UPSC Notification 2020 Out for 796 Vacancies: Know how to apply

UPSC Notification 2020 Out for 796 Vacancies: Know how to apply

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Rachit Kumar
Rachit Kumar Saxena
New Delhi, Updated on Feb 12, 2020 12:58 IST

UPSC Notification out for 796 vacancies. Check here How to apply for IAS Exam 2020 and other details.


UPSC Notification 2020 was released by Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) on February 12. The UPSC 2020 notification was released as per the dates given in the UPSC exam calendar 2020. The UPSC IAS notification was issued for 796 vacancies. The IAS Prelims exam will be conducted on May 31, 2020 in two sessions.

Apply Online for IAS Exam 2020 - 

UPSC vacancy

The IAS exam process takes over one year to complete and in the meantime, the number of UPSC vacancy increases as we can see from the previous year's numbers. The number of IAS and IPS will be around 180 and 150, respectively. See here the service-wise vacancies of the previous years.

IAS Application process

The IAS application link is activated after the issuance of UPSC notification 2020. The candidates can apply till March 3 and the Application correction window will open on March 10, 2020. The application fee is Rs 100 but it is waived for females and SC/ST/PwBD candidates.
The candidates need the following documents with them for the registration and IAS application 2020.

  • Adhar Number
  • Scanned image of the Candidate
  • Scanned image of the signature of the candidate
  • The details related to academic qualifications.

For the new registration

  • Visit the official website of UPSC.
  • Click on Exam Notifications tab.
  • Click on Apply Online link.
  • Click on the link available for Civil Services Part-I registration.
  • Read the application form instructions carefully and click on Yes.

Fill all basic information in the part-I application form such as:

Name Date of birth
Category Gender
Email ID Contact number
Permanent address Marital status
Parents' names Community
Educational qualification -

Once all the details are filled, click on Continue. Check all details in the online form carefully and click on Submit. 

Civil Services (IAS) Part-II Registration 2020

For part-II registrations, candidates need to complete the following steps:

Step 1: Pay IAS application fee online (through SBI Net Banking/ debit card/ credit card) or offline (by cash through SBI bank challan) mode.

Category IES Exam Application Fee
Female/ SC/ ST/ PwBD Nil
All other candidates Rs 100

Step 2: Upload scanned images of photograph, signature and photo ID card as per the specifications mentioned below:

Document Dimensions Format, Size & Bit Depth

Minimum: 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height)

Maximum: 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height)

Format: JPG

Size: 20 KB - 300 KB

Bit Depth: 24 


Minimum: 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height)

Maximum: 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height)

Format: JPG

Size: 20 KB - 300 KB

Bit Depth: 24 

Photo ID card NA

Format: PDF

Size: 20 KB - 300 KB

Bit Depth: NA

Step 3: Enter the following information in the Civil Services(IAS) online application form 2020:

Application fee payment details (except for fee exempted candidates) Selection of examination centre

Step 4: Click on the 'I Agree' button after reading the declaration.

Step 5: On clicking the button, a page with a registration number will be generated. Note down the registration number or take a printout of the page.

IAS Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The IAS syllabus and exam pattern was not changed and the number of optional subjects was the same as given in the list. The exam pattern was also not changed and the UPSC is moving forward with one optional subject. There were demands from every quarter to done away with one optional subject, but it was continued this year as well.

IAS Eligibility

The eligibility for the IAS exam was not changed and the age limit for the IAS Exam as notified in the official notification is 21 years as the minimum age limit and 32 years as the maximum age limit. The candidates must not be born before  2nd  August 1988 and not later than 1st August 1999. 

The number of Optional subjects and the list of the subject has not been touched and the existing number of subjects will be continuing in the IAS exam 2020 also.

CSAT is here to stay

CSAT exam continues to be the part of the IAS prelims exam even after the recommendation of UPSC to done away with CSAT. CSAT paper is qualifying in nature only and a majority of candidates qualify this paper. UPSC recommended to do way with the CSAT paper in IAS prelims in December 2019 but it seems like the recommendations were not accepted by the Department of Personnel and Training.

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