UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021 (Prelims): Dates, Application Form

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021 (Prelims): Dates, Application Form, Eligibility: UPSC Civil Services Exam will be declared a various post of the country successfully for the pasting few years. The posted are civil services and designations.

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UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021 (Prelims): Dates, Application Form, Eligibility

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021

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UPSC(Union Public Commission Service ) will be recruitment various civil services exam notification declare by UPSC Civil Service Exam 2020-2021 in the month of February. The complete detail will be mention here

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UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021 Notification :

Civil Services Application form will start from  February 19, 2020. An applicant can apply for the examination.

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021 Overview :

NAME OF EXAM Civil Services Exam 2021
ORGANIZED  BY UPSC (Union Public Commission Services)
TYPE OF EXAM Central Level Exam
POST NAME Various central civil services and designations 
 EXAM MODE Offline
STAGES Stage-1: MCQ-100 marks(Preliminary Exam), Stage-2: Descriptive Type(Main Exam), Stage-3: Contain 275 marks (Personal Interview)
TOTAL MARKS Preliminary Exam (100 Marks), Personal Interview (275 Marks)
QUESTIONS TYPE Preliminary Exam (MCQ), Main Exam (Descriptive Type)
EXAM TIME PEROID 2 hours duration  (Each exam in Preliminary Stage)
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Bachelor degree ( any discipline)
 DATE OF EXAM June 2, 2021 (Prelims)

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021 Important Dates(Tentative):

 Notification Issue 19th February 2021
Application form Open 19th February 2021
Close date for Application Submission (online) 18th March 2021
Admit card(Prelims) Last week of May 2021
Date of Exam(Preliminary) 2nd June 2021 (1 Day)
Result (Prelims exam) August 2021
Admit Card(Main Exam) September  2021
Exam Date of Main 20th September  2021 (5 Days)
Final result(Declaration) January 2021

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021 Application Form:

An applicant has to fill the application form of UPSC Civil Services (like IAS, IPS, IES, etc).Application form will be open in the official website of UPSE. An application form will only in online mode or not in another mode. The eligible applicant before applying must read the instruction carefully. Applicants will have to full fill all the information & personal detail carefully in the application form. After fill, all the detail applicant will have to upload the scanned photo and signature.  

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UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021 Eligibility Criteria:

Before applying the applicant must check the eligibility criteria. Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree (in any discipline)from a recognized university/institute. An applicant who appearing the last year of exams can also apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021.

Chart for Age limit & Number of Attempts

Category Upper age limit No. of attempts
General 32 Years 06 Attempts
OBC 35 Years 09 Attempts
SC/ST 37 Years No bar
PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic) 42 Years GEN/OBC= 9 Attempts SC/ST= No bar
J & K Domicile GEN=37 Yrs, OBC= 40 Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs, PH=50 Yrs No bar
Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty. GEN=37 Yrs, OBC=40 Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs. No bar

Application Fee:

The application fee is Rs 100/- only for the General/OBC & No need to pay SC/ST/PH application. An application fee will be submitted by the branch of SBI Bank in cash,& credit/debit card & Internet banking.

Selection Procedure of UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021:

For the final selection, there will be considered three stages which are Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview. The Stage-I(Preliminary Exam) will have MCQ type questions that carry 100 marks. The Stage-2(Main Exam/ will have a Descriptive type test. The Stage-3 (Personal Interview) which carry 275 marks.

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UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021 Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Exam

CSAT(Civil Services Aptitude Test) is known as the Preliminary Exam. In preliminary exam contain 2 paper which is Paper I & Paper II. The paper duration will be 2 hours for each paper carry 200 marks.

Paper, I will contain the topics are current events, Indian history, Indian national movements, Indian & world geography, Indian polity, economy, social development, environmental ecology, biodiversity, etc.

Paper-II: Overview topics  (comprehension, interpersonal skills, communication, logical reasoning, analytical ability, decision making, problem-solving, data interpretation, English language, etc)of Paper II. The exam mode is online. The applicant must know that for each wrong question 1/3 mark will be subtracted.

Papers Question papers details Total Marks Total Time
I General Studies – It is counted for qualifying the Civil Services Exam. 200 2 hrs
II Aptitude test (CSAT) – In this paper applicant must score at least 33% marks. It is not counted for writing the Mains Exam. 200 2 hrs
Total 400 4 hrs

Main Exam:

Papers Subjects Marks
Paper A One of the Indian languages which are selected by the applicants (qualifying) 300
Paper B English (qualifying) 300
Paper I Essay 250
Paper-II General studies I 250
Paper III General Studies II 250
Paper IV General Studies III 250
Paper V General Studies IV 250
Paper VI, VII Papers of those 2 subjects chosen by you from a list 500
Sub-total (Written Exam) 1750
PI   275
Total marks   2025

Personal Interview

Applicant much known about Personal Interview will contain mental abilities, Intellectual skills, social traits & interest in current affairs. The interview will not only be cross the questioning but it will be a natural conversation. After qualifying the Main exam applicant will be eligible for the Personal Interview.

