New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday announced the date for 2020 civil services preliminary examination and Indian Forest Service Prelims Examination 2020.
The exams would be held on October 04, 2020 (Sunday), the UPSC website said.
|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||12-2-2020||3-3-2020||04.10.2020 @ (SUNDAY)||1 DAY|
|Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination 2020|
|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.
In its last meeting on May 20, UPSC had said that it would review the situation after the third phase of the nation-wide restrictions, due to COVID-19.
“Taking notice of the extension of several restrictions, the Commission decided that it will not be possible to resume examinations and interviews, for the present,” a UPSC statement had said.
Notably, the test was scheduled to be held on May 31 but it was postponed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
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.
The UPSC has also 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 exams/recruitment tests 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.