UPSC Calendar 2020: Check Exam Dates

The aspirants of the most prestigious exam of the country must buckle themselves, with reference to the UPSC Calendar 2020 available! 
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a schedule for examinations in 2020. It is important for the candidates who are going to appear for the exams, stay aware of the dates scheduled for their relevant exams. It will be a great help to the candidates in setting up their time tables and exam schedule. It will also be useful if the candidates are preparing for multiple examinations. Hence, it is important for the candidates to be thorough with these dates and mark them in their own preparation period.
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 Central government.
As per the calendar, the UPSC Exams are scheduled to begin from 5th Jan 2020, with the commencement of UPSC Engineering Services Exam. Candidates, who are preparing for the UPSC Exams, can check the given calendar. UPSC aspirants are advised to stay connected with this website and the official site to keep themselves updated with any upcoming notification on UPSC Exam Dates 2020.

Highlights of UPSC Calendar 2020

  • Every year, UPSC conducts exams for civil services and other posts. The examination marks the aim of selecting candidates based on their conceptual knowledge and intelligence as well as to provide candidates with an opportunity to serve our nation.
  • The notification is officially released and is available to check for all UPSC Exam dates regarding the examination.
  • UPSC Exam Calendar depicts important exam dates and schedule for UPSC Exams. It will be helpful for the candidates preparing for their upcoming examination and prepare their own study schedule.
  • UPSC exams, being one of the most prestigious at the national level gives a candidate pride and repute. Like every year, the calendar with UPSC Exam Dates 2020, has been released well in advance. Thus, candidates have plenty of time for preparation.

Download UPSC Calendar 2020 PDF (Official)

UPSC Calendar Exam Dates 2020:

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 19.04.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
9 Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 12.02.2020 to 03.03.2020 31.05.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
10 Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination 2020
11 I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020 25.03.2020 to 13.04.2020 26.06.2020(FRIDAY) 3 DAYS
12 Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2020 27.06.2020(SATURDAY) 2 DAYS
13 Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2020 28.06.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
14 Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 05.07.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
15 Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020 08.04.2020 to 28.04.2020 19.07.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
16 Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020 22.04.2020 to 12.05.2020 09.08.2020(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
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 18.09.2020(FRIDAY) 5 DAYS
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 22.11.2020(SUNDAY) 10 DAYS
24 S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE 16.09.2020 to 06.10.2020 12.12.2020(SATURDAY) 2 DAYS
Note: The dates of notification, commencement and duration of Examinations/ RTs are liable to alteration if the circumstances so warrant.

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 2019-20
  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., upsc.gov.in. Candidates are requested to stay updated with this website for releases related to UPSC Exam Dates 2020.

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