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UPSC IAS EXAM 2020
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- IAS exam syllabus,
- IAS exam questions,
- IAS exam 2020 pattern,
- UPSC IAS Exam 2020 Eligibility,
- IAS exam date,
- IAS exam procedure,
- IAS exam 2020 preparation tips,
- IAS exam subjects etc
- UPSC IAS Exam 2020 Age limit
- UPSC IAS Exam 2020 Qualification
- UPSC IAS Exam 2020 Reservation
a preliminary examination consisting of two objective-type papers (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II also popularly known as Civil Service Aptitude Test or CSAT), and
a main examination consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type, in which two papers are qualifying and only marks of seven are counted
followed by a personality test (interview).
All India Services
Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
Indian Police Service(IPS)
Indian Forest Service (IFS)
Central Services (Group A)
Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service(IP&TAFS)
Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS)
Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
Indian Information Service (IIS)
Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT)
Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE)
Indian Trade Service (ITrS)
Railway Protection Force (RPF)
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services(AFHCS)
Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS)
Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS)
Pondicherry Civil Service (PCS)
Pondicherry Police Service (PPS)
The pattern of the Preliminary examination up to 2010 was based on the recommendations of the Kothari Commission (1979).
The Question Papers (Test Booklets) are set in English & Hindi
General Studies Paper – II 200 Marks(CSAT)
UPSC Prelims Syllabus for Paper I – (200 marks)
Current events of national and international importance.
History of India and Indian National Movement.
Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
UPSC Prelims Syllabus for Paper II- (200 marks)
Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
Decision-making and problem-solving.
General mental ability.
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level).
- In prelims, every question is of 2 marks. So, if a student answers a question correctly then 2 marks will be awarded to him. But there is also a penalty on wrong attempt. For every question marked wrong UPSC deduct one-third of the question’s mark. Since every question carries 2 marks, so penalty for every wrong answer will be 2/3 i.e. 0.67 marks.
- So, suppose a student attempted 79 questions in the prelims exam. Now if he marks 64 question correctly but 15 question wrong. Then his expected score would be: 64(2) – 15(.67) = 128 – 10 = 118 marks.
- Student should understand this method of calculating marks correctly. As this will help students in finding how much question they need to attempt to get a particular score.
- For example, if a student aim to get 120 marks in UPSC IAS prelims then he can have several permutations of the question to be attempted to get those marks.:
- If he attempted 90 questions than he can afford to marks around 22 question wrong: 68(2) – 22(.67) = 121.33 marks.
- If he attempted 80 questions than he can afford to marks around 22 question wrong: 65(2) – 15(.67) = 120 marks.
- If he attempted 70 questions than he can afford to marks around 8 question wrong: 62(2) – 8(.67) = 118.67 marks.
- It is generally seen that those students who don’t try to estimate, how many question they need to attempt to get a particular score, generally over attempts the number of question which led to large negative marking.
What is the important date for UPSC IAS 2020 EXAM?
|Organisation||Union Public Service Commission|
|Official Notification Announced||12th February 2020|
|12th February 2020|
|Application Form Submit Last date||3rd March 2020|
|Admit Card for Preliminary Examinations||May 2020|
|IAS 2020 Preliminary Exam Date Announced||31st May 2020 (1 Day)|
|UPSC 2020 Main Examination||18 September 2020 (5 Days)|
UPSC IAS Exam Pattern
- a) UPSC Prelims Exam questions are of an objective type or Multiple Choice Questions.
- b) The negative marking for incorrect answers will be 1/3rd of the allotted marks of that question.
- c) The GS Paper II is of qualifying nature and aspirants should score a minimum of 33 percent in this paper to qualify for the Mains Examination.
- d) Aspirants who are visually impaired will be given an extra time of 20 minutes for each paper in the prelims exam.
- e) It is mandatory for the aspirants to appear in both the papers of civil services prelims exam for the evaluation.
- f) As per the official notification, marks scored by the aspirants in the preliminary examination are not counted for the final score.
- g) The question papers will be set in both Hindi and English. Questions related to English Language Comprehension skills would be provided only in English.
UPSC IAS Exam Pattern | Prelims
|Name of the Paper||Duration||Questions|
|Paper-I: General Studies||2 hours||100|
|Paper-II: General Studies (CSAT)||2 hours||80|
|Name of the Paper||Marks Allotted||Nature of the paper|
|Paper-I: General Studies||200||Merit Ranking Nature|
|Paper-II: General Studies (CSAT)||200||Qualifying Nature|
UPSC IAS Exam Pattern | Mains
|Paper||Name of the paper|
|Paper-A||Compulsory Indian Language|
|Paper-II||General Studies I|
|Paper-III||General Studies II|
|Paper-IV||General Studies III|
|Paper-V||General Studies IV|
|Paper-VI||Optional Paper I|
|Paper-VII||Optional Paper II|
The total marks will be 2025 marks.
The UPSC Prelims exam is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks of Paper 1 are alone considered for making the merit list for this exam. Only those candidates who have qualified the Prelims can write the Mains exam. The marks scored in the Prelim exam is not counted in the final tally of the Mains exam or the Interview.
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