UPSC Exam Calendar 2021 (Released) | UPSC Exam Dates 2021 | Career Launcher

UPSC has released the fresh dates for upcoming exams in 2021. The exam calendar mentioned the dates for various exams like UPSC CSE, NDA, CAPF, CDS, and more. The entire calendar for the UPSC exams in 2021 is released on the official website of UPSC.

As you may already know the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020 was scheduled to happen on 31st May, but due to the COVID outbreak, the exam got deferred to October 4th, 2020. The UPSC CSE Mains will be conducted from January 8 to January 17.

Schedule for UPSC Exams 2021

The exam calendar as released by UPSC on its official website is mentioned below.

UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION PROGRAMME OF EXAMINATIONS/RECRUITMENT TESTS (RTs) -2021
S. No.   Name of Examination Date of Notification Last Date for receipt of Applications Date of commencement of Exam Duration of Exam
  1. Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2021   07.10..2020   27.10.2020   21.02..2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
2. C.D.S. Examination (I), 2021 28.10.2020 17.11.2020 07.02.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
3. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     21.02.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
4. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     07.03.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
5. CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2021 02.12.2020 22.12.2020 14.03.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
6. N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2021 30.12.2020 19.01.2021 18.04.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
7. Reserved for UPSC RT for the posts of EO/AO in the EPFO     09.05.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
8. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021   10.02.2021   02.03.2021 27.06.2021 (SUNDAY)   1 DAY
9. Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 through CS(P) Examination 2021
10. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     04.07.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
11. I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2021 07.04.2021 27.04.2021 16.07.2021 (FRIDAY) 3 DAYS
12. Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2021     17.07.2021 (SATURDAY) 2 DAYS
13. Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 07.04.2021 27.04.2021 18.07.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
14. Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2021 15.04.2021 05.05.2021 08.08.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
15. Combined Medical Services Examination, 2021 05.05.2021 25.05.2021 29.08.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
16. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     29.08.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
17. N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2021 09.06.2021 29.06.2021 05.09.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
18. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     12.09.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
19. Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021     17.09.2021 (FRIDAY) 5 DAYS
20. Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2021     10.10.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
21. C.D.S. Examination (II), 2021 04.08.2021 24.08.2021 14.11.2021 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
22. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2021     21.11.2021 (SUNDAY) 10 DAYS
23. S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE 15.09.2021 05.10.2021 11.12.2021 (SATURDAY) 2 DAYS

Note1: The dates of notification, commencement and duration of Examinations/ RTs are liable to alteration, if the circumstances so warrant.

Note2: Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020 is to be conducted on 8,9,10,16,17 January, 2021.

Note3: Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2020 to commence on 28.02.2021 and will continue for 10 days till 09.03.2021.

UPSC Civil Services Notification 2021

It is clear from the exam calendar that the notification for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021 will be released on February 02nd, 2021 and the applications can be filled till March 02nd, 2021.

The UPSC Civil Services Prelims examination 2021 is scheduled on 27th June, 2021 and the Mains will be conducted on 17th September, 2021. The vacancies, eligibility criteria along with the exam pattern and exam syllabus will be released with the notification in February.

Check out the details about different exams conducted by UPSC here.

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