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UPSC Revised Calendar 2020 Released; Civil Services Prelims on Oct 4

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday issued a revised calendar 2020 for its upcoming examinations. The UPSC had postponed the exam in view of the lockdown imposed by the government to combat the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Now,  the schedule of civil service examinations and interviews are released on its official website.

According to the UPSC revised calendar 2020 the UPSC Civil Services and IFS preliminary examinations will now be conducted on Sunday, October 4, 2020. The Civil Services (Mains) exam will be conducted on January 8, 2021 while Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2020 will be held on February 28, 2021.


Also the UPSC Personality Tests for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019 which was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic will be resumed from July 20, 2020. The candidates will be informed individually by the Commission.

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This year, a common examination for both NDA & Naval Academy (NA) Exam (I) and NDA & NA Exam (II), 2020 will be held through one entrance exam on September 6, 2020. Indian Economic Service Exam/ Statistical Service Exam will be held on October 16. The notification will be released on June 10.

In earlier circular, UPSC informed that, “With a view to giving some clarity to candidates of various examinations and interviews, which have been deferred over the last two months, the Commission will issue a revised schedule of examinations in its next meeting to be held on 5 June, 2020.” 

UPSC Revised Calendar 2020

S. No. Exam Name Day Date
1 Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2020 Saturday August 8, 2020
2 Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2020 Sunday August 9, 2020
3 N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2020 Sunday Sept 6, 2020
4 N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2020 Sunday Sept 6, 2020
5 Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 Sunday Oct 4, 2020
6 Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination,
2020 through CS(P) Examination 2020
Sunday Oct 4, 2020
7 I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020 Friday Oct 16, 2020
8 Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020 Thursday Oct 22, 2020
9 C.D.S. Examination (II), 2020 Sunday Nov 8, 2020
10 S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE Saturday Dec 12, 2020
11 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination Sunday Dec 20, 2020
12 Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020 Sunday Dec 22, 2020
13 Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020 Friday Jan 8, 2021
14 Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2020 Sunday Feb 28, 2021

Like every year, this year too around 10 lakh candidates have registered for the Civil Services Preliminary examination. The UPSC invites applications in the month of January/February. Candidates are asked to fill up the application form up to March and the preliminary examination is earlier scheduled to be conducted on May 31, 2020.


The eligible candidates will be issued an e-Admit Card before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website – https://upsconline.nic.in – for downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post. Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

The Civil Services Examination is competitive examination which is conducted all over India by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to various Civil Services including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS).

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.

All the best UPSC Civil Services Aspirants..!!

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