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UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Exam Preparation 2020


At Praadis, you will get a complete detail about upcoming UPSC and State PCS exam 2020.The UPSC CSE (prelims) is scheduled to be conducted on 04th Oct 2020 for the recruitment of 796 vacancies for the post of IAS/IPS/IFC/Other posts. Civil Services Examination is a nationwide competitive exam in India held every year which is conducted by Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment of IAS / IPS / IFS officers at all India level. Aspirants can check all the latest update for the upcoming UPSC Exams 2020, notification, and exam date here.

Exam Notifications


    About UPSC

    National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG) 2020 (UPSC (UG) 2020)-The National Testing Agency has set eligibility criteria for UPSC 2020. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UPSC) is the only entrance test for students who wish to apply for medical courses (MBBS), dental courses (BDS), AYUSH, Veterinary and other medical/paramedical courses in India. UPSC-UG has replaced All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all other individual medical entrance examinations under the leadership of states or colleges.

    UPSC 2020 led annually will be temporarily held at 154 testing centres. It is the most important medical entrance examination in India with around 16 lakh candidates. The entrance exam for admission to medical colleges will ease the pressure of students who are anxious while preparing for different Tests and covering the various syllabus. All aspirants get equal opportunity to secure a seat. UPSC (UG) - 2020 will be conducted in single phase and will be an objective type test. It is a pen and paper-based exam to be answered on a specially designed machine gradable sheet using ballpoint pens.

    To be eligible for UPSC 2020, candidates must pass the 12th standard examination with Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English subjects. For general category candidates, it is mandatory to bring 50% marks in 12th standard, while SC / ST / OBC category candidates have to get 40% marks to become eligible for UPSC 2020.

    UPSC is regulated by NTA for selection of candidates for admission to 15% seats under All India Quota Seats and all seats of Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC & AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU, and AIIMS & JIPMER will be conducted by the MCC/DGHS for Undergraduate Medical Courses. Online counselling will be conducted by the Directorate General of Health services of Medical Counselling Committee for undergraduate medical courses.

    The option of medium of question paper should be carefully selected while filling the application form. Once selected the option cannot be changed. The candidates selected for the regional languages will also be provided with a bilingual test booklet in the selected regional language and English. Candidates can choose the question paper in any of the following 11 languages.


    S. no.

    Medium of Question Paper

    Examination Centres

    1.

    English

    All Examination Centres

    2.

    Hindi

    All Examination Centres

    3.

    English and Assamese

    Examination Centres in Assam

    4.

    English and Bengali

    Examination Centres in West Bengal and Tripura

    5.

    English and Gujarati

    Examination Centres in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

    6.

    English and Kannada

    Examination Centres in Karnataka

    7.

    English and Marathi

    Examination Centres in Maharashtra

    8.

    English and Odia

    Examination Centres in Odisha

    9.

    English and Tamil

    Examination Centres in Tamil Nadu

    10.

    English and Telugu

    Examination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

    11.

    English and Urdu

    All Examination Centres

        

    UPSC Notification 2020

    AT Praadis, you will get the notification of upcoming UPSC and State PCS exam 2020.This page will notify you about the latest updates, exam patterns, exam dates, previous years question papers, important dates, etc.

    UPSC 2020 Updates

  • he UPSC CSE (prelims) exam is conducted on 04th Oct 2020 for the recruitment of 796 vacancies.
  • Submission of online application form can be done by visiting UPSC website http://www.upsconline.nic.in. Further extended dates for filling application and change in examination centres will also be updated here.
  • Result will be declared on the U.P.S.C. website i.e.https://www.upsc.gov.in/final-results.
  • Admit card is issued in online mode. You can easily download from the given link: https://upsconline.nic.in/eadmitcard/admitcard_csp_2020/,https://www.upsconline.nic.in/eadmitcard/index.php
  • The e-Admit card is available up to Oct 4th, 2020 till 4:00pm.
  • Online Recruitment Applications for various posts are available on website: https://www.upsconline.nic.in/ora/VacancyNoticePub
  • DAF for various exams of UPSC. Kindly click on given link (https://www.upsconline.nic.in/daf/index.php
  • The result of Civil Services Examination is subject to changes that may be necessitated by the orders passed by the Honourable Courts in cases pending before them.
  • Result will be declared on the U.P.S.C. website i.e. https://www.upsc.gov.in/final-results
  • Marks will be available on the website within 15 days from the date of declaration of Result.
  • Candidates can get the details of Interview scheduled and e-Summon letters on
  • Upcoming exam details)
  • 1.SO-Steno (GD-B-GD-I) LDCE
  • 2.Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2021
  • 3.Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2021
  • 4.Revised annual calendar is also available on UPSC website or candidates can refer given link to see UPSC Revised Programme of Exams/Recruitment Tests (RTs) ‐ 2020:
  • The marks of the candidates for CSE 2019 will be disclosed only after the final outcome of the pending cases.

