Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC CSE Mains result 2020 on March 23 at the official website- UPSC Civil Services Mains exam was conducted on January 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2021.

Candidates who have qualified in this exam will be called for the Personality Test (Interview) for selection to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’). 

About 2047 candidates out of the 10,500 candidates who had written the Main exam have qualified for the Personality test, as per UPSC Civil Services Mains 2020 Written Exam results.

The personality test of successful candidates is likely to commence in the month of April 2021.

“The e-Summon Letters of Personality Tests (Interviews) of the candidates will be made available shortly, which may be downloaded from the Commission’s Website &,” the Commission has said. 

Candidates who have qualified for interview have to fill up and submit a detailed application form which will be available on the website of the UPSC from March 25 to April 5. In this form candidates have to give preference of their services and cadre. 

These candidates also have to fill up the attestation form and submit it online. This form will be available on the website of the Department of Personnel & Training from the date of commencement of interview till its conclusion. 

The marks sheets of the candidates who have not qualified in Mains exam, will be released on the Commission’s website within 15 days from the date of announcement of the final result [after conducting Personality Tests (Interview)] and will remain available on the official website for a period of 30 days. 

What After CSE Mains Result? 

  • Aspirants who made to the list should not become arrogant. They must remember that it is a relative exam and even a mark can make adifference.
  • Aspirants who did not make to the list should never back down. Bementally strong to accept the result with poise. Without overdoing analyse the reasons forfailure(after seeing marks etc) and chalk out strategy accordingly. Be calm andcomposed. Do a diligent SWOT analysis of the syllabus, preparation, time schedule etc and thinkand plan accordingly with a new strategy.

Personality Test 

The candidates who qualify the Mains Examinations are interviewed by a Panelconsisting of Members who are usually Expert from different fields chosen by the UPSC. The unbiased Panel assesses whether the Candidate has the personality traitsessential for various Civil Services. Questions based on matters of general interestare asked in the interview. The Panel selects Candidates who possess the basicpersonality traits a civil servant is expected to have. Interview or personality tests for UPSC CSE  is conducted for a total of 275 marks. Questions based onmatters of General Interest will be asked in Interview. Personality test assessescandidate’s personal qualities such as alertness of mind, leadership traits, power ofclear andlogical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, and candidate’s range ofinterests. 

Interview Guidance Program 

Heartiest Congratulations to all the UPSC CSE Mains 2020 successful candidates!! 

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Post interview performance analysis is conducted by the panel members. The recorded videos of the Interview sessions are provided to the aspirants for self-evaluation and analysis of performance. Based on the performance of the Mock Interviews valuable suggestions and a thorough feedback is provided to the aspirants by the panel members.

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UPSC Prelims 2021 

The prelims exam consists of two parts: static and dynamic. Dynamic includes the current affairs based questions. Let us first deal with how to approach this part. 


Aspirants should keep in mind that the current affairs from at least Prelims 2020 till March 2021 have to be covered for the prelims exam. 

There will be two categories of aspirants: 

  • One who have been thoroughly following Current Affairs both on daily and monthly basis and have been revising too. To further strengthen their preparation, they should go through the compilations of IASGYAN- IAS GAZETTE, Prelims Xpress and attempt mocks.
  • The second category is of aspirants who have not been able to read Current Affairs properly. They need not worry. Now is the time to clear their back logs. Make a plan and follow it to the letter. Go through the monthly compilations.
  • Always remember that Current Affairs is a very dynamic area. It is imperative for the aspirants to follow a well- crafted and structured strategy. For prelims 2021, the aspirants should attempt as many mocks as possible now and for mains should practice answer writing to hone the skills required. Also one should remember that to prepare current affairs and to develop linkages, conceptual clarity is a must and thus, aspirant should never compromise on referring to standard text books like NCERT.


  • There should be not a single topic of the syllabus which now should be left.
  • Basics should be very clear. Revise the NCERT and the standard books multiple times.
  • The key here is to do multiple revisions and keep giving as many mocks as possible.
  • Previous year questions become very important at this juncture. The best strategy is to revise a particular subject and then do PYQs asked from it.
  • There must be some grey areas of preparation. Resolve them at the earliest and strengthen your strong areas.

Remember the basic rules of preparation remain the same:

  • Revise and re-revise
  • Write more and more mocks and solve them like real exam
  • Integrate reading with question solving
  • SWOT of your performance and try to improve on the mistakes/ weaknesses and minimize them
  • Will make honest effort

Following the mantra of ‘LEARN-REVISE-TEST-SUCCEED’, we have already introduced Prelims Xpress Program, Prelims Test Series, Prelims Full Length Tests, Prakhar (All India Open Mocks), separate test series for Polity and Economy.

Always remember UPSC exam is a rigorous exercise that requires continuous perseverance, hard work, practice and smart preparation toasted the success. Learning is incomplete without failure and failure is never a waste provided you make the best out of it by learning to overcome the flaws. And when you do that you win, you win big.