UPSC EXAM 2021-22

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What is UPSC?

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a National level competitive examination in India, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India.

Select your Exam 

CareerIndia provides you with the list of 20 civil services in India consisting of complete information about each exam and how to apply or prepare for the examination. The syllabus (Preliminary and Main) and updated question papers for all the exams are featured here with an option of downloading them for your reference and preparation.

  • IAS

    Indian Administrative Service
     
  • IPS

    Indian Police Service
     
  • IFS-Forest

    Indian Forest Service
     
  • IFS-Foreign

    Indian Foreign Service
     
  • IES

    Indian Engineering Services
     
  • NDA & NA (I) and (II)

    National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (I) and (II)
     
  • CAPF - AC

    Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants)
     
  • CISF - AC (Exe) LDCE

    Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) - Assistant Commandants (Executive) LDCE
     
  • CDS (I) and (II)

    Combined Defence Services (I) and (II)
     
  • IES/ISS

    Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service
     
  • CGGE

    Combined Geo-Scientist
     
  • CMSE

    Combined Medical Services
  • IRS

    Indian Revenue Service
     
  • IAAS

    Indian Audit and Accounts Service
     
  • IP&TAFS

    Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service
     
  • IDAS

    Indian Defence Accounts Service
     
  • IRTS

    Indian Railway Traffic Service
     
  • IRAS

    Indian Railway Accounts Service
     
  • IRPS

    Indian Railway Personnel Service
     
  • ITS

    Indian Trade Service
     

UPSC Calendar

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the annual calendar. The UPSC Calendar consists of all the exam dates along with the date of notification, last date for receipt of application and duration of the exam. Aspirants should never miss the exam calendar released by UPSC. It is also advised to download the UPSC Calendar and take a printout for future reference. We also advise aspirants to refer our UPSC Calendar 2020 page for detailed information. 

Name of Examination  Date of Notification  Date of Exam 
Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 September 25, 2019  January 5, 2020 
Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination,2020 September 25, 2019 January 19, 2020
C.D.S. Examination (I), 2020 October 30, 2019  February 2, 2020
CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2020 December 4, 2019  March 1, 2020
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2020 January 8, 2020  September 6, 2020
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 February 12, 2020  October 4, 2020
Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination 2019 
I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020 June 10, 2020 October 16, 2020
Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020 July 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020 August 18, 2020 December 20, 2020
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2020 June 10, 2020 September 6, 2020
C.D.S. Examination (II), 2020 August 5, 2020 November 11, 2020

UPSC Notification 2021

The UPSC has released the Civil Services Examination (CSE) notification on February 12, 2021. Interested candidates can access the UPSC notification 2021 on its official website. The notification plays a significant role in the competitive examinations. It will display all the important details such as eligibility, selection procedure, exam pattern, marking scheme and syllabus. The UPSC recruitment notification 2021 was released for a total of 769 vacancies that include vacancies for PwBD category. 

List Of Services In UPSC

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) stands as one amongst the toughest examinations in the country. The year-long examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Every year, over 10 lakh aspirants compete for the All India Services, such as IAS, IPS and IFS. Along with Central Services, Group A and B Services are also equally popular across India. Depending upon the candidates' preference and rank, the Commission will allot the service. The UPSC conducts the CSE for a total of 24 services apart from Indian Forest Service (IFS). Check the UPSC services list here.

All India Services

  1. Indian Administrative Service 

  2. Indian Police Service 

  3. Indian Foreign Service 

Group ‘A’ Services 

  4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service 

  5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service 

  6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) 

  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service 8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.) 