        

UPSC 2020 Exam Latest News

    With the threat of the latest epidemic, every process needs to be redefined to ensure strict compliance of all necessary criteria. This additionally ensures the safety of all the candidates and all the functionaries involved in conducting the examination.

    All examination procedures have been reviewed and the necessary amendments are included to conduct the examinations safely. The UPSC CSE (prelims) exam is conducted on 04th Oct 2020 and the admit cards are available up to 4 Oct, 2020 till 4pm.

    UPSC publishes annual calendar of all structured exam at least 6 months in advance i.e. in June. It is important that students note down the important dates of all IAS exams 2020 to avoid missing important events.

    Upcoming exam details are as follows:-

  • SO-Steno (GD-B-GD-I) LDCE
  • Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2021.
  • Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2021
  • Active UPSC exams, in which candidates can still apply are as follow:

  • Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination
  • Engineering Services (Main) Examination
  • Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination
  • Indian Economic Service Examination
  • National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) & (II)
  • Combined Defence Services Examination (II)
  • Combined Medical Services Examination
  • Civil Services Examination
  • Indian Statistical Service Examination
  • Indian Forest Service Examination
  • Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination
  • CISF AC(EXE) LDCE
  • Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination
  • Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination
  • Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination
  • Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination
  • Combined Defence Services Examination (I)
  • Combined SO-Steno (Grade 'B'-Grade-I) LDCE

        

UPSC Exam Dates 2020

    Date of Examination(Prelims)

    04.10.2020(Sunday)

    Exam Mode

    Offline

    Time of Examination

    Multiple Choice Questions

    Duration of Examination

    2 hours(Each paper)

    IAS Admit Card download date(Prelims)

    01.09.2020

    Exam starting time

    10:00 AM

    Last Entry to the Examination Centre

    09:50AM

    Date of Examination(Mains)

    08.01.2021(Friday)

    Date of Examination(UPSC EPFO)

    09.05.2021(Sunday)

        

UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2020

    As per nationality-The below candidates are eligible to appear in UPSC CSE exam:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962
  • Persons of Indian Origin
  • Overseas Citizens of India
  • Category wise attempts to appear in the UPSC civil services examinations:

    Category Attempts Age criteria
    General 6 32 years
    OBC 9 35 years
    SC/ST Unlimited 37 years
  • Candidates must have completed 21 years of age at the time of admission or on 1st August of that given year when the exam is held.
  • The upper age limit is 32 years for General candidates, 35years for Candidates of OBC, 37 years for SC/ST candidates, 42 years for Gen-PH, and 45 years for OBC-PH, 47 years for PH SC/ST.
  • A candidate must hold a degree of any university incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other educational institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification. Final year student can also apply for UPSC exam.
  • If the person is already in government services then he/ she should submit an undertaking that they have informed their Head of department (HOD) in writing that they have applied for the exam.
  • No false information regarding community reservation and change of community shall be entertained by the commission and their application will be rejected at the same time.
  • In case of unfortunate physical disabilities during the exam, the candidate should produce valid document showing disability to the extent of 40% or more as mentioned in the relevant rules to enable the benefits of PwBD reservation.(**Exceptional case)

        

