UPSC IAS Application Withdrawal(Open), Exam Dates, Eligibility

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Apr 28, 2020

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UPSC IAS Preliminary Exam Application Form 2020 was released on February 12, 2020. Candidates had the opportunity to register for IAS 2020 by visiting the official website – till March 3, 2020. The application fees for IAS is INR 100 for General, OBC, and EWS categories whereas SC, ST, PwD, and Female candidates are exempted from fee payment. Only candidates satisfying IAS 2020 Eligibility criteria were applied for the exam.

Firstly, candidates had to register themselves followed by filling personal, educational, parental details in the application form, choosing IAS Exam Centers, uploading scanned images, and pay application fees. Candidates need to upload their passport size photograph and signature in a specified format and dimension as required by the commission. Check IAS Photo and Signature Requirements

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IAS Important Dates

UPSC IAS 2020 Registration Dates

UPSC has released the official dates regarding IAS Exam 2020:

Events Dates
Availability of IAS 2020 Notification February 12, 2020
Release of IAS 2020 Application Form February 12, 2020
Last day to fill UPSC CSE Application Form 2020 March 3, 2020
Application Withdrawl Start Date March 12, 2020 (Started)
Application Withdrawl Last Date March 18, 2020 till 1800 hours
Availability of IAS Admit cards for Prelims Exam April 2020
IAS Prelims Exam Date 2020 May 31, 2020
IAS Exam Main Dates 2020 September 18 – 27, 2020

Must Read UPSC IAS 2020 Preparation Tips

IAS Application Process

How to Apply Online for UPSC IAS 2020 Exam?

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020 Application Form will be available at the official website from February 12, 2020. Candidates are advised to gather their documents before beginning with the registration process. Steps to be followed to fill the form are given below:

IAS Application Form

Step 1 – UPSC IAS 2020 Registration

  1. Visit the official website i.e.
  2. Click on the link ‘UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020’ under Active Examinations section
  3. Candidates have to fill their Personal, Educational, Parental, and Employment details.
  4. There will be six modules, keep saving each module after filling the details.
  5. You can make changes before the final submission. No changes would be possible after the final submission, hence fill IAS 2020 Application Form very carefully
  6. Some of the columns would be auto-filled with details fetched from your registration form.
  7. These details cannot be changed, however, in case of any error, separate representation can be made to the commission.

Step 2 – UPSC IAS 2020 Application Fee

  1. Candidates can make the payment through online or offline mode
  2. For online payment, candidates may use credit card/debit card/Rupay card or Internet Banking Services.
  3. For offline payment, download the e-challan and submit fee in cash at SBI bank branches on the next day itself.
  4. Detailed Application Form Fee for examination is INR 100.
  5. After fee payment, download and save the filled-in IAS 2020 Application Form.

Note: Female applicants and SC/ST/ PwD category candidates are exempted from paying the fee.

Step 3 – UPSC IAS 2020 Center Selection

  1. Now candidates will get an option to select the examination center.
  2. Candidates can select the exam city of their choice.

Step 4 – Uploading Photograph and Signature

Candidates have to upload the following documents in UPSC 2020 Application Form in the prescribed specifications:

Images Size  Dimension Format
Photograph 20Kb – 300Kb 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm .JPG
Signature 20Kb – 300Kb 3.5 cm X 1.5 cm .JPG

Check IAS Photo size and Signature Details

Step 5 – Agreeing to Declaration

  1. The last step is to Click On ‘I Agree’ and after that candidates can submit their online application form.
  2. Candidates can take a print out of application form for future reference.

IAS Application Fees

UPSC IAS 2020 Application Fee

A fee of INR 100 is required for IAS Exam Registration. Female and SC/ST/PwD candidates are exempted from fee payment. 

Category IAS Exam Fee
General/ EWS/ OBC Candidates (Male) INR 100
Female candidates (All Categories) Exempted from fee payment
SC / ST / PH candidates Exempted from fee payment
  • The fee can be paid in both offline and online mode.
  • For offline method of fee payment, the candidate must remit the amount in any branch of SBI.
  • For online options, the candidate can opt either for SBI Net Banking facility or for payment through a debit/credit/ Rupay card.
  • Candidates paying cash will need to take a print out of the system generated Pay-in-slip.
  • The Pay in Slip is generated during the registration process.
  • Cash must be deposited at the counter of an SBI Branch on the next working day only.
  • Candidates failing to pay the fee by cash by the closing date, despite having valid pay-in-slip, will have to resort to online modes of fee payment.

