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UPSC Vacancy 2021 Released

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Union Public Service Commission has released an official notification mentioning that the exam will fill up 712 Vacancies.

Check this link for UPSC 2021 Vacancy and other official notifications:

UPSC conducts the Civil Services exams to recruit officers based on their eligibility and qualifications for various positions every year. This year the notification was released on March 4th, which was delayed around three weeks from the due release dates and the information mentioned about the UPSC vacancies and criteria. The official notification from UPSC stated that the exam would be conducted to fill up 712 UPSC Vacancies, which has reduced by 11% of the total vacant seats offered in 2020.

UPSC had started rolling out their forms for civil service aspirants on March 4th, and the last date for filling out the Prelims forms, through online mode, was March 24th. Recently, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (which has taken another considerable spike), it is also a cause for the UPSC Preliminary Exam getting postponed to a later date. UPSC 2021 Preliminary exam was supposed to take place on June 27th, 2021 has now been shifted to October 10th,2021 considering the interest and welfare of all the candidates and citizens.

  • New UPSC Prelims 2021 Exam Date: October 10th, 2021

As the students and aspirants fill out the forms for 712 vacancies, they must undergo three elimination rounds. 0.2% of the total applicants get a chance to realize their dreams with an appointment letter and admission into the training centre.

UPSC Vacancy 2021: Reserved Category

Apart from the declared UPSC 2021 vacancies of 712 posts, the centre has also specified 22 vacancies reserved for PWD candidates in the following categories:

Category Number of Reserved Vacancies
Blindness and Low Vision. 5
Deaf and hard hearing. 6
Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy (cured), dwarfism, acid attack victims, and muscular dystrophy. 6
Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness. 5

The number of vacancies for the year 2021 changed significantly with a reduction of 84 seats for UPSC Vacancy 2021 as compared to 2020. Now, the candidates have to compete for 712 vacancies, some of which got reserved for PWD candidates. The primary reason for the yearly variation in the number of vacancies is the requirements that different ministries of our Nation quote. The requirement is then published by Cadre Controlling Authorities, which leads to the shift in the number of jobs for UPSC Civil Services. The trend of a shift in the number of vacancies throughout the previous five years can be observed in the table given below:

Past five years Vacancy Comparison

Year Number of UPSC Vacancies
2021 712
2020 796
2019 896
2018 782
2017 980
2016 1079

UPSC 2021 Vacancies: Category wise detail

UPSC has been recruiting candidates from the Civil Services exam for the posts throughout the years, classified into' Group A' and 'Group B.' Group A includes the three All-India Services that are IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IPS (Indian Police Service), and IFS (Indian Foreign Service) which are not specifically categorised into these subdivisions. UPSC will officially announce the number of vacancies for each post in those two groups of services through a notification.

For 2021, UPSC released vacancies for the following services and posts categorized into two groups:

Group A Group B
Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
Indian Audit and Accounts Service Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service
Indian Customs & Central Excise Service Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service
Indian Defence Accounts Service Pondicherry Civil Service
Indian Revenue Service (I.T.) Pondicherry Police Service
Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
Indian Postal Service
Indian Civil Accounts Service
Indian Railway Traffic Service
Indian Railway Accounts Service
Indian Railway Personnel Service
Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force
Indian Defence Estates Service
Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
Indian Trade Service
Indian Corporate Law Service

Generally, the number of vacancies for the post of Indian Administrative Services (IAS) remains constant at 180 posts every year, and 150 posts for Indian Police Service (IPS), whereas the number of vacancies for other posts varies annually according to the needs of various ministries.


UPSC CSE 2021 Forms Release March 4th,2021
Last date to fill Prelims form (Online Mode) March 24th, 2021
UPSC 2021 Prelims Exam Date October 10th, 2021
UPSC 2020 Vacancy 796
UPSC 2021 Vacancy 712
UPSC 2021 Vacancy: Reserved Category 22

Whatever the variation in the number of vacancies, candidates must maintain rigour and focus during their preparation process; this will help them achieve their dreams of landing any prestigious jobs.

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