UPSC Admit Card 2020
  • 1. Eligible candidates are issued online admit cards almost three weeks before the exam begins.
  • 2. Candidate can download e-Admit cards from the UPSC website
  • 3.Candidates should note that they have to put a left thumb impression on the undertaking of NTA before reaching UPSC Examination Centre 2020.
  • https://upsconline.nic.in
  • Admit Card
  • https://www.upsconline.nic.in/eadmitcard/index.php.
  • 4. To download e-Admit card, candidates will require Registration ID or Roll Number followed by Date of Birth, Enter captcha in the given field then submit.
  • 5. If the candidate has not received any information regarding his/her admit card, candidate should immediately contact the commission on concerned email-id or commission’s office. Numbers are: 011- 23381125/011- 23385271/011-23098543.
  • 6. Seat allocation is done on the basis of "first-apply-first allot" through computer without any manual intervention.
  • 7. Candidates should keep in mind that allotted centres will not change in any circumstances.
  • 8. The candidate should take proper care while uploading the photograph. The picture should be duly scanned in JPG format and the file size should not exceed 300 KB and it should not be less than 20 KB. If an incorrect photo / signature is uploaded, his / her candidature is liable to be cancelled for false identity.
  • 9. E-Admit card should be checked carefully. In case of any discrepancy, the candidate may immediately approach UPSC commission.
  • 10. Avoid carrying any communication device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band and valuable and expensive items to the examination centre. The commission will not bear any loss in this regard.
  • 11. Look at the exam date sheet carefully. Make sure you know the exact date and time and the location of your exams.
  • 12. The examination venue will be closed 10 minutes before the commencement of examination. If the exam starts at 10:00 am, the examination venue will close at 9.50 am.
  • 13. A candidate is requested to download the admit card directly from the website

        

UPSC Exam Pattern 2020

    To prepare for UPSC (CSE) - required 50% of knowledge plus 50% of skills. Best success mantra to Ace UPSC.

    UPSC (CSE) syllabus comprises of 3 parts:

  • 1. Prelims: It comprises of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each
  • Paper-1 General Studies-100 questions
  • Paper-2 General Studies-CSAT (Qualifying nature)-80 questions
  • Both the papers are objective types, set in both English and Hindi language and the exam details are provided by the exam notice and notification is published by the Government. Duration of each paper is 2 hours. Candidate should note that incorrect response get negative marking (1/3 of the assigned marks to that question is deducted from the aggregate). There will be no marks deducted for the questions left blank. The cut off marks at present in 33%. Marks acquired in paper 1 will be considered for the merit rank.

    Mains: The question paper for the civil services (Main) for the exam are of essay type. Duration of the exam is 3 hours for each paper. It consist of 9 papers but Marks acquired in 7 papers will be considered for the merit rank and the other 2 are language papers (Paper A and Paper B) For paper A -Candidates will have to choose the Indian language option in the paper.

    Note: The Paper A on Indian Language is not mandatory for the candidates of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim. For paper B- Candidates will have question from English language. Mode of paper is subjective type

    Interview: After clearing Prelims and Mains. One must acquire marks in the interview for personality test will be counted in merit ranking.

    Stages

    Marks

    Cut offs

    Prelims 200 33%
    Mains 1750 25%
    Interview(Preliminary test) 250 -

        

UPSC Syllabus 2020

    The syllabus for General Studies Paper I includes current affairs, history of India, Indian polity, Indian and world geography, Indian governance, economic and social development, general science and general issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change.

    The syllabus for General Studies Paper-II (CSAT) includes comprehension, logical reasoning, basic numeracy, and decision making & problem-solving.

    Part A – Preliminary Exam:

    Paper

    Questions

    Time

    Marks

    General Studies Paper I

    100 Question

    2 Hours

    200

    General Studies Paper-II (CSAT)

    80 Questions

    2 Hours

    200 (Not counted)


    Paper-I: General Studies (Common for all streams)

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography -Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance -Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialisation
  • General Science
  • Paper-II: General Studies (CSAT)

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision making and problem solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level).
  • Part B – Mains Exam:

    The 9 papers below are of the subjective type and occur over a period of 5 days.

