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 Updates On June 16: IES Prelims 2021 Exam Schedule And IFS Mains Result Out

The UPSC has declared the IFS Mains result 2020. Candidates who have appeared for the exams between February 28 and March 7 can check their results on the official portal at upsc.gov.in. A total of 222 candidates have qualified in the IFS Mains written examination. 

The Commission has released Indian Engineering Services (IES) Prelims 2021 exam schedule. The written exam will be held on July 18, 2021.  

16 June 2021
UPSC Civil Services Interview 2020 Dates Released

The UPSC has released the Civil Services 2020 Exam interview dates. The pending interviews will be held from August 2, 2021. The eligible Candidates are advised to check the dates on the official website. 

The official notice reads, "After reviewing the situation, the Commission has decided to commence the personality test of the civil services examination, 2020 from 02.08.2021," 

Earlier, the UPSC has deferred the Civil Services interviews due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

11 June 2021
UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2021 Postponed

The UPSC has postponed the Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2021 scheduled on June 27 due to an ongoing Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. The Commission is all set to conduct the IAS Preliminary Exam 2021 on October 10th.

The official notice reads, "Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), the Union Public Service Commission has deferred the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021, which was scheduled to be held on 27th June, 2021. Now, this Examination will be held on 10th October, 2021."

14 May 2021
UPSC Civil Services 2020 Interview Postponed

The UPSC has postponed the Civil Services 2020 personality test (interview) scheduled to be held from April 26 to June 18, 2021. The Commission is likely to announce the new interview schedules soon.

It has taken the decision due to the second wave of the COVID-19 which is spreading increasingly. It has also postponed the UPSC EPFO written exam and IES/ISS interview. 

20 April 2021
UPSC Recruitment For 13 Deputy Secretary Posts

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification for the Post of Deputy Secretary level officers. The online application was released for a total of 13 vacancies. 

Interested candidates can apply online by visiting the official website of UPSC on upsconline.nic.in. The online applications will be accepted till May 3, 2021. The shortlisted candidates will be paid at the minimum of Pay Level-12 in the Pay Matrix that will be Rs 1,19,000 per month.

19 April 2021
UPSC EPFO Admit Card 2021 Released
UPSC Latest Updates On April 15
UPSC Releases Engineering Services And IES/ISS Notification 2021
UPSC Specialist Grade Recruitment For 28 Assistant Professor Posts
UPSC Releases NDA & NA (I) Admit Card 2021
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