On 17th August 2020, Union Public Service Commission released the exam calendar for the year 2021. The UPSC Calendar 2021 was released ahead of the UPSC Prelims which was held on 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 was released on 4th March 2021.
Download the IAS Notification 2021 from the linked article.
On June 9, 2021, UPSC has 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||Yet to be released|
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 Civil Services Examination 2021 will take place in three stages:
- Mains, and
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|