UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021, CSE for IAS, IPS, IFS and IRTS Recruitment. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification of the Civil Services preliminary examination of IAS, IFS, IPS and other vacancies recruitment 2021.
The UPSC conducts the civil services exam every year to fill Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS) level jobs. To be selected for the job, candidates have to clear preliminary test, mains, followed by a personality interview.
Along with CSE 2021 prelims UPSC has changed the schedule for several other exams including Employment Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) Exam 2020, Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2020 interviews etc.
Latest UPSC News, The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has postponed the Civil Services preliminary exam 2021. The exam which was scheduled to be held on June 27 will now be held on October 10. The exam has been deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021 has notified 712 vacancies including 22 vacancies for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category. This is a decline from last year when 796 posts were advertised by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) under CSE. The last time UPSC CSE had advertised for over 1,000 jobs was in 2016.*
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited applications for the recruitment of Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other vacancies by conducting the Civil Services Examination 2021.
UPSC will conduct the Civil Services exam 2021 (prelims) on 27-06-2021. The Civil Services main exam will be held on the notified date. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had postponed the exam in view of the lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Candidates can check the UPSC official notification for the civil services preliminary examination 2021 on upsc.gov.in. The application process has begun on 04-03-2021 and will conclude on 04-03-2021. The application process for the Indian Forest Services (IFSC) will also be held on the same date.
UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) examination: It is the first level of the exam that candidates need to pass to qualify for the UPSC main examination.
- The following paper consists of objective type questions which consist of two papers
- However, the marks obtained in the preliminary examination are not added for determining the candidates’ final merit
A total number of vacancies for UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam 2021: This year a total of 712 vacancies are to be filled through the exam.
The last date to submit the application form is March 24. The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the preliminary examination followed by the main examination and an interview. A candidate is allowed six attempts for the civil services examination.
Union Public Service Commission, UPSC has released the notification for the Civil Services 2021 Preliminary Examination. Candidates interested in applying for Indian Administrative Services, IAS, Indian Police Services, IPS, Indian Forest Services, IFS and 20 other departmental posts are required to fill the Civil Services Prelims 2019 application form. The detailed notification is now available on upsc.gov.in and the registrations for Civil Services 2021 is now live on upsconline.nic.in. Important details like eligibility, eligibility, recruitment and selection process, services under UPSC are listed below.
Those candidates who want to apply for the Indian Forest Service examination, they will have to attempt the preliminary examination and if they qualify, they’ll have to write the main examination followed by an interview round. The Civil Services Exam is conducted by the UPSC to select candidates to fill administrative positions in different All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS.
1. Indian Administrative Service
2. Indian Foreign Service
3. Indian Police Service
4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
10. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
11. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
13. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
16. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
18. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III)
19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’
21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’
Eligibility UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021:
Nationality: Applicants should be a citizen of India to apply for the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service. For other services, applicants should be citizens of any of the following countries – A citizen of India, a subject of Nepal, a subject of Bhutan, a Tibetan refugee who moved to India before January 1, 1962.
A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam intending to permanently settle in India.
Age Limit: Applicant should be at least 21 years old to be eligible to apply. The upper age is capped at 32 years. Candidates belonging to the reserved category will get relaxation as per the govt norms. So, Between 21 – 32 years as on 01.08.2020. (General -32 years; OBC -35 years; SC/ ST -37 years)
Qualification: Candidates should possess a degree. A candidate applying for UPSC exam must have a bachelor’s degree in one of the following: animal husbandry and veterinary science, botany, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, statistics and zoology, or a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, forestry or engineering from a recognised university.
Application Fee: Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs.100 [except/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee] either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.
UPSC Civil Services Examination Selection process: Candidates interested in becoming IAS or IPS are required to qualify and get through the Civil Services examinations. Reportedly, one of the toughest sets of examination in the country, the recruitment or selection is done in a three-step process. Candidates are required to first clear a preliminary examination which is an objective type paper that carries negative marking.
Candidates shortlisted in the prelims are then required to appear in Civil Services Mains examination which are subjective examinations in selected disciplines. Further shortlisted, the candidates are called for personal interviews and the marks obtained in an interview and the main examination are then computed to prepare a merit list. These selected candidates are accordingly recommended by the commission to various departments like Indian Administrative Services, IAS, etc.
