UPSC Notification 2021 | Eligibility, Date, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

UPSC Notification 2021 | Eligibility, Date, Syllabus & Exam PatternUPSC Notification 2021 Was Scheduled To released on the official website on February 10, 2021. The commission has already released the schedule for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021. But Due To Petition Filed For Extra Attempts For UPSC Aspirants In Supreme Court Caused delay In Notification. On the Other Side Supreme Court Of India Has Already Announced Its Verdict That There Will be No Extra Attempt For UPSC Aspirants Who Lost Their Attempts. Now Many Aspirants are Waiting For UPSC Notification. UPSC Notification 2021 | Eligibility, Date, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

UPSC Notification 2021 | Eligibility, Date, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

UPSC 2021 Online Form Apply Link

Name of ExaminationCivil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021
Date of Notification04/03/2021
Date of Commencement of Examination27/06/2021
Duration of ExaminationOne Day
Last Date for Receipt of Applications24/03/2021 – 6:00pm

Apply OnlineClick here

UPSC 2021 Exam Highlights

UPSC Notification 2021 | Eligibility, Date, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Name of the Exam

UPSC Civil Services Examination, 2021

Conducted by

Union Public Service Commission



Exam Frequency


Mode of the Exam

Pen and Paper Mode/Offline

Test Centres

Across Nation

Exam Stages

03 Stages-

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Personality Test

Application Fee


Official Website

Important Dates For  UPSC Exam Application 2021



Release of Notification – UPSC CSE 2021

10th February 2021 ( Not Released Due To Petition ) Waiting

UPSC Online Registration for UPSC CSE 2021 (Begins on)

10th February 2021 ( Yet To Start )

Deadline to Apply For UPSC CSE 2021

02 rd March 2021 ( New Date Will be Announced Soon )

UPSC CSE Prelims 2021 Exam

27th June 2021

UPSC CSE Prelims 2021  Result

It Will be announced later

UPSC CSE Mains 2021 Exam

17th September 2021 (5 Days)

UPSC Exam Eligibility Criteria


For Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), a candidate must be a citizen of India. For all other services, a candidate can either be a citizen of India or

  • A subject of Nepal/ Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Note: Candidates who are subjects of Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugees are not eligible to apply for Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

Union Budget Pdf UPSC | Budget 2021 Download For UPSC Prelims

Age Limit For UPSC Exam 2021

The candidate must be a minimum of 21 years and a maximum of 32 years of age as of August 1, 2021. This means that candidates must have born not earlier than August 2, 1989, and not later than August 1, 2000. There is also age relaxation of some years for reserved category candidates:


Age Relaxation


5 Years


3 Years

Defense Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

3 Years

Ex-servicemen including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of military service as of August 1, 2021, and have been released

5 Years


  • [(a) blindness and low vision;
  • (b) deaf and hard of hearing;
  • (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims, and muscular dystrophy;
  • (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, and mental illness; and
  • (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness]

10 Years

Number of Attempts for UPSC Exam | General | OBC | SC | ST


Number of Attempts(Allowed)

General/Economically Weaker Section(EWS)


Other Backward Classes



Till the age limit

Person with Disabilities

Till the age limit

UPSC Exam Pattern 2021

The IAS exam 2021 will be conducted in three rounds namely:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. UPSC Civil Services Main Examination
  3. Personality Test

For Full Details Of Exam Pattern Click Here On This Link. You, Will, Get Full Details About the Exam Pattern of UPSC Prelims, Mains, And Personality tests.

UPSC Exam Dates 2021 ( Latest Updates )

UPSC Notification 202110 Feb 2021 Postponed
Last date to apply for IAS Exam 20213 Mar 2021 Postponed
IAS Prelims Exam 2021 27 June 2021
IAS Prelims 2021 ResultJuly 2021 (Tentative)
IAS Main Exam 202117 Sep 2021
IAS Main 2021 resultDecember/January 2022 (Tentative)

UPSC Application Form Online Fee 2021

After The Notification Is Out, Aspirants Will get 20 Days Time To Fill The Form And Apply Online. It Is Advised That candidates Should Check All Details Filled By Him / Her. Once The Application Form is Filled And Submitted Than There will be No Chance To Correct It .

CategoryPreliminary Exam FeeMains Exam Fee
General/ EWS/OBCRs 100Rs 200
Females/ SC/ ST/ Persons with Benchmark DisabilityNilNil

UPSC Syllabus 2021

The IAS syllabus has no limit since UPSC can ask anything from any topic and no one can question the UPSC about the depth of the IAS topics. UPSC Syllabus Is Very Vast And Deep. It Is Very Difficult For An Aspirant To Understand the Full Syllabus.

For General Studies Paper 1 Syllabus Prelims Click – Prelims Syllabus 

CSAT Paper 2 Aptitude Syllabus Prelims Click here – CSAT Paper 2 Syllabus 

UPSC Admit Card 2021

UPSC IAS admit card will be released three weeks before the exam date. The IAS prelims exam 2021 admit card will be released on June 8, 2021. The e-admit card for the IAS prelims exam will be released online. Exam Of UPSC 2021 Is On 27 June 2021. Candidates, who successfully filled the online application form, will be able to download their IAS admit card 2021 from the official website of the commission. It may be noted that admit cards will not be sent by post to any candidate. Also, candidates who fail to carry the admit card on the day of the IAS exam 2021 will not be allowed to appear in the exam. You Can Download admit Card For UPSC Prelims And Mains Exam from Here.

