Civil Service Examination for recruitment to the services and posts of IAS/IPS/IFS Group “A” and Group “B” in different departments/Ministries/ Organizations will be held by the Union Public Service Commission.

Date of Submission of Online Application: 12-02-2020 to 03-03-2020

Essential Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.

Eligibility: Nationality A candidate must be unmarried and must be Citizen of India.

Age: 21 to 32 years

Date of Commencing of Preliminary Examination: 31-05-2020

No. of Vacancies: 796

To Apply: www.upsconline.nic.in


» Preliminary Examination

» Main Examination

» Personality Test


Preliminary Examination:

» Objective Type, multiple choice questions only with 200 Marks each and 2 hours duration .

» There will be Negative marking of 0.33 marks for each wrong answer

PAPER-I- GS (Counted for the merit rank in the Prelims)

PAPER-II- CSAT (Qualifying paper with minimum of 33% marks)

Main Examination: Descriptive Type

Qualifying papers: 300 Marks Each

Paper-A: One of the Indian Language

Paper-B: English

Papers to be counted for Merit (250 Marks Each and 3 hours duration)

Paper-I: Essay

Paper-II: GS-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

Paper-III: GS-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

Paper-IV: GS-III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

Paper-V: GS-IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

Paper-VI: Optional Subject- Paper 1

Paper-VII: Optional Subject- Paper 2 = Sub Total (Written Test) – 1750 Marks

Personality Test – 275 Marks = 2025 Marks Grand Total