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UPSC IES 2020 Notification, Exam Date, Application Form

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UPSC Indian Economic Service Examination 2020

UPSC IES 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for Indian Economic Service (I.E.S) Examination 2020. This year UPSC has released 15 vacancies for the IES 2020 Recruitment. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions on or before 01st September 2020.

Check out more details on UPSC IES 2020 such as eligibility criteria, application process, fee, selection procedure, etc from the page below.

 UPSC IES 2020 Vacancy Details

Post Name

Indian Economic Service (IES)


UPSC IES examination 2020

Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)


Indian Economic Service (IES)

Group of post

Group A

Written Exam


No of Vacancies

15 Posts

 UPSC IES 2020 Important Dates

Start date to apply online

11th August 2020

Last date to apply online

1st September till 18.00 Hours

Online Applications withdrawn Date

08th to 14th September 2020

IES Written Examination Date

16th October 2020

Admit Card Release Date

15 days before the exam date

IES Interview Dates

Tentative in December

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC IES 2020


  • A candidate must be either: (a) a citizen of India; or (b) a subject of Nepal; or (c) a subject of Bhutan; or (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) & (e) above shall be person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limits

  • A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August 2020 i.e he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1990 and not later than 1st August 1999.

Age Relaxation

  • The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable:
  • Up to a maximum of 5 years if a candidate belongs to a SC/ST;
  • Up to a maximum of 3 years in the case of candidate belonging to OBC who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates;
  • Up to a maximum of 5 years if a candidate has ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during
  • Up to a maximum of 3 years in the case of Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country.
  • Up to a maximum of 5 years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 01st August 2020
  • Up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically disabled persons

Minimum Educational

A candidate for the IES must have obtained a Postgraduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/ Econometrics from a University incorporated by of an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act Parliament or declared to be deemed as University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Govt. from time to time.


A candidate, who has appeared at an exam the passing of which would render them eligible to appear at this exam, but has not been informed of the result, may apply for admission to the exam. A candidate who intends to appear at such a qualifying exam may also apply


In exceptional cases, the UPSC may treat a candidate, who has none of the foregoing qualification, as a qualified candidate provided that he/she has passed exams conducted by other institutions the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his/her admission to the exam.


A candidate who is otherwise qualified but who has taken a degree from a Foreign University may also apply to the Commission and may be admitted to the exam at the discretion of the Commission

 UPSC IES 2020 Application Process

  • Candidates are required to apply online using the www.upsconline.nic.in
  • Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above-mentioned website. The applicants are advised to submit only a single application.
  • The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fees paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
  • All the applicants are required to provide valid and active email id and mobile numbers while filling up online application forms as the Commission will be using electronic mode for communication.
  • For more information visit the website www.upsconline.nic.in

Application Fee

  • Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/- either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI.
  • Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates are exempted from payment of a fee.

Selection Process

The candidates will be selected for the UPSC IES Recruitment based on written test viva voice test. Candidates need to qualify both the examinations. The merit list is being prepared from the scores which are secured in the exams.


Written Test


Viva Voce Test

Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standard for admission to Indian Economic Service Exam 2020 as per Regulations given in Appendix III of the rules for the Indian Economic Service Exam 2020 published in Gazette of India dated 11th August 2020

UPSC IES Written Exam Pattern

The examination pattern for UPSC IES exam is given below that consists of 6 papers for a total of 1000 marks.



Maximum Marks

Time Duration


General English (Subjective)


3 hrs


General Studies (Subjective)


3 hrs


General Economics-I


2 hrs


General Economics-II


2 hrs


General Economics-III


3 hrs


 Indian Economics


3 hrs

Note : Statistics I & II will be of Objective Type Questions (80 questions with maximum marks of 200 in each paper) to be attempted in 120 minutes.

UPSC IES 2020 Admit Card

  • It will be only possible to download the IES 2020 admit card through the official web portal of Union Public Service Commission
  • Do not expect your admit card in the Physical mode as it will be only downloaded from the official website www.upsconline.nic.in


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website