UPSC Prelims 2021 Admit Card

Download Link For UPSC prelims Admit Card – Prelims Admit Card

UPSC Mains 2021 Admit Card

you Can Download UPSC Mains Admit Card From Here For UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam – Mains Admit Card 

How to download the UPSC IAS 2021 Admit Card?

Candidates can follow the below guidelines to download the UPSC IAS 2021, Admit Card:

Step 1: Go to the official UPSC website

Step 2: You will find a link for the admit card on the homepage

Step 3: Thoroughly read the instructions given and click on ‘yes’

Step 4: Select the option which is more relevant to you – By Registration ID or by Roll Number

Step 5: If the option is Registration ID, then enter registration ID and date of birth and if the option ‘Roll Number’ is selected, then enter roll number and date of birth

Step 6: Click on submit

Step 7: Download and print out the IAS Admit Card

Details Mentioned on the UPSC IAS 2021 Admit Card.

Below are the details which will be mentioned in the UPSC IAS 2021 admit card:

  1. Name of the candidates
  2. Roll Number
  3. Photo Identity Card
  4. Identity Card Number
  5. Parent’s Name
  6. Exam Center
  7. Venue of exam
  8. Exam Date and Time

UPSC IAS 2021 Admit Card: Other Documents Required

Candidates are required to carry the below identity proofs along with their admit card for the purpose of verification. Listed below are the ID proofs that can be carried to the IAS exam :

  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Voter ID

UPSC Prelims Exam 2021 Exam Date

One of the most important exams of UPSC, the civil services prelims exam will be held on June 27, 2021. UPSC Notification Yet To be Released By UPSC. But Exam Date Is Fixed. So keep your preparation At Full Speed. Do Not Wait For Notification.

UPSC Prelims 2021 Exam Date27 June 2021

UPSC Mains Exam 2021

IAS main exam 2021 will commence from September 17, 2021. Candidates need to appear for the IAS mains exam as per the details mentioned on the admit card. IAS mains exam consists of a total of nine descriptive papers. Out of the Nine, two papers are of qualifying in nature. The qualifying IAS question papers are of General English and General Language papers. There are four general studies papers, one essay paper, and two optional subject papers. The marks of each paper are assigned as follows.

Sl.No.Name of the PaperMarks allotted
AOne of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution300(Qualifying Only)
BEnglish300(Qualifying Only)
2General Studies I250
3General Studies II250
4General Studies III250
5General Studies IV250
6Optional Subject Paper I250
7Optional Subject Paper I250
IAS Main (written)Total1750
Personality Test(IAS Interview)275

After the IAS main(written) exam, the candidates will be called for the IAS interview based on the result declared. The IAS interview is conducted at the UPSC Office, New Delhi.

UPSC Exam Centres 2021

This year UPSC added one more exam centre for the IAS prelims exam. The new IAS exam centre came up in Leh. IAS exam centres are notified in the IAS notification each year. IAS preliminary exam is conducted in about 73 across India. IAS mains exam is conducted in a total of 24 cities across India. The IAS exam centres for prelims and main exam are notified in the official UPSC notification every year. Full List Of UPSC Exam Centres Are Given below.

UPSC IAS 2021 Prelims Exam Centres


UPSC Mains Exam Centres 2021


UPSC IAS 2021 Results

UPSC Prelims Result 2021 will be tentatively announced by the UPSC board on January 1, 1970. Candidates can check the results on the official site.

  • UPSC IAS exam is a three-tier exam.
  • Candidates have to qualify in the Prelims Paper to appear in the next two levels.
  • The score obtained in Paper-I only considered for Merit Ranking.
  • The Paper-II of the CSAT is only qualifying in nature.
  • As per UPSC IAS 2021 notification, the candidate has to score 33% minimum marks to clear the UPSC CSAT Paper-II.
  • After qualifying UPSC IAS Prelims, the candidates have to apply for UPSC IAS Mains.
  • After UPSC IAS Mains Exam, a personal interview would be conducted for the candidates.
  • The final merit list would be released based on the combined score of the UPSC Mains Exam and the Personal Interview.

Steps to check the UPSC 2021 Preliminary Results:

Step 1: Go to the official website of UPSC,

Step 2: Click on the ‘UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2021 Results’ link

Step 3: Check the results from the pdf that appears on the next page

After the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) results will be declared, candidates who have qualified for the examination will have to do UPSC Mains exam registration.

Previous year CUT-OFFS for UPSC IAS

Yet To Release
Yet To Release


Q. What is the date of UPSC IAS 2021 prelims?

  • 27 June 2021

Q. What is the educational qualification required to become an IAS?

  • Graduation Or Equivalent To Graduation

Q. Can I prepare for IAS Exam without coaching?

  • Yes, You Can Start Your UPSC Preparation Without Coaching. Full Details Visit Here

Q. How to start IAS preparation at home?

  • The candidates should start preparing the basics with the NCERT Books and Daily Newspaper.
  • Complete the NCERT of History, Geography, Economics and Sociology first and then start reading the dedicated books for each subject supplemented with the Newspaper.

Q. How many papers are there in the IAS Main Exam?

  • Two Papers Prelims
  • 9 Papers Mains

Q. Can State PCS Officers be promoted to IAS?

  • yes a PCS Officer Can Be promoted To IAS. Each year, out of the total vacancies of IAS, 33% is filled through the promotion.
Q What Is The Date Of UPSC Mains Examination ?

  • 17.09.2021 

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