IAS 2021 Notification (OUT)- Exam Dates, Age Limit, Syllabus

IAS 2021– UPSC has released the IAS exam 2021 notification on March 4, 2021. Along with the UPSC CSE 2021 notification, candidates can now access the UPSC IAS application form 2021. The notification and form of UPSC IAS 2021 are hosted on upsc.gov.in. Only graduate candidates satisfying the age limit are eligible for UPSC CSE 2021 exam. The last date to apply for UPSC IAS 2021 is March 24, 2021. UPSC will conduct the IAS Prelims 2021 on June 27, 2021.
Latest- Click Here to download IAS 2021 notification.

UPSC Civil Services 2021 selection process includes 03 phases i.e Preliminary Written Test, Mains Written Exam and Personality Test/ Interview. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services Exam for recruitment to the posts under Central Government. Read the article to know all about UPSC IAS 2021 exam notification, syllabus, eligibility and more

UPSC IAS 2021 Highlights

Exam Name UPSC Civil Services (IAS) 2021 Exam
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Level of Exam National
UPSC Vacancies 2021 712 approx
Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Offline – Pen and Paper Mode
Selection Process Prelims – Mains (Written) – Mains (Interview)
Application Fee (Prelims) 100
Language English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk No.
011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591
UPSC 2021 Official Website www.upsc.gov.in

IAS 2021 Exam Date

UPSC has released the UPSC CSE 2021 exam date in the UPSC exam calendar 2021. Refer the below table to check the UPSC 2021 exam date below-

UPSC Exam Date 2021

Event UPSC 2021 exam date
Issuance of Official UPSC Notification March 4, 2021
Online Registration for IAS Exam 2021 Start Date March 4, 2021
Last Date for submitting online registration March 24, 2021
Release of UPSC IAS 2021 Admit Card 1st week of June 2021
UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021 Exam Date June 27, 2021
IAS Prelims 2021 Result Date August 2021
UPSC Civil Services (Main) 2021 Exam Date September 17, 2021
Declaration of IAS 2021 Main Result November 2021
Interview Dates February 2022

IAS 2021 Vacancies

The commission has released the UPSC 2021 vacancies along with the UPSC notification. Below is the UPSC vacancy 2021

Tentative Total Number of Posts- Approx 712

  • Person with blindness and low vision- 08 Posts
  • Person with deaf and hard of hearing- 11 Posts
  • Persons with loco motor disability- 15 Posts
  • Persons with Multiple disabilities- 5 Posts

UPSC Civil Services 2021- List of Posts

Candidates who will qualify the IAS 2021 will be appointed under below given services as per their marks and rank in UPSC CSE 2021

  • Indian Administrative Service
  • Indian Foreign Service
  • Indian Police Service
  • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
  • Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III)
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”
  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
  • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  • Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

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IAS 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must satisfy the given UPSC 2021 eligibility before filling the form. The details will be released in the UPSC 2021 notification

  • Nationality- Only Indian citizens having valid ID proof are eligible to apply for IAS exam 2021
  • UPSC 2021 Age Limit (as on August 1, 2021)– Candidate’s age must fall between 21 years to 32 years i.e. he/she must have been born not before than 2 August 1987 and not after than 1 August 1998.
  • Minimum Educational Qualifications- Candidates must possess a graduate degree of any of the recognized universities.

UPSC IAS 2021 Application Form

Candidates who will satisfy all the eligibility criteria can apply online through the UPSC’s Official Website. UPSC IAS application form 2021 should be filled with correct and valid details. Candidates need to follow the mentioned steps to apply for UPSC Civil Services 2021.

  • Visit the official website of UPSC–  or click the above-provided link
  • Read the mentioned instruction carefully
  • Fill all the personal and academic details in the required spaces
  • Submit the prescribed application fee either by net-banking, e-challan form or by using any Visa/Master Credit/ Debit Card
  • Upload the recent scanned copy of passport size photograph and signature of specified dimensions
  • Click “Submit” to fill the IAS 2021 online forms
  • Take the print copy of the Confirmation page

Note- Before starting filling up of the UPSC IAS 2021 forms, a candidate must have duly scanned copy of a passport size photograph and signature in the jpg format that should not be exceeded 40 KB and must not be below than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.

UPSC IAS 2021 Application Fee– Candidates need to pay an application fee of Rs. 100/- either by depositing the amount in any branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) by cash, or by using the net banking facility of the State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using any Visa/Master Credit/ Debit Card. SC/ST/ Female/Physically Handicapped candidates are exempted from payment of fee.

