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UPSC Exams 2020
UPSC Recruitment Notifications 2020
UPSC full form is Union Public Service Commission. It is a central agency that conducts various examinations like Civil Services, CDS, SCRA, NDA, NA, etc. Civil services is one of the most popular UPSC exams which is also known as IAS exam. Every year, UPSC organizes civil services exam to recruit candidates for various vacancies available in government services like IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS, etc.
The headquarters of UPSC is located at Dholpur House in New Delhi. UPSC comprises 9-12 members who are appointed by the president of India including the chairman.
UPSC – Overview
- Board Name: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
- Exam Names: CDS, NDA, NA, CMS, IES/ISS, and other
- Total Number of Vacancies: various
- Job Type: Central Government Jobs
- Sarkari Naukri 2020
- Mode of application: online
- Selection Process: Written Exam (Prelims and Mains), Interview
- Location of job: Across India
- UPSC Official Website: https://upsc.gov.in/ or https://upsconline.nic.in/
- Check State Government Jobs here
List of UPSC Exams in India 2020
Every year, the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) releases various notifications to conduct the following examinations:
- Engineering Services Examination (ESE)
- Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination (SCRA)
- Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS)
- National Defence Academy Examination (NDA)
- Civil Services Examination (CSE)
- Naval Academy Examination (NA)
- Combined Medical Services Examination (CMS)
- Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Examination (CAPF)Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service Examination (IES/ISS)
- UPSC Combined Geologists and Geo scientist Examination (CGG)
- Indian Forest Service Examination (IFS)
UPSC conducts examination for the following services:
- Civil Services Examination
- Combined Medical Services Examination
- Combined Defense Services Examination
- Engineering Services Examination
- National Defense Academy Examination
- Naval Academy Examination
- Special Class Railway Apprentice
- Indian Forest Service Examination
- Indian Economic Service Examination
- Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination
- Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Examination
Types of Jobs in Union PSC
Sometimes, UPSC releases notifications to fill the following vacancies:
- Stores officer
- Administrative officer
- Assistant Registrar of trademarks and geographical indications
- Senior examiner of trademarks and geographical indications
- Assistant Director (Banking)
- Assistant Director (Capital market)
- Principal design officer (Construction)
- Senior design officer grade-I (Construction)
- Senior technical officer (Design)
- Senior design officer grade-I (Electrical)
- Director (Safety)
- Examiner of trademarks and geographical indications
- Specialist grade-III Assistant Professor in various disciplines
- Senior lecturer
- Assistant director Hindi typewriting and Hindi stenography
- Public Prosecutor
- Drugs Inspector
- Superintendent Translation
- Vice Principal/ Assistant inspector of training/ Industrial Liaison Officer cum officer in charge/ Training officer, etc
What is the Age Limit to Apply for UPSC Recruitment?
Before applying, the first question that comes into our mind is “What is the age limit for UPSC?” In response to that question, we have provided the UPSC age criteria details here.
The lower age limit of the applicants should be 18 years and the upper age limit will vary from exam to exam or post to post. Once the official notification is released, candidates can check the detailed UPSC age criteria and relaxation.
UPSC Online Registration
Before filling up the UPSC online application, candidates must have his/ her scanned photograph and signature in .JPG format (each file should not exceed 300 KB and must not be less than 20 KB).
How to Apply for UPSC Jobs 2020?
UPSC Online Application form consists of two parts; Part I and Part II.
Part I Registration:
In the part-I registration, candidates have to enter the personal details like name, father’s/mother’s name, date of birth, address, educational qualification, age relaxation, scribe details (only for PwBD candidates opting for scribe) and preferences of the exam, photo id card number, etc.
This part comprises the following steps:
- Fee payment (only for candidates not exempted from the payment of fee)
- Choosing the exam centers from the available drop-down menu
- Uploading of photograph, signature and photo id card
- Agreeing to the declaration
Candidates have to complete both Part-I and Part-II registration process and submit successfully. In case, if candidates have completed Part-I registration but have not completed Part-II, their candidature will not be considered.
Application Fee Details
There are three options available for the payment of the application fee.
- Pay By Credit / Debit Card: Pay the fee online by using any visa/ master/ debit or credit card
- Pay By Net Banking Facility of State Bank of India (SBI) or five of its associate banks (State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala, and State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur)
- Pay By Cash In Any Branch of SBI: Candidates who select to pay the fee by cash have to take a print of the pay-in-slip by clicking the “Print Bank Pay-in Slip”. By using this pay-in-slip, they have to deposit the fee in cash at any branch of the SBI. After depositing the fee, the bank will provide a transaction id. They have to log on to the ORA website and enter the fee payment details to complete the application form submission.
