UPSC Mains Result 2021 Announced

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC Mains Result 2021 on 17th March 2022. The Civil Services Mains (CSM) exam took place between 7th and 16th January, this year.

The candidates who have cleared the UPSC Mains Exam have to fill the DAF-II online between 17th March and 24th March, which has been released by the Commission immediately after the declaration of CSE Mains 2021 result. Only the candidates who will successfully fill out the detailed application form-II will be allowed to take the IAS Interview which will begin from 5th April 2022. As per the UPSC’s latest notice, the interview will take place from the 1st week of April.

UPSC Mains Result 2021-Download PDF Here

UPSC Mains Result Date

Usually, the Civil Services Mains Examination takes place in September annually after Prelims that takes place in May/June. However, the trend had changed in the last two years on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic. The examinations had been postponed. Where Prelims took place in October, Mains had been shifted to January since the last two recruitments. Following the change in exam dates, the result dates of UPSC Mains have also seen a shift.

The dates of the examinations of CSE Mains 2020 and 2021 along with their result dates are given below:

UPSC Mains Exam & Result Dates

UPSC Mains 2021 Exam Date 7th, 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th January 2022
UPSC Mains 2021 Result Date 17th March 2022
UPSC Mains 2020 Exam Date 8th, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th January 2021
UPSC Mains 2020 Result Date 23rd March 2021

Civil Services Mains 2021 Result

The IAS Mains exam consists of 9 papers, all of which are descriptive in nature. For more on the UPSC mains exam, click on the linked article.

Active Link to Download CSE Mains 2021 Result –

What will be the cut-off for UPSC Mains 2021?

The CSE Mains Cut Off 2021 will be released post the final result of UPSC. For 2020, the cut-off was:

  • General – 736
  • EWS – 687
  • OBC – 698
  • SC – 680
  • ST – 682
  • PwBD‐1 – 648
  • PwBD‐2 – 699
  • PwBD‐3 – 425
  • PwBD‐5 – 300

Aspirants can check the UPSC Cut Off page for more details.

How to check the UPSC Mains Result?

The UPSC Mains result is displayed on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission. Candidates check their results on the official UPSC website by following the steps mentioned below to download the result. Alternatively, you can download the PDF we have given above.

  1. Go to the official website of the UPSC (
  2. Click on the icon that says ‘Written results’.
  3. Then, click on the link which says Civil Services Mains (Written) Results 2021.
  4. From here, you should be able to download the PDF of the document containing the list of candidates who have successfully cleared the UPSC Mains 2021.
  5. Save the UPSC Mains Result 2021 PDF for future reference.

UPSC Question Papers

You can download the UPSC mains 2021 question papers from the attached link. Solving previous years’ question papers is an essential part of the UPSC preparation. It helps you understand the particular demands of the IAS exam, makes you attuned to the areas from where maximum questions are likely to be asked, and also gives you the much-needed answer writing practise for UPSC. Also, if you are looking for topic-wise questions that are asked in Civil Services Mains; you can check the table below:

UPSC Personality Test

Candidates should know that once they clear UPSC Mains 2021, they will be qualified to appear for the UPSC personality test or interview. You will be required to download the e-summons for the interview from the official website of the UPSC.

In this interview, you will face the UPSC Board, who will assess you and evaluate whether you are fit for a career in the services or not. 

Candidates should not ignore preparing for the IAS interview, as this is the last step that can take you to your destination. 

Quick tips to face the UPSC Board:

  • Be confident.
  • Have a calm and composed mind before entering the interview room.
  • Brush up on your general knowledge about important news from your locality.
  • Go through your DAF thoroughly as questions will be asked from here.
  • It is okay if you do not know the answer to any question posed by the board. It is better to acknowledge your ignorance about the matter rather than beat about the bush.
  • Always be positive and constructive about any criticisms.
  • For more tips on how to ace the UPSC interview, click on the link below:

Read- 10 Golden Tips to Top in the UPSC Civil Services Examination Interview

Related Links:


  1. I am studying in graduation 3rd year
    Can I fill the UPSC form 2021 and I am old 21 year

    1. Hi
      The final year students can apply for UPSC exam. Please note that the candidates’ graduation final results should be out before/on the date of Mains application process starting.

  2. Kaveri satish Dahale

    I am BALLB student and am graduated in law so can I apply for upsc

    1. Yes, you can sit for the exam. Check UPSC Eligibility Criteria before you sit for the exam.

  3. HELLO,
    I wanted to know whether i will be able to give upsc cse 2021 as my birth is on april 2000 and my final year exams will be held in may or june.
    please guide me and also tell me when do we have to present our certificate of graduation and also only the marksheet of final year will suffice or proper degree needs to be submitted.

    1. Hi,
      The minimum age should be 21 (As of 1st August of the exam year) to sit for the exam. Also, one must have received their final result before the last date of the UPSC Mains application process. As one has to submit the copies of provisional/final result with DAF during the Mains application process.

  4. hello, can i fill two SEPERATE forms for cse and ifos exam in the same year so that i can attempt for any one exam in the prelims of my choice. i know there is option for both , but i am asking if i can file two seperate forms . pls answer.

    1. Yes, you can fill.

  5. Hi Sir, Regarding OBC reservation will non-creamy and community certificate obtained from any of the last three financial year will be sufficient? Or we have to apply for each year before applying for prelims. pls answer

    1. Hi,
      It is recommended to apply for a new OBC certificate to avoid any confusion in the selection process.

  6. hi i am 31 yr old graduated from commerce stream, i never applied for any pre or mains or any civil servants exams, just wanted to know the first thing that can apply for any exams like UPSC or PCS as per my age criteria, and if yes what are the options i can apply

    1. Hi,
      Get the UPSC Eligibility Criteria here.

Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published. Required fields are marked *