Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday released the revised programme of examination/recruitment tests to be conducted in 2020. It may be noted that the UPSC will conduct exams for NDA, NA, Civil Services, IFS, IES, ISS in various stages this year.
The UPSC announced the revised programme and dates of exams/recruitment tests 2020 on its official website – upsc.gov.in.
With this, the UPSC also announced the revised schedule for civil services preliminary examination 2020 on its official website.
According to the announcement, the UPSC civil service prelims exam will be conducted on October 4, 2020 while the main exam will be conducted on January 8, 2021.
Initially, the commission had scheduled to release the fresh dates for the civil services preliminary examination 2020 on May 20 which was then postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, the UPSC civil services prelim examination was scheduled to be conducted on May 31 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The UPSC conducts civil services examination every year in three stages – prelims, main and interview to select officers for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.
Lakhs of candidates register for the UPSC prelims every year and it is considered one of India’s most coveted examinations. This year around 10 lakh aspirants have registered for the UPSC prelims examination.
|Name of Examination||Date of|
|Last Date for receipt|
|Date of commencement|
|Duration of Exam|
|National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Examination (I), 2020||8-1-2020||28.01.2020||06.09.2020 @ (SUNDAY)||1 DAY|
|Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020|
Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination 2020
|12-2-2020||3-3-2020||04.10.2020 @ (SUNDAY)||1 DAY|
|Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examination, 2020||10.06.2020@||30.06.2020@||16.10.2020 @ (FRIDAY)||3 DAYS|
|Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2020||08.08.2020 @ (SATURDAY)||2 DAYS|
|Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2020||09.08.2020 (SUNDAY)||1 DAY|
|Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020||22.07.2020@||11.08.2020@||22.10.2020 @ (THURSDAY)||1 DAY|
|Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020||18.08.2020@||07.09.2020@||20.12.2020 @ (SUNDAY)||1 DAY|
|National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Examination (II), 2020||10-6-2020||30.06.2020||06.09.2020 (SUNDAY)||1 DAY|
|Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020||08.01.2021@ (FRIDAY)||5 DAYS|
|Combined Defence Service (CDS) Examination (II), 2020||5-8-2020||25.08.2020||08.11.2020 (SUNDAY)||1 DAY|
|Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2020||28/02/2021 @ (SUNDAY)||10 DAYS|
|SO/Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE||16.09.2020||6-10-2020||12.12.2020 (SATURDAY)||2 DAYS|
|Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||20.12.2020 (SUNDAY)||1 DAY|
|@ Revised date|
Note 1: The dates of notification, commencement and duration of Examinations/ RTs are liable to alteration, if the circumstances so warrant.
Note 2: A common examination for both NDA& NA Exam(I) and NDA&NA Exam (II), 2020 will be held on 06.09.2020.
Note 3: Personality Tests for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019 for remaining candidates are being resumed from 20-07-2020. Candidates will be informed individually.
Table showing all official updates from UPSC Press release and Office.
Background: UPSC Exams Postponed Dates due to COVID-19
UPSC in a special meeting on 15th April 2020 has reviewed the situation arising out of the Corona Virus pandemic on Civil Services IAS Exam and other exams conducted by UPSC. This Page will provide you an update on UPSC Exams Postponed Dates due to COVID-19.
Since any IAS Aspirants are worried about the exam dates because of COVID-19 Situation we at Vignan IAS Academy is following UPSC updates and created the schedule calendar, whenever there is any official update from UPSC office we will update the below calendar.
UPSC Press Release on 15th April 2020
In view of the prevailing lockdown restrictions, including social distancing norms, it was decided that dates for all interviews, Examinations and Recruitment Boards, where candidates and advisers are required to travel from all parts of the country, will be reviewed from time to time.
A decision on fresh dates for the remaining Civil Services-2019 Personality Tests will be taken after May, 3, 2020, following the second phase of the lockdown.
Dates for the Civil Services-2020 (Prelim), Engineering Services (Main) and the Geologist Services (Main) Examinations had already been announced. Any rescheduling in these examinations, if necessitated by the evolving situation, will be notified on the website of the UPSC.
Deferment notices have already been posted for the Combined Medical Services Examination, the Indian Economic Service and the Indian Statistical Service Examination 2020. Dates for the CAPF Exam 2020 will also be notified on the UPSC website.
The National Defence Academy(NDAI) Examination has already been postponed till further intimation. A decision on the NDA –II Examination will be posted on June 10, 2020, the scheduled date for its notification. Any other decision of the Commission in respect of all the Examinations, Interviews and Recruitment Boards will be promptly made available on the Commission’s website.
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