UPSC Exam Calendar
The Civil Services Examination is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, and Indian Police Service
Union Public Service Commission Exam Calendar
The exam calendar mentioned the dates for various exams like UPSC CSE, NDA, The entire calendar for the UPSC exams in 2021 is released on the official website of … Check out the details about different exams conducted by UPSC.
|Si.No||Name of Examination||Date of Notification||Last Date for Receipt of Applications||Date of commencement of Exam|
|1||Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2021||07.10.2020||27.10.2020||21.02.2021|
|2||C.D.S. Examination (I), 2021||28.10.2020||17.11.2020||07.02.2021|
|3||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||21.02.2021|
|4||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||07.03.2021|
|5||CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2021||02.12.2020||22.12.2020||14.03.2021|
|6||N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2021||30.12.2020||19.01.2021||18.04.2021|
|7||Reserved for UPSC RT for the posts of EO/AO in the EPFO||10.02.2021||09.05.2021|
|8||Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021||10.02.2021||2.03.2021||27.06.2021|
|Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 through CS(P) Examination 2021|
|9||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||07.04.2021||04.07.2021|
|10||I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2021||07.04.2021||27.04.2021||16.07.2021|
|11||Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2021||17.07.2021|
|12||Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021||07.04.2021||27.04.2021||18.07.2021|
|13||Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2021||15.04.2021||05.05.2021||08.08.2021|
|14||Combined Medical Services Examination, 2021||05.05.2021||25.05.2021||29.08.2021|
|15||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||29.08.2021|
|16||N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2021||09.06.2021||29.06.2021||05.09.2021|
|17||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||12.09.2021|
|18||Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021||17.09.2021|
|19||C.D.S. Examination (II), 2021||14.11.2021|
|20||Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2021||10.10.2021|
|22||Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2021||21.11.2021|
|23||S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE||15.09.2021||1 05.10.2021||11.12.2021|
Union Public Service Commission Exam Pattern:
Overview of IAS Exam Pattern
|Name of the exam||Civil Services Exam- IAS|
|Mode of exam||Offline|
|Number of Stages||Prelims
|Number of papers||Prelims: 2
|Prelims marking scheme||Paper 1: +2 marks per question
Paper 2: +2.5 marks per question
Negative marking: One-third of marks allotted to each question
Salient features of the UPSC Exam:
- The UPSC conducts examination for All-India Services Central Services and Public Services for different Indian states and Union territory
- It helps the states in composing and implementing schemes of combined recruitment for any services requiring special qualifications.
- The UPSC serves the interests of the State on the demand of the Governor and with the consent of the President of India
Date Of Inviting Online Applications
The online applications are available online by the second week of February Every year
Union Public Service Commission IAS Exam Centres 2021 for Main Exam.
UPSC – Official Links
In the official link, you will find all the related information about the important examination date, previous year papers, admit cards, notification for the interviews, and more, always keep an eye on the official website for the latest information
For more information – https://www.upsc.gov.in/
Timetable And Study Plan for UPSC
|Time||What to do?||How & Why|
|5:00 AM||Wake up||Early risers stand a lot to gain!|
|5:00 – 6:00 AM||Morning routine, tea/green tea, Yoga/light exercise||Early morning exercise helps blood circulation, improves concentration.|
|6:00 – 6:15 AM||Bath||Helps you shake off the drowsiness.|
|6:15 – 7:45 AM||Read a newspaper.||Devote some time for this as you will need to make notes.|
|7:45 – 8:30 AM||Breakfast (+ Reach Coaching class/college)||Have a healthy and filling breakfast (has to keep you going for the day). If you don’t have to travel, use that time for studying.|
|8:30 – 11:00 AM||Study Time||Start with revising what you learnt the previous day. Then, take up the topics that you feel are most tough for you since your mind is fresh and can absorb a lot.|
|11:00 – 11:30 AM||Break Time||Take a break to refresh and recharge.|
|11:30 AM – 1:30 PM||Study Time||Resume your studies.|
|1:30 – 2:30 PM||Lunch||Pack in a light lunch. It is better to avoid daytime siesta.|
|2:30 – 5:00 PM||Study Time||Continue studies.|
|5:00 – 7:30 PM||Reach home + Tea/Snacks + Refresh (play/gym/chat with people)||Have your tea/coffee. Meet positive people. Play or move around. Hit the gym if you are in the habit. If you are not traveling, all the more time for you to study!|
|7:30 – 9:00 PM||Study Time||Your last phase of studies for the day. Make sure to take up lighter topics since you would be feeling a bit drained.|
|9:00 – 9:30 PM||Supper||Supper should be the lightest meal if you want to get a goodnight’s sleep.|
|9:30 – 10:00 PM||Watch news/discussions||Watch quality news discussions on UPSC-relevant issues.|
|10:00 – 10:30 PM||Unwind (no TV)||Half an hour before sleep, avoid TV. Don’t think of studies. Relax. Listen to soothing music if you like. Talk to your family or friends.|
|10:30 PM||Hit the bed||Get a nice sleep as you have to be up and ready for the next day!|
UPSC Reference Books:
- Language Dictionary.
- Biographical Sources.
- Audiovisual Materials.
- Year-Books, Almanacs, and Supplements to the encyclopedia.
- Geographical sources, Gazetteers, guide-books, maps, atlases, etc.
Link for previous year question papers:
Top Coaching Institutes in India for UPSC Civil Services Entrance Preparation:
|Rau’s IAS Study Circle||O2 IAS Academy|
|Vajiram and Ravi||ALS IAS Academy|
|Chanakya IAS Academy||Brilliant Tutorials Private. Limited|
|Raj IAS Academy||Sathya IAS Academy|
|Elite Academy||Brain Tree India|
UPSC Contact Address
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069
Facilitation Counter : 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591
Email : feedback-upsc[at]gov[dot]in
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will UPSC be conducted in 2021?
Registration for the exam will begin on February 10, 2021. The exam was scheduled to be held on May 31, however, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was held on October 4.
How can I apply for UPSC 2021?
Steps to fill the Part I of the UPSC CSE 2021 application form
- Visit the official website of UPSC – upsconline.nic.in.
- Click on Exam Notifications tab.
- Click on Apply Online link.
- Click on the link available for Civil Services Part-I registration.
- Read the application form instructions carefully and click on Yes
Does UPSC reduce the age limit in 2021?
There are no official changes announced for the change in the UPSC age limit for 2021. The newspaper clipping specifically focused on the General Category mentioning that the reduced age limit was not applicable for members of other categories
How many vacancies are there in UPSC 2021?
UPSC notified 796 vacancies last year. The number of vacancies included 24 vacancies for the Persons with Benchmark Disability Category