UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 - Check Steps to Register Online

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 - UPSC application form for IAS prelims 2020 exam will be available on the official website from 12-February-2020 onwards. Candidates preparing for IAS exam can expect the official notification in February 2020. To fill the IAS application form candidates need valid email, phone number, scanned a photograph, signature. The IAS admit card for the prelims exam is expected to release on April 2020 (tentative).

Candidates can check the procedure and process to fill the IAS application form 2020 in this article elaborately. 

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 - Important dates

IAS exam notification release date

12th February 2020

Availability of UPSC IAS Application Form

12th February 2020

Last date to fill UPSC IAS Application Form

03rd March 2020

Availability of IAS Prelims Admit card

April 2020

IAS Prelim Exam Date 2020

31st May 2020

Previous Years' subject-wise UPSC Prelims Papers

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 - Online Submission

Candidates preparing for IAS prelims exam can apply for civil services exam from the official UPSC website. IAS application form for 2020 exam will be available from 12th February 2020 onwards. Candidates willing to apply for IAS 2020 exam, should have a valid email ID, Phone number, scanned photography to apply for IAS exam.

The procedure and process to fill the IAS application form are provided below: 

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 in 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.

2. “Important instructions to fill Online Application Form” window will appear candidates need to read and click on “Yes” to progress further.

3. The Part 1 registration of the IAS application form for Civil Services Prelims exam 2020 will be opened.

4. In part 1 of registration, candidates need to fill the following details to complete part 1 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 



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 IAS application form by providing your DOB and registration id.

2. Candidates need to complete the part 2 of IAS application form registration by making the payment, selecting centre 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 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.


IAS Prelims Application Form Fee


Rs 100


Rs 100

Female / SC / ST 

Exempted from Fee

Physically Challenged

Exempted from Fee

IAS application form 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 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 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 PM on 03-March-2020).

5. In the UPSC IAS application form for prelims exam, there will be two parts candidates need to submit both the parts for 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 centre, 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 prelims exam will be held on 31st May 2020. 

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 centres.

Read More: IAS Admit Card

UPSC Application form FAQs

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

A. Candidates can apply for IAS prelims exam online on the official website from 12-February-2020 to 03-March-2020.

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

A. If a candidate submits wrong data and if he/she wants to rectify, then the candidate need to submit 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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