UPSC Admit Card
The authorities will issue the UPSC Admit cards three weeks before the commencement of the exam. To download it, go to https://upsconline.nic.in and enter the valid login credentials. No UPSC hall ticket/ admit card is sent through the post.
Candidates have to carry any of the following along with the admit card (Aadhaar card/ Voter card/ Pan card/ Passport/ Driving license/ Any other Photo ID card issued by the central/ state/ UT government). If a candidate not issued the admit card, immediately contact the officials with the concerned email id.
Syllabus Topics for UPSC Exam
To crack the UPSC exam, candidates should know the syllabus and exam pattern. UPSC Prelims Syllabus includes the following topics/subjects:
- Indian Polity and Governance constitution
- Current Events of National and International Importance
- Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the world
- History of India and Indian National Movement
- Indian Economy
- Science and Technology
- Environment and Ecology
- General issues on Environmental ecology
- Economic and Social Development-Sustainable development
- Biodiversity and Climate change
- International Relations
- Associated UPSC current affairs
- General Studies
- Logical Reasoning
- Analytical Ability
- Decision Making and Problem Solving
- General Mental Ability
- Numbers and their Relations
- Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc)
UPSC Mains Exam Syllabus includes the following subjects/topics:
- Electrical Engineering
- Medical Science
- General Studies-I: Indian heritage and culture, history, and geography of the world and society
- General Studies-II: Governance, constitution, polity, social justice, and international relations
- GS-III: Technology, economic development, biodiversity, environment, security, and disaster management
- General Studies-IV: Ethics, integrity, and aptitude
- Optional subjects
Uinon PSC (UPSC) Exam Pattern
- UPSC exam comprises two papers (prelims and mains) of 200 marks each
- Both the question papers are of objective type (multiple-choice questions)
- The question papers are set in Hindi and English
- The duration of the exam is two (2) hours (for each paper)
- There is negative marking for the wrong answers
- If a wrong answer is given by the candidate, one-third (1/3rd) of the marks assigned to that question is reduced
- If a candidate has given more than one answer, it is treated as a wrong answer and there is the same penalty even if one of the given answers are correct
- If no answer is given by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question
UPSC Previous Year Question Papers
All of us have heard mostly that “Practice makes a man perfect” but you need to practice in a proper way. In the practical point of view, UPSC Previous year question papers are very important. By solving the UPSC Sample Papers, candidates can get the following details:
- Nature or type of questions asked in the UPSC exam
- Speed and time management techniques
- To evaluate your performance
- The level of difficulty of the exam (varies from year to year), etc
UPSC Answer Key
UPSC Answer key will be available on its official portal. Candidates who have appeared for the UPSC written exam have to download the answer key and cross-check your answers. Answer key will be helpful in estimating the marks obtained in the exam before the announcement of the results. So that, they can start the preparation for the next level of the selection process.
Union Public Service Commission announces the UPSC Results on its official portal i.e, upsc.gov.in The list of qualified candidates in the written exam is also available online.
Candidates have to download the merit list and search for your roll number to know whether you have qualified or not. Also, enter the roll number, date of birth to check the UPSC Exam Result. If the overall score of two or more candidates is equal, tie-breaking principles are applied to decide the merit among candidates having the same overall marks.
UPSC Calendar 2020
Union Public Service Commission uploads the UPSC Calendar on its official portal at least three or six months before the date of the exam. UPSC Calendar 2020 comprises the date of issue of notification, closing date of application, exam date, etc
UPSC Exam date 2020 for various examinations is as follows:
- Combined Defence Services Examination (I): 02/02/2020
- UPSC Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination: 05/01/2020
- Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination: 19/01/2020
- CISF AC(EXE) LDCE: 01/03/2020
- UPSC NDA NA Examination (I): 19/04/2020
- Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination/ Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination: 31/05/2020
- UPSC IES/ISS Examination: 26/06/2020 to 28/06/2020
- Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination: 27/06/2020, 28/06/2020
- UPSC Engineering Services (Main) Examination: 28/06/2020
- Combined Medical Services Examination: 19/07/2020
- UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination: 09/08/2020
- UPSC NDA NA Examination (II): 06/09/2020
- Civil Services (Main) Examination: 18/09/2020 to 22/09/2020
- UPSC CDS Examination (II): 08/11/2020
- Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination: 22/11/2020 to 01/12/2020
- UPSC SO /Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE: 12/12/2020, 13/12/2019
- When is the UPSC Examination Notification 2020 is issued?
