UPSC Calendar 2021

UPSC 2021 calendar with the revised dates was released on June 25, 2021, on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission. After the release of the recruitment notification on March 4, 2021, an updated schedule had to be released by the Commission due to the effects of the ongoing pandemic in the country.

A fresh set of UPSC exam dates 2021 was released for both prelims and mains exam. The UPSC prelims were announced for October and the IAS Mains 2021 examination is now going to commence from 7th January 2022 onwards.

The UPSC exam program 2021 listed 17 examinations with their dates of notification, last date to apply, and exam dates. To download the IAS Notification 2021, visit the linked article.

The official UPSC Calendar 2022 has also been released by the conducting body. Aspirants looking forward to applying for the upcoming recruitment can visit the linked article and check the exam schedule. 

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 10th October 2021
Civil Services (Main) Examination 2021  7th, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th January 2022

The application process had started on 4th March. Candidates can update themselves with the UPSC Online Application 2021 details given in the linked article.

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:

GS 1 Structure, Strategy and Syllabus GS 2 Structure, Strategy and Syllabus
GS 3 Structure, Strategy and Syllabus GS 4 Structure, Strategy and Syllabus

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:

* Candidates, please note, the below tables were provided by UPSC. However, in light of the ongoing pandemic, some of the dates might have been changed. So, kindly check the official website for official confirmation.

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 10th October
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

The final UPSC results for 2020 recruitment were released on September 24, 2021. Candidates who are appearing for the ongoing recruitment process can check the cut off and result details of previous years at the linked article.

Check the UPSC Preparation related links below:

UPSC Syllabus Current Affairs
UPSC Books UPSC Exam Pattern
NCERT Notes Differences Between Articles
Daily News Analysis UPSC Preparation

UPSC calendar 2021 was released much in advance in comparison to the dates of examination. However, this comprises only a tentative schedule and the Union Public Service Commission holds the final rights to change the schedule at any point in time during the recruitment.

Thus, aspirants who somehow skipped their opportunity to appear for the exam this year must start off with their UPSC 2022 preparation. The exam schedule for the same is already out.

For any further civil services exam updates, study material or preparation tips, candidates can turn to BYJU’S for expert assistance.


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  1. Hello Sir,

    Pls provide contact details for IAS Course.


  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

  3. Can you provide daily study plan

  4. the date of application started from 10th feb but when opening the upsc site to apply, it says no notice is currently issued. how am i supposed to apply then?

  5. please provide the UPSC cse all detais.

  6. Can you provide daily study plan

    • Dear Aspirant,
      Usually, the same study plan doesn’t work for all the aspirants, as the routine varies person-to-person. However, we have provided a month-wise plan for the interested candidates. This way, you can also modify the weightage given to the subjects as per your strategy. Check it here.