UPSC Calendar 2020 Available; Check now UPSC 2021 Exam Dates

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The Union Public Service Commission has released the revised UPSC Calendar 2020 for the students waiting for the examination. The notification for UPSC was available on MAY 2020, lakhs of students fill the application form for the aforesaid examination. However, the examination dates for the same were not released in the meantime. The board has assured that the examination date will be released soon as soon as the lockdown is over for the country. The candidates who have applied for the civil services examination and were waiting for the official exam dates for the UPSC Exam. In this article, I have discussed the important dates of UPSC Calendar 2020, NDA, exam pattern, admit card etc.

Highlights of UPSC Calendar

Recruiting OrganisationUnion Public Service Commission
Notified PostUPSC Exam
Notification Date18 August 2020
Registration Date18 August 2020 to 07 September 2020
Application ProcessOnline
Latest Exam Dates20 December 2020
Total vacancies323 vacancies
Notified postsVarious defence forces of India.
QualificationThe candidate needs to have completed his graduation in any stream from a recognised university.
Selection processWritten Test
Physical Test
UPSC CDS Computer Based Test Admit Card LinkAvailable soon
Result Link for Computer Based TestAvailable soon
Official NotificationRead Here
Official WebsiteClick Here

Revised UPSC Calendar

Examination NameNotification DateLast date of applicationExamination Date
Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination,
C.D.S. Examination (I), 202128.10.202017.11.202007.02.2021
CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-202102.12.202022.12.202014.03.2021(SUNDAY)
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 202130.12.202019.01.202118.04.2021
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 202110.02.202102.03.202127.06.2021 (SUNDAY)
I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 202107.04.202127.04.202116.07.2021
Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 202107.04.202127.04.202118.07.2021
Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 202115.04.202105.05.202108.08.2021
Combined Medical Services Examination, 202105.05.202125.05.202129.08.2021
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 202109.06.202129.06.202105.09.2021

How to Check UPSC Calendar?

UPSC Calendar 2020 for the offline test will be available on the official website soon as the lock-down is over. The UPSC has notified the candidates through a notice regarding the deferment of the exam. The students should keep a regular tap on the official website regarding more updates of these UPSC Calendar 2020.

The candidates can follow the below steps to download the UPSC Calendar 2020 from the official website:

  • Visit the official website of Union Public Service Commission,
  • Click on the students portal,
  • Visit the links dedicated to the Time Table
  • Choose your course and session of the course.
  • Post this, click on Download UPSC Calendar 2020 2020
  • On the next page click on Time Table
  • Check the time table and download it for future use
  • Take a print-out of the date sheet as well and keep it for the exam day.

UPSC Exam Pattern

The UPSC Exam Pattern is divided into two parts one is a preliminary test while the other is a mains test. The preliminary test and mains will be both offline tests. The students will have to clear both the exams. Once the examination is over the students will have to appear for a final interview for the selection process.

Preliminary Exam

Paper nameMaximum QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General Studies2002003 hours

Mains Exam

Exam PaperSubject nameDuration of the ExamMarks
Paper – ACompulsory Indian Language3 Hours300 Marks
Paper – BEnglish3 Hours300 Marks
Paper – IEssay3 Hours250 Marks
Paper – IIGeneral Studies I3 Hours250 Marks
Paper – IIIGeneral Studies II3 Hours250 Marks
Paper – IVGeneral Studies III3 Hours250 Marks
Paper – VGeneral Studies IV3 Hours250 Marks
Paper – VIOptional Paper I3 Hours250 Marks
Paper – VIIOptional Paper II3 Hours250 Marks

Books Recommended for UPSC Exam

The books recommended for UPSC Exam are given in the table below:

Recommended UPSC Books
NCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)
NCERT XII (Modern Indian History)
India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra
Facets of Indian Culture – Spectrum
Certificate Physical Geography – G C Leong
NCERT VI – X (Old Syllabus)
NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)
World Atlas
Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
Economic Development & Policies in India – Jain & Ohri
NCERT XII (Contemporary World Politics)
Current Affairs
Tata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual
CSAT II – Arihant
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R S Aggarwal

UPSC Admit Card 2020

The UPSC Admit Card 2020 has been released on the official website course wise for the candidates who are due to for the final exam. The Union Public Service Commission issued a notification for commencing the examination of the final year students. The final date sheet was released on 22 September 2020 and the date for the examination of Civil Service and other examinations kike NDA, CAPF has been released.

The UPSC Admit Card 2020 will be available after the country returns to normalcy. The commission has issued the notice regarding postponement of the final examination. The authority has also notified that the admit card will be available for download 20 days before the exam date. The candidates need not panic as the exam is only deferred and not cancelled. The admit card will be released for all the candidates once the lock-down is lifted in the country. The UPSC Admit Card 2020 contains all the details of the exam i.e. date, slot etc hence it is very important that you keep it safe.

What is the eligibility for UPSC examination?

he eligibility for UPSC CAPF is clearing graduate examination from any stream.

What is the last date for registering for UPSC?

The last date for registering for UPSC is given in the above table.

What is the selection process of UPSC?

The selection process of UPSC comprise of preliminary, Mains and Interview exams.

Where can I download the UPSC Calendar 2020?

You can download the UPSC Calendar 2020 form the official website.

What is the examination pattern for UPSC examination?

The examination pattern for UPSC examination is given in the article above.

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