upsc exam date: UPSC releases revised calendar for 2020; Civil Services prelims on Oct 4

NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday issue a revised schedule of civil service examinations and interviews on its official website.
According to the revised calendar, the UPSC Civil Services and IFS preliminary examinations will now be conducted on Sunday, October 4, 2020. The Civil Services (Mains) exam will be conducted on January 8, 2021 while Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2020 will be held on February 28, 2021.
A common examination for both NDA& NA Exam(I) and NDA&NA Exam (II), 2020 will be held on September 6, 2020.

Also the UPSC Personality Tests for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019 for remaining candidates will be resumed from July 20, 2020. The candidates will be informed individually by the Commission.

In a circular, UPSC had said, “With a view to giving some clarity to candidates of various examinations and interviews, which have been deferred over the last two months, the Commission will issue a revised schedule of examinations in its next meeting to be held on 5 June, 2020.”

Click here to download the ful UPSC Calendar

S. No. Exam Name Day Date
1 N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2020 Sunday 06.09.2020
2 Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 Sunday 14.10.2020
3 Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination,
2020 through CS(P) Examination 2020
Sunday 14.10.2020
4 I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020 Friday 16.10.2020
5 Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2020 Saturday 08.08.2020
6 Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2020 Sunday 09.08.2020
7 Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020 Thursday 22.10.2020
8 Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020 Sunday 22.12.2020
9 N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2020 Sunday 06.09.2020
10 Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020 Friday 08.01.2021
11 C.D.S. Examination (II), 2020 Sunday 08.11.2020
12 Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2020 Sunday 28.02.2021
13 S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE Saturday 12.12.2020
14 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination Sunday 20.12.2020

Like every year, around 10 lakh candidates have registered for the Civil Services Preliminary examination this year too. The UPSC invites applications in the month of January/February. Candidates are asked to fill up the application form up to March and the preliminary examination is conducted in the months of April/May while the Main examination is conducted in June.

The eligible candidates will be issued an e-Admit Card before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website – – for downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post.

Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.

The Civil Services Examination is competitive examination which is conducted all over India by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to various Civil Services including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS).

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