What is IAS?

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services exam to recruit candidates for the three All India Services and Central Civil Services for various departments of the Government of India. The Civil Services Exam is commonly called as the IAS Exam.

Application Form
  • Visit the official website of UPSC- upsconline.nic.in

  • Click on Exam Notifications tab <  Apply Online link < Civil Services Part-I registration

  • Read the application form instructions carefully and click on Yes

Documents needed for Application Form
  • Aadhar Number

  • Scanned image of the Candidates

  • Scanned image of the signature of the candidate

  • The details related to academic qualifications.

UPSC IAS 2020 Application Fee


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


IAS Highlights

UPSC Civil Services IAS Prelims Exam

31st May 2020

IAS Mains

18th September 2020
UPSC Vacancies 796
Exam Frequency 1/Year
Exam Mode Offline – Pen and Paper Mode
Exam Stages Prelims – Mains(Written) – Mains(Interview)
Language Prelims – English and Hindi
IAS Eligibility


For Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), a candidate must be a citizen of India. 

A candidate can either be a citizen of India or

  • A subject of Nepal/ Bhutan

  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India

  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Note: Candidates who are subjects of Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugees are not eligible to apply for Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

Age Limit 

Minimum 21 years and maximum 32 years of age as on August 1, 2020

(born between August 2, 1988, to August 1, 1999)

Any more details, visit the Official Website: https://www.upsc.gov.in/

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