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UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2020 Exam: Application Process Begins

The online registration of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Prelims 2020 exam has begun from February 12, 2020. A total of 796 vacancies including 24 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category have been announced on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020, in the UPSC Civil Services 2020 Notification.

The Civil services preliminary examination 2020 will be conducted on May 31, 2020. UPSC has released the official notification regarding Civil Services Examination 2020 on its official website and has started the online application process from the same day, Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The deadline for submission of online application for the civil services exam 2020 is at 6:00 pm on March 03, 2020.

Candidates interested for Indian Civil Services (Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) and Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS), among others) can register online for the examination. Check the official notification and all important details regarding exam dates, eligibility, application & selection procedure, etc here.

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UPSC Vacancy Yearwise Details

Year Civil Services Vacancies
2020 796
2019 896
2018 782
2017 980
2016 1079
2015 1164
2014 1364
2013 1228

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UPSC Civil Services 2020 Eligibility

Education Qualification: The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s (Undergraduate) degree from a recognized university or have an equivalent degree.

Age Limit: A candidate must have a minimum age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August 2020 i.e., a candidate must have been born after 01st August 1988 and before 1st August 1999. There is upper age relaxation for reserved category.

Number of Attempts: 

Category Upper age limit No. of attempts
General 32 Years (must have been born not earlier than 02nd August 1988 and not later than 1st August 1999) 06 Attempts
OBC 35 Years 09 Attempts
SC/ST 37 Years No Limit
PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic) 42 Years

GEN/OBC= 9 Attempts

SC/ST= No bar

J & K Domicile No Upper Age relaxation No Specific relaxation
Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty. GEN=37 Yrs, OBC=40 Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs. No bar

Important Dates for UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2020

Event Date
Online Submission of Application February 12, 2020
Last date for Application March 03, 2020, at 06:00 pm
CSE Prelims exam date May 31, 2020
CSE Main Exam September 18, 2020
CSE Interview December 2020

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How to Apply for UPSC CSE Prelims 2020?

Interested and eligible candidates are required to apply Online by using the UPSC Official website. Before the registration, candidates are advised to read the UPSC released complete notification and understand eligibility conditions, how to apply among other details.

Allotment of test Centres will be on the “first-apply-first allot” basis. To get a centre of the choice, applicants should apply early.

UPSC CSE Prelims Registration Fee

Candidates are required to pay the UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2020 examination fee of Rs. 100 (One Hundred only) by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI. Female/SC/ST/persons with Benchmark disability candidates are exempted from payment of examination fee.

Civil Services Selection Procedure

The Civil Services selection procedure consists of two stages (i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, and (ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination and Interview. The civil services Prelims exam is objective type and qualifies the candidates for the Main Examination. The CSE main examination is Written type.

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All the best UPSC Civil Services Aspirants..!!

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