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IAS Documents Required

Pre-requisites to fill IAS 2020 Application Form

Candidates are required to assemble the following documents prior to IAS Exam 2020 Registration to ensure accurate and correct data. Any mismatch between the actual information and the registered information will result in cancellation of candidature

  • An Active Email ID 
  • A valid mobile number
  • Banking details
  • Class X Marksheet
  • Class XII Marksheet
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • A medical certificate, if required
  • Category certificate, if required
  • Scanned Photograph
  • Scanned Signature

Important Instructions

IAS 2020 Application Form Guidelines

The following pointers should be kept in mind while registering for IAS. It is of utmost importance to follow the mentioned instructions.

  • The candidate must not impersonate any other person in order to submit a successful application.
  • Offering illegal gratification to a person related to the exam conducting body so as to have their application accepted must not be engaged in.
  • Applying pressure on any member of the exam authority in relation to the application process is strictly prohibited.
  • Threatening or blackmailing any of the authorities is not allowed.
  • Submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with as part of the application is prohibited.
  • Candidates must refrain from making incorrect or false statements with regard to their application.
  • Submitting multiple applications should be avoided.
  • In the case of multiple applications, the application with a higher Registration ID (RID) will be considered.
  • The candidate must ensure that the application with the higher RID is complete in all respects.
  • Care must be taken to provide a valid and active email address at the time of application.

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Frequenlty Asked Questions

IAS 2020 Registration FAQs

Ques.1 How much time is given to the candidates for applying online?

Ans. A candidate gets 3 weeks to 1 month to complete the application procedure. The online application process has been started from Feb 12, 2020 and candidates will be able to fill the form till March 3, 2020. 

Ques. 2 What happens if a candidate submits multiple online applications?

Ans.  This must be avoided but, in case of doing so, the data provided in the final application that is successfully submitted online will be accepted by the Commission. All previous applications will be ignored. All the candidates are advised to fill one application form only. 

Ques.3 When should I apply if I choose to pay by Bank Challan?

Ans.  Candidates, who make payments through Bank Challan, are required to submit the online application at least a day before the notified closing date. Without paying the online application fees, the application will be not be submitted and candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

Ques. 4 Can a candidate change the Date of Birth after having submitted the online application?

Ans.  The Commission does not allow change of Date of Birth that has been furnished by a candidate and recorded by the Commission on any grounds. So it is advised that candidates should provide the right information at the time of the online application process. 

Ques. 5 What action is taken by the Commission in case of submission of false information by the candidates?

Ans.  A candidate found to be furnishing false information to the Commission or suppressing information, adopting various unfair means in the examination like impersonation, etc., is liable to be disqualified or debarred from writing IAS Exam as decided by the Commission. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


bhandari singhveeru anand
All of this information will be same for IPS exam? And if one person clear the prelim and than fail in mains than he should again going to appear in prelim for?
kumkum singh
Then how should I apply for upsc 2020 as I am starting with my class 10
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Kumkum, you can apply for this exam only after your graduation. You can refer the eligibility criteria in detail from here: IAS Eligibility Criteria

suman sharma
nikita thakur
What is the meaning of the step "claiming for age relaxation?" I am 23 should I click yes on it? Please help
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Nikita, it is for those who have crossed age limit criteria (for general category) and are from reserved categories, then, they can claim for age relaxation to appear in the exam. As you are still under the eligibility criteria according to your age, you do not require the same, thus, you will click "No" on it.
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matendra debbarma
Sir my graduation will be completed in 2021 than can i able to appear the examination in these year and is that possible??
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Matendra, sorry, but you cannot appear for this exam in 2020 as candidates who are either in final semester or have passed graduation can apply only. Thus, you will be able to appear in IAS exam in 2021. You can check other eligibility criteria for the exam from here: IAS Eligibility Criteria

apurva yadav
how can i apply for exam how can i know about exam details
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Apurva, you can apply for the exam following these steps:

  • Online registration: Candidates will first have to register online for the exam submitting their personal details like name, date of birth etc.
  • Fill Detailed Application Form (DAF): Candidates have to fill their personal, educational, parental and employment details.
  • Uploading Documents  Proof of age, educational qualification details, PH certificate, photo ID proof and any other document as required by the conducting authority.
basariya banu
I am complete computer science. I am eligible for IAS exam or not sir
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Basariya, as there is no percentage criteria, thus, you are eligible to appear in this exam.
shivang shaw
Hii sir, I want to ask you that my Date of birth in aadhaar card is 1 year more than my 12th result I tried to change my DOB but it got rejected 3 times what should I do know Please reply
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Shivang, kindly contact UPSC for appropriate assistance.
sandhya k
how to apply for IAS exam now n can i apply for it
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Sandhya, dates for IAS 2020 has not been released yet. However, you can go through the Eligibility Criteria for the exam which one needs to satisfy in order to appear in the exam from here.

harshit srivastava
Sir this is possible that I give Mains all ppr in hindi medium ND optional sub as zoology give ppr in English medium???
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Harshit, medium of question paper would be same for all sections.