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UPSC CSE Notification 2021, Check UPSC Civil Service Exam Eligibility Criteria, Fill IAS Application Form, UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Date, Pattern  & Syllabus, Apply Online for UPSC Civil Services Recruitment

The Union Public Service Commission has released Civil Service Exam Notification 2021 on its official portal. The Commission will conduct Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 on 31st May 2021. The Authority will fill 796 vacancies of Civil Services in various departments. All candidates first check eligibility criteria and applying instructions before the UPSC IAS Application form.

Candidates interested have to submit UPSC IAS Application Form 2021 before the prescribed last date. The UPSC Civil Service Exam conducted to recruit candidates for civil services like IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, IDAS, CAPF-AF and others. Eligible and Interested are able to apply online for UPSC Civil Services Recruitment 2021 from 12th February 2021. We have provided complete details about IAS Prelims and Mains Exam. Before going to fill IAS online form, aspirants should check UPSC CSE Notification 2021. The last date to apply for UPSC IAS Exam is on or before 3rd March 2021

UPSC Civil Services Recruitment 2021 – SSE (IAS) Exam Notification  

This year, Union Public Service Commission has released UPSC IAS Exam Notification 2021 on 12th February 2021 at its official portal. UPSC Board is going to organize Civil Service Recruitment 2021 on nearly 796 vacant posts. UPSC IAS 2021 Registration to begin on the same day of notification released till 3rd March 2021. The selection of candidates for the UPSC Civil Services Exam Notification will be based on the following process: Prelims – Mains (Written) – Mains (Interview). UPSC Board will conduct UPSC IAS Examination 2021 in Offline (Pen-Paper Mode) mode from 31st May 2021.

UPSC CSE Notification 2021

Candidates can check the key points about IAS Exam 2021 highlighted below:

Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Exam Level National
Exam Name UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021
No. of Vacancies Nearly 900
Exam Periodicity Yearly
Exam Mode Offline (Pen-Paper Mode)
Official Website 
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Stages Prelims – Mains(Written) – Mains(Interview)
Application Fee 100
Language Prelims – English and Hindi
No. of Test Cities Across Nation

UPSC IAS Application Form 2020

UPSC IAS Exam Date 2021

Events Dates
IAS Notification 2021 Releasing on February 12, 2021
Starting date of UPSC  IAS Registration 2021 February 12, 2021
Last Day to Apply for UPSC IAS Exam 2021 March 3, 2021
DATE OF Issue of IAS 2021 Admit Card April 2021
IAS  Prelims Exam Date May 31, 2021
IAS  Main Exam Date September 18, 2021

 UPSC Civil Services Bharti – IAS Eligibility Criteria

IAS aspirant must be searching for the Eligibility for UPSC Civil Services Recruitment 2021. The nationality, the educational qualifications, the number of attempts and age limit are some of the basic eligibility criteria for the UPSC Civil Services Recruitment Exam. All candidates who wish to appear in the IAS exam 2021 need to ensure that they meet all the IAS eligibility criteria 2021 as mentioned below.

Nationality for UPSC Civil Services Jobs 2021

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).

Age Limit for IAS Exam 2021

Candidates must be minimum 21 years and maximum 32 years of age as on August 1, 2021. This means that candidates must have born not before than August 2, 1988 and not after  than August 1, 1999.

  • Minimum: 21 years
  • Maximum: 32 years

Age Relaxation for IAS Exam 2021- (SC/ ST, OBC, EX-Serviceman, PwD etc…)

There is also age relaxation of some years for reserved category candidates:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years                           
Defence 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 on August 1, 2021 and have been released 5 Years
PwD [(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



UPSC IAS 2021 Education qualification 

Candidates must hold a graduation degree in any stream from any university established under the Act passed by the Parliament of India or State legislature.

Aspirants who are in the last year of the graduation and awaiting results are also eligible to apply for IAS Preliminary exam. However, such candidates need to submit the proof of passing the requisite exam at the time of applying for the Main exam. The applications for IAS Main exam are usually released in the month of July/ August.

Candidates, who are MBBS or cleared any other medical exam but have not completed their internship, by the time of submission of their Civil Services Main Exam applications, will be provisionally admitted to the exam. However, provisional admission to the exam will be given only if candidates submit along with their application a copy of the certificate from the concerned authority of the university/ institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical exam, informs the official website.

Number of attempts in UPSC IAS Exam

Candidates are allowed with a maximum of six attempts in the IAS exam.

Physical standards for UPSC Civil Services 2021

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Civil Services Examination, 2021 as per guidelines given in UPSC IAS notification 2021 for Civil Services Examination published on 12th February 2021.

How to submit UPSC IAS Application Form 2021?

Eligible aspirants can apply for UPSC IAS Exam 2021 Candidates must register themselves on UPSC official portal, and collect their registration number & password to login further.

Check the process of IAS Registration 2021

  • Visit the official website –
  • Click on the link ‘UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021’ under Active Examinations section
  • Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email Address and Mobile Number.
  • Enter the captcha and click on the “Submit” button. You will receive your login credentials at registered ID.

Fill IAS 2021 Application Form

Now, candidates must use their login ID to apply online for UPSC Civil Services Recruitment 2021.

  • Log in again using your credentials to fill the application form.
  • Candidates have to fill their Personal, Educational, Parental and Employment details.
  • Keep saving each module after filling the details.
  • You can make changes before the final submission.
  • However, no changes would be possible after the final submission, hence fill the application form very carefully.

Uploading Documents

Candidates filling their UPSC Civil Services Application Form 2021 must upload their necessary documents asked at the time of UPSC IAS application submission. They have to upload the following documents in the application form:

  • Passport-size photograph
  • scanned image of their signature

Pay IAS Application Fee

Candidates have to finish the UPSC IAS online application fee submission method as follow:

  • Choose the payment method between online or offline mode
  • For online payment, candidates can use credit card/debit card/Rupay card or Internet Banking Services.
  • For offline payment, download the e-challan and submit the cash in SBI bank branches on the next day itself.
  • IAS Registration fee is INR 100 for General, EWS and OBC candidates whereas SC, ST, PwD and Female candidates are exempted from fee payment.

After fee payment, download and save the filled-in IAS 2021 Application Form.

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UPSC IAS Selection Process 2021

Candidates will be selected on the bases of UPSC Civil Service Selection Process 2021 which is as follow

  1. preliminary Exam 
  2. Mains Exam (Written)
  3. Personal Interview 

Firstly candidates who have successfully submitted the UPSC IAS Application form without any mistakes will send invitation cards for IAS Prelims exam 2021. Qualified candidates of prelims will be called for IAS Mains written exam which will be held on 18th September 2021. Further selected candidates will be eligible for IAS Mains Interview 2021, which is the final selection round of the UPSC IAS Exam 2021.

Exam pattern for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021

UPSC IAS Exam 2021 consists of 3 stages namely Preliminary, Mains and Personal Interview. Each exam has a different pattern and number of questions.

Specifications IAS Preliminary Exam IAS Main Exam
Mode Offline Offline
Medium Bilingual (English and Hindi) Bilingual (English and Hindi)
Number of qualifying papers 2 7 + 2 language papers
Total weightage 400 Marks (200 each) 1750 Marks
Type of questions Objective Both Objective and Subjective
Negative marking for each incorrect answer one-third (0.33) one-third (only for objective type questions)
Duration of exam 2 Hours per Paper 3 Hours per Paper

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We have mentioned information about UPSC Civil Services Recruitment 2021 in this article. We hope that all aspirants may easily fill the UPSC IAS Application form using the above link. Candidates can ask queries by putting a comment here.

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