Civil Services Examination 2020

Ranjan K Baruah
One of the dreams of many students in our country is to become civil servant though we are aware that most will not qualify for it. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the exam every year for selection of different officers for different services of Government of India. This year’s preliminary examination of the Civil Services Examination will be held by the UPSC on 31st May, 2020 in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training.
This exam shall inducts new officers in various services like - Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’, Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’, Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration), Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’; Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’, Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A, Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’, Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’, Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade); Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli . Civil Service, Group ‘B’ includes Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’, Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’, Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.
The number of vacancies to be filled through the examination is expected to be approximately 796 which include 24 vacancies reserved for Persons with disability. There are different reservations for disabilities like blindness and low vision; deaf and hard of hearing; locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy, etc .
The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages (i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and (ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2020 i.e., s/he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1988 and not later than 1st August, 1999. There is age relaxation for the candidates of Scheduled Tribes or Scheduled Caste other like OBCs, defence service personnel, ex-servicemen.
The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
Every candidate appearing at the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination: How ever there is relaxation for the students belonging to reserved categories. Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only). Candidates are required to apply online using the website Aspirants may apply before 3rd March. Students may read details from the advertisement being published on the Employment News.
(Ranjan K Baruah is a career mentor, skill trainer, motivational speaker and can be reached at [email protected] or 8473943734 for any career related queries)