Ans. UPSC Notifications for all 13 exams are uploaded in the official portal three months before the exam date. These notifications are also published in the Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.
- How can I apply for UPSC jobs or How do I access the official site to fill up the Online Recruitment Application (ORA)?
Ans. You should log on to http://www.upsconline.nic.in to access the ORA home page.
- What is the UPSC Calendar (Annual Programme of Examinations/ RTs (Recruitment Tests))?
Ans. UPSC uploads an annual program (Calendar) of all the exams/RTs conducted by it at least 6 months in advance (i.e, in June). It comprises the date of issue of notification, last date for online registration, exam date, etc.
- Which category candidates are exempted from payment of exam fees? or Who are exempted from the fee payment?
Ans. For all UPSC Exams, female candidates, persons with benchmark disabilities (PwBD) and candidates belonging to the scheduled castes (SC), and scheduled tribes (ST) are exempted from payment of exam fee.
- When do I need to apply if I choose to pay the fee through bank challan?
Ans. Candidates choosing payment through bank challan are required to submit the online application at least a day before the closing date. So, they have to generate the bank challan to submit in any branch of SBI within working hours throughout India.
- Can I change the date of birth (DOB) from what I have submitted in the online application?
Ans. No, it is not possible to change the DOB once provided by you and recorded by the UPSC.
- What is RID?
Ans. RID means Registration ID. It is generated by the system when the candidate completes the part-I registration of the application.
- What is TID?
Ans. TID means Transaction ID. It is given by the State Bank of India (SBI) when the applicant deposits the fee in cash. It is automatically generated when credit/debit card/ internet banking mode is used for the fee payment.
- An attempt for the prelims exam will be taken as an attempt for the civil services exam or not?
Ans. Yes. If a candidate has appeared in any one paper in the preliminary examination, it will be taken as an attempt. Notwithstanding the disqualification/ cancellation of the candidature, the fact of appearance of the candidate will also be counted as an attempt.
- How can I know or check the status of my UPSC online form submitted for a particular post?
Ans. Go to the UPSC official website i.e, upsc.gov.in where the lists of finally submitted online applications are displayed advertisement number wise. It consists of the name of the post, vacancy number, roll number, application number, and name corresponding to the related posts.
- Can I make changes in my application after the submission?
Ans. No. Application forms once submitted are final and no changes can be made after the submission.
About UPSC Civil Services
Civil services exam is one of the most important exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Every year, UPSC conducts civil services exam for the recruitment of the candidates to the Postal Service, Civil Accounts Service, Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Railway Accounts Service, Armed Police Force, and other central services.
Types of UPSC Civil Services Jobs
The three types of jobs through the Civil Services Examination (CSE) are as follows:
- All India Civil Services
- Group A Services or Central Services
- Group B Services or State Services
List of All India Civil Services Jobs
- IAS or Indian Administrative Service
- IFS or Indian Foreign Service
- IPS or Indian Police Service
Group A Services or Central Services List:
- Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service
- Indian Audit and Accounts Service
- IOFS – Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
- Indian Postal Service
- Indian Civil Accounts Service
- IRTS – Indian Railway Traffic Service
- Indian Railway Accounts Service
- Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
- ITS – Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)
- Indian Railway Personnel Service
- Indian Railway Protection Force (Assistant Security Commissioner)
- IRS – Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
- Indian Defence Accounts Service
- Indian Revenue Service (IT)
- IDES – Indian Defence Estates Service
- Indian Corporate Law Service
List of Group – B Services or State Services:
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Delhi, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Civil Service
- Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Police Service
- Armed Forces Head Quarters Civil Service (Section Officers Grade)
- Pondicherry Civil Service
- Pondicherry Police Service
Number of Attempts
- Candidates who are appearing for UPSC Civil services exam are permitted up to six attempts (9 attempts for OBC candidates)
- In the case of SC/ST candidates, there is no restriction on the number of attempts
- The age limit of the applicants should be between 21 – 32 years
- Age limit is 35 years for OBC candidates and 37 years for SC/ST candidates
- They should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized university or institution to be eligible for UPSC CSE Recruitment
UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) comprises two successive stages:
- Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (CSP)
- Civil Services (Main) Examination
- Personal Interview