    Paper

    Marks

    Paper 1 – Essay writing (Merit ranking)

    250

    Paper 2-General Studies I (Merit ranking)

    250

    Paper 3- General Studies II (Merit ranking)

    250

    Paper 4- General Studies III (Merit ranking)

    250

    Paper 5- General Studies IV (Merit ranking)

    250

    Paper 6- Optional subject (Merit ranking)

    250

    Paper 7- Optional subject (Merit ranking)

    250

    Paper 8-Indian Language (Qualifying)

    300(Not considered)

    Paper 9-English Language (Qualifying)

    300(Not considered)

    Total

    1750

    IAS Interview

    275

    Overall total

    2025

    Paper-I Candidates are required to write essays on multiple topics. This will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely.

    Paper-II General Studies (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

  • Indian Culture - Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian History from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
  • The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence Consolidation and Reorganization within the country.
  • History of the World will include events from 18th century such as Industrial Revolution, world wars, Redrawal of National Boundaries, Colonization, Decolonization, political philosophies like Communism, Capitalism, Socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.
  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
  • Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
  • Effects of Globalization on Indian society.
  • Social Empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism.
  • Salient features of World’s Physical Geography.
  • Distribution of Key Natural Resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).
  • Important Geophysical Phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
  • India and its neighbourhood- relations.
  • Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries, Indian diaspora.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and for their structure, mandate.
  • Paper-III General Studies (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social justice & International Relations)

  • Indian Constitution historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure
  • Functions, and responsibilities of the Union and the States, challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  • Separation of powers, redressed mechanisms and institutions
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Parliament and State Legislatures, structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers, privileges and issues arising out of these.
  • Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity, Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions, and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Statutory, regulatory, and various quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors, Development processes, and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, and charities.
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency, and accountability
  • E-governance‐ applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability, and institutional and other measures.
  • Role of civil services in a Democracy India and its neighbourhood relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries, Indian diaspora
  • Important International institutions, agencies, and fora their structure, mandate.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions, and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory, and various quasi-judicial bodies. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors
  • Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities
  • Roles of civil services in a democracy.
  • Paper-IV General Studies (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security, and Disaster Management.)

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development, and employment
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Government Budgeting.
  • Major crops cropping patterns, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints
  • E-technology in the aid of farmers, Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies.
  • Technology missions; economics of animal- rearing. Food processing and related industries in India‐ scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management
  • Land reforms in India. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy, and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks, and food security.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc. Investment models
  • Science and technology - developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology, and issues relating to intellectual property rights
  • Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, environmental impact assessment, Disaster, and disaster management. Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and non‐ state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security.
  • Money laundering and its prevention, Security challenges and their management in border areas
  • Linkages of organized crime with terrorism. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology
  • Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, environmental impact assessment, Disaster, and disaster management. Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology, and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Paper-V General Studies (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants, and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships
  • Human Values, lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; the role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence, and persuasion.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance, and compassion towards the weaker‐ sections.
  • Issues relating to integrity, probity in public life.
  • Emotional intelligence‐ concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
  • Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions, laws, rules, regulations
  • Conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate Governance.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  • Case studies on above topics.
  • Paper-VI & Paper- VII (Optional subject)

    List of optional subjects:

    Social science:

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Law
  • Statistics
  • Engineering:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science:

  • Agriculture
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Physics
  • Zoology
  • Geology
  • Medical:

  • Medical Science
  • Commerce and Management:

  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Management
  • List of Indian Languages:

  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Dogri
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Maithili
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Nepali
  • Oriya
  • Punjabi
  • Sanskrit
  • Sindhi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu
  • English

        

Best books for preparation of UPSC 2020
  • NCERT textbooks from class 6 to 12.
  • CSAT Paper – 2 Manual by Tata McGraw Hill or CSAT-II – Arihant
  • UPSC Previous Year Question Papers- Disha Publication
  • For current Affairs: Newspaper (The Hindu, Economic Times, The Indian Express, Times of India)
  • History

  • History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra
  • India’s Struggle For Independence by Bipan Chandra
  • Ancient India’ by RS Sharma (Old NCERT)
  • History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra (Old NCERT)
  • A Brief History of Modern India’ by Spectrum
  • Geography

  • Fundamentals of Human Geography (NCERT)
  • Certificate Physical And Human Geography
  • For Maps Oxford School Atlas
  • Economics

  • India People and Economy (NCERT)
  • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
  • Geography of India-9th Edition
  • Class 11 and Class 12 NCERTs
  • Political Science

  • Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
  • The Constitution of India by P. M. Bakshi
  • Old NCERT books for Indian Polity
  • Science & Technology

  • Newspaper (The Hindu, Economic Times, The Indian Express)
  • Environment and Ecology

  • NIOS Study Material for Environmental Studies

        

UPSC Cut Off

    The minimum eligibility standards in each of the two qualifying papers i.e. English and Indian languages are shown in the examination rules, currently being 25%.

