UPSC Exams

Civil Services Examination

UPSC Exam Dates

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.  

UPSC Exam Calendar 2021-22: Important Update 

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. 

UPSC Calendar 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

UPSC Civil Service Exam Schedule 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. 

Event Exam Dates
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. 

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