Civil Services Preliminary Examination – 31st May.,2020 & C.S Mains Examination 18th Sept, 2020 (Download PDF)

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UPSC conducts Civil Service Exam to recruit the eligible candidates for Indian Administrative Services (IAS), IFS (Indian Foreign Services), IPS (Indian Police Services) & IRS (Indian Revenue Services). The examination completes in three phases: Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interviews.

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Important Dates:

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Notification Announced

12th February 2020

Availability of Application form

12th February 2020

Last date to submit Online Application Form

3rd March 2020

Prelims Admit Card

2nd week of May 2020

Preliminary Exam Date

31st May 2020

Prelims exam result

August 2020

Main Exam Admit Card

September 2020

Main Exam Date

18th September 2020

Declaration of Final Result

January 2021

Eligibility Criteria:

Nationality:

  • Candidate should be an Indian national or
  • A national of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire & Vietnam to become a permanent resident of India.
  • Education:
  • Candidate must have a degree from any Central, State or Deemed University or a qualification that is recognized by the Government of India.
  • Applicant having a degree from an overseas university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities is also eligible to appear for the exam.
  • Appeared candidates can also apply.
  • Candidates who had appeared in the final year of their degree course are eligible for the examination.
  • Individuals who have passed the final exam of ICWAI/ICSI/ICAI are eligible for this exam.
  • Individuals who have passed the final year of MBBS degree (without completing the internship) are also eligible for this exam.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee for General/Others is Rs. 100/-
  • Candidates can pay the application fee through Credit/Debit card/Internet banking or cash in SBI Bank.
  • While the SC/ST/PH Candidates are no need to pay the application fee.

Exam Pattern:

  • For Preliminary Exam
  • The exam will be conducted in offline mode in duration.
  • The exam consisted of 3 papers and two compulsory papers with each paper of 200 Marks.
  • Each question will be 1/3 Mark penalty for wrong answer choices.

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Papers

Details of the question papers

Total Marks

Total Time

I

General Studies – This paper will be counted for qualifying to write the Civil Services Mains exam.

200

2 hrs

II

Aptitude test (CSAT) – This paper is of qualifying nature, but the candidate must score at least 33 % marks in this paper. However, marks of this paper are not counted for writing the Mains examination.

200

2 hrs

Total

400

4 hrs

For Main Exam:

The Mains exam will be conducted in Descriptive test mode.

It consists of 9 different papers and paper-1 & paper-2 are necessary for all.

Remaining will be optional subjects.

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Paper

Subject

Marks

A

Regional Language (Qualifying)

300

B

English Language (Qualifying)

300

1

Essay

250

2

General Studies – 1

250

3

General Studies – 2

250

4

General Studies – 3

250

5

General studies – 4

250

6

Optional Paper – 1

250

7

Optional Paper – 2

250

Written test Total

1750

Personality Test

275

Final Total

2025

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- Published/Last Modified on: July 6, 2019

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