UPSC Recruitment (Prelims) 2020 - Online Registration for 796 Vacancies

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Hello Candidates,

Are you striving to get a government job?? Well, here I come with a great opportunity for all of you to join the Civil Services of India. Yes, you heard it right. The UPSC has released its notification for Civil Services preliminary examination 2020 for 796 vacancies. I’ll provide you the details about the UPSC recruitment process in this blog like Dates, Eligibility, Selection Process, Application Fee, Online Registration, etc. -

UPSC Civil Services Recruitment 2020 - Vacancy Details 

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the online applications for the Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2020. The candidates selected through the examination will be posted on various reputed positions in All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS, IRTS, and many more.

Interested and eligible candidates can apply online for the same on the UPSC website. The applications are open till 3rd March 2020. The number of available vacancies is estimated to be 796, for now, and it could be varied in the due course of time.

Important Dates:

Event Dates

Apply Online From

12th February 2020

Last Date to Apply Online

3rd March 2020

Last Date for Fee Payment (Cash)

2nd March 2020

Last Date for Online Fee Payment

3rd March 2020

Withdrawal of Online Application 

12th to 18th March 2020

Prelims Exam Form

31st May 2020

Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates who intend to apply for the UPSC Civil Services Recruitment 2020 are suggested to ensure their eligibility-

Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 21 Years 
  • Maximum Age: 32 Years

Minimum Qualification Required 

Bachelor’s Degree: Candidates must have pursued their graduation (any disciple) from a recognized university/institute.

Selection Process

The procedure of selection for UPSC Civil Services examination comprises of two successive stages, as-

  1. Preliminary Exam (Objective-type)
  2. Mains Exam (Written Exam + Interview)

The applications are being filled for the Prelims exam only. If one has been declared qualified in the prelims round, then only he/she will be eligible to apply again for the Mains round. 

Preliminary Examination -

  • The exam will consist of 2 compulsory papers.
  • Questions in both the papers will be Multiple-choice type.
  • Paper-II will be qualifying in nature and the minimum qualifying percentage will be 33%.
  • The question paper will be bilingual (Both Hindi & English)


Total Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

General Studies – I



2 Hours

General Studies – II



2 Hours

Total 180 400 4 Hours

Mains Examination -

  • Paper A and B will be qualifying in nature.
  • Only those candidates, who have successfully cleared the Preliminary and Mains written exam successfully, will be able to attend the Interview round.

Mains Paper


Time Duration

Written Exam

Indian Language (Paper A)


3 Hours

English Paper (Paper B)


3 Hours

Essay Paper


3 Hours

General Studies Paper 1


3 Hours

General Studies Paper 2


3 Hours

General Studies Paper 3


3 Hours

General Studies Paper 4


3 Hours

Optional - Paper 1


3 Hours

Optional - Paper 2


3 Hours

Sub Total 1750 Marks


Personality Test

275 Marks

Grand Total

2025 Marks

Application Fee


Fee Amount


Rs. 100/-



Payment Mode

Offline by Cash/ Net Banking, Debit or Credit Cards

How to Apply??

  • Visit the website
  • Now, select the Part-I registration and move further.
  • Fill up the registration form carefully.
  • Pay the application fee amount.
  • Select the exam centre of your choice.
  • Upload your scanned recent passport-sized photo, signature, and photo identity card.
  • Select the checkbox declaring your agreement to the declaration.
  • In order to move to Part-II Registration, fill up your registration id, date of birth and captcha.
  • Complete the Part-II Registration.
  • Keep a copy of the fee-receipt with you for future reference.

Important Links:

Previous Papers

Check Here

Detailed Syllabus

Check Here

Apply Here

Part-I Registration | Part-II Registration

Download Notification

Click Here

Official Website

Click Here


As much as it is an amazing opportunity, it will require a great amount of effort, dedication, and devotion. Practicing Mock Tests, test series and previous papers on a daily basis will be an efficient way of preparation as well as you’ll get a real-time exam experience. You can also get the Examsbook app from the PlayStore for more and easy practice.

For any kind of assistance regarding UPSC Recruitment 2020, do comment us. We’ll revert back soon with a satisfactory solution.

All the Best!!

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