UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2021| Notification, Exam Date, Apply

Union Public Service Commission is going to held Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2021 in the month of June, 2021. Online applications for the examination are filling now on the official portal of UPSC. If you are preparing for the exam you may apply by follow the steps available further in this article. Through the examination contenders will appoint for 712 positions in Indian Administrative Service, Indian Civil Accounts Service, Indian Corporate Law Service and many more. Collect the details by study the content up to the end of the page which is specially designed by our team.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Key Details


Civil Services Preliminary Exam

No of vacancies


Name of organization

Union Public Service Commission



Application mode


Employment type


Last date