UPSC Notification 2021

UPSC Notification 2022 for Civil Services Examination will release on 2nd February 2022 as mentioned by the Commission in its latest UPSC Calendar.

Latest Civil Services Notifications for the ongoing and upcoming UPSC exam:

  • The UPSC Prelims Result for the exam conducted on October 10, 2021, was released on October 29, 2021.
  • UPSC exam schedule for 2022 released. Prelims scheduled for 5th June 2022, and Mains from 16th September 2022 onwards
  • The official UPSC 2022 notification to release on 2nd February 2022
  • UPSC Apply Online Portal for upcoming recruitment to remain open between 2nd and 22nd February 2022

Every year, the UPSC Notification is released for the recruitment of civil servants in the Indian bureaucracy.

UPSC Notification 2021 was released on March 4, 2021. The notification was initially expected to be released on 10th February but got delayed due to the recent decision to allow an extra attempt in the UPSC 2021.

Candidates can download the UPSC Notification 2021 from the link below:

UPSC CSE Notification 2021:- Download PDF Here

Previous Year: The Union Public Service Commission released the 2020 Notification for the Civil Services Examination on its official website on 12th February 2020.

The candidates who will register on the official UPSC website successfully will be issued Admit Cards for IAS exam (Prelims) in about three weeks before the date of the exam. Candidates have to download the same from the UPSC official website. The admit cards will not be sent by post.

UPSC Notification 2022

The release date of UPSC Notification 2022 is 2nd February 2022. The civil services examination dates are also released.

Any changes in the release date of the IAS Notification will be updated here. To learn the details of this notification, refer to the notification of the year 2021 which is given below:

UPSC Notification 2021

The UPSC notification gives all the details about the civil services exam that a candidate needs to know before attempting or even applying for the IAS exam.

The UPSC CSE Notification gives the following information:

  1. UPSC exam dates
  2. UPSC vacancies
  3. Exam centres
  4. Exam fees
  5. How to apply/online application procedure
  6. Eligibility for civil services exam (nationality/age limit/number of attempts/educational requirement)
  7. UPSC Exam Plan
  8. UPSC posts (for which the civil services exam is held)
  9. Latest UPSC CSE Syllabus Notification

The UPSC notification also gives the IAS exam dates as mentioned below:

  • The UPSC online application process for the prelims exam commenced on 4 March 2021.
  • The IAS Prelims exam took place on Sunday, 10th October 2021.
  • The UPSC mains exam is to be held from 7th January 2022 onwards for 5 days. They were earlier scheduled to take place from 17th September onward.
  • UPSC Personality Test/interview dates will be announced.

UPSC 2021 Vacancies

As per the 2021 notification, there are 712 vacancies which include 22 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category.

UPSC Civil Services Posts

UPSC recruitment is conducted through the civil services exam to fill in vacancies in the following services, as mentioned in the UPSC notification:

  1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  2. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  3. Indian Police Service (IPS)
  4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
  10. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  11. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
  13. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
  15. Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  16. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
  18. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’
  19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
  20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
  23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

Read in detail about the UPSC Posts in the linked article.

UPSC Notification 2020

Aspirants can refer to the UPSC Notification 2020:- Download PDF Here

UPSC 2020: Vacancies

The number of vacancies to be filled through the UPSC Civil Services Exam this year is 796 (out of which 24 are reserved for candidates with benchmark disabilities.)

UPSC 2019: Vacancies

The number of vacancies that were filled through the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 was 896 (out of which 39 are reserved for candidates with benchmark disabilities). Every year, the UPSC notification released gives the number of vacancies available for the total number of posts including all the services.

UPSC Exam Centres

The UPSC notification also gives information on the venue or centres of examination for both the prelims and the mains exams. Candidates should apply as soon as possible if they wish to receive a centre of their choice as they are allocated on a “first-apply-first-allot” basis.

For more information on UPSC exam centres, click here.

UPSC Eligibility Conditions

Before filling up the UPSC online application form, ensure that you are eligible as per the UPSC notification and the rules listed in the Gazette. Broadly speaking, the IAS eligibility criteria can be subdivided into the following categories:

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Minimum Educational Qualification
  4. Number of Attempts
  5. EWS Certificate Criteria

Click on the link for more information on IAS eligibility. Candidates should check the eligibility conditions in the UPSC notification for the year they are taking the IAS exam.

UPSC Exam Fees

The UPSC notification also gives the amount of fees that candidates have to pay while registering for the IAS exam.