    In the Civil Services Examination 2019, the minimum qualification standard / marks obtained by the last recommended candidate in various categories at different stages are as follows: -

    Category wise UPSC Cut Off 2020:

    Category

    Cut off (Out of 200)

    Category

    Cut off (Out of 1750)

    Category

    Cut off (Out of 2025)

    General

    98

    General

    751

    General

    961

    EWS

    98

    EWS

    696

    EWS

    909

    OBC

    95.34

    OBC

    718

    OBC

    925

    SC

    82

    SC

    706

    SC

    898

    ST

    77.34

    ST

    699

    ST

    893

    PH1 (Orthopedically handicapped)

    53.34

    PH1 (Orthopedically handicapped )

    663

    PH1 (Orthopedically handicapped)

    861

    PH2 (Visually impaired)

    44.66

    PH2 (Visually impaired)

    698

    PH2 (Visually impaired)

    890

    PH3 (Hearing impaired)

    40.66

    PH3 (Hearing impaired)

    374

    PH3 (Hearing impaired)

    653

    Cut-off marks are subject to change, as may be required by orders which may be passed by the Honourable Courts in cases pending before them. Details of the category-wise recommendations will also be uploaded after the conclusion of pending cases in the court.

    Cut off marks in the Prelims is on the basis of GS Paper-I only. As per Rule-15 of GS Paper-II Civil Services Examination, 2019, it was of a qualifying nature with 33% marks.

    Subject to 10% marks in each of the seven competitive papers i.e. Essay Writing, GS-I, GS-II, GS-III, GS-IV, Optional-I and Optional-II. If the candidate is acquiring equal marks/percentile then among themselves merit will be determined in CSE Exam 2019 as follows:

  • Priority is given to the candidate whose compulsory paper and personality test score marks are higher.
  • If the candidate is acquiring equal marks/percentile, Candidate who is older in age will be considered
  • IF (1) & (2) are same, then merit will be determined as Candidate acquiring higher marks/percentile in compulsory papers

        

UPSC Previous Year Question Papers

    Prelims papers can be first solved after reading NCERT and then candidates can tally their answers with official answer key available on UPSC official website. NCERT and previous years question papers are also very helpful in clearing the UPSC Prelims.

    But to qualify for Mains exam, candidate can first solve previous years question papers and then check the main solved question paper of UPSC. Candidate can refer other books along with previous years question papers to Ace UPSC CSE 2020.

    With the help of previous years question papers candidates will get familiar with exam pattern, types of questions and weightage of questions. The primary objective of these question papers is to bring clarity about the process of linking the questions to the performance indicators and hence definitely the results. By regularly practising the previous year’s question papers, students will develop a better understanding of the concepts. All the previous year's question papers are in PDF format and easy to download.

        

UPSC Result 2020
  • The result of Civil Services Examination is subject to changes that may be necessitated by the orders passed by the Honourable Courts in cases pending before them
  • Result will be declared on the U.P.S.C. website i.e. https://www.upsc.gov.in/final-results
  • Marks will be available on the website within 15 days from the date of declaration of Result
  • All the candidates appearing in 2020 should regularly check for updates on the the official website of UPSC https://upsconline.nic.in

        

UPSC FAQs ?

    What is UPSC CSE Exam 2020?

    Ans: UPSC CSE is one of the most difficult exams conducted every year for the recruitment of IAS, IPS, IFS and other officers in Indian Civil Services

    How many exams are there to clear UPSC?

    Ans: The exam takes place in 3 phases: 1. Prelims (MCQs) 2. Mains (Subjective) 3. Personal Interview (Personality test)

    What is Prelims Exam Date 2020?

