UPSC Prelims 2020 Result Out

The Civil Services Prelims Results have been announced by the UPSC on 23rd October 2020. The IAS Prelims exam was held on 4th October.

The Union Public Service Commission generally declares the result of the IAS Prelims within 40-50 days and this time, the UPSC took only 19 days to announce the prelims result. Those who clear the IAS prelims shall be provisionally eligible to take the UPSC Mains exam which will be conducted over five days in January 2021.

UPSC Prelims Result 2020:- Download PDF Here

UPSC Civil Service Exam Mains 2020 – (starts) 8th January 2021 onward

How to check the UPSC Prelims results?

Follow the steps given below to check your UPSC prelims 2020 results from the official website of the UPSC.

  1. Go to the official website of the UPSC (
  2. Click on the icon that says ‘Written results’.
  3. Then, click on the link which says Civil Services Prelims Results 2020.
  4. From here, you should be able to download the PDF of the document containing the list of candidates who have successfully cleared the UPSC Prelims 2020.
  5. Save the UPSC Prelims Result 2020 PDF for future reference.

If you have cleared the UPSC Prelims 2020, enrol now for the BYJU’S IAS Mains Test Series 2020. With UPSC standard questions and insightful feedback & expert evaluation, it is the perfect tool to help you clear the IAS mains as well, and take a step closer to fulfilling your IAS dream.

UPSC Prelims Answer Key:

We have also compiled a UPSC Prelims Answer Key for 2020. You can check the answer keys (GS + CSAT) at the linked article.

UPSC Prelims Analysis

The Prelims 2020 as always, saw questions from subjects like history, geography, polity, science and technology, economy, etc. But the most important area is current affairs.

This time, there were around 15 questions from current affairs. In 2019 and 2018, there were 22 and 28 questions respectively. Clearly, this is an area candidates should not ignore.

UPSC Prelims Marksheet

To check the UPSC Prelims Marksheet 2020, candidates will have to wait until the entire Civil Services Exam process for the year is complete.

The UPSC official marksheet is released on the official website of the commission. To know more about UPSC Marksheet, candidates can check the linked article.

UPSC Prelims 2020

The UPSC conducts the Civil Services Exam in three stages:

  1. IAS Prelims
  2. IAS Mains
  3. IAS Interview – UPSC Personality Test

Even though an average of 5 lakh candidates take the IAS prelims, only about 800 – 1000 make it out as civil servants at the end of the process-cycle, which lasts for about a year.

The UPSC Prelims exam, which was conducted in October this year, has two papers, namely, the General Studies I and the CSAT.

The GS I is a merit-ranking paper while the CSAT is a qualifying one.

You can download the UPSC Prelims Question Papers for 2020 from the links below:

To clear the UPSC exam, it is very important to solve previous years’ IAS question papers. Also, aspirants should be well aware of the UPSC Syllabus.

Why should I solve previous years’ UPSC question papers?

  1.  To understand properly the UPSC question paper pattern
  2. To know which are the most important areas of the UPSC syllabus
  3. To be able to prioritise the IAS preparation
  4. To get answer writing practice for both prelims and mains exams
  5. To understand the time constraints in the IAS exam and plan accordingly

To download UPSC question papers of previous years, please visit the linked article.

In the GS I paper, candidates who hope to clear the exam and qualify for the UPSC mains should score above the cut off score, which would be revealed by the Commission in 2021, after the final results of the UPSC exam are out.

Experts at BYJU’S have predicted the UPSC Cut Off marks for the 2020 prelims to be 95 – 100 for the General category. The cut off marks would be lower for the other categories.

Read more on UPSC Cut Off marks here.

UPSC Prelims Result 2019

UPSC Prelims 2019 result was declared on 12th July 2019 following the examination that took place on 2nd June 2019 for 896 vacancies.

UPSC Prelims Result 2019:- Download PDF Here

UPSC Prelims Result 2018

In 2018, the UPSC prelims was attempted by lakhs of IAS aspirants out of which a total of 10,468 candidates cleared it. For more on the UPSC Prelims results 2018, click here.

You can also download the UPSC Prelims results of the previous years from the table below:

Year Download Result PDF
2018 Download PDF
2017 Download PDF
2016 Download PDF
2015 Download PDF

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