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UPSC Civil Services Recruitment 2020


Online Applications are invited for the Civil Services Preliminary Examination IAS and Indian Forest Services IFS Vacancy 2020 by Union Public Service Commission UPSC. Interested candidate can apply before last date of submission through online mode.

Important Dates                                     

Application Start Date : 12/02/2020

Last Date For Applying Online : 03/03/2020

Last Date for Fees Payment : 03/03/2020

Pre Exam Date : 31/05/2020

Admit Card : May 2020

Result : Notified Soon

Application Fee

For general/OBC/EWS : 100/-

For SC/STs : No Fees

For Female : No Fees

Services and Posts

  • Indian Administrative Service.
  • Indian Foreign Service.
  • Indian Police Service.
  • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

Age Limitation

  • Minimum Age : 21 Years
  • Maximum Age : 32 Years
  • For age relaxation for OBC/SC/STs candidates please see detail notification given below.

Vacancy Details 

Total Number of Posts : 886

  • Indian Administrative Service 796 Post
  • Indian Forest Service : 90 Post


  • IAS : Bachelor Degree in Any Stream in Any Recognized University in India
  • IFS : Bachelor Degree as one of Subject Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology, Agriculture or Equivalent.

Exam Pattern 

The competitive examination comprises two successive stages.


The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

  • Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration.
  • The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  • The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.


The written examination will consist of the following papers

Qualifying Papers

Paper-AOne of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.300 marks
Paper-BEnglish300 Marks

Papers to be counted for merit


General Studies-I

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and

Geography of the World and Society.


General Studies -II

Governance, Constitution, Polity,

Social Justice and International relations.


General Studies -III

Technology, Economic Development,

Bio-diversity, Environment, Security

and Disaster Management.


General Studies -IV

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude250

Optional Subject – Paper 1

Subject from List of optional subjects250

Optional Subject – Paper 2

Subject from List of optional subjects250
Sub Total (Written test)1750

Personality Test :  275 Marks

Grand Total :  2025 Marks

List of optional subjects for Main Examination 
(i) Agriculture
(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
(iii) Anthropology
(iv) Botany
(v) Chemistry
(vi) Civil Engineering
(vii) Commerce and Accountancy
(viii) Economics
(ix) Electrical Engineering
(x) Geography
(xi) Geology
(xii) History
(xiii) Law
(xiv) Management
(xv) Mathematics
(xvi) Mechanical Engineering
(xvii) Medical Science
(xviii) Philosophy
(xix) Physics
(xx) Political Science and International Relations
(xxi) Psychology
(xxii) Public Administration
(xxiii) Sociology
(xxiv) Statistics
(xxv) Zoology
(xxvi) Literature of any one of the following languages:Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

Important links 

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Official Website

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UPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus : Click Here


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