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UPSC Civil Services Name-wise Result Out! The IAS Prelims Exam was conducted on 10th October 2021. The UPSC Civil Services 2021 notification has also been released. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) accepted applications between 4th March 2021 to 24th March 2021. A total number of 712 vacancies are released for recruitment. The candidates will attend 3 stages of the selection process - prelims, mains, and interview.

  • Candidates will be able to download the Civil Services admit card 3 weeks before the exam. The Prelims exam will be conducted to screen the candidates for the Mains exam.
  • Only those candidates who clear the cut-off in the UPSC Civil Services mains will be eligible for the final interview round.
  • Due to the high number of candidates participating in this exam, the competition will be tough.
  • Therefore, you should know the selection process and exam pattern in detail beforehand.
  • Don’t worry, we have covered all of this in this article. Moreover, to know about the vacancies, eligibility criteria, and more, you can read the following article.

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UPSC Civil Services Exam Overview 2021

Name of Organization

UPSC

UPSC Full Form

Union Public Service Commission

Official Website

UPSC Website

Total Vacancy

712

UPSC Civil Services Notification Released on

4th March 2021

Last Date to Apply

24th March 2021

Admit Card Release Date

16th September 2021

Prelims Exam Date

10th October 2021

Result Date

29th October 2021(Prelims)

Mode of Exam

Online

Check notification for UPSC IAS Civil Services 2021 here.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Latest Updates

2nd November 2021: UPSC Civil Services Prelims Name-wise Result Out!

The Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC Civil Services Prelims Name-wise Result. Below is the direct link to check.

Check UPSC Civil Services Prelims Name-Wise Result

29th October 2021: UPSC Civil Services Prelims Result 2021 Out!

Union Public Service Commission has released the IAS Prelims result  The IAS Prelims Exam was conducted on 10th October 2021. Below is the direct link.

Direct Link to Check UPSC Civil Services Prelims Result

28th September 2021: UPSC Civil Services Cut Off 2020 & Marksheet  Out

The UPSC Civil Services Cut Off marks and mark sheet have been released for the various selection stages in the 2020 exam cycle. The candidates can check the UPSC Civil Services Cut-Off article UPSC Civil Services Result for more details.

24th September 2021: UPSC Civil Services Final Result 2020 Out

The UPSC has released the UPSC Civil Services Final Result 2020. The candidates can check the result using the direct link.

Download UPSC CSE Final Result 2020

16th September 2021: UPSC Civil Services Admit Card Out!

The Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC Civil Services Admit Card for the preliminary examination. Below is the direct link to download the admit card.

Direct Link to Download UPSC Civil Services Admit Card

UPSC Civil Services Vacancies 2021

The Commission has mentioned in its official notification that there are 712 vacancies to be filled. Out of these vacancies, 22 vacancies are for the Persons with Benchmark Disability Category. It is to be noted that this years’ vacancies are less in comparison to previous years’ recruitment exams. Here are the year-wise trends of UPSC Civil Services vacancies.

How to Apply Online for UPSC Civil Services Recruitment 2021?

Only those candidates who are eligible as per the requirements given above can register for this exam. If you are looking to learn how to apply for this exam, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Click on the direct link as provided above (link expired).

Step 2: In Part - I registration, candidates will have to fill in all the personal information like name, age, address, etc.

Step 3: After the completion of this section, candidates must ensure/double-check if they have filled all details correctly. Corrections cannot be made after clicking on the submit button.

Step 4: In Part - II registration candidates have to submit all the requisite documents, namely; educational certificates, ID proof, age relaxation if applicable, photograph, signature, payment details, and declaration. (Photograph & Signature should be uploaded in JPG format).

Step 5: Candidates must also choose the exam center they wish to write the examination.

Step 6: Candidates must also ensure that they give a valid email address for further use.

Step 7: Candidates can finally click on the “I Agree” button and submit the application form after filling in all the details. A Registration Number will be provided to the candidates, make sure to keep it safe and also take copies of the application form for future reference.

