UPSC IES Online Form 2020 (till 5th Sep) Indian Economic Service Application Eligibility

UPSC IES Online Form 2020: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Indian Economic Service (IES) Examination every year. For 2020 also UPSC has released an official notification and also UPSC IES Online Form 2020. Here, we have compiled the details about UPSC IES Online Form 2020 and the eligibility criteria to apply for IES.

Earlier UPSC has decided to hold the exam of UPSC IES 2020 in October 2020 as per the request of the Department of Economic Affairs. Now with the release of notification UPSC has also started to accept the application form to participate in the IES exam 2020. Candidates can apply for IES 2020 till September 2020 and its exam will commence on 16 October 2020.

UPDATE: Applicants can submit UPSC IES online application forms 2020 till 1st September 2020.

UPSC IES Online Form 2020

To participate in UPSC IES 2020, applicant needs to be a post-graduate. UPSC has already mentioned in the official notification of UPSC IES that it’s a must for applicants to check their eligibility first then fill the application form. Candidates can submit their applications only in online mode. No physical applications will be accepted by the commission.

Interested candidates can get to know everything about Indian Economic Service Examination 2020 from here. Going ahead in the article, candidates will also find a link to apply online for UPSC IES 2020. If you are planning to participate in this examination then scroll down the page to get more information about it in detail.

UPSC IES Online Form 2020

UPSC IES 2020: Details

In this page, applicants will find detailed information about UPSC IES. It will be easier for candidates to check some important information then read about the application form and other information in detail. So before accessing that here have a look at the overview of this particular examination to understand it quickly-

Article CategoryExamination
Name Of ExamIndian Economic Service (IES) Examination
Conducting AuthorityUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)  
Frequency of ExamOnce in a year
Advertisement No. 11/2020-IES
Total vacancies 15
Application Form Status Released
Mode of ApplyOnline
Examination ModeOffline
Selection ProcessWritten Exam followed by Interview


Earlier UPSC has decided not to conduct the IES exam due to the non-availability of seats but now it has released the notification for IES 2020. Here is the notification of the same;


 The exam conducting authority was interested to conduct the exam only for ISS which has 47 vacancies. Now the examination for both IES and ISS will be conducted together in October 2020. Application procedure for ISS has been already completed. Now, interested candidates can fill IES application form which is available online on UPSC portal. Complete procedure to apply and to access the admit card to take the exam is online but the exam will be conducted in offline mode. Later on, the result of the exam will be released online on official website of UPSC.

UPSC IES/ISS Notification 2020

The notification for IES has been released by the UPSC on 11 August 2020. Now, candidates aspiring to join UPSC IES services can submit application form before the due date. Table given below shows important dates associated with UPSC IES 2020-

UPSC IES Online Form 2020-Important Dates

Official Notification for IES/ISS 2020 Release Date11 August 2020
Application Form Submission Starts from11 August 2020
Last Date to Apply for UPSC IES/ISS 20201 September 2020
Tentative Date of release of Admit CardsSeptember/ October 2020
Exam of UPSC IES/ISS 2020 will be conducted16 October 2020
Result of Exam will be released onNovember 2020
Interview of Qualified Candidates will be scheduled inDecember 2020
Final Result of UPSC IES 2020 and UPSC ISS 2020 will be releasedJanuary 2020


On completion of the recruitment program and after the release of final result, selected candidates will get a posting. The post of IES is done in various departments. Here are the details of available vacancies for the year 2020-

  • Vacancies in Indian Economic Service – 15
  • 1 vacancy has been reserved for the candidate with benchmark disabilities. Applicants from the category of blindness and low vision will get this post.  

About IES

IES is the abbreviation of Indian Economic Service. UPSC conducts this national level competitive exam for IES services through which suitable candidates are screened and recruited. Candidates selected on this post will get places in various departments that come under Finance Ministry of GoI based on the rank of the candidate.

In other words, we can say that this exam offers the opportunity to the candidates to be a Group A officer in central services.  Later on, the candidates may get selected to work with UN bodies and foreign ministry. If the roles and responsibility of IES attract you then check your eligibility here and apply online.

UPSC IES 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must check their eligibility before applying for UPSC IES ISS 2020. Here we have mentioned the eligibility criteria to apply for IES. If you fulfill it then you must apply online to take IES examination as per your qualification-
– Both male and female candidates can submit applications.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates interested to apply for IES must have completed post-graduation. PG degree should be in any one of the following disciplines- Applied Economics, Economics, Business Economics, or related field.
  • The degree must be from a government recognized university to apply for IES.

UPSC IES Age Limit

  • To apply for UPSC IES the minimum age of the candidates should be 21 years and maximum age of candidates should not be more than 30 years as set by authorities.
  • Cut-off date to decide the age of the applicants is 1 August 2020. So according to this candidates should be not be born before August 2, 1990, and not after August 1, 1999.
  • Candidates from reserved categories will also get the relaxation in upper age limit as per the rules. For detailed information on eligibility criteria go through the official notification shared below.

Along with above mentioned information, all the applicants must be mentally fit and fulfill all the physical standards to apply for IES 2020.

How To Fill UPSC IES ISS 2020 Application Form?

Applicants will have to apply online to participate in UPSC IES 2020. Here step-wise instructions are mentioned. To take the exam you will have to follow them and submit your application on or before the last date of application.

Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC to access the application form.

Step 2: You will see a link of ‘Apply Online’ at the right side on the home page of the website, click on it.


Step 3: Click on relevant exam option. If you wish you can click on

Step 4: Now you will find the link of online applications for various examinations conducted by UPSC. Look for IES exam 2020 here and click on it.


Step 5: Now, click on part I Registration option. Instructions to apply for UPSC IES exam 2020 will appear on the screen. Read them and proceed further to fill the application form.

Step 6- Complete the registration process (PART I) by filling all the required details and proceed to part II.

Step 7: Fill the application form and write down your registration id.

Step 8: Now pay the application fee and upload all the required documents on the website.

Step 9: Click on the view/print application button and re-check the information you have mentioned in the application form. If everything is correct then submit the form else do the correction and then submit the application form.

 Application Fee

  • For applicants from UR/OBD and EWS categories, application fee is 200.
  • For applicants from a reserved category and female candidates, application forms are available at free of cost.
  • Candidates can make payment of application fee through both online an offline mode.

Important Link

To Apply for UPEC IES 2020Click Here
To read Official NotificationClick here

Hello, this is Neelam, a content writer by profession who loves to share information related to education and recruitment for students and job seekers around the globe.

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