Now get UPSC Prelims Test Series @ Rs.2500

IAS 2020 - Ace IAS Exam With BYJU'S IAS Preparation Program

IAS 2020: Video Lectures


Aadhaar: Mandatory or Voluntary?


India- Russia Relations


Gilgit- Baltistan Issue

Request Call Back


IAS 2020: BYJU’S IAS Preparation Program

  • Do you have what it takes to be an IAS officer?
  • Can you claim a seat with just 796 vacancies for lakhs of IAS aspirants in UPSC 2020?
  • Are you confused about how to start your IAS exam preparation?
  • Are you looking for expert guidance on IAS preparation strategy, UPSC syllabus for Prelims and Mains, IAS eligibility etc.?

Whether you are a fresh IAS aspirant or an experienced candidate, here is how BYJU’S IAS Preparation program can give your UPSC preparation a boost:

  1. Classroom Foundation Program (IAS Prelims cum Mains)
  2. IAS Tablet Program
  3. IAS Prelims Test Series
  4. IAS Mains Test Series 2020

Classroom Foundation Program (UPSC IAS Prelims cum Mains)

  • Comprehensive coverage of IAS Syllabus 2020 (General Studies – GS) for prelims and mains
  • An all-inclusive UPSC study plan customized to suit your requirements
  • A complete set of IAS study materials designed by subject experts including standard books essential for UPSC preparation
  • CSAT module coverage for IAS Prelims
  • Webinar lectures on current affairs topics’ analysis relevant to IAS syllabus
  • Includes extra classes for IAS Mains answer writing module with special emphasis on essay writing
  • Periodic tests for evaluation of UPSC IAS preparation
  • Personality development program focusing on a student’s training for IAS interviews

IAS Tablet Program

  • Access to the best UPSC IAS lecturers anytime and anywhere
  • 500+ hours of IAS prep lectures in pre-loaded in a tablet
  • Extensive IAS study material including standard books indispensable for UPSC IAS preparation
  • An all-inclusive UPSC IAS study plan customized to suit your requirements
  • Dedicated mentorship helpline to resolve all your queries and help you with the IAS preparation strategy
  • Webinars for CSAT module coverage for IAS Prelims
  • Daily News Analysis Videos as per UPSC syllabus for IAS Prelims and Mains
  • All India UPSC IAS Prelims and Mains Test Series to evaluate your ranking among peers

Check out BYJU’S IAS Tablet Program

IAS Prelims Test Series

  • 28 tests including 23 sectional tests (17 GS and 6 CSAT) and 5 full-length tests for IAS Prelims
  • Comprehensive coverage of entire UPSC IAS Prelims syllabus
  • Micro-level analysis and All-India rank after each test
  • Special Coverage of all the important sources such as:
    • NCERTs
    • India Yearbook
    • Economic Survey & Budget
    • Yojana magazine, Kurukshetra, Science Reporter

IAS Mains Test Series

  • UPSC IAS Mains test series for 2020 will start on 8th June and will include 22 tests including 16 modular tests (4 for each GS paper), 2 Essay tests and 4 simulated full-length tests
  • Essay orientation classes – New Feature
  • Questions prepared with a special emphasis on current affairs
  • Paper discussion for all tests
  • Access to Current Affairs of the past 12 months
  • Both offline and online modes available
  • FIRST TWO TESTS ABSOLUTELY FREE – No need to enrol for the entire series
  • Check UPSC Mains Syllabus here

Updated – UPSC 2020 Syllabus/IAS Syllabus/Civil Services Exam Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

Why Is BYJU’S India’s No.1 Choice For IAS Preparation?

Why Is Byju’s India’s No.1 Choice For IAS Preparation?
BYJU’S IAS Preparation Program started in 2011 and over the years we have been able to expand our content and adapt our style of teaching successfully. It works as an efficient UPSC guide for aspirants. Our results speak for themselves. Many of our students find their names among the top rank holders year after year in the IAS exam.