UPSC Civil Services Clerk Application Fee 2021

Each candidate who wishes to apply for this exam must pay the application fee along with the submission of the application form. As per the notification, the application fee differs for each category of candidates. Moreover, candidates can pay the following fees via Debit/Credit Card, Internet Banking or through E-challan payment at the nearest SBI branch.

Category

Total

General, EWS & OBC

Rs. 100

SC, ST, PwD & Female

Nil

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UPSC Civil Services Recruitment Eligibility Criteria 2021

Now that you are aware of the number of vacancies, let’s learn about the UPSC Eligibility Criteria. As per the official notification, you have to fulfill certain criteria before applying for the Civil Services exam. Here are the requirements that you have to meet to be eligible for this exam.

Age Limit

Candidates have to be in the age group of 21 years to 32 years (As of 1st August 2021) or else they cannot apply for this exam. However, there are a few relaxations granted to various candidates which are given in the following table.

  • Minimum age limit: 21 years
  • Maximum age limit: 32 years

Age Relaxation

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 Years

OBC

3 years.

PWD

10 Years

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must possess a degree from a Government recognized Universities or possess an equivalent qualification.
  • Candidates who are awaiting results or are in their final year are also eligible to appear for UPSC preliminary examination.
  • Technical and professional qualifications recognized by the Government as equal to professional and technical degrees.
  • Medical students who have passed the final year of MBBS are also eligible for the UPSC exam.

Nationality

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India or
  • citizen of Nepal
  • a subject of Bhutan
  • The candidate must have been a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to be settled forever in India
  • The candidate must be a person of Indian Origin who has migrated from the given countries- Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire, or Zambia with an intention of permanently settling in India.

Number of Attempts

As per the official notification, there is a restriction on the number of attempts available for each candidate. Here is the category-wise number of attempts for the UPSC Civil Services exam.

Category

No. of Attempts Allowed

General

6

EWS

6

OBC

9

SC/ST

Age Limit

PwD

9 Attempts or Age Limit

UPSC Civil Services Recruitment Selection Process 2021

Candidates who have registered for the UPSC Civil Services Recruitment will have to go through a three-tiered selection process. There will be three stages to it. To be considered for recruitment by the committee, candidates must pass both stages. An online preliminary examination will be the first element of the selection process. Candidates who pass this step will be invited to take the main exam and have their documents verified. As a result, the UPSC selection process can be summarised as follows:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Interview

UPSC Civil Services Recruitment Exam Pattern 2021

There will be two exams in the UPSC Civil Services 2021 namely the preliminary exam and mains exam. You have to qualify in the prelims or else you cannot appear for the mains exam. The marks obtained by the candidates in the mains exam will be considered for the merit list. Here is the UPSC Civil Services exam pattern for both prelims and mains exam.

Phase-I (Preliminary Examination):

The prelims exam is going to be conducted on 10th October 2021. So start preparing for this exam by first going through the exam pattern given below.

Sr. No

Particulars

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

1

Paper I: General Studies

100

200

2 Hours

2

Paper II: GS (CSAT)

80

200

2 Hours

  • Each question in both the papers will be of objective nature.
  • There is a negative marking of 1/3rd marks for each wrong answer in this exam.
  • You have to score at least 33% in Paper II to qualify.

Phase-II (Main Examination):

Candidates who qualify in the preliminary examination will be eligible for the Civil Services Mains 2021. Here is the exam pattern for UPSC Civil Services Mains 2021.

Paper

Particulars

Nature

Marks

Duration

A

Any Indian Language

(objective)

Qualifying

300

3 Hours

B

English

(objective)

300

3 Hours

1

Essay

Merit Ranking

250

3 Hours

2

General Studies I

250

3 Hours

3

General Studies II

250

3 Hours

4

General Studies III

250

3 Hours

5

General Studies IV

250

3 Hours

6

Optional Paper I

250

3 Hours

7

Optional Paper-II

250

3 Hours

Total

1750

  • In this exam, there will be papers of both objective natures as well as descriptive nature.
  • To qualify for this exam, you have to clear the cut off in this exam.
  • There is a negative marking in the objective type paper where 1/3rd marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Dates 2021

Take a look at the table below for significant dates such as the start and end dates for online applications. Exam Dates for the Mains Exam should also be checked.

