UPSC has revised the Annual Exam calendar for the upcoming year 2020. The calendar includes the dates of important exams conducted by UPSC like Civil Services Exam, NDA, CDS, etc that is going to be held in 2020. The aspirants can check the exam dates to prepare for the exams as per the schedule. It also includes the date of notification, duration of exam, opening and closing date of the application form.
UPSC Civil Service exam:
It is a nation-wide competitive exam conducted by UPSC for the recruitment of various civil services posts like IAS, IPS, and IFS. The exam will be conducted in three phases- namely preliminary, mains and interview.
Indian Engineering Services officers are selected by the union government based on the recommendations of UPSC. A combined three-stage (prelims, mains, and interview) competitive exams called the Engineering Services Exams is conducted by UPSC for the recruitment of IES.
Combined Defence Service:
The CDS exam is conducted twice a year by the UPSC for the recruitment to the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Air Force Academy, and Indian Naval Academy. The notifications will be usually released in October and June and the exams will be conducted in February and November. Only unmarried persons will be eligible for the exam.
Central Armed Police Force:
It refers to standardized categorization of security forces in our country under the authority of the ministry of home affairs. They are as follows: Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Assam Rifles, Central Industrial Security Force, National Security Guard, and Sashastra Seema Bal.
National Defence Academy:
It is a joint service academy of Indian Armed Forces, where the cadets of the Army, The Air Force, and the Navy train together before they go the respective services. The NDA is located in Pune.
Now let’s have a look at the exam calendar of UPSC 2020 exams:
UPSC 2020 exam calendar:
|Serial no||Name of exam||Closing date of application||Date of commencement of exam||Duration of exam|
|1||Engineering services (prelims) exam 2020||25th September 2019 to 15th October 2019||5th January 2020||1 day|
|2||Combined Geo-Scientist (Prelims) exam 2020||25th September 2019 to 15th October 2019||19th January 2020||1 day|
|3||Reserved for UPSC RT/Exam||–||19th January 2020||1 day|
|4||CDS exam (I) 2020||30th October 2019 to 19th November 2019||2nd February 2020||1 day|
|5||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Exam||–||23rd February 2020||1 day|
|6||CISF AC (EXE) LDCE 2020||4th December 2019 to 24th December 2019||1st March 2020||1 day|
|7||Reserved for UPSC RT/exam||–||8th March 2020||1day|
|8||NDA and NA exam (I) 2020||8th January 2020 to 28th January 2020||19th April 2020||1 day|
|9||Civil services prelims exam 2020||12th February 2020 to 3rd March 2020||31st May 2020||1day|
|10||IFS prelims exam 2020 through CS(P) exam 2020||12th February 2020 to 3rd March 2020||31st May 2020||1day|
|11||IES/ISS exam 2020||25th March 2020 to 13th April 2020||26th June 2020||3 days|
|12||Combined Geo-Scientist main exam 2020||–||27th June 2020||2 days|
|13||Engineering services main exam 2020||–||28th June 2020||1 day|
|14||Reserved for UPSC RT/ exam||–||5th July 2020||1 day|
|15||Combined medical services exam 2020||8th April 2020 to 28th April 2020||19th July 2020||1 day|
|16||Central armed police force exam 2020||22nd April 2020 to 12th May 2020||9th August 2020||1 day|
|17||Reserved for UPSC RT/ exam||–||23rd August 2020||1 day|
|18||NDA and NA exam (II) 2020||10th June 2020 to 30th June 2020||6th September 2020||1 day|
|19||Reserved for UPSC RT/exam||–||13th September 2020||1 day|
|20||Civil services main exam 2020||–||18th September 2020||5 days|
|21||Reserved for UPSC RT/Exam||–||4th October 2020||1 day|
|22||CDS exam (II) 2020||5th August 2020 to 25th August 2020||8th November 2020||1 day|
|23||Indian forest service main exam 2020||–||22nd November 2020||10 days|
|24||SO/ Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE||16th September 2020 to 6th October 2020||12th December 2020||2 days|
|25||Reserved for UPSC RT/exam||–||20th December 2020||1 day|
Candidates can also go through the official website of UPSC, https://upsc.gov.in/.