UPSC Civil Services Preliminary, Indian Forest Service Prelims Examination 2020 dates released

The exams would be held on October 04, 2020 (Sunday), the UPSC website said.

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary, Indian Forest Service Prelims Examination 2020 dates released

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.

Also read: Dates and full details of UPSC NDA, NA, Civil Services, IFS, IES, ISS exams/recruitment tests 2020

Name of Examination Date of
Notification
Last Date for receipt
of Applications
Date of commencement
of exam
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.