Latest UPSC Notification – IAS Interview Dates 2020 are out. The UPSC Interview will take place from 2nd August 2021 onwards. Download the detailed information about the personality test in the linked article.
Candidates should know that the Union Public Service Commission has postponed the UPSC Prelims 2021. Candidates can check the linked article for the revised exam dates.
Meanwhile, candidates can also download the IAS Mains 2020 Result, which was declared on March 23, 2021, from the linked article.
Every year, the UPSC Notification is released for the recruitment of civil servants in the Indian bureaucracy.
UPSC Notification 2021 has been released on March 4, 2021.
Candidates can download the UPSC Notification 2021 from the link below:
UPSC CSE Notification 2021:- Download PDF Here
- The notification was expected to be released on Feb 10 but probably got delayed because of the recent decision to allow an extra attempt in the UPSC 2021.
- UPSC Apply Online Portal was open for aspirants with the release of the 2021 notification. Click on the link to know more.
Last Date to Apply:-
The last date for the receipt of the UPSC application was March 24, 2021. The online application was to be filled up by 6:00 PM of 24th March 2021.
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 exam process is still underway with UPSC Interview dates yet to be out.
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 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:
- UPSC exam dates
- UPSC vacancies
- Exam centres
- Exam fees
- How to apply/online application procedure
- Eligibility for civil services exam (nationality/age limit/number of attempts/educational requirement)
- UPSC Exam Plan
- UPSC posts (for which the civil services exam is held)
- Latest UPSC Syllabus
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 will take place on Sunday, 10th October 2021.
- The UPSC Prelims Results are expected to release in the 1st Week of November.
- The UPSC mains exam revised dates are yet to be out. 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:
- Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
- Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
- Indian Police Service (IPS)
- Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
- Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
- Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
- Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
- Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
- Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
- Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
- Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
- Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
- Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
- Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
- 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:
- Age Limit
- Minimum Educational Qualification
- Number of Attempts
- 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 (upsconline.nic.in)
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:
- 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|
Frequently Asked Questions on UPSC
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|Exam Name||Download PDF|
|Civil Services Examination Prelims Result||2020|
|Civil Services Examination Mains (written) Result||2020|
|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