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UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 Notification is out. Get All The Details About UPSC 2021 Date, Vacancies, Exam Pattern, Syllabus Here
UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 Notification is out. Get All The Details About UPSC 2021 Date, Vacancies, Exam Pattern, Syllabus Here

IAS Exam 2021 Dates

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts civil services examination annually. UPSC 2021 application process will start from February 2021 with the release of official IAS notification. The dates for civil services examination 2021 are out. CSE Prelims is scheduled for 27th June 2021. The IAS Exam aspirants preparing for the civil services examination can get all relevant details about the exam in this article.And also check  the official website

Candidates can go through important UPSC IAS exam dates 2021 below:

Event DatesSalient Features
UPSC Notification 202110 Feb 2021The UPSC will issue the Civil Services (IAS) Exam Notification 2021 online on February 10
Last date to apply for IAS Exam 20213 Mar 2021The IAS online application online will be accepted till March 3
IAS Prelims Exam 202127 June 2021IAS prelims 2021 will be conducted on June 27 across the nation
IAS Prelims 2021 ResultJuly 2021 (Tentative)UPSC will announce the IAS result 2021 in the last week of July.
IAS Main Exam 202117 Sep 2021UPSC will conduct the IAS main 2021 exam offline at the designated exam centres across the nation.
IAS Main 2021 resultDecember/January 2022 (Tentative)The IAS Main Exam result 2021 will be released online only.

UPSC IAS Exam 2021 Highlights

Exam NameUPSC Civil Services Exam (IAS) 2021
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission(UPSC)
Exam LevelNational
UPSC VacanciesTo be notified
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOffline - Pen and Paper Mode
Exam StagesPrelims - Mains(Written) - Mains(Interview)
Application Fee(Prelims)100
LanguagePrelims - English and Hindi

IAS Eligibility

As per the Civil Services Age Limit, the candidate Should be between 21 and 32 years, as on 1st August 2020 (for the UPSC CSE 2020), i.e., he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1988 and not later than 1st August 1999.

Civil Services Age Limit is an essential factor in the eligibility criteria. Therefore candidates applying for UPSC Exam should check these details properly before filling the online application form because after submit they do not change.

Age limit relaxations

(Civil Services Age limit relaxations, as discussed below, will apply).




UPSC Age Limit-Upper Relaxation


Number of Attempts

SC/ST37Unlimited (Up to age limit)
Disabled Defence Services Personnel359
Ex-Servicemen Persons with379
Benchmark Disability - EWS (Economically weaker section)429

 The UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examination is composed of two components:

Paper Subjects Total Marks
IGeneral Studies 1200

Objective and multiple-choice questions.GS 1 has 100 questions, while CSAT has 80 questions.CSAT is qualifying in nature – 33% marks required.Candidates qualify for Mains stage on the basis of marks obtained in GS 1


GS  I  ( General Studies ) Paper I

Current Events of National and International Importance.History of India and Indian National Movement.Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.General issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.General Science.

CSAT ( Civil service aptitude exam ) Paper  II

Comprehension; Interpersonal Skills including Communication Skills.Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.Decision Making and Problem Solving.General Mental Ability.

Basic Numeracy (Numbers and their Relations, Orders of Magnitude, etc.) (Class X level).

Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level).