UPSC 2020 Exam Calendar – Check IAS Prelims & Mains, ESE, CDS and NDA Exam notification and Exam Dates

UPSC Exam Calendar 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the exam calendar for the 2020-21 exams. In the UPSC exam calendar, candidates will get the notification release date, last date to apply and exam date for the various exam conducted by UPSC. According to the UPSC exam calendar 2020, the UPSC prelims exam is scheduled on 31-May-2020, IES prelims exam on 05-Jan-2020. Candidates preparing for the various exam can get the important dates in the official UPSC exam calendar 2020 provided below.

Latest: UPSC has deferred the release date of IAS Prelims exam which was scheduled to be released on May 20, 2020. Now the fresh dates of the exam will be announced on June 5, 2020. 

Also, check the Current Affairs updates for UPSC exam preparation from important news dailies like the Hindu and Indian Express

For more details check the table for UPSC 2020 calendar below.

UPSC Exam Calendar 2020

UPSC Exam Calendar for 2020 mentioned the tentative IAS exam date 2020 for both Prelims and Mains examination. Further, the UPSC 2020 calendar also gives dates for other central government exams.

S.No. NAME OF EXAMINATION DATE OF NOTIFICATION LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAM DURATION OF EXAM
1 ENGINEERING SERVICES (Preliminary)EXAMINATION, 2020 25.09.2019 15.10.2019 05.01.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
2. Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Exam, 2020 25.09.2019 15.10.2019 19.01.2020
(SUNDAY)
3. RESERVED FOR UPSC RT/EXAM     19.01.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
4. C.D.S. EXAM.(I), 2020 30.10.2019 19.11.2019 02.02.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
5. Tentatively reserved for EO/AOEPFO     23.02.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
6. CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2020 04.12.2019 24.12.2019 01.03.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
7. RESERVED FOR UPSC RT/EXAM     08.03.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
8. N.D.A. & N.A. EXAM.(I), 2020 08.01.2020 28.01.2020 19.04.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
9. CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM.2020 12.02.2020 03.03.2020 31.05.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
10. INDIAN FOREST SEREVICE (PREL.)EXAM. 2017 through CS(P) Exam. 2020 12.02.2020 03.03.2020 31.05.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
11. I.E.S./I.S.S. EXAM., 2020 25.03.2020 13.03.2020 26.6.2020
(FRIDAY)
12. COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST AND GEOLOGIST EXAM., 2020 27.6.2020
(SATURDAY)
13. ENGINEERING SERVICES (Main)EXAMINATION, 2020     28.6.2020
(SUNDAY)
14. CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES (ACs)EXAMINATION, 2020 22.04.2020 12.05.2020 09.08.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
15. COMBINED MEDICAL SERVICES EXAM,2017 08.04.2020 28.04.2020 19.07.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
15. RESERVED FOR UPSC RT/EXAM     23.08.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
16. N.D.A. & N.A. EXAM.(II), 2020 10.06.2020 30.06.2020 06.09.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
17. RESERVED FOR UPSC RT/EXAM     13.09.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
18. CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAM, 2020     18.09.2020
(FRIDAY)
5 DAYS
19. C.D.S. EXAM.(II), 2020 05.08.2020 25.08.2020 08.11.2020
(SUNDAY)
1 DAY
21. INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (MAIN)EXAM. 2020     22.11.2020
(SUNDAY)
10 DAYS
22. S.O./STENO (GD-B/GD-I) LTD. DEPTTL.COMPETITIVE EXAM 2017 (WRITTEN) 16.09.2020 06.10.2020 12.12.2020
(SATURDAY)
2 DAYS
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UPSC Exam Calendar 2019

UPSC Calendar for 2019 exam is released, and it has mentioned the IAS exam date for 2019 as well. It states that the Prelims exam will be held on June 02, 2019, and Mains in October 2019.

S.No. Name of Examination Date ofNotification Last Date forreceipt ofApplications Date ofcommencementof Exam Duration ofExam
1. Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 26.09.2018 22.10.2018 06.01.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
2. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     20.01.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
3. C.D.S. Examination (I), 2019 31.10.2018 26.11.2018 03.02.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
4. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     24.02.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
5. CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2019 05.12.2018 31.12.2018 03.03.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
6. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     10.03.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
7. N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2019 09.01.2019 04.02.2019 21.04.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
8. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 19.02.2019 18.03.2019 02.06.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
9. Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2019through CS(P) Examination 2018 19.02.2019 18.03.2019 02.06.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
10. I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2019 20.03.2019 16.04.2019 28.06.2019 (FRIDAY) 3 DAYS
11. Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2019 20.03.2019 16.04.2019 28.06.2019(FRIDAY) 3 DAYS
12. Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2019     30.06.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
13. Combined Medical Services Examination, 2019 10.04.2019 06.05.2019 21.07.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
14. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     11.08.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
15. Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2019 24.04.2019 20.05.2019 18.08.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
16. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     11.08.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
17. N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2019 07.08.2019 03.09.2019 17.11.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
18. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     15.09.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
19. Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019     20.09.2019(FRIDAY) 5 DAYS
20. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     20.10.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
21. C.D.S. Examination (II), 2019 12.06.2019 08.07.2019 08.09.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
22. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     24.11.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
23. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2019     01.12.2019 (SUNDAY) 10 DAYS
24. S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE 18.09.2019 10.10.2019 14.12.2019 (SATURDAY) 2 DAYS
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UPSC Exam Calendar 2018

UPSC Calendar for 2018 exam is released, and it has mentioned the IAS exam date for 2018 as well. It states that the Prelims exam will be held on June 3, 2018, and Mains in October 2018.

