IFS Exam


UPSC IFS Exam Important Dates

IFS exam notifications come in the month of February and the application forms are available from the month of March. Candidates can apply through online mode only via the official website of UPSC.

The mode of payment is also online. Candidates willing to pay online must pay through net banking of SBI branches throughout the country, or by visa card/ credit card or debit card.

The UPSC has released the dates of IFS exam 2021. According to the revised UPSC calendar, the UPSC (Preliminary) exam 2021 held on June 27, 2020. The IFS (Main) exam 2020 will be held from February 28, onwards. 

Time Table For IFS (Main) Examination 2021:

Date/Day Subject Code Forenoon Session (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) Afternoon Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
28-02-2021 (Sunday) 21-22 General English General Knowledge
01-03-2021 (Monday) --- No Paper (Rest Day) No Paper (Rest Day)
02-03-2021 (Tuesday)



Mathematics Paper - I/

Statistics Paper - I

Mathematics Paper - II/

Statistics Paper - II

03-03-2021 (Wednesday)



Physics Paper - I/

Zoology Paper - I

Physics Paper-II/

Zoology Paper-II

04-03-2021 (Thursday)



Chemistry Paper - I/

Geology Paper - I

Chemistry Paper - II/

Geology Paper - II

05-03-2021 (Friday)



Agriculture Paper - I/

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Paper - I

Agriculture Paper-II/

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Paper-II

06-03-2021 (Saturday) 08 Forestry Paper - I Forestry Paper - II
07-03-2021 (Sunday)






Agricultural Engineering/

Civil Engineering/

Chemical Engineering/

Mechanical Engineering Paper-I/

Botany Paper - I

Agricultural Engineering/

Civil Engineering/

Chemical Engineering/

Mechanical Engineering Paper-II/

Botany Paper - II

IFS 2020 Main Examination Centres:

Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Dispur (Guwahati), Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur Fort Blair and Shimla.

Note: The dates of notification, commencement, and duration of examinations may be changed if there is a need to be changed.

Title Date
IFS through CS (P) 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) Apr 2021
Date of IFS Preliminary Examination through CS (P) 27-06-2021
Date of IFS Prelims Result Jul 2021
Date of IFS Main Examination Starts (10 Days) 21-11-2021 To 30-11-2021
IFS Mains Result Date Jan 2022
IFS Interview Feb 2022
IFS Final Result Apr 2022
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