| Updated On May 21st, 2020 at 01:17 pm
A number of exams have been postponed amidst the lockdown situation and the same is about to happen with the UPSC Civil Services 2020 Prelims exam now. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services 2020 Prelims exam was about to take place on the 31st of May but now it is being postponed. The revised date will be announced by UPSC on 20th May 2020.
UPSC has mentioned on 4th May that the exam date of 31st May will now defer and a fresh date will be soon made available on their official website.
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The announcement about 796 vacancies in UPSC Civil Services 2020 came on 12th February 2020 and the last date for the submission of the online application was on 3rd March 2020.
UPSC Civil Services Selection Process
The selection process for UPSC Civil Services takes place in three stages and these are preliminary (objective-type), mains (descriptive question), and the Personality Test or the interview.
The UPSC Civil Services 2020 Prelims is the exam that is mainly to select the potential candidates who will be allowed to appear for the Mains. The question paper is based on objective type questions and the score gained in this exam is not considered in the merit list.
The candidates who have qualified in the Prelims exam only get to appear for the USPC Civil Services 2020 Mains exam. The score gained in the exam offers a rank to the candidates based on which the interview of the candidate takes place and the service allotment is done.
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UPSC Civil Services 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern and Syllabus
The UPSC Civil Services 2020 Prelims exam question paper takes place in two parts and these are General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper-II.
Both the questions papers are of 200 marks each and for the time duration of 2 hours. In Paper I, candidates need to answer from the subjects and topics:
- Indian History and Indian Freedom
- Indian Geography and Physical Geography
- Indian Polity
- Social Development and Indian Economy
- Ecology and Environment
- General Science
- Current Events
The Paper-II comprises of questions from these topics:
- Interpersonal skills
- Analytical ability and logical reasoning
- Problem-solving ability and decision making
- Mental ability
- Data Interpretation and basic numeracy
- English Language
The UPSC Civil Services 2020 Prelims exam is objective type and is mainly to test the logical reasoning and analytical reasoning of the candidates.
After cracking through the prelims exam, the candidates have to fill up the detailed form to appear for the UPSC Civil Services Mains exam.
A good number of candidates have applied for the UPSC Civil Services 2020 Prelims exams and were preparing for the exam that was supposed to take place on 20th May 2020. But now UPSC has announced that the exam has got postponed and the new date is yet o be announced on the official website of www.upsc.gov.in. Candidates qualifying in the prelims exam will be proceeding ahead for the next selection process.