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UPSC IAS Exam Important Dates

The UPSC has released the Civil Services Exam 2021. The accurate dates will be updated subsequently. According to the UPSC calendar, the Civil Services Examination (CSE) notification was released on March 4, 2021. The UPSC Preliminary exam 2021 will take place on October 10, 2021. The Civil Services Main Exam will be held from January 07, 2022. Earlier, the Commission has postponed the IAS Prelims exam date scheduled on June 27 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

IAS Prelims Exam Date 2021

UPSC IAS 2021
Exam Date Exam Type
IAS Preliminary October 10, 2021 Objective 
IAS Main Exam January 07, 2021 (5 days) Descriptive

Civil Services (Main) Examination 2021 Time Table

Date/Day Forenoon Session (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) Afternoon Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
07-01-2022 (Friday) Paper-I

(Essay)
No Paper
08-01-2022 (Saturday)

Paper-II

(General Studies-I)

Paper-III

(General Studies-II)

09-01-2022 (Sunday)

Paper-IV

(General Studies-III)

Paper-V

(General Studies-IV)

15-01-2022 (Saturday) Paper-A (Indian Languages)

[Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/
Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/
Konkani/Maithili/Malayalam/Manipuri/
Marathi/Nepali/Oriya/Punjabi/Sanskrit/
Santhali (Devanagari/Olchiki Script)/Sindhi (Devanagari/Arabic
Script)/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu]

Paper-B

English

16-01-2022 (Sunday)  Paper-VI (Optional Paper-I)

[Agriculture/Animal Husbandry &
Veterinary Science/Anthropology/
Botany/Chemistry/Civil Engineering/
Commerce & Accountancy/Economics/
Electrical Engineering/Geography/
Geology/History/Law/Management/
Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering/
Medical Science/Philosophy/Physics/
Political Science & International
Relations/Psychology/Public
Administration/Sociology/Statistics/
Zoology/Literature of any one of the
following languages:
Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/
Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/
Konkani/Maithili/Malayalam/Manipuri/
Marathi/Nepali/Oriya/Punjabi/Sanskrit/
Santhali/Sindhi/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu/
English]
Paper-VII (Optional Paper-II)

[Agriculture/Animal Husbandry &
Veterinary Science/Anthropology/
Botany/Chemistry/Civil Engineering/
Commerce & Accountancy/Economics/
Electrical Engineering/Geography/
Geology/History/Law/Management/
Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering/
Medical Science/Philosophy/Physics/
Political Science & International
Relations/Psychology/Public
Administration/Sociology/Statistics/
Zoology/Literature of any one of the
following languages:
Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/
Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/
Konkani/Maithili/Malayalam/Manipuri/
Marathi/Nepali/Oriya/Punjabi/Sanskrit/
Santhali/Sindhi/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu/
English]

Note :

The dates of notification, commencement, and duration of examinations may be changed if there is a need to be changed. The below-mentioned table is the important dates for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021:

Title Date
IAS Civil Services Date of Notification 04-03-2021
Start of Online Registration 04-03-2021
End of Online Submission (Till 6:00 PM) 24-03-2021
Admit Card (Preliminary Examination) Sep 2021
Date of Civil Services Preliminary Examination 10-10-2021
Admit Card (Mains Examination) Dec 2021
Date of Civil Services Main Examination 07-01-2022 To 16-01-2022
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