की आवश्यकता है। साक्षात्कार के माध्यम से प्राप्त करना और IAS / IPS / IFS की उस प्रसिद्ध पोस्ट को प्राप्त करना हर IAS एस्पिरेंट का एक सपना है। हमने आपको उन सभी महत्वपूर्ण विवरणों को प्रदान करके UPSC IAS परीक्षा की तैयारी के लिए इसे थोड़ा आसान बनाने की कोशिश की जिन्हें आपको जानना आवश्यक है। इसलिए, UPSC IAS परीक्षा तिथियों, पात्रता मानदंड, IAS परीक्षा पैटर्न, सिलेबस, चयन प्रक्रिया पर एक नज़र डालें और (UPSC) IAS की तैयारी के लिए अब एक संपूर्ण अध्ययन योजना तैयार करें।

IAS Prelims Exam Pattern 2020-21

Exam Paper. Total Questions. Marks. Time Duration.
Paper-I: General Studies: 100. 200. 2 Hours.
Paper-II: GS (CSAT): 80. 200. 2 Hours.


In the IAS Prelims exam, questions will be asked in Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) format.

  • There will be a negative marking of 1 / 3rd mark (0.66) for each wrong answer.
  • GS Paper II (CSAT) is qualified in nature; To pass this paper, you only need 33 percent marks.
  • In the PwD category, blind candidates are allotted an additional 20 minutes for each paper.

IAS Mains Exam Pattern 2020-21

Paper. Name of Paper Nature of Paper Time Duration. Exam Marks.
Paper – A. Any Indian Language.

Qualifying. 3 Hours. 300
Paper – B. English.

3 Hours. 300
Paper –I. Essay. Merit Ranking. 3 Hours. 250
Paper-II. General Studies -I 3 Hours. 250
Paper –III. General Studies -II 3 Hours. 250
Paper –IV. General Studies -III 3 Hours. 250
Paper –V. General Studies- IV 3 Hours. 250
Paper –VI. Optional Paper- I 3 Hours. 250
Paper –VII. Optional Paper-II. 3 Hours. 250
Total Number 1750
Interview Round. 275
Grand Total. 2025.

The IAS Mains exam is objective as well as descriptive.

  • Candidates need to get IAS cut off marks to pass this round.
  • Cut off is decided on the basis of total vacancies, papers for the exam & difficulty level of the candidates.

– Only objective type paper will have a negative marking of 1 / 3rd mark (0.66) for each wrong answer.

IAS Syllabus 2020

In the IAS Prelims Exam, the syllabus covers subjects like History, Politics, Geography, Economy, Environment and Ecology, General Science & Current Affairs.

UPSC IAS 2020-21 exam

In a recent notification by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission), for the IAS recruitment of 796 vacancies, the governing body of the UPSC CSE (Civil Services Examination) announced the dates for its Civil Services (Main) Examination. Civil Services 2020 Preliminary Examination will be held on 04 October 2020 & UPSC IAS Mains will be held on 08 January 2021. This exam is the second stage in the entire UPSC Civil Services Examination.

UPSC CSE is a national level examination for the recruitment of candidates in various civil services of the Government of India, including (IAS) Indian Administrative Service,(IFS) Indian Foreign Service,(IPS) Indian Police Service  & (IRS)Indian Revenue Service. The exam is popularly known as IAS Examination but is officially known as UPSC Civil Services Examination.  The civil service is considered one of the most competitive and difficult exams to crack in India. Participation for the IAS exam goes up to lakhs and has a success rate of 0.1% -0.3%, the lowest in the world.

Those of you sitting for the UPSC exam should know the 3 important steps before getting admitted to various civil services offered by the Government of India. The names mentioned below are for the same:

preliminary examination,

Takes the exam, and

Personality Test / Interview.

UPSC IAS Preliminary Examination

This is the first phase of the exam and the questions in this exam are completely objective types. Apart from this, this exam is conducted in two papers:

Paper – I [General Studies] –                                       Duration.                    Marks.

2 hours                           200

Paper-II [Civil Service Aptitude Test ]                          2 Hours                           200

IAS Mains Exam

This is the second stage in the civil services examination. This is a level that is quite long because it consists of 9 papers. But, all papers are organized on different days. The questions asked at this stage are subjective and descriptive in nature. Listed below are the names of the nine letters.



IAS General Studies Paper -1 [Indian Heritage & Culture, History and Geography of World and Society]

IAS General Studies Paper-2 [Governance, Constitution, Politics, Social Justice & International Relations]

IAS General Studies Paper -3 [Technology, Economic Development, & Biodiversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management]

General Studies Paper -4 [Ethics, Integrity & Competence]

Optional subject paper

Elective Subject Paper II

Language paper

It is important for all the candidates to keep an eye on all the important events and dates around the IAS Mains exam, so we are easing your work. You can go through important IAS dates and keep yourself updated.

Important dates for UPSC Civil Services Mains 2020-21

Events. Dates.
Notification 12 Feb.2020
(UPSC) IAS- Exam Application Form begins: 12Feb.2020
IAS Application Form Ends: 03 March 2020 (till 6:00 PM.)
IAS Admit Card: 01Spt.2020
UPSC IAS Prelims Exam (Online); 04 Oct. 2020
IAS Exam Result November 2020.
UPSC IAS Mains 2020: 08Jan. 2021[05 days]
UPSC IAS Mains Result: February 2021.
UPSC IAS Personality Test: March/April 2021.
UPSC IAS Final Result: May 2021.

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