UPSC Syllabus 2020 - IAS Syllabus For Prelims, Mains


The Civil Services Examination (CSE) 

meant for recruiting administrators for the better administration of the country, is a competitive examination conducted  by the Union Public Service Commission throughout India for the  recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service(IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS).

UPSC Syllabus 2020 - IAS Syllabus For Prelims, Mains




UPSC Syllabus 2020 - IAS Syllabus For Prelims, Mains

UPSC Syllabus 2020 - IAS Syllabus For Prelims, Mains







UPSC Syllabus 2020 - IAS Syllabus For Prelims, Mains


This is based on the British era Imperial Civil Service tests, as well as the civil service tests conducted by old Indian empires such as the Mauryan Empire and Mughal Empire. It is considered to be the toughest competitive examination in India. A single attempt takes two to three complete years of preparation. In total, one sits in actual exam for 32 hours from prelims till interview. On average, 10,00000 to 12,00000 candidates apply every year of which approximately 5,50,000 actually appear in the exam.Results for the Prelims are published in mid-August, while the final result is published in May of the next year.

UPSC Syllabus 2020 - IAS Syllabus For Prelims, Mains

Stage I: Preliminary Examination - Held in May/June every year. Results are announced in August.

Stage II: Mains

Examination - Held in October-November every year. Results are announced in January.

Personality Test (interview) - Held in March. Final results are usually announced in May.

UPSC Syllabus 2020 - IAS Syllabus For Prelims, Mains


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