  • The registration/application fee for the UPSC prelims exam is Rs.100/-, and for the mains exam is Rs.200/-.
  • Female/SC-ST/Disabled candidates are exempt from paying the fees.
  • Payment can be made while applying for the prelims exam online, either by cash mode or by online payment. Cash payment can be made by opting for the “Pay by Cash” mode and generating the Pay-in-slip. After that, the fee should be deposited the next working day at an SBI branch.
  • Candidates should pay the exam fees (unless they are exempt) well before the last date to avoid any last-minute hiccups.
  • Candidates who will clear the IAS prelims will have to apply again for the mains exam. The UPSC will give out the notification for that as well. Follow the procedure as mentioned in the notification and apply for the mains before the due date.

Apply Online for UPSC Recruitment

The UPSC notification gives the detailed procedure for online IAS application. Read through the notification thoroughly before applying for the exam.

1) Visit the official UPSC application website (

2) Navigate to the UPSC Civil Services Examination Link

3) Click on Fill Part-I Registration

4) Once the registration number is generated, use it to fill out Part-II Registration

5) Click on submit once done

Things to note while filling the UPSC online form:

  • Candidates should note that the UPSC CSE prelims exam is also the same for the Indian Forest Service (IFoS). So, candidates should specify while applying whether they are applying for civil services or forest service or both.
  • There are two parts to the registration process – Part I and Part II. Candidates should also pay the fees, give centre preference, and upload the photo and signature images on the website. They should also specify the language of the medium of exam for papers I to V. The optional subject should also be selected. Candidates should also specify the Indian language for paper A. (The medium, language and optional subject selection are required for mains exam only but they have to be specified while applying for the prelims itself).
  • While filling in the above details, candidates are advised to be careful as once submitted, no changes are entertained by the UPSC in this regard.
  • Candidates should read the instructions carefully before filling out and applying for the exam.
  • Read detailed instructions on how to apply on the link below:
  • UPSC Online Application Form 2021
  • Candidates are advised to read the UPSC Notification in detail before applying online for the civil services exam. Further important details are given in the UPSC notification.

Plan of Civil Services Exam (CSE) & UPSC Syllabus

  • The UPSC CSE is conducted in two stages as described below:
    • Stage 1: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) – UPSC Prelims
    • Stage 2: Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) – UPSC Mains
  • Only candidates who qualify the preliminary exam are allowed to take the IAS mains exam. The mains written exam will be held first after which selected candidates will be summoned for the UPSC Interview/personality test.
  • IAS aspirants can go through the UPSC Syllabus at the linked article
  • Candidates who clear the UPSC Mains are then called for the IAS Interview (UPSC Personality Test).

Previous UPSC Notifications

For reference, aspirants can check the UPSC Notification 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 from the links below.

Year Download UPSC Notifications PDF
2019 Download PDF
2018 Download PDF
2017 Download PDF
2016 Download PDF
2015 Download PDF

Frequently Asked Questions on UPSC

When will the UPSC 2022 Notification release?

The UPSC 2022 Notification will be released on 2nd February 2022.

How many vacancies are there in UPSC 2021?

As per UPSC Notification 2021, there are 712 vacancies that will be filled through the Civil Services Exam.

Can we change UPSC Exam Centre?

Candidates can change their UPSC Exam Centres in IAS Exam 2020. Read about UPSC Prelims Exam Centres and the process to change their exam centres in the linked article.

Can I apply for the IAS exam offline?

No, only online application is entertained for the UPSC IAS exam as per the UPSC notification. Learn more about the online application and registration procedure here.

UPSC Mains 2018 Results Declared
UPSC 2019: Calendar of Examination
Recent update: UPSC to allow candidates to withdraw from Exams
UPSC 2018 Civil Services Exam Calendar/Schedule/Timetable PDF
UPSC 2017 Civil Services Exam Calendar/Schedule/Timetable PDF
UPSC 2016 Civil Services Exam Calendar/Schedule/Timetable PDF
UPSC 2015 Civil Services Exam Calendar/Schedule/Timetable PDF
Exam Name Download PDF
Civil Services Examination Prelims Result 2020
Civil Services Examination Mains (written) Result 2020
Exam Name Download PDF
Civil Services Examination-2016 Mains Result 2016
Civil Services Examination-2016 Prelims Result 2016
Civil Services Examination-2015 Final Result Marks 2015
Civil Services Examination-2015 Prelims Result 2015
Exam Name Year
Civil Services Exam. 2016 Cut off Marks UPSC 2016
Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam. 2016 Cut off Marks UPSC 2016
Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam. 2016 2016
Civil Services Examination, 2015 Indian Forest Service Examination, 2015 (Preliminary) 2015
Indian Forest Service Examination-2015 (Written Part & Finally Recommended) 2015
Civil Services Examination-2014

Indian Forest Service Examination-2014

Exam Name Year
Answer Key UPSC 2016: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016
Answer Key UPSC 2015:: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2015
Answer Key UPSC 2014:: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014

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  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.

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