UPSC Online - Registration, Application And Preparation For IAS Exam 2020

This UPSC Online page is a resource and information repository for the IAS exam 2020. With the increase in internet penetration in India, there is a manifold increase in online coachings, test series and availability of online UPSC books.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has also shifted to an online application and registration process for the various exams under its purview. The official site is the hub for the UPSC exam form, admit card and related information.  Now, UPSC only issues the admit cards online, 2-3 weeks before the date of the exam.

Current Affairs - UPSC 2020

Annually, the UPSC conducts several exams such as NDA, IES, CDS, CAPF etc., including the most prestigious and competitive exam in India, i.e. the IAS exam.  Officially the IAS exam is known as the Civil Services Exam which is conducted in three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview.

The UPSC online portal for the Civil Services Exam 2020 has been opened for a month from 12th February- 3rd March 2020 for the application and registration process. The UPSC online portal will once again be opened from 7th July-13th July and 20th July-24th July 2020 for candidates to revise their choice of exam centres for CSE 2020. Check the UPSC Prelims Exam Centres page to know the details on how to change the exam centre for UPSC Exam.

The online UPSC application contains a 2-part registration form. Part 1 comprises basic details such as name, age, address etc. and part 2 registration comprises the selection of the UPSC exam centre, payment of fees and uploading the photo, signature and id proof.

After the online IAS application process closes for UPSC 2020, candidates can reach out to the commission for any queries at:

UPSC Facilitation Counter Phone: 011-23098543/23385271/23381125/23098591

The first stage of the IAS exam is the Prelims. IAS Prelims exam is an offline (pen-paper) exam which comprises two papers (objective type questions/MCQs). UPSC Prelims 2020 will be held on Sunday, October 4. Around 5-7 lakh aspirants are expected to appear for the exam. Out of which, only 10000-12000 candidates will qualify for the next stage. At the linked page for Prelims, you can find online UPSC notes PDF along with a preparation strategy.

The result of the Prelims exam will be declared in mid-November (Tentative) and as per the revised UPSC calendar 2020, the Mains are scheduled from 8th January 2021 onward. This gives candidates barely enough time to cover all the topics in the comprehensive IAS Syllabus.

UPSC Online
Online Application For Prelims
Online Preparation For IAS Exam
Downloading the e-Admit Card
Filling the Online DAF Form for Mains
Preparation and revision for UPSC Mains
Downloading the online Admit Card
Interview call letters will be released at the commission’s website

For quick reference, candidates should keep a copy of the latest UPSC notification and the syllabus for Prelims, Mains handy.  You can download the complete syllabus at the linked article above.

The official notification for UPSC Exam has been released on 12th February 2020. Candidates can download UPSC 2020 notification from the link given below:

UPSC Notification 2020 PDF:-Download PDF Here

For the candidates who are declared eligible for the UPSC Mains, they have to fill the online Detailed Application Form (DAF). The DAF form is comprehensive and it should be filled with caution. The DAF form contains your work history, hobbies, performance in academics, cadre and service choice etc. Here, you can find some guidelines for filling the DAF for UPSC IAS online.

The Civil Services Examination is the common entry point for 24 Group A and Group B services such as IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS etc. Hence, there is a common online application for IAS, IPS, IFS etc., and the common syllabus, exam pattern and so on. To read about the intricacies of the Civil Service Exam in detail, please see the linked article.

Before we discuss the online UPSC IAS preparation, here is a collection of related articles for UPSC 2020.

UPSC Online Preparation for IAS Exam 2020

Online IAS preparation is best for candidates who want to prepare for the UPSC exam on their own terms. To being with, there are several choices for UPSC online coaching which the candidates should check out.

The ideal way to start the Civil Services Exam preparation is by reading the NCERT books and going through the previous years’ question papers. At BYJU’S online free IAS preparation, you can find all the information, news, question papers, study material and mock tests for UPSC preparation.

UPSC online - IAS online preparation 2020

Including the NCERT books, the complete list of online UPSC books and notes pdf which are essential for the exam can be downloaded from the link below.

UPSC Books Online: –Download PDF Here

For success in the IAS exam, it is important that aspirants practice the MCQs and take a few test series to get a hang of the exam pattern. The test series are available in both offline and online modes.

Check out the offline and online UPSC test series for Prelims 2020.

  • Our test series module gives aspirants the chance to compete against 20000+ candidates and evaluate themselves.
  • The questions are designed by IAS exam experts and it covers every portion of the UPSC exam.
  • Candidates also get the chance to take part in the post-test analysis wherein all the questions are discussed and inputs are given for further improvement.

To prepare for UPSC 2020 prelims, aspirants can check IAS Mock Tests that are available free of cost. The aspirants should attempt to solve the online UPSC practice tests and then take a call whether they should enrol for classroom training or the online IAS free coaching will suffice.

Considering the increasing trend of questions based on Current Affairs in both Prelims and Mains, it is strongly recommended that candidates should harness the power of the internet to keep up with the latest events of national and international importance. You can find a list of government websites that will aid your exam preparation here.

The online UPSC preparation also enables aspirants to access content in a more user-friendly manner using infographics and videos. Check BYJU’S IAS channel on YouTube.

Best Way to Prepare for UPSC Online

Our revolutionary IAS Prep Tablet is making waves in the IAS study circles. This unique new-age model is a blessing for aspirants who are on the move a lot of the time.

  • The tablet programme provides the perfect combination of studying from texts, videos, images, and news.
  • The IAS videos are crafted by the best faculty in the country and candidates can take benefit from them any number of times they want!
  • It is like the perfect classroom since students can listen and re-listen to the material whenever they want.
  • The IAS Tablet also offers mock tests and sample questions – all designed to mould aspirants into successful candidates.

Success in the UPSC civil services exam is not an accident. It is a result of hard work and diligence, along with the right kind of preparation in the right direction. BYJU’S UPSC Online is the perfect guide for cracking the IAS exam combining traditional knowledge with the latest technology.


  1. Jyoti Ankaikar Randhir

    Dear sir,

    are you provide video lecture ?
    I want video lectures which gives in class, can you provide this?
    I can not afford a class, all material you were provided but you were not mentioned about video lecture.

    please reply me.

    1. Video lectures are available at BYJU’S IAS Channel

  2. Sir I want video lecture for upsc

    1. Hi,

      You can find video lectures and daily news analysis at BYJU’S IAS Channel on YouTube.

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