UPSC Civil Services 2020-2021 Cut Off:

The previous year cutoff help to see the Expected cutoff  Civil Services 2020-2021

Exam Gen OBC SC ST PH-I PH-2 PH-3
CS (pre) 107.34 106.00 94.00 91.34 90.66 76.66 40.00
CS(Main) 676 630 622 617 580 627 504
CS (Final) 877 834 810 801 802 830 697

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021  Admit Card:

Admit cards will be available before the 2-3 weeks of the exam. Admit card will be downloaded from the official website of UPSC. Admit card is in the pdf format. The applicant must carry the admit card to the exam center. Applicant useful information about the roll no., exam center, timing, date, etc will be mention in the admit card.

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UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021 Result:

For the result check,  on the official website. Both the preliminary and main exam results will be released separately. The preliminary result will open on the month of August 2021 & the Main Exam will open in January 2021.

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021 Syllabus for Civil Services Exam:

Paper I Syllabus (General Studies)

  • General issues on Bio-diversity, Climate Change & Environmental Ecology (no subject specialization required)
  • (Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc) under Indian Polity & Governance
  • Current Affairs: Events of national and international importance
  • (Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World) under Indian & World Geography.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Economic & Social Development (Poverty, Inclusion, Sustainable Development, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.)
  • General Science

Paper-II Syllabus

  • Comprehension
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • General mental ability
  • General mental ability
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
  • Basic numeracy (orders of magnitude, numbers & their relations, etc.) (Class 10th level), Data Interpretation, etc.
  • Questions relating to skills of Class X level (English Language Comprehension)

Prepare for General Studies Civil Services 2021

  • In 2 hours a hundred questions will be solved.   Multiple Choice Questions – multiple response correct
  • A correct answer will fetch 2 marks; a wrong answer means a loss of 0.66 marks.
  • Multiple Choice Questions – Matching type
  •  around 80 seconds to answer each question.
  • Multiple Choice Questions – single response correct
  • Each question carries two marks
  • accuracy & speed and are essential ( tackle this examination.)

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020-2021 Important Books for Pre Exam:

  • History Of Modern India (History)– Bipan Chandra. 
  • The Wonder That Was India (Culture)– A.L. Bhasham. 
  • History Of Medieval India(History) – Satish Chandra. 
  • India’s Ancient Past (History)– R.S. Sharma. 
  • Economic Survey. (Economy)
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography (Geography) – Goh Cheng Leong.
  • Geography of India(Geography) – Majid Husain. 
  • Indian Art and Culture (Culture) – Nitin Singhania.
  • Indian Economy(Economy) – Ramesh Singh. 
  • From Crisis to Cure by Rajagopalan(Environmental Studies)
  • Science and Technology in India (Science and Technology) – TMH.
  • Oxford School Atlas (Geography)– Oxford. 
  • Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations (Polity)– M. Laxmikanth. 
  • Current Affairs -India Year Book
  • India’s Struggle For Independence(History) – Bipan Chandra. 
  • CSAT-II by Arihant or CSAT Paper – 2 Manual by TMH
  • Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pandey (CSAT – Paper II: Analytical Reasoning)
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (CSAT Paper 2: Reasoning)– R. S.Aggarwal 

Important Books for Main Exam:

  • India’s National Security(Internal Security – GS3): A Reader. 
  • Essays for Civil Services (Essay Paper)– Pulkit Khare 
  • Pax Indica (Foreign Policy – GS2)– Shashi Tharoor.
  • Governance in India for CSE. (Governance – GS2)
  • Norman Lowe OR History of Modern World (World History – GS1) – Jain and Mathur
  • India After Gandhi (History – GS1)– Ramchandra Guha 
  • IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual – GS2)
  • India and the World by Surendra Kumar. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
  • Challenges to Internal Security of India. (Internal Security – GS3)
  • Social Problems In India(Indian Society – GS1) – Ram Ahuja. 
  • IAS Mains General Studies(Arihant Manual – GS3) – GS3. 
  • IAS Mains General Studies ( Arihant Manual – GS4)– Ethics.
  • Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude. ( Ethics – GS4)


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