So, The UPSC recruitment consists of a three-level exam including prelims, mains and interview. Candidates have to qualify all three levels. The candidates shortlisted after prelims examination will be called in for the Main exam. The candidates who qualify the main exam will have to appear for a personal interview. The final selection list of the candidates who appeared for these process will be released on the official website.
Important documents required for applying:
At the time of personality test, the candidates who are applying for the exam will be needed to produce the original certificates in support of their claims pertaining to age, educational qualifications, community, economically weaker section, Person with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) and other documents such as TA Form, etc.
Candidates are advised to keep the said documents ready with them. The candidates seeking reservation/relaxation benefits available for SC/ST/OBC/PwBD/Ex-servicemen must also produce original certificates dated earlier than the closing date of the application of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 Candidates seeking reservation/relaxation benefits available for EWS category must produce original Income and Asset Certificate dated earlier than January 1, 2021.
How to Apply: Candidates may apply online through the website. All candidates are advised to go through the detailed notification, before filling the online application form for the IAS Prelims. The information provided below is based on the standard guidelines and criteria applicable to Civil Services Examinations.
Also, the registration includes a two-step process wherein the candidates are required to the first register and then provide detailed information. Here are important things including eligibility, age limit, recruitment and selection process along with the services that fall within the UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021 examination. A registration number will be generated which candidate has to note down. The applicant has to pay the fees and select the centre, upload scanned photograph and signature.
The exam schedule for the Civil Services Main Exam would be released soon on the official website of UPSC. The commission will conduct the Main examination in September and it will be held in two sessions. The morning session examinations will be held from 9:30 am to 12 noon while the afternoon session examinations will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm.
UPSC Exam Pattern: The preliminary test comprises of Paper-I and Paper-II. In the objective type, multiple choice questions are asked that carry a total of 400 marks. In the general studies paper – II, a candidate has to qualify with a minimum of 33 per cent marks.
Negative marks for every question is one-third of the marks assigned to that question. The questions in Paper-I come from seven different test areas like 1) Science and Technology, 2) history and culture, 3) geography, 4) Indian Polity, 5) Indian economy, 6) environment and ecology and 7) current events of national and international importance.
The competitive examination comprises two successive stages :
1) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
2) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.
UPSC Civil Services: Number of Attempts: Every candidate appearing for the UPSC Civil Services examination will be permitted six attempts at the examination. There is no restriction on the number of attempts in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates.
The number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes is nine. The relaxation will be available to the candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
Candidates of Persons with Benchmark Disability will get as many attempts as are available to other candidates who do not belong to Persons with Benchmark Disability of his or her community. A candidate of Persons with Benchmark Disability category belonging to the General Category will be eligible for nine attempts.
UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021 notification:
- The application process has started and the last date to apply is March 3 (6 pm)
- Read the notification carefully before applying
- Apply Online by using the website https://upsconline.nic.in
- Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on https://upsconline.nic.in.
- e-Admit Card will be issued, on website upsconline.nic.in, three weeks before the commencement of the examination. Admit Card will not be sent by post.
- There will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers in the Objective Type Question Papers.
- The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media is banned during the examination.
- The number of vacancies to be filled through the examination is expected to be approximately 796 which include 24 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category.
- The Centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission.
- Allotment of Centres will be on the “first-apply-first allot” basis, so applicants should apply early so that they can get a Centre of their choice.
The Civil Services Examination consists of two stages (i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and (ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.
Applications are now invited for the Preliminary exam only. Those who qualify for admission to the Main Examination will have to apply online again and submit online Detailed Application Form (DAF). Candidates should go through the notification in detail to understand eligibility conditions and how to apply.
UPSC CSE 2021 Important Dates
|Start of online application for UPSC Prelims 2021||March 4, 2021|
|Last date to register online||March 24, 2021|
|Last date to generate Pay in Slip to pay fees using Pay by Cash mode||March 23, 2021|
|Withdrawal of Application||March 31, 2021 – April 6, 2021|
|Admit Card||June first week|