Exam Events

Dates

Start of Online Process

04/03/2021

Last date of Online Process

24/03/2021

UPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2021

The Commission has released the prelims admit card. Candidates have to download the e-admit card and take a printout of the same. This is necessary as you have to carry the printed UPSC Civil Services admit card to the exam hall. Here are the steps which you can follow to download & print the admit card.

Direct Link to Download UPSC Civil Services Prelims Admit Card

Or

Step 1 : Visit the official website of UPSC once the admit cards are issued.

Step 2 : Click on the freshly activated link for UPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2021.

Step 3 : Now enter your registration ID and password to gain access.

Step 4 : Download the e-admit card and save it on your computer.

UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2021

The authority is anticipated to issue the UPSC Answer key within 2-3 weeks following the exam. Candidates can look at the answer key and calculate their scores.

How to download Answer Key?

Step 1: Click on the direct link given above.

Step 2: A new page will appear on the candidate’s screen in a PDF format.

Step 3: Candidates can download the answer key and start comparing their answers with it.

Step 4: Alternatively candidates can visit the official website and click on the UPSC Prelims/Mains Answer Key 2021 link. The candidates can then download the answer key for their use.

How to Prepare for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021?

  • The level of the test may be difficult because UPSC is a prestigious institution. Applicants must carefully and completely respond to each section. Because incorrect responses will result in lower grades, it is critical to answer carefully and thoughtfully.
  • Candidates can get practise reading resources to help them understand the descriptive exams better.
  • It's also crucial to keep up with current events by reading newspapers every day or using the Testbook Current Affairs app.
  • To have the best preparation in reasoning ability and quantitative aptitude, applicants should answer questions from different sources or take the Testbook test series.

Recommended Books for UPSC Civil Services 2021

For your convenience, some of the experts' recommended books are listed below. These books are available for purchase online or at a local stationery store. There are many more books available on the internet.

UPSC Civil Services Result 2021

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Result 2021 is released. You can access the website and check the results to see whether you have cleared the exam or not.  You can follow these instructions to check the UPSC Civil Services 2021 results for prelims, mains and interview round.

Direct Link to Check UPSC Civil Services Result(Roll Number-Wise)

Direct Link to Check UPSC Civil Services Result(Name-Wise)

Or

Step 1 : Visit the official website of UPSC.

Step 2 : Click on the UPSC Civil Services 2021 Result Link.

Step 3 : Check your result on the new window.

Step 4 : You can also download this result in PDF format.

If you are preparing for the exam then you can download UPSC Civil Services exam Previous Year Papers here

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UPSC Civil Services Recruitment FAQ 2021

When was the UPSC Civil Services Recruitment notification released?
The notification will be released on 4th march 2021 on the UPSC website.
When is the last date to apply for this exam?
The last date is on 24th March 2021.
Can I withdraw my application from this exam?
The candidates can withdraw till 5th april 2021.
When will the UPSC release the Civil Services admit cards?
The UPSC has released the prelims admit card on 16th September 2021.
What is the date for the Civil Services Prelims exam in 2021?
The date is 10th October 2021.
When will the UPSC conduct the Civil Services Mains 2021?
The date will be out soon.
What is the selection process for Civil Services Recruitment 2021?
It has three stages i.e Preliminary exam, Main exam & interview.
What is the exam pattern of Civil Services Prelims 2021?
There will be two patterns in which each carries 200 marks. You have to score a minimum 33% in phase 2.
What is the UPSC Civil Services Cut off 2021?
The 2020 final cut off was released on 28th September 2021.
When will UPSC declare the Civil Services 2021 Result?
The 2020 final result was released on 24th September 2021.