UPSC Calendar 2021

On June 25th 2021, Union Public Service Commission has released the revised exam calendar for the year 2021. Candidates should note that the original IAS Calendar 2021 was released ahead of the UPSC Prelims which was held on 4th October 2020. This revised calendar contains fresh dates of UPSC Mains 2021.

IAS Mains 2021 fresh dates have been announced by the Commission. The examination is now going to commence from 7th January 2022 onwards.

Candidates preparing for the next year can get the latest UPSC exam program 2021 that has listed 17 examinations with their dates of notification, last date to apply, and exam dates. Also, UPSC Notification 2021 was released on 4th March 2021.

Download the IAS Notification 2021 from the linked article.

Earlier on June 9, UPSC had released the revised dates for Civil Services Examination 2020 (Interview). They shall now commence on August 2, 2021, and conclude by September 22, 2021. Check the UPSC Calendar 2020 page for further information and the revised 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 will start from 4th March, hence candidates should be aware of the UPSC Online Application 2021, details of which are 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

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

  • UPSC Prelims 2020 – 4th October
  • UPSC Mains 2020 – 8th January 2021 onwards
  • UPSC Interview – 2nd August 2021 onwards

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:

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


  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.

  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?

    1. Hi, the notification is out. You can download it from our UPSC Notification post. The last date to submit is 24th March 2021.

  5. please provide the UPSC cse all detais.

    1. Hi
      You can find all the details about CSE in the linked article.

  6. Rohit Vilas Bansode

    Can you provide daily study plan

    1. 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.

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