UPSC Calendar 2021

On 17th August 2020, Union Public Service Commission released the exam calendar for the year 2021. The UPSC Calendar 2021 is released ahead of the UPSC Prelims which is scheduled for 4th October 2020. Candidates preparing for the next year can get the latest UPSC exam programme 2021 that has listed 17 examinations with their dates of notification, last date to apply, and exam dates. Also, UPSC Notification 2021 will be released on 10th February 2021.

Earlier, UPSC had revised the dates for Civil Services Examination 2020 (Prelims & Mains). Check the UPSC Calendar 2021 page for further information.

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UPSC Exam Dates 2021

The latest UPSC Calendar 2021 mentions 17 recruitment exams including Civil Services Prelims and Mains. Check the table below to get the dates of IAS prelims and mains.

UPSC Calendar 2021
Exam Name Exam Date
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 27th June 2021
Civil Services (Main) Examination 2021 17th September 2021 onward

As the dates are out, IAS Exam aspirants should not wait to strategize their preparation.To take strategy tips for the UPSC 2021, check the articles linked below:

UPSC Calendar 2021 – List of Recruitment Examinations

The Commission has mentioned the exam dates of 17 recruitment examinations. Check the table below for the list of these recruitment examinations along with their exam dates:

UPSC Exams 2021 UPSC Exam Dates
Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 21st February 2021
C.D.S. Examination (I), 2021 7th Feb
CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2021 14th March
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2021 18th April
Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 through CS(P) Examination 2021 27th June
I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2021 16th July
Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2021 17th July
Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 18th July
Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2021 8th August
Combined Medical Services Examination, 2021 29th Aug
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2021 5th September
Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2021 10th October
C.D.S. Examination (II), 2021 14th November
Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2021 21st November
S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE 11th December

Candidates can refer to the image below to know the details of the recruitment examinations mentioned in the UPSC Calendar 2021:

UPSC Calendar 2021

UPSC Calendar 2021 released on 17th August 2020

UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021 will take place in three stages:

  • Prelims
  • Mains, and
  • Interview

UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020 process is undergoing, the dates of which are:

  • UPSC Prelims 2020 – 4th October
  • UPSC Mains 2020 – 8th January 2021 onward
  • UPSC Interview – Dates are not yet confirmed

Recently, UPSC final results for the year 2019 were released which can be checked in the linked article.

Check the UPSC Preparation related links below:


  1. Hello Sir,

    Pls provide contact details for IAS Course.


    1. Hi
      Register yourself for free IAS online counselling session here.

  2. Thanks for giving this information bout IAS.. How to know about upsc(cse) syllabus Please give me a clarification about syllabus and mention each subject pls thank you

    1. Hi
      Download UPSC syllabus from the linked article.

  3. Can you provide daily study plan

    1. Get a timetable for UPSC in the linked article.

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