UPSC will conduct the Civil Services exam 2020 (prelims) on October 4. The Civil Services main exam will be held on January 8, 2021. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had postponed the exam in view of the lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The UPSC conducts the civil services examination for recruitment to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and other central services and posts in accordance with the rules published by the Department of Personnel and Training in the Gazette of India extraordinary. This year, the Civil Services Preliminary Examination will be held on 04-10-2020 at various test centers across the nation.
Those candidates who want to apply for the Indian Forest Service examination, they will have to attempt the preliminary examination and if they qualify, they’ll have to write the main examination followed by an interview round.
The Civil Services Exam is conducted by the UPSC to select candidates to fill administrative positions in different All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS.
As of now, the UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination (CSE), popularly known as IAS (Indian Administrative Service) exam, in two phases namely- UPSC Prelims and UPSC Mains. The prelims exam comprises objective-type questions, while the questions asked in mains need descriptive and essay-type answering.
Also, the selection of a candidate is made well before the commencement of the foundation course.
Candidates interested in becoming IAS or IPS are required to qualify and get through the Civil Services examinations. Reportedly, one of the toughest sets of examinations in the country, the recruitment or selection is done in a three-step process. Candidates are required to first clear a preliminary examination which is an objective type paper that carries negative marking.
Candidates shortlisted in the prelims are then required to appear in Civil Services Mains examination which are subjective examinations in selected disciplines. Further shortlisted, the candidates are called for personal interviews and the marks obtained in an interview and the main examination are then computed to prepare a merit list. These selected candidates are accordingly recommended by the commission to various departments like Indian Administrative Services, IAS, etc.
UPSC: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is an organization that works under the central government to recruit staff for various posts in the various ministries and departments, and in subordinate offices. The commission also conducts examinations for the recruitment in various departments of the state.