Due to the recent nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases, a new UPSC notification has been released declaring the change in the preliminary examination date from June 27, 2021, to October 10, 2021. The previously scheduled Mains Exam on September 17 has been postponed indefinitely, and UPSC has yet to announce the revised exam dates.
For the latest UPSC 2021 notification, check the official website: www.upsc.gov.in.
The UPSC notification for Civil Services Examination applications was delayed by 22 days and was published on March 4, 2021, rather than February 10, 2021. The last date for filling up the Online Recruitment Application (ORA) was March 24, 2021, by 6 PM.
For the UPSC recruitment 2021, 712 vacancies have been released to compete amongst the mass. There haven't been any significant changes in the pattern, syllabus, and eligibility criteria for the upcoming examination.
The latest UPSC notification released on the bulletin of the official website has been highlighted on the table below:
|Name of the post||I.A.S., I.P.S., I.F.S. & other posts|
|Name of the Exam||Civil Services Examination (C.S.E.)|
|Notification Date||March 4, 2021|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Exam Date||October 10, 2021|
|Result Date||To be announced|
|Application filling last date||March 24, 2021|
|Exam Frequency||Once Every Year|
|Exam Stages||3 (Prelims, Mains and Interview)|
|UPSC Vacancies||712 (2021)|
|Language||English and Hindi (Prelims)|
|Test Centers||P.A.N. India|
|Application Fee||Rs 100 (Prelims)|
The UPSC defined their eligibility criteria for the 2021 Civil Services Examination, and there were no changes from the previous year's guidelines. Candidates must ensure that the information they enter on the online form is clear and correct. They should determine whether or not they meet the UPSC's eligibility requirements. Generally, the I.A.S. eligibility criteria have been categorized into the following classifications:
Minimum Educational Qualification
Number of Attempts
Note: The candidate should meet the age criterion as of August 1, 2021, and should not be less than 21 years old and more than 32 years, and the candidate must not be born any earlier than August 2, 1989, and any later than August 1, 2000.
Age Relaxations for specific categories
|Number of attempts||
The UPSC notification contains all of the information about the Civil Services Exam that a candidate should be aware of, before applying for the I.A.S. test. Since the UPSC forms can’t be edited, candidates must fill out their applications carefully and following the instructions provided below:
II. Explore the UPSC Civil Services Examination link
III. The candidates must click on the link where they will have to fill the Part-I registration form. The Part-I form requires a candidate to fill in basic details like Name, D.O.B., Category, Contact details, etc.
IV. After the Part-I registration is done, a unique code or number will be generated, which will be used to fill Part-II registration.
V. Completion of all the form filling will then lead to the final submission.
Candidates who fill the UPSC CSE exam application will have to pay the fees for the forms. The Online Recruitment Application allows the candidates to make the payment through online or offline mode.
Online mode: Candidates who clear the UPSC Prelims and Mains are qualified for the final phase of the UPSC Personality Test/Interview.
Offline mode: The objective of interview is to assess the suitability of the candidate for a career in the Civil Services Sector.
|Category||Preliminary Exam Fee||Mains Exam Fee|
|General/ OBC||Rs 100||Rs 200|
|Females/ SC/ ST/ Persons with Benchmark Disability||Nil||Nil|
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