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 – upsc.gov.in 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
UPSC has released the official dates regarding IAS Exam 2020:
|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|
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:
Note: Female applicants and SC/ST/ PwD category candidates are exempted from paying the fee.
Candidates have to upload the following documents in UPSC 2020 Application Form in the prescribed specifications:
|Photograph||20Kb – 300Kb||3.5 cm X 4.5 cm||.JPG|
|Signature||20Kb – 300Kb||3.5 cm X 1.5 cm||.JPG|
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|
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
The following pointers should be kept in mind while registering for IAS. It is of utmost importance to follow the mentioned instructions.
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.