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UPSC Calendar 2020: Check New UPSC Exam Date

UPSC Calendar 2020: The UPSC has released the new exam calendar. The new UPSC Exam Calendar is released as some of the exam dates have been changed due to the COVID 19 Outbreak.

The Commission, after reviewing the situation has released the fresh exam dates on 05th June 2020.

Union Public Service Commission is an Indian agency, that has the authority to conduct Civil Services Exam, Engineering Services Exam (ESE), National Defence Academy Exam (NDA), Naval Academy Exam (NA), Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Exam, Combined Medical Services Exam (CMS), Geologist Exam, Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Exam etc. A large number of candidates appear for these exams every year to get placed in the Central government.

UPSC Calendar 2020: Exam Schedule

The UPSC Exam Dates have been mentioned for the upcoming UPSC Exams for the Year 2020. Check Civil Services, NDA, CDS, CMS & Other Exam Dates!

UPSC 2020 Exam Calendar & Dates
S. No. Name of Examination Opening & Closing Date of Application Commencement of  UPSC Exam Date Duration of Exam
1 Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 25.09.2019 to 15.10.2019 05.01.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
2 Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 25.09.2019 to 15.10.2019 19.01.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
3 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 19.01.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
4 C.D.S. Examination (I), 2020 30.10.2019 to 19.11.2019 02.02.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
5 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 23.02.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
6 CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2020 04.12.2019 to 24.12.2019 01.03.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
7 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 08.03.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
8 N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2020 08.01.2020 to 28.01.2020 06.09.2020 
9 Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 12.02.2020 to 03.03.2020 04.10.2020 
10 Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination 2020
11 I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020 10.06.2020 to
12 Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2020 08.08.2020 
13 Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2020 09.08.2020
14 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 05.07.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
15 Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020 22.07.2020 to
16 Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020 18.08.2020 to 07.09.2020 20.12.2020 
17 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 23.08.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
18 N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2020 10.06.2020 to 30.06.2020
06.09.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
19 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 13.09.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
20 Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020 08.01.2021
21 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 04.10.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
22 C.D.S. Examination (II), 2020 05.08.2020 to 25.08.2020 08.11.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
23 Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2020 28/02/2021 
24 S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE 16.09.2020 to 06.10.2020 12.12.2020
25 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 20.12.2020
|| Note: The Ones in red color indicate revised dates ||

UPSC Calendar 2020-21: Highlights

Note 1: The dates of notification, commencement and duration of Examinations/ RTs are liable to alteration, if the circumstances so warrant.
Note 2: A common examination for both NDA& NA Exam(I) and NDA&NA Exam (II), 2020 will be held on 06.09.2020.
Note 3: Personality Tests for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019 for remaining candidates are being resumed from 20-07-2020. Candidates will be informed individually.


Important Points for UPSC Exam Calendar:

  1. UPSC conducts exam for the various prestigious post in the central government and releases the UPSC Exam Dates well in advance.
  2. The Exam Calendar highlights all the UPSC Exam Dates for the upcoming exams conducted by UPSC for Exams in 2020-21.
  3. UPSC Exam Dates for 2020 will help the candidates to stay alert for the upcoming exams and their application processes.
  4. These exam dates hold a lot of importance for a huge number of candidates, who appear in the Exams.
  5. To make the study schedule for UPSC Aspirants, the exam date is required to be notified

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Highlights of UPSC Exam

  • The kind of opportunities offered by UPSC is one of a kind and helps pave a great way to a candidate’s career.
  • UPSC Exams is generally conducted in two stages:
    1. Preliminary Examination
    2. Mains Examination
  • Preliminary Examination is a qualifying exam yet it is an essential criteria so as to appear in the UPSC Mains exam. The mains exam is followed by an interview/personality test.
  • Qualification of preliminary is followed by mains, which is then followed by an Interview.
  • The type of questions in the UPSC Exam is related to General Studies and Aptitude. The mains is conducted to check the expertise in their specialized subject.
  • UPSC, being an exam of high stature, does test a candidate’s thorough intelligence and is surely a tough nut to crack. Thus, the UPSC Exam Dates & Calendar holds a lot of importance while preparation, as it does require a lot of time management and adherence to the exam schedule.

A well-prepared exam requires a thorough knowledge of the syllabus, previous year papers and/or mock papers. The quantity of time for preparation is not the key but the quality of time spent is critical. All the best!
The upcoming notification of the exams will be updated on this website as soon as the official link is available on the UPSC website, viz., Candidates are requested to stay updated with this website for releases related to UPSC Exam Dates 2020.

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