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UPSC IPS Exam Important Dates

IPS exam notification was released on March 4, 2021, and the application forms will be available till March 24, 2021. Candidates can apply through only through online mode only via the official website of UPSC. The Civil Services Examination (Preliminary) 2021 will take place on June 27, 2021. The Civil services Main Exam will be held from September 17, 2021.

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021

UPSC IPS 2021
Exam Date Exam Type
IPS Preliminary June 27, 2021 Objective 
IPS Main Exam September 17, 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)
17-09-2021 (Friday) Paper-I

(Essay)
No Paper
18-09-2021 (Saturday)

Paper-II

(General Studies-I)

Paper-III

(General Studies-II)

19-09-2021 (Sunday)

Paper-IV

(General Studies-III)

Paper-V

(General Studies-IV)

25-09-2021 (Saturday) Paper-A (Indian Languages)

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

Paper-B

English

26-09-2021 (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.

Title Date
IPS Civil Services (Preliminary) 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) May 2021
Date of Civil Services Preliminary Examination 27-06-2021
Date of IAS Civil Services Main Examination 17-09-2021 To 26-09-2021
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