NEW DELHI: 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.
Check UPSC revised calendar 2020.
|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.