The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the central recruiting agency for shortlisting candidates to various services of the Union and the services of the state. The major responsibility of the Commission is to scrutinise candidates for the All India Services comprising three prestigious services – Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
Every year, the Commission releases the UPSC calendar for all examinations. Candidates who are aspiring for the Central services can check the UPSC exam dates before the release of notification. The central recruiting agency also releases the UPSC time table that includes the date of notification, last date for receipt of applications, date of commencement of exam and duration of the exam.
The UPSC has released the revised Programme of Examinations/ Recruitment Tests (RTs) 2021 on June 25. The Commission has released the fresh exam dates for IAS and IFS Mains examination 2021. Earlier, the UPSC has postponed the exams due to the surge in the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country. The Commission has announced that Civil Services (Preliminary) 2021 examination will be on October 10, 2021.
|Name of Examination||Date of Notification||Last Date for Receipt of Applications||Date of Exam|
|Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2021||October 7, 2020||October 27, 2020||February 21, 2021|
|C.D.S. Examination (I), 2021||October 28, 2021||November 17, 2021||February 7, 2021|
|CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2021||December 2, 2020||December 22, 2020||March 14, 2021|
|N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2021||December 20, 2021||January 19, 2021||March 18, 2021|
|Reserved for UPSC RT for the posts of EO/AO||September 5, 2021|
|Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021||March 4, 2021||March 24, 2021||October 10, 2021|
|Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 through CS(P) Examination 2021|
|I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2021||April 7, 2021||April 27, 2021||July 16, 2021|
|Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2021||July 17, 2021|
|Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021||March 7, 2021||March 27, 2021||July 18, 2021|
|Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2021||April 15, 2021||May 5, 2021||August 8, 2021|
|Combined Medical Services Examination, 2021||July 7, 2021||July 27, 2021||November 21, 2021|
|N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2021||June 9, 2021||June 29, 2021||November 14, 2021|
|Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||September 19, 2021|
|Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021||January 7, 2022|
|Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2021||November 21, 2021|
|C.D.S. Examination (II), 2021||August 4, 2021||August 24, 2021||November 14, 2021|
|Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2021||February 27, 2022|
|S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE||September 15, 2021||October 10, 2021||December 11, 2021|
|Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||December 19, 2021|
The UPSC releases the exam dates at least a year before the Civil Services Examination (CSE). The Commission has recently revised the Civil Services Exam Schedule. Aspirants can check IAS exam dates 2021 before the release of notification.
|Date of Notification||February 10, 2021|
|Last date for receipt of applications||March 24, 2021|
|Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021||October 10, 2021|
|Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021||January 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2021 (5 days)|
Note: Candidates are advised to track the latest updates on the official site of UPSC because the dates of notification, exam dates and duration of examinations are liable to change if the conditions so warrant.