    Ans: The UPSC Prelims exam date is 4 October 2020.

    Is admit card issued?

    Ans: On May 2020, admit card was released.

    How to fill online application form?

    Ans: Candidates can apply online for UPSC exam by visiting website: (https://upsconline.nic.in). Application will not be accepted in any other mode.

    How eligibility of age calculated?

    Ans: It is calculated based on the cut-off date as per the notification.

    What is the age criteria to appear for UPSC CSE Exam 2020?

    Ans: Candidates must have completed 21 years of age at the time of admission or on 1st August of that given year when the exam is held. The upper age limit is 32 years for General candidates, 35years for Candidates of OBC, 37 years for SC/ST candidates, 42 years for Gen-PH, and 45 years for OBC-PH, 47 years for PH SC/ST.

    Is there any negative marking in UPSC CSE exam?

    Ans: Candidate should not note that incorrect response get negative marking (1/3 of the assigned marks to that question is deducted from the aggregate).

    What is the cut off marks of UPSC IAS exam?

    Ans: For prelims: The cut off marks at present in 33%. Marks acquired in paper 1 will be considered for the merit rank. For Mains: The cut off marks at present in 25%. Marks acquired in 7papers will be considered for the merit rank.

    How to download admit card of UPSC exam?

    Ans: 1. Visit https://upsconline.nic.in 2. To download e-Admit card, candidates will require Registration ID or Roll Number followed by Date of Birth, Enter captcha in the given field then submit. 3. If the candidate has not received any information regarding his/her admit card, candidate should immediately contact the commission on concerned email-id or commission’s office. Numbers are: 011- 23381125/011- 23385271/011-23098543.

    How seat is allocated in the UPSC CSE exam?

    Ans: Seat allocation is done on the basis of "first application first allocation" through computer without any manual intervention.

    Is UPSC exam conducted online or offline?

    Ans: UPSC IAS 2020 Prelims & Mains Exam are held offline in pen and paper mode.

    What is the time to reach the examination centre?

    Ans: The examination venue will be closed 10 minutes before the commencement of examination. If the exam starts at 10:00 am, the examination venue will close at 9.50 am.

    Who all can appear in UPSC IAS 2020?

    Ans: The below candidates are eligible to appear in UPSC CSE exam: (a) A citizen of India, or (b) A subject of Nepal, or (c) A subject of Bhutan, or (d) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 (e) Persons of Indian Origin (f) Overseas Citizens of India .

    What is the syllabus of UPSC Prelims 2020?

    Ans: The syllabus for General Studies Paper I includes current affairs, history of India, Indian polity, Indian and world geography, Indian governance, economic and social development, general science and general issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change. The syllabus for General Studies Paper-II (CSAT) includes comprehension, logical reasoning, basic numeracy, and decision making & problem-solving.

    What is the syllabus of UPSC Mains 2020?

    Ans: The 9 papers below are of the subjective type and occur over a period of 5 days. Paper-I Candidates are required to write essays on multiple topics. This will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely. Paper-II General Studies (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) Paper-III General Studies (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social justice & International Relations) Paper-IV General Studies (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security, and Disaster Management.) Paper-V General Studies (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude) Paper-VI & Paper- VII (Optional subject) Paper VII – Indian Language Paper IX- English Language

    Can candidate give exams in their own language?

    Ans: Candidate can give exam either in Hindi or English.

    Is jeans allowed in UPSC CSE 2020 exam?

    Ans: Wearing jeans is strictly avoided.

    What is to dress code to appear for an interview?

    Ans: Men should wear light coloured formal shirts and dark trousers. A neck-tie is ok if you are comfortable. Women should wear decent light coloured clothes with no overdo makeup and hairstyle.

    Is UPSC interview tough?

    Ans: We can say the exam is challenging but not tough. The syllabus is really vast and requires lot of sitting. Which may lead this exam as toughest exam.

    Is one year enough for UPSC preparation?

    Ans: Yes, One year enough to appear for UPSC exam.

    How result is calculated?

    Ans: The result of Civil Services Examination is subject to changes that may be necessitated by the orders passed by the Honourable Courts in cases pending before them.