  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration) 

  10. Indian Postal Service 

  11. Indian Civil Accounts Service 

  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service 

  13. Indian Railway Accounts Service 

  14. Indian Railway Personnel Service 

  15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force 

  16. Indian Defence Estates Service 

  17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade) 

  18. Indian Trade Service 

  19. Indian Corporate Law Service 

Group ‘B’ Service 

  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’  

Important Functions Of UPSC

India's central recruiting agency, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is one amongst the Constitutional bodies. Under Article 320 of the Constitution of India, UPSC was vested with the many functions related to the recruitment of Civil Services and other Central Services. Every Civil Services aspirant should know the important functions of the Commission under Article 320 of the Constitution. 

  • The Union Public Service Commission is responsible for conducting the examinations for appointments to the services of the Union. 
  • The Commission does direct recruitment by selection through interviews. 
  • The appointment of officers on promotion/ absorption/ deputation will be conducted by the UPSC. 
  • The framing and amendment of recruitment rules for various services and posts will be taken care of by the Commission. 
  • The UPSC takes up disciplinary cases relating to different Civil Services. 
  • This Constitutional body will be advising the government on any matter referred to them by the President of India.

Success Rate of UPSC 2021

The Civil Services, also known as the UPSC exam is considered one of the toughest and prestigious competitive exams in India with a success rate of just 0.1%. The examination is conducted to recruit officers for three types of services namely, All India Services, Central Services and State Services. 

Civil Service Exams 2021

CareerIndia provides you with the list of Civil Services in India, which also has complete information on more than 11 civil service exams. Syllabus (Preliminary and Main) for all the exams are mentioned with an option of downloading it for your future reference. 

Important Details of UPSC Exam 2021

Eligibility criteria including nationality, educational qualification, age limit and the number of attempts are also provided to enable the candidates to know if they are qualified. Selection procedure gives a detailed process of selection in three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview. The exclusive section on Career prospects fetch you the details of the pay scale, designations with all the information on the training period.  

Tips and Study Material to Crack UPSC Exam 2021

As a part of guidance on exam preparation, we have documented information on coaching centres, question papers, reference books and preparation tips to help you crack one of the toughest exams in India.

UPSC Releases Engineering Services And IES/ISS Notification 2021

The UPSC has released the Engineering Services and IES/ISS notification 2021. Candidates can access the notification on the official website. 

The online applications will be accepted until April 27, 2021. The shortlisting of candidates will be based on the written exam and interview. 

7 April 2021
UPSC Specialist Grade Recruitment For 28 Assistant Professor Posts

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited online applications from qualified and experienced Indian nationals for filling Twenty-Eight (28) vacancies to the post of Specialist Grade III Assistant Professor in UPSC through direct recruitment to be posted in New Delhi.

The registration-cum-application application process towards the same started between March 27 and April 15, 2021. 

29 March 2021
UPSC Releases NDA & NA (I) Admit Card 2021

The UPSC has released the NDA & NA (I) admit card 2021. Candidates should use their login credentials such as roll number or registration number to download NDA admit card. 

The Commission will conduct the NDA admit card on April 18, 2021. The result will be declared in the last week of May 2021. 

26 March 2021
UPSC Releases Civil Services DAF-2 2020

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has started the Detailed Application Form (DAF-2) on March 25. The qualified candidates can fill the DAF 2 on the official website at upsc.gov.in.

 The Commission will accept the DAF II till April 5, 2021. One can fill their cadre allocation for All India Services - IAS/IPS/IFoS and others. 

25 March 2021
UPSC To Close Civil Services Exam (CSE) 2021 Registration Window

The UPSC is all set to close the Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2021 registration window today. i.e., March 24. Aspirants of Civil Services who have not yet registered for the exam can apply online till 6 PM. 

The Commission will be conducting the Civil Services Preliminary exam 2021 on June 27. The Civil Services Prelims admit card will be released in the last week of May 2021. 

24 March 2021
UPSC Releases Civil Services Mains 2020 Result
UPSC Releases NDA (I) Final Marks 2020
UPSC IES ISS Interview 2021 Schedule Released
UPSC Releases NDA (I) Final Result 2020
UPSC Releases Civil Services 2021 Notification
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