UPSC Online - Registration, Application And Preparation For IAS Exam 2021

This UPSC Online page is a resource and information repository for the IAS exam 2021. With the increase in internet penetration in India and the ongoing pandemic, there is a manifold increase in the number of online coaching platforms, test series and availability of online UPSC books.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has also shifted to an online application and registration process for the various exams under its purview. The official site is the main page where the aspirants can apply for various posts under UPSC and can check the details regarding the applied exams (for example, exam form, admit card, dates, results and other related information). Admit cards for the exams are made available on the official website of UPSC 2-3 weeks before the date of the exam.

The UPSC online portal for applying to the Civil Services Exam 2021 was open when the official notification was released on March 4, 2021. The Online UPSC Portal is now closed. The last date to submit the application for Prelims 2021 was 24th March 2021.

UPSC Online 2022 portal for registration of UPSC 2022 will be open in February next year.

Overview of UPSC Online Portal

Annually, the UPSC conducts several exams such as NDA, IES, CDS, CAPF, etc., including the most prestigious and competitive exam in India, i.e. the IAS exam.  Officially the IAS exam is known as the Civil Services Exam which is conducted in three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview. Further information about various Defense Exams is available on the linked page.

Check the UPSC Prelims Exam Centres page to know the details on how to change the exam centre for UPSC Exam.

The online UPSC application contains a 2-part registration form:

  • Part 1 comprises basic details such as name, age, address etc.
  • Part 2 registration comprises the selection of the UPSC exam centre, payment of fees and uploading the photo, signature and ID proof.

Candidates who have registered for the UPSC 2021, can reach out to the commission for any queries at:

UPSC Facilitation Counter Phone: 011-23098543/23385271/23381125/23098591
Online: [email protected]

UPSC Online - Daily News 2021

UPSC Online 2021

The first stage of the IAS exam is the Prelims. IAS Prelims exam is an offline (pen-paper) exam that comprises two papers (objective type questions/MCQs). UPSC Prelims 2021 will be held on Sunday, October 10th. [Any Change in the status of the examination will be reflected on the linked page for Prelims.] Around 5-7 lakh aspirants are expected to appear for the exam. Out of which, only 10000-12000 candidates will qualify for the next stage. You can also find an online UPSC notes PDF along with a preparation strategy on our Prelims page.

Aspirants appearing for the UPSC Prelims 2021 can check out the Topic-Wise UPSC Prelims Questions PDFs for preparation and assistance.

Note: Candidates must visit the linked page for UPSC Calendar 2021 or the respective Prelims and Mains Pages to check the latest status of the exams.

UPSC Online
Online Application For Prelims
Online Preparation For IAS Exam
Downloading the e-Admit Card
Filling the Online DAF Form for Mains
Preparation and revision for UPSC Mains
Downloading the online Admit Card
Interview call letters will be released at the commission’s website

For quick reference, candidates should keep a copy of the latest UPSC notification and the syllabus for Prelims, Mains handy.

After Prelims Result, the candidates who are declared eligible for the UPSC Mains will have to fill Detailed Application Form (DAF) for IAS Mains through the UPSC Online Portal. The DAF form is comprehensive and it should be filled with caution. The DAF form contains your work history, hobbies, performance in academics, cadre and service choice etc. Here, you can find some guidelines for filling the DAF for UPSC IAS online.

The Civil Services Examination is the common entry point for 24 Group A and Group B services such as IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS etc. Hence, there is a common online application for IAS, IPS, IFS etc., and the common syllabus, exam pattern and so on. To read about the intricacies of the Civil Services Exam in detail, please see the linked article.

Before we discuss the online UPSC IAS preparation, here is a collection of related articles for UPSC 2021.

UPSC Online Preparation for IAS Exam 2021

Online IAS preparation is best for candidates who want to prepare for the UPSC exam on their own terms. To begin with, there are several choices for UPSC online coaching which the candidates should check out.

The ideal way to start the Civil Services Exam preparation is by reading the NCERT books and going through the previous years’ question papers. At BYJU’S online free IAS preparation, you can find all the information, news, question papers, study material and mock tests for UPSC preparation.