IAS Candidates from BYJU'S


“The Economy videos on BYJU’S YouTube channel are lucid and helped me make the most of my time. I also turned to BYJU’S for the Mock Interviews, both in 2016 and 2018. My learning of self came from one of these mock interviews with the highly experienced panel”
“I enrolled myself for the Mains Comprehensive Capsule Program by BYJU’S. The guidance helped me polish my answer writing skills and maximise my score in mains. I got to learn so much in such a short span of time. Interview guidance also proved to be highly beneficial. It helped me improve by leaps and bounds. Thanks to BYJU’S”
“BYJU’S is one of the best resources I found online. I regularly followed The Daily News Analysis video and the other videos on their YouTube channel and that helped me a lot during my preparation. Also, the Mock interview at BYJU’S by a panel of retired Civil Servants was a great learning experience for me”
“BYJU’S is doing a great job in helping the UPSC aspirants. I personally benefitted a lot from their tablet lectures, specifically Geography – which helped me gain conceptual clarity through amazing visuals and clear cut explanation. Their Hindu News analysis video is a great source to get a hold on the current affairs”
“I have been following BYJU’S for the last three years. From the day I contacted them until I cleared this examination, BYJU’S has helped me all throughout. The Daily News Analysis played an integral role in my current affairs preparation. Experienced faculty, quality information is what differentiates BYJU’S from other Coaching institutes. It is one of the most reliable sources for UPSC exam preparation”
“A big thanks to BYJU’S! For all their videos are rich in content and are highly informative. I followed their Current Affairs Analysis on a day to day basis. It was with the help of these videos that I got clarity on all the concepts in General Studies Paper 1 to Paper 4”
“I started my UPSC preparation in 2017 by joining BYJU’S classroom program. Despite the paucity of time, it was ensured that my preparation was efficient. The tablet program is well tailored to cater to the UPSC syllabus. It helped me keep in touch with the subjects even while I was commuting to and from office. BYJU’S as a mentor has played a huge role in helping me crack this exam. They are also doing a great job of analysing the current developments on a daily basis”
Poojya Priyadarshni AIR-11 CSE-2018
Alok Kumar AIR-41 CSE-2018
Akshay Agrawal AIR-43 CSE-2018
Khushboo Gupta AIR-80 CSE-2018
Bhrijesh Jyoti Upadhyay AIR 112 CSE – 2018
Gautam Goel AIR 223 CSE – 2018
Jubin Mohapatra AIR – 235 CSE – 2018

IAS 2020

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:

  1. UPSC
  2. Civil Services Examination – IAS exam
  3. IAS Preparation Strategy
  4. Indian Administrative Service

About UPSC

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:

Postal Address: UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069
Facilitation Counter:
  • 011-23098543
  • 011-23385271
  • 011-23381125
  • 011- 23098591
Email: feedback-upsc@gov.in

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
  1. Indian Administrative Services (IAS)
  2. Indian Forest Services (IFoS)
  3. Indian Police Services (IPS)
Group ‘A’ Services
  1. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  2. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service
  3. Indian Audit and Accounts Service
  4. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
  5. Indian Defence Accounts Service
  6. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.)
  7. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
  8. Indian Postal Service
  9. Indian Civil Accounts Service
  10. Indian Railway Traffic Service
  11. Indian Railway Accounts Service
  12. Indian Railway Personnel Service
  13. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force
  14. Indian Defence Estates Service
  15. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
  16. Indian Trade Service
  17. Indian Corporate Law Service
  18. Indian Revenue Service (CBEC)
Group ‘B’ Services
  1. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer’s Grade)
  2. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service
  3. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service
  4. Pondicherry Civil Service
  5. Pondicherry Police Service

IAS 2020: Preparation Strategy

  1. Go through the UPSC Syllabus for IAS Prelims and Mains
  2. Refer UPSC Previous Years Question Papers for IAS exam
  3. 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
  4. NCERT books or NCERT notes are a must for both UPSC IAS Prelims and Mains
  5. Selecting the right Optional Subject for IAS Mains affects your preparation strategy. Refer this link to know the success rate of different optional subjects in the IAS Mains
  6. Keeping sufficient time for revision is a must
  7. Enrol in mock test series for UPSC IAS Prelims and do answer writing practice for IAS Mains
  8. Keep the dates of IAS 2020 in mind and start the preparation for the UPSC IAS Mains sooner rather than later.
  9. 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.

If you aspire to serve your country by being part of the prestigious civil services, what are you waiting for? Become a part of BYJU’S family and take your IAS preparation into high-octane mode!


