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UPSC IAS 2021 - UPSC will activate the IAS application withdrawal window anytime soon. Candidates between 21 to 32 year of age were able to apply for the IAS exam till March 24, 2021 from - upsc.gov.in. Candidates who successfully fill the application form will be issued UPSC IAS admit card 2021 15 days prior to the exam. Candidates must check the IAS syllabus for exam preparation. UPSC CSE 2021 exam date is June 27 for the prelims exam. UPSC IAS selection process 2021 comprises prelims exam, mains exam and personal interview. For more details about UPSC CSE 2021, candidates can check the details below.

Latest Updates for UPSC Civil Services Exam

What's New?

In this session, UPSC has also added Leh as a UPSC IAS exam centre 2021 for Civil Service Aspirants. Candidates can check the below image for the same. Union Public Service Commission has released 712 vacancies this year for recruitment.

UPSC IAS 2021 - Highlights

Exam Name

Civil Services Examination (UPSC IAS)

Conducting body

Union Public Service Commission

UPSC official website

www.upsc.gov.in

Exam level

Graduate

Exam stages

Preliminary exam

Main exam

Personality Test/Personal Interview

Mode of exam

Preliminary - Objective pen and paper-based exam

Mains- Written exam with subjective questions

Personality Test - Interview

Number of Papers

Preliminary - Two paper (General Studies Paper-I and

General Studies Paper-II)

Mains- Nine Paper

General Studies I

General Studies II

General Studies III

General Studies IV

Optional Subject Paper I

Optional Subject Paper II

Essay Paper

English Paper

Region language Paper

Duration of Exam

Preliminary - Each paper is of 2 hours

Mains - Each paper is of 3 hours

UPSC CSE 2021 exam date

UPSC CSE Prelim exam: June 27, 2021

Exam Centres

For Preliminary exam- 73

For Mains exam- 24

UPSC IAS Vacancies 2021

Candidates can check Civil Services vacancy 2021, candidates can check the table given below.

UPSC CSE Vacancy

Year

Number of vacancies

2021

712 (Updated)

2020

796

2019

896

2018

759

UPSC CSE 2021 Exam Date

Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC IAS exam date in the official notification. Candidates must check the IAS exam dates 2021 to keep track of all the events related to the exam. As per the exam dates, UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted on June 27 in offline mode. For more details, candidates can check the table given below.

UPSC IAS 2021 Important Dates

Events

Prelims

Mains

UPSC CSE notification 2021

March 4, 2021

To be announced

IAS application form 2021 start date

March 4, 2021

To be announced

IAS application form 2021 last date

March 24, 2021

To be announced

Application form withdraw window

March 31 to April 6, 2021

TBA

To be announced

UPSC IAS hall ticket 2021

June 12, 2021 (Tentative)

September 2, 2021(Tentative)

UPSC exam 2021

June 27, 2021

September 17, 2021

Declaration of UPSC IAS 2021 result

July 27, 2021 (Tentative)

November 15, 2021 (Tentative)

Personality Test

To be announced

Declaration of final Civil services result

To be announced

UPSC IAS Question Papers 2021

UPSC IAS Application Form 2021

UPSC Civil Services application withdrawal window was supposed to open from March 31, 2021, but has delayed. The exam conducting authority had released the IAS 2021 application form on March 4. Candidates can fill the UPSC CSE application form 2021 from the official website. Applicants first need to complete UPSC IAS registration 2021 from the official website. After the successful UPSC part 2 registration, candidates can proceed to fill the IAS application form 2021. Along with the application form, candidates also need to upload scanned images of photograph and signature as per the specifications. The application fee of IAS 2021 for the General category is Rs. 100/- while reserved category candidates are exempted from payment of a fee. Union Public Service Commission provides an IAS application withdrawal window 2021 for candidates who want to withdraw their registration. The attempt of candidates will not be counted if candidates do not appear for the prelims exam even after submitting the application form.

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021

Union Public Service Commission prescribes the IAS eligibility criteria in the official notification. The eligibility criteria of UPSC IAS comprises Nationality, age limit, educational qualification and number of attempts. Candidates must check the IAS eligibility criteria before filling the UPSC CSE application form 2021. For more details, candidates can check the table given below.

IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021

Particulars

Eligibility criteria

IAS exam age limit

21 to 32 years

Educational qualification for IAS

Graduation in any stream from recognised University

Number of attempts

General Categories - 6 attempts

OBC- 9 attempts

SC/ST- Unlimited attempts

UPSC IAS Question Papers 2021

Candidates preparing for IAS 2021 exam must check the IAS question papers for their effective preparation. With the help of UPSC question papers, candidates can check the important topics and chapters asked in the exam. UPSC will release the IAS question papers after the declaration of the final result.

UPSC IAS Syllabus 2021

UPSC mentions the IAS 2021 syllabus in the official notification. Candidates must go through the UPSC Civil Services syllabus PDF for their effective preparation. The UPSC Civil services exam 2021 syllabus is given separately for prelims and mains examination. For more details, candidates can check the table given below.

IAS Syllabus 2021

UPSC IAS Prelims Syllabus 2020


General Studies Paper I Syllabus

General Studies Paper II Syllabus

Current events of national and international importance.

Comprehension

General issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization

Interpersonal skills including communication skills

History of India and Indian National Movement.

Logical reasoning and analytical ability

Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc

Decision making and problem-solving

General Science

General mental ability

Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc

Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data sufficiency etc.—Class X level)

Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World

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How to prepare for UPSC IAS Exam 2021

  • Make a study time table for effective preparation.
  • Go through the IAS exam pattern and syllabus to get familiar with the paper scheme.
  • Practice UPSC IAS previous year question papers.
  • Check UPSC IAS previous year exam analysis to check important topics and chapters.
  • Refer books for UPSC IAS 2021 for preparations.

UPSC IAS Admit Card 2021

Candidates who fill the IAS application form successfully can download the admit card from the official website. The exam conducting authority will release the IAS 2021 admit card 15 days before the commencement of the exam. The details mentioned in the IAS admit card 2021 are candidate personal details, exam day guidelines, IAS exam city and others. Candidates must bring one valid photo identity card along with the IAS admit card at the examination venue. In case of any discrepancy in the UPSC IAS 2021 admit card, candidates can contact the exam conducting authority at least one week before the commencement of the IAS examination.

UPSC IAS Exam Centre 2021

Union Public Service Commission has released the list of UPSC IAS exam centre in the official notification. As per the UPSC IAS 2021 notification PDF, the prelims exam will be conducted in 73 cities while the mains exam will be conducted in 24 cities. Candidates are advised to fill the UPSC IAS exam city carefully in the application form. UPSC does not provide a correction window after the conclusion of the application process. Applicants can check all details related to the UPSC IAS exam centre on the admit card.

UPSC IAS Answer Key 2021

After the declaration of the final result, UPSC will release the IAS answer key at the official website. Candidates can also check UPSC IAS unofficial answer key on the exam day. With the help of the answer key, candidates can check their expected score. Along with the score, candidates can also check expected cut off marks.

UPSC IAS Result 2021

Union Public Service Commission will release the UPSC result 2021 at its official website after the conclusion of the exam. UPSC IAS result will be released in PDF having roll numbers of all the qualified candidates. Applicants can also download their UPSC scorecard 2021 from the official website. Along with the decoration of the result, candidates can also check IAS cut off from the official website.

UPSC IAS Cut off 2021

The cut off of IAS 2021 is the minimum qualifying marks required to qualify for the next stage. UPSC will release the cut off mark separately for each stage of the CSE exam 2021. UPSC IAS final merit list will be declared on the basis of performance in prelims, mains and personal interview. For more UPSC IAS previous year cut off, candidates can check the table given below.

IAS Cut off 2019

Category

Prelims exam

Mains exam

Final Cut off

General

98

751

961

EWS

90

696

909

OBC

95.34

718

925

SC

82

706

898

ST

77.34

699

893

PwBD-1

53.34

663

861

PwBD-2

44.66

698

890

PwBD-3

61.34

374

653

PwBD-5

61.34

561

708

UPSC IAS 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

  • Candidates appearing for the UPSC IAS exam must reach the exam centre 60minutes before the commencement of the exam.
  • Along with the IAS admit card 2021, candidates also need to carry one valid photo ID proof at the exam centre.
  • Applicants are allowed to carry hand sanitiser, face mask and transparent water bottle in the exam hall.
  • Do not leave the exam hall without taking permission from the invigilator.