UPSC online - IAS online preparation 2021

How to prepare for the UPSC exam online?

Everyone who aspires to join the civil services one day may not have access to formal coaching classes. The reason for that might be a lack of financial resources or time availability in the case of working professionals. Additionally, there are few aspirants who are very confident in self-preparation and do not want to take up classes. On similar lines, many aspirants have cleared UPSC CSE Exam without coaching and only with the help of resources available online. 

One such success story is of Arunraj, who cleared UPSC Exam on the first attempt without coaching. Click here to read more about his success story. 

With the ongoing pandemic situation, almost all the UPSC coaching institutes have majorly converted their teaching from offline classes to online classes. The aspirants who wanted to prepare for the UPSC Exam online can choose the best online academy as per their choice or prefer to resource the free IAS preparation materials available on BYJU’S website.

Including the NCERT books, the complete list of online UPSC books, and notes PDF which are essential for the exam can be downloaded from the link below.

UPSC Books Online: –Download PDF Here

For success in the IAS exam, it is important that aspirants practice the MCQs and take a few test series to get a hang of the exam pattern. The test series are available in both offline and online modes.

BYJU’S test series for Prelims and Mains is tailor-made for serious IAS aspirants:

  • Our test series module gives aspirants the chance to compete against 20000+ candidates and evaluate themselves.
  • The questions are designed by IAS exam experts and it covers every portion of the UPSC exam.
  • Candidates also get the chance to take part in the post-test analysis wherein all the questions are discussed and inputs are given for further improvement.

To prepare for UPSC 2021 prelims, aspirants can check IAS Mock Tests that are available free of cost. The aspirants should attempt to solve the online UPSC practice tests and then take a call whether they should enroll for classroom training or the online IAS free coaching will suffice.

Considering the increasing trend of questions based on Current Affairs in both Prelims and Mains, it is strongly recommended that candidates should harness the power of the internet to keep up with the latest events of national and international importance. You can find a list of government websites that will aid your exam preparation here.

The online UPSC preparation also enables aspirants to access content in a more user-friendly manner using infographics and videos. Check BYJU’S IAS channel on YouTube.

Given below are a few links to help candidates prepare for the upcoming UPSC exam even better –

Best Way to Prepare for UPSC Online

Our revolutionary IAS Prep Tablet is making waves in the IAS study circles. This unique new-age model is a blessing for aspirants who are on the move a lot of the time.

  • The tablet programme provides the perfect combination of studying from texts, videos, images, and news.
  • The IAS videos are crafted by the best faculty in the country and candidates can take benefit from them any number of times they want!
  • It is like the perfect classroom since students can listen and re-listen to the material whenever they want.
  • The IAS Tablet also offers mock tests and sample questions – all designed to mould aspirants into successful candidates.

UPSC aspirants can also know the pay scale and grade pay details for various administrative posts on the IAS Salary page.

Success in the UPSC civil services exam is not an accident. It is a result of hard work and diligence, along with the right kind of preparation in the right direction. BYJU’S UPSC Online is the perfect guide for cracking the IAS exam combining traditional knowledge with the latest technology.

Frequently Asked Questions on UPSC Online

Q 1. How to apply online for UPSC CSE?

Ans. The Union Public Service Commission releases the official notification on the official website along with the instructions to complete the online UPSC registration. Candidates can follow the steps and fill in the application form and apply online for the administrative posts.

Q 2. What is the application fee for UPSC online application?

Ans. The online UPSC application fee for Female/ SC/ ST/ PwBD is exempted, while for all other candidates, the fee is Rs.100.

Q 3. What is the official website for UPSC?

Ans. The official website for UPSC is and the official notification and all other necessary announcements related to the recruitment process are released on it.


  1. Jyoti Ankaikar Randhir

    Dear sir,

    are you provide video lecture ?
    I want video lectures which gives in class, can you provide this?
    I can not afford a class, all material you were provided but you were not mentioned about video lecture.

    please reply me.

    1. Video lectures are available at BYJU’S IAS Channel

  2. Sir I want video lecture for upsc

    1. Hi,

      You can find video lectures and daily news analysis at BYJU’S IAS Channel on YouTube.

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