  1. I have a need of notes for upsc
    If possible then reply me

    1. Hi Adil
      You can refer to the following pages:
      1. UPSC Notes PDF
      2. NCERT Notes

  2. I have completed my intermediate second year with MPC group and now preparing for my JEE mains .I’m appearing for JEE mains just to know the competition and my strategy but , not interested in doing engineering .is it ok to prepare for my JEE mains or should I start my civils preparation from now on. As we all are in Lock down no educational institutions will be opened till October I guess. so, what should I do and which college should I prefer to go with integrate civils preparation.

    1. Hi Supriya
      There are two things important for you to understand. First, the UPSC Eligibility Criteria and then the UPSC Syllabus. Basic education qualification is a bachelor’s degree in any course from any college recognized by the government of India.

  3. Hello,I’m Pooja and i’ve doubt in the UPSC eligibility Criteria hope you will clarify it.
    i read somewhere that if the aspirant is in the final year of his/her bachelor’s then he/she is eligible to take up prilims. is it true?

    1. Hi Pooja
      Yes, you can sit for UPSC Prelims if you are in the final year of the exam. However, you must note that your final year result should be declared before UPSC Mains of that particular year. If it is not so, your candidature for the UPSC exam is liable to be canceled. Check UPSC Eligibility Criteria in the linked article.

  4. mam \ sir i have a doubt that can i crack upsc in first attempt in 2024

    1. Hi Shrishti
      Yes, you surely can crack UPSC CSE in first attempt given you know everything about the exam. Pls. check the following links for your preparation:
      1. Free IAS Prep
      2. UPSC Syllabus
      3. UPSC Previous Year Question Papers

  5. Hi,
    I worked in the Indian Coast Guard as a Short Service Commissioned Officer (SSCO) from June 2009 to June 2017. I am 30 years and 9 months of age. Am I eligible to appear for the UPSC IAS exam ? How many attempts am I eligible for?

    1. Hi
      Yes, you are eligible for UPSC Exam till you attain 32 years of your age. If you are deciding to prepare for UPSC, check the following links:
      1. UPSC Eligibility Criteria
      2. NCERT Notes for UPSC
      3. Free IAS Prep

  6. I am a first year btech student i dont know how to start, what to start etc . Can you help me

    1. Hi Fazil
      You can understand the exam by referring to the links below:
      1. Free IAS Prep
      2. IAS Exam
      3. UPSC Syllabus

  7. Hi sir I’m Venkatesh 1st year b. Pharmacy my aim is to become an ias officer . How to plan to achieve it in first attempt at 2023

    1. Hi Venkatesh
      You can refer to the following links that might help you to understand the IAS Exam:-
      1. Free IAS Prep
      2. NCERT Notes for UPSC
      3. Magical Tips on how to study for IAS

  8. I want to know more about IPS as like you provide IAS counselling.

    1. You can read about IPS Exam in the linked article.

  9. hi
    i am working as junior engineer in MES department and appeared for U P S C ESE interview in 2018 and 2019 and now I want to start preparation for civil services .i am 26 already .can I start for it if it is not too late along with job with mechanical as optional.

    1. It is never too late. You still can write UPSC 2021 with the right strategy. Check the following links for reference:
      1. UPSC Syllabus
      2. UPSC Previous Years’ Question Paper
      3. Subject-Wise Strategy for IAS Prelims

  10. Sir my name is Preeti Sharma nd my qualification is BA,MA,Bed nd pgdca . Can I prepare for IAS exam . My age is 29 year old.

    1. Yes, Preeti.
      If you belong to general category, the maximum age required is 32. 6 attempts are given to a general category student. You can check the eligibility criteria in the linked article.

  11. In mains optional can I take tamil subject

    1. Yes. You can. Check Optional Subjects in the linked article.

  12. Hello Sir/Mama,
    My name is Tiyash Barman. I am a graduate in A electronics and instrumentation engineering. Currently I am working under west bengal state government. I need to know how to prepare myself while doing my job.

    1. Hi Tiyash
      You can refer to the UPSC strategy for working professionals at the lined article.

  13. Sir,
    Can I get the previous years upsc question papers and answers

  14. Can I opt maths as my optional for IAS mains even if I studied maths upto class 12th not in my graduation subjects. But scored excellent marks in 12th boards and still having a strong interest in the subject.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Start your learning journey