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Contact Details

Union Public Service Commission,

Dholpur House,

Shahjahan Road, New Delhi

Phone -

011-23098543,

011-23385271,

011-23381125,

011-23098591

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC IAS 2021 - Notifications, Application (OUT), Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

Question: What is the minimum educational qualification to apply for IAS 2021?

Answer:

Candidates must hold a graduation degree from recognised University to fill the IAS application form.

Question: What is the selection process of IAS 2021?

Answer:

IAS selection process 2021 comprises prelims, mains and personal interview.

Question: Is there any negative marking in IAS 2021 examination?

Answer:

Yes, there will be a negative marking of one third mark in prelims exam of IAS 2021.

Question: What is the salary of IAS?

Answer:

The grade pay of IAS 2021 varies from Rs. 5400/- to Rs. 12000/-.

Question: What is the age limit to apply for UPSC IAS 2021?

Answer:

Candidates between 21 to 32 year can fill the IAS application form from the official website.

Question: When will UPSC IAS prelims exam 2021 be conducted?

Answer:

UPSC will conduct the UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam on June 27 in offline mode.

Question: Can I raise objections in UPSC IAS answer key 2021?

Answer:

No, candidates are not allowed to raise objection in UPSC IAS 2021 answer key. 

Question: How to download UPSC IAS 2021 question papers?

Answer:

Candidates can download UPSC IAS question papers from the official website after conclusion of the exam.

Question: What are the details required to download the UPSC IAS admit card 2021?

Answer:

Candidates can download UPSC IAS 2021 admit card through their application number and date of birth. 

Questions related to UPSC Civil Services Exam

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in what ways degree of humanities help an IAS officer in his real duty

Vundela Vidya Sree Student Expert 5th May, 2021

Dear aspirant,

Yes, Humanities is a basic for UPSE Examination. Having degree in Humanities helps IAS Officers in their real duty. Both in Prelims and Mains General Studies subject is there. Candidates those who have graduated with humanities will certainly have a slight advantage.

Hope this helps you.

All The Best!!

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which group best fits for an IAS in his duty.

Vundela Vidya Sree Student Expert 5th May, 2021

Dear aspirant,

Student with any degree are eligible to give UPSE exam. Humanities are the basics for IAS exam. The general studies have the maximum weightage for the Prelims and the Mains of civil service exam.

For more information about this go through below mentioned link.

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/upsc-ias/amp

All The Best!!

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what type of management degree is best for an Indian to become an IAS

snigdha vig 4th May, 2021

Hi,

To become an IAS, you will have to appear for UPSC examination. Here are the minimum educational qualifications that are required for the same:

- You must have completed your graduation in any discipline from a recognized university.

-You can also apply if you are in your final year and no minimum percentage is required for eligibility.

Based on this, it really does not matter much that from which educational background you are from and you can choose any management course. It would not affect your chances in UPSC IAS.

Here is a link that you can refer for more details: https://competition.careers360.com/articles/upsc-ias-eligibility-criteria

I hope this helps you.

10 Views

what subjects are really useful to an IAS in his job career?

Ayush 4th May, 2021

Hello candidate,

Sun has successfully created IAS examination and has got appointed as an IAS officer in Theni district more than subjects he needs skills in order to manage that particular administrative region.

Some the skills which an IAS officer should have are- management skills, power to take a decision and stand for it, impart justice to the The innocent and punish the guilty, work on for development of your particular area from the ground level itself.

All The Best.

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which degree is best for an iitian to become an IAS

Ayush 4th May, 2021

Hello candidate,

In order to apply for IAS examination through the union public services commission test, the candidate must hold at least a diploma degree or a bachelor's degree in any of the fields.

So, it does not matter much if you have a bachelor's degree in any of the stream because NIOS examination you have to either choose science or arts as the subject of your preparation and work it accordingly.

Hope it was informational!!

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