18 Aug 2020, 12:51 pm By Rohit Sindhu
UPSC Exam Calendar 2021: Civil Service Prelim exam in June & Main in September- Details

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released Examination calendar of 2021 comprising new-schedule of various Competitive examinations including UPSC Civil Service Exam 2021 Preliminary and Main. According to UPSC calendar, Commission to conduct UPSC CSE 2021 Prelim on 27 June 2021, whereas Civil Service Main examination to be held from 17 September 2021 onwards. Candidates wish to apply for the UPSC Competitive / Recruitment examinations 2021 including Civil Service Exam / NDA-NA Exam 2021/ Combined Defence Services Examination/ Combined Geo-Scientist Exam/ Combined Medical Services and other competitive exams, can check the schedule of examinations visiting the upsc.gov.in.

The detailed schedule carrying date of notification, last date of application receipt, date of examination (Prelim/ Mains/ Personality Test) and duration are compiled in the UPSC Exam Calendar 2021. Students applying for the UPSC CSE 2021/ UPSC NDA 2021 exam / UPSC CDS 2021 notification & other competitive / Recruitment exams must read & follow the given calendar schedule.

Read- UPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 Dates Notice

Here is the Examination calendar 2021 released by the UPSC Commission on August 17, 2020-

  1. Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2021- Date of Notification- 07/10/2020, Exam Date- 21/02/2021
  2. UPSC C.D.S Examination (I) 2021- Date of Notification- 28/10/2020, Exam date- 07/02/2021
  3. UPSC CISF AC (EXE) LDCE-2021- Date of notification- 02/12/2020, exam date- 14/03/2021
  4. UPSC NDA & NA Examination (I), 2021- Date of notification- 30/12/2020, exam date- 18/04/2021
  5. UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021- Date of notification- 10/02/2021, exam date- 27/06/2021
  6. Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 through CS(P) Examination 2021- do
  7. I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2021- Date of notification- 07/04/2021, exam dates- 16-18/07/2021 (three days)
  8. Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2021, Exam date- 17-18/07/2021 (two days)
  9. Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021- date of notification-07/04/2021 , Exam date- 18/07/2021
  10. UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2021- Date of notification- 15/04/2021, exam date- 08/08/2021
  11. Combined Medical Services Examination, 2021- date of notification- 05/05/2021, exam date- 29/08/2021
  12. NDA & NA Examination (II), 2021, Date of notification- 09/06/2021, exam date- 05/09/2021
  13. Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021- Exam date- 17-21/09/2021 (five days)
  14. Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2021- Exam date- 10/10/2021
  15. C.D.S. Examination (II), 2021- Date of notification- 04/08/2021, exam date- 14/11/2021
  16. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2021- Exam dates- 21-31/11/2021 (ten days)
  17. UPSC SO/ Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE- Date of notification-15/09/2021, exam date- 11/12/2021 (two days)

Note- The schedule facilitated by UPSC is tentative and subject to change as per official notice from Commission. The dates of notification, commencement and duration of Examinations/ is published officially at UPSC Examination section. The schedule is liable to alteration, if the circumstances so warrant.

It should be noted that Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020 is to be conducted on 8, 9, 10, 16, 17 January, 2021. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2020 to commence on 28.02.2021 and will continue for 10 days till 09.03.2021.