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IAS 2021 Admit Card

The admit card of IAS exam 2021 will be issued 03 weeks prior to the commencement of the exam. The direct link to access the e-admit card will be uploaded on the official web portal of the UPSC. To download UPSC Civil Services 2021 admit card, candidates will need their registration number or roll number and date of birth. Candidates should note that no candidates will be allowed to enter the exam hall without the admit card of UPSC 2021 exam.

UPSC 2021 Strategy

Candidates should make a good UPSC 2021 study plan to prepare for IAS exam effectively. The study plan should have ample division of time so that they can focus on each subject. Qualifying only one of two subject is not enough, candidates have to excel in all the subjects with good marks hence creating UPSC 2021 strategy is a must. To make a good study plan for UPSC IAS 2021, candidates must be aware of what to and how to prepare for UPSC Civil Services 2021. Below are the exam pattern and syllabus details that will help students to make a good UPSC IAS plan 2021.

IAS 2021 Exam Pattern

UPSC 2021 exam consists 3 stages including prelims, main and interview. IAS exam pattern 2021 for all the stages is different. Candidates should prepare General studies for prelims exam, while for main exam students have to prepare optional subjects and languages for the main exam. UPSC 2021 prelims is an objective type exam

UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

Paper No. of questions Marks Duration Negative marks
General Studies I 100 200 2 hours Yes
General Studies II (CSAT) 80 200 2 hours Yes

UPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2021

S.No. Name of the Paper Marks allotted
A 1 Language from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution
300 (Qualifying Only)
B English
300 (Qualifying Only)
1 Essay 250
2 General Studies I 250
3 General Studies II 250
4 General Studies III 250
5 General Studies IV 250
6 Optional Subject Paper I 250
7 Optional Subject Paper I 250
IAS Main (written) Total 1750
Personality Test (IAS Interview) 275
Total 2025

UPSC IAS 2021 Syllabus

Along with the exam pattern, candidates should have the details of UPSC 2021 syllabus. The syllabus of IAS exam 2021 contains important topics and chapters that are need to be prepared for the exam. The topics of UPSC IAS syllabus is similar to Class 9 and 10th level. Candidates are advised to stay connected with current happening to cover the topics of general studies.

UPSC IAS Answer Key 2021

Many coaching institutes release the UPSC answer key on the exam day. Only the answer key of UPSC IAS 2021 prelims will be released as the main exam is of descriptive nature. Candidates will be able to calculate their scores in the UPSC prelims 2021 exam. The commission will release the answer key of IAS 2021 exam after the declaration of final result.

UPSC IAS 2021 Question Paper

UPSC will release the IAS question paper 2021 a few days after the exam. However, some coaching institutes will release the answer key and question paper of UPSC IAS exam 2021 on the exam day. Candidates can also download the previous year’s IAS question papers to check the difficulty level of the exam. The question paper pdf are available at upsc.nic.in.

UPSC IAS Selection Process 2021

Selection of the eligible candidates will be made based on the performance of the candidates in IAS prelims, main exam followed by interview. On the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in IAS 2021, post and services will be assigned to the candidates.

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IAS 2021 Result

UPSC will declare the Civil Services 2021 result online after one month from the commencement of IAS exam 2021. Candidates who will qualify the preliminary IAS 2021 will be called to appear in the main examination. Civil Services Main 2021 Exam will be held in September 2021. Candidates who will attain the IAS 2021 Cutoff will be called to appear in Interview/ Personality test.

IAS 2021 Cut Off

Candidates who attain the minimum cut off marks in UPSC IAS 2021 will be called for the next round of recruitment process of IAS exam 2021. Check the previous year’s IAS cut off

IAS Cut off Marks 2016

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS (Prelims) 116 110.66 99.34 96 75.34 72.66 40
CS (Main) 787 745 739 730 713 740 545
CS (Final) 988 951 937 920 927 951 817

IAS 2021 Exam Centers

Here we have mentioned a few IAS exam centres 2021. Download the IAS exam 2021 notification for complete details

UPSC 2021 Exam Centres

Agartala Ghaziabad Gautam Buddh Nagar Agra Gorakhpur
Panaji (Goa) Ajmer Gurgaon Patna Ahmedabad
Gwalior Port Blair Aizawl Hyderabad Puducherry
Aligarh Imphal Pune Allahabad Indore

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