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As per the latest UPSC notification on 5th June 2020, the Civil Services Exam 2020 (IAS Prelims) which was earlier scheduled to commence on 31st May 2020, is now going to take place on 4th October 2020. Candidates can check the update about the same in the the UPSC official website – https://upsc.gov.in/
UPSC Notification 2020: IAS Exam Dates
Start date of UPSC online application for IAS Prelims:
February 12, 2020
Last date for receipt of applications:
6:00 PM, March 03, 2020
UPSC Admit Card:
Three weeks before the date of IAS Prelims exam [15/16 September 2020 – Tentative]
Date of IAS Prelims exam:
October 4, 2020
Start date for the IAS Mains exam:
January 8, 2021
Read on to know more about:
Civil Services Examination – IAS exam
IAS Preparation Strategy
Indian Administrative Service
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is mandated by the Constitution of India to make appointments to the All India and Central Services (Group A and B), as well as to develop and update testing methodologies for these recruitments with input from various ministries/departments.
Apart from this, UPSC is also consulted on matters related to transfers and promotions of personnel as well as any disciplinary matters involving a civil servant serving in a civil capacity.
The headquarters of the commission is located in New Delhi. The contact details of the UPSC are given below:
UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069
Civil Services Examination (CSE)
Civil Services Examination is one of the exams conducted by the UPSC among others as mentioned above.
The Civil Services Exam offers a single window entry into the Group ‘A’ (IAS, IPS, IRS etc.) and Group ‘B’ Services. The candidates who clear the IAS exam are allotted a service on the basis of their marks and ranking. Once a candidate is assigned to a service, they will be appointed to various posts under a specific service, or be allotted an assignment with another department of another service.
The recruitment for the following civil services posts are done by UPSC via the CSE:
All India Services
Indian Administrative Services (IAS)
Indian Forest Services (IFoS)
Indian Police Services (IPS)
Group ‘A’ Services
Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service
Indian Audit and Accounts Service
Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
Indian Defence Accounts Service
Indian Revenue Service (I.T.)
Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
Indian Postal Service
Indian Civil Accounts Service
Indian Railway Traffic Service
Indian Railway Accounts Service
Indian Railway Personnel Service
Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force
Indian Defence Estates Service
Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
Indian Trade Service
Indian Corporate Law Service
Indian Revenue Service (CBEC)
Group ‘B’ Services
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer’s Grade)
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service
Pondicherry Civil Service
Pondicherry Police Service
IAS 2020: Preparation Strategy
Go through the UPSC Syllabus for IAS Prelims and Mains
Refer UPSC Previous Years Question Papers for IAS exam
Prelims and Mains require different approaches and yet the heavy stress on Current Affairs is there in both. Hence, follow daily news analysis and add them to your notes
NCERT books or NCERT notes are a must for both UPSC IAS Prelims and Mains
Enrol in mock test series for UPSC IAS Prelims and do answer writing practice for IAS Mains
Keep the dates of IAS 2020 in mind and start the preparation for the UPSC IAS Mains sooner rather than later.
IAS interview for 275 marks is held after IAS aspirants qualify the Mains exam. It is better to simulate mock interviews with the help of mentors like experienced bureaucrats to drive the fear out from one’s mind.
Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is an all India administrative civil service; IAS officers have significant and strategic positions in the Union Government, States and public-sector enterprises.
India follows a Parliamentary system of government, and the bureaucracy forms an inseparable part of the executive branch of the Government and provides stability and objectivity to the administration.
Unlike other services, once a candidate is selected to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) or the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), the officer can serve at the Centre or the State cadres.
An IAS Officer is given the administrative command of the complete revenue administration in the district as District Collector after 4 years of services. An IFS Officer represents the Government of India at the international level in bilateral and multilateral negotiations.
At several levels of administration, IAS Officers play significant roles like conducting free, rational and smooth elections in India under the guidelines of Election commission of India and states, which is an autonomous constitutional authority.
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