S.No. Name of Examination Date ofNotification Last Date forreceipt ofApplications Date ofcommencementof Exam Duration ofExam
1. Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 27.09.2017 23.10.2017 07.01.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
2. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     21.01.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
3. C.D.S. Examination (I), 2018 08.11.2017 04.12.2017 04.02.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
4. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     25.02.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
5. CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2018 06.12.2017 29.12.2017 04.03.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
6. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     11.03.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
7. N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2018 10.01.2018 05.02.2018 22.04.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
8. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 07.02..2018 06.03.2018 03.06.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
9. Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2018through CS(P) Examination 2018 07.02..2018 06.03.2018 03.06.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
10. I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2018 21.03.2018 16.04.2018 29.6.2018(FRIDAY) 3 DAYS
11. Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2018 21.03.2018 16.04.2018 29.6.2018(FRIDAY) 3 DAYS
12. Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2018     01.07.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
13. Combined Medical Services Examination, 2018 11.04.2018 07.05.2018 22.07.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
14. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     29.07.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
15. Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2018 25.04.2018 21.05.2018 12.08.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
16. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     19.08.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
17. N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2018 06.06.2018 02.07.2018 09.09.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
18. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     23.09.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
19. Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2018     28.09.2018(FRIDAY) 5 DAYS
20. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     28.10.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
21. C.D.S. Examination (II), 2018 08.08.2018 03.09.2018 18.11.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
22. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     25.11.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
23. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018     02.12.2018(SUNDAY) 10 DAYS
24. S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE 12.09.2018 05.10.2018 15.12.2018(SATURDAY) 2 DAYS

About UPSC

Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) is the central recruitment agency for central government services. It derives powers and function from the constitution of India.

Under Article 320 of the Constitution of India, the Commission is required to be consulted on all matters relating to recruitment to civil services and posts. The functions of the Commission under Article 320 of the Constitution are:

  • Conduct examinations for appointment to the Central Government services
  • Direct recruitment is through interviews
  • Appointment of officers on promotion / deputation / absorption
  • Disciplinary cases relating to different Civil Services

UPSC Competitive Exams

UPSC conducts various examinations on biannual/annual/biennial basis throughout India for appointment to various Civil/Defence services. The notifications for these examinations are published on UPSC website, Employment newspaper, national news dailies and online sources.

List of Competitive Exams conducted by UPSC

  • Civil Services Examination (IAS)
  • Engineering Services Examination (IES)
  • Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE)
  • Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS Exam)
  • National Defence Academy Examination (NDA)
  • Naval Academy Examination
  • Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA)
  • Indian Forest Service Examination
  • Indian Economic Service Examination
  • Indian Statistical Service Examination
  • Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination
  • Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Examination (CAPF Exam)
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UPSC Exam Calendar FAQs

Q. Is there any changes in UPSC 2020? 

A. UPSC 2020 official notification will be released in February 2020, where candidates can access the details about civil services exam. Since the same exam pattern continues for the last 4 years, there will not be any change in UPSC civil services exam. For more details, read the IAS exam article.

Q. When can I apply for civil service exam 2020? 

A. Candidates preparing for UPSC civil services exam 2020 can apply for the exam on the official website after the release of official notification on 12-February-2020. For more details, read the IAS Application Form article.

Q. Is there any change in UPSC CSE Syllabus 2020? 

A. There will not be any changes in the UPSC syllabus 2020. Candidates can check the official notification of any changes made in the civil services exam. For more details, read the UPSC IAS Syllabus article.

Q. What is the syllabus of UPSC 2020? 

A. The syllabus for prelims exam provided by UPSC is not comprehensive, it provides the broad topics of the subjects.

In the IAS mains exam, there are four general studies papers. GS Paper 1 deals with History, Geography, Society; GS Paper 2 covers Polity, Governance, International Relations and Social Justice topics; GS paper 3 topics include Economy, Science and Tech, Environment, Security and Disaster Management; GS paper 4 is ethics, integrity and aptitude. 

Q. Is the UPSC exam tough? 

A. Well, the answer is, yes! It is is one of the most difficult competitive exams. And there is not only a single factor that makes it difficult but multiple factors contribute to make it a tough nut to crack. But if you are determined and hardworking then cracking IAS exam will be a cakewalk.

Q. Is 1 year sufficient for IAS preparation? 

A. If candidates have proper planning and prepare comprehensively for UPSC prelims and mains exam, then one year of preparation is more than sufficient to crack IAS exam.

Q. Can an average student crack IAS?

A. It is an exam conducted to recruit the best minds of India, who are interested and eager towards contributing to the welfare of society. It does not need high IQ; all it demands for, is an average student with a positive mind frame.

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