UPSC CSE (IAS) Result, Cut Off, Declared 2020

31st March, 2020 was initially the scheduled date to conduct UPSC Civil Service Examination 2020 but due to the Covid-19 pandemic the date was later postponed. Now the UPSC has declared the decision for the civil service preliminary examination after several request received from large number of candidates. Union Public Service Commission has also release a notification stating that the aspirants of the civil services can change their centers of examination for the prelim exam which will be conducted on 4th October, 2020.

UPSC CSE result 2020 Declaration

The IAS result is declared in the form of merit list and will be available in a PDF form at the official website. The candidates roll numbers who have secured the minimum qualification marks that is the cutoff marks will be there in the merit list which the candidate can download from the website and check their respective results. The selected candidate will appear for the mains examination after the preliminary examination.

Declaration of IAS Exam

Result date of UPSC CSE 2020

The result of the Civil Service prelims 2020 will be declared by UPSC at their official site in the form of merit list containing the roll number of the selected aspirants. The selected aspirants will appear for the mains and finally undergo personality test which will be held after the declaration of the result.

  • CSE preliminary examination date – 4th October 2020
  • Result declaration– Yet to be announced

How to download the result of UPSC CSE 2020?

To download the result of CSE 2020 here are the following steps the candidates are advised to follow-

  • Step 1: You need to visit the official website of UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
  • Step 2:  Then click on the ‘written examination’ link which is present at the middle of the page
  • Step 3: You can download the result by clicking on the link which is provided on the right side of the page where the top of the list will be the result of IAS
  • Step 4: Lastly you need to search your roll number after downloading with the help of search features.

Tie breaking criteria of UPSC CSE 2020

The time breaking criteria revolves on the basis of principal approved by the commission if two or more candidates have scored the same marks-

  • The rank is calculated on the basis of scoring more marks in compulsory test and personality test which are later summed up to get the accurate result
  • The rank is given to the candidate who is elder in age if the marks of both personality test and compulsory test are same of the candidates.
  • Lastly if all the mentioned above criteria are also same then the higher rank is set on the basis of marks that the candidate has secured in compulsory papers.

Vacancies Released

The UPSC has released total number of 796 vacancies and for PWBD the vacancies are 24.

Cut off of UPSC CSE 2020 off Prelims Mains

There is a high possibility that the cutoff of UPSC prelims 2020 will be more or less similar to the cutoff of previous year considering the difficulty level of the questions. As compared to the last year’s cut off the experts said that there will be a slight variation of 5 to 10 marks expected this year.

Previous year cut off categories were-

  • For general it was 98
  • For EWS it was 90
  • For OBC it was 95.34
  • For SC it was 82
  • For ST it was 77.34
  • For PWBD-1 it was 53.34
  • For PWBD-2 it was 44.66
  • For PWBD-3 it was 61.34
  • For PWBD-5 it was 61.34


UPSC Civil Services (IAS) ResultsIAS Prelims 2019IAS Main 2019IAS Interview 2019
Exam DateJune 2, 2019September 20, 2019February to August 2020
Declaration of IAS ResultJuly 12, 2019January 2020August 4, 2020
SignificanceIndicates roll nos. of candidates who can appear for Civil Services Main Exam.Indicates roll nos. of candidates who can appear for Civil Services Personality Test/ Interviews. Marks obtained in the Main exam get added to interview scores for the final result.Selected candidates join Civil Services to services and posts in Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) and other posts.
Documents required for next stageDAF (CSM), admit card of IAS MainQuestionnaire, Attestation Form and TA FormDocuments for joining
IAS Exam Result Dates 2019

Final result of UPSC conducted on 2019

The commission has released the result of UPSC 2020 on August 4th which is based on the written part of Civil Service Examination conducted on September 2019 personality test in February to August 2020.

UPSC CSE Details

For recruitment of various Civil Services in Government of India, Union Public Service Commission conducts a nationwide competitive exam known as Civil Service Examination for Civil Services. Approximately 1 million candidates and aspirants appear in the preliminary examination per year with eligibility criteria of being an Indian citizen and a graduate.

The UPSC examination is conducted in three different phases –

  • First the preliminary examination which consists of two objective type papers which includes general studies paper 1 and general studies paper 2 commonly known as CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test).
  • Secondly after qualifying the preliminary examination one needs to give a mains examination consisting of 9 papers of essay type.
  • Third and the last is the personality test that is the interview session.

Eligibility criteria for UPSC CSE


  • The candidate must be a citizen of India for the Indian Police Service, Administrative Service and Indian Foreign Services.

For other services the candidate must fulfill one of these criteria-

  • A subject of Nepal/Bhutan.
  • A Tibetan refugee who have settled in India permanently before 1st January 1962.
  • A person who has an origin in India but has migrated from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Pakistan, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, Vietnam, Kenya or Ethiopia and has permanently settled in India.

Educational qualification

A candidate must fulfill minimum one of the following criteria-

  • A degree from state Central or state or deemed university
  • A degree received through distance education
  • A degree received  from open University

Age restriction

  • The age of the candidate must be between 21 years to 32 years for general category candidates.
  • The upper age limit is 35 years for other backward classes OBC
  • The limit is 37 years for schedule caste and scheduled tribe
  • The limit is 40 years for defense service personnel who are disable in operating during hostility.
  • The age limit is 37 years for PWD candidates
  • Limit is 32 years for domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Standard age limit is applied for the economically weaker section category

Attempts restriction

  • A candidate of general category can appear for the UPSC exam 6 times
  • A candidate of OBC category can appear for UPSC 9 times
  • For SC and ST candidates the attempt is unlimited until the age of 37.

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