UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 - Online Registration Process (Over)

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020: IAS prelims registration concluded on March 3, 2020. The application form was released on February 12, 2020, in online mode. Prerequisite to fill IAS application form was a valid email, phone number, scanned a photograph, signature.

UPSC has deferred the IAS prelims and mains examination due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the IAS prelims examination will be conducted on October 4, 2020, while IAS mains will commence from January 8, 2021. Successfully registered candidates will be able to download IAS admit card for the prelims exam from the third week of September tentatively.

This article aims to provide you with detailed information of the UPSC IAS application form and other related details. 

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 - Important Dates

IAS exam notification release date

February 12, 2020

Availability of UPSC IAS Application Form

February 12, 2020

Last date to fill UPSC IAS Application Form

March 3, 2020 till 6:00 PM

Availability of IAS Prelims Admit card

3rd week of September 2020

IAS Prelim Exam Date 2020

October 4, 2020

Previous Years' subject-wise UPSC Prelims Papers

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 - Online Submission

Candidates preparing for the IAS prelims exam can apply for the civil services exam by visiting the official website of UPSC. Below given is the detailed procedure to fill the online application form. 

Step 1 - Online Registration

1. Candidates need to visit the official website
2. Click on UPSC Civil Services (Prelims) Examination 2020 under active examination section.
3. Candidates need to register themselves on the UPSC website using their valid Email ID, phone number.
4. Complete the step 1 process by submitting the captcha

Step 2 - Part 1 Registration

1. Candidates need to click the Part 1 registration to start the application form filling process.
UPSC IAS Registration
2. “Important instructions to fill Online Application Form” window will appear, candidates need to read and click on “Yes” to proceed further.
3. The Part 1 registration of the IAS application form for Civil Services Prelims exam 2020 will be opened.
4. In this section, candidates need to fill the following details to complete the initial stage of registration.


Fee Remission Claimed 


Address District / City State / UT PIN Code 

Date of Birth 

Phone Number 

Father’s Name 

Mobile Number 

Mother’s Name 

e-mail id


Claiming age relaxation 

Marital Status 

Educational Qualification 

Candidates of Persons with Benchmark Disability 

Degree Subject in Graduation 


For which examination you like to be considered Photo Identity Card 

Do you belong to Minority

Your percentage at the Graduation level 


Number of Attempts Already Made in Civil Services

5. Candidates need to mention specific details related to IAS Mains Exam (which are not allowed to change later)

Centre for Civil Services Mains Examination

Language Medium of Optional Subject for Paper VI & VII

Language Medium for Examination for Paper I to Paper V

Do you hail from Arunachal Pradesh/ Manipur/ Meghalaya/ Mizoram/ Nagaland/ Sikkim and are claiming exemption from appearing in INDIAN LANGUAGE FOR PAPER A?

Optional Subject for Paper VI & VII

Language for Paper A

6. Candidates need to recheck the details they have filled in the part 1 of IAS application form registration. Once done, candidates can submit part 1 of registration.

Step 3 - Part 2 Registration

1. Login to Part 2 registration of the IAS application form by providing your DOB and registration id.
UPSC IAS Application Form
2. Candidates need to complete part 2 of the IAS application form registration by making the payment, selecting center for UPSC Prelims exam, upload photo, signature, and identity card copies.
3. On successful submission of the IAS online application form, candidates will receive the email and SMS for successful registration for the civil services prelims exam.
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UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 - Exam Fee

IAS application form fee for civil services prelims exam is Rs 100. Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from fee. Below given is the category-wise fee details for UP


IAS Prelims Application Form Fee


Rs 100


Rs 100

Female / SC / ST 

Exempted from Fee

Physically Challenged

Exempted from Fee

IAS application fee can be paid in both offline and online mode. For offline mode of payment, candidates need to pay the amount in any SBI branch. (Candidates need to take the print out pay-in-slip from online to pay the fee offline next working day). 

If candidates want to pay online mode, they can use the net banking / Debit card / Credit card method.

Documents required to fill IAS Prelims Application Form

1. Valid Email and Phone number
2. Marksheets of Class 10, Class 12 and Degree
3. Scanned Photograph and Signature

Documents required to fill IAS Mains Application Form

1. Valid Email and Phone number
2. Marksheets of Class 10, Class 12 and Degree
3. Medical Certificate (if required)
4. Category Certificate (if required)
5. Scanned Photograph and Signature

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 - Important Guidelines

1. Online submission of the IAS application form can only be done at the official UPSC website.

2. All the mandatory fields (contains asterisk mark *) on the IAS online application form need to be filled properly.

3. No changes are allowed once the candidate submits the application form.

4. If candidates wish to make any changes in the IAS application form, candidates need to submit the fresh application on or before the last date of online application form filling (For IAS prelims exam the last day to fill the application form is 6:00 PM on 03-March-2020).

5. In the UPSC IAS application form for the prelims exam, there will be two parts candidates need to submit both the parts for the successful submission of the online application form.

6. In Part-1 registration of prelims application form, candidates have to fill their personal details, educational qualifications, and address.

7. In Part-2 registration of prelims application, candidates have to provide payment details, select the prelims exam center, Photograph and Signature uploading, Photo ID Document and Declaration. 

8. Candidates have to upload the scanned copy of their photograph and signature. 

Scanned copy





JPG Format

300x300 (pixels) to 1000x1000(pixels)

20KB to 300 KB 


JPG Format

300x300 (pixels) to 1000x1000(pixels)

20KB to 300 KB

9. Candidates should provide their valid email address and Mobile number as the commission may be communicating with the candidates through e-mails and SMS if required. 

10. Candidates should note that no change will be allowed in the Specific Details like the Center of Examination, Optional Subjects, Medium of Examination, Compulsory Indian Language for Civil Services (Main) Examination once submitted.

11. Candidates have to provide the photo identity card number and upload a copy of the same in Online Application Form and remember to carry it at the time of Examination at the venue.

UPSC IAS Admit card

IAS prelims admit card will be available to download 3-4 weeks prior to the prelims exam. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website using their registration ID / Roll number and Date of Birth details.  

IAS admit card contains the important details like roll number, name, exam venue. Candidates need to carry IAS admit card along with valid ID proof to the examination centers.

Read More: IAS Admit Card

UPSC Application Form FAQs

Q. When can candidates apply for the IAS prelims exam 2020?

A. Candidates can apply for the IAS prelims exam online on the official website from February 12, 2020 to March 3, 2020. 

Q. What if a candidate has entered the wrong data and needs to rectify?

A. If a candidate submits wrong data, then they have to submit a new application form again before the last day of application form filling.

Q. Can the candidate submit multiple application forms?

A. Yes, the application form that submitted last will be considered by the UPSC, the earlier application form will not be considered.

Q. How to pay the IAS application form fee?

A. Candidates can pay the IAS application form either online or offline mode.
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