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
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.
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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.
Civil Services Examination (UPSC IAS)
Union Public Service Commission
UPSC official website
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
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
For Preliminary exam- 73
For Mains exam- 24
Candidates can check Civil Services vacancy 2021, candidates can check the table given below.
Number of vacancies
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
UPSC CSE notification 2021
March 4, 2021
To be announced
IAS application form 2021 start date
IAS application form 2021 last date
March 24, 2021
Application form withdraw window
March 31 to April 6, 2021
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)
Declaration of final Civil services result
UPSC IAS Question Papers
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.
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 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
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 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.
UPSC IAS Prelims Syllabus 2020
General Studies Paper I Syllabus
General Studies Paper II Syllabus
Current events of national and international importance.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Final Cut off
How to Prepare for UPSC IAS Interview
Union Public Service Commission,
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi
Candidates must hold a graduation degree from recognised University to fill the IAS application form.
IAS selection process 2021 comprises prelims, mains and personal interview.
Yes, there will be a negative marking of one third mark in prelims exam of IAS 2021.
The grade pay of IAS 2021 varies from Rs. 5400/- to Rs. 12000/-.
Candidates between 21 to 32 year can fill the IAS application form from the official website.
UPSC will conduct the UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam on June 27 in offline mode.
No, candidates are not allowed to raise objection in UPSC IAS 2021 answer key.
Candidates can download UPSC IAS question papers from the official website after conclusion of the exam.
Candidates can download UPSC IAS 2021 admit card through their application number and date of birth.
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!!
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.
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:
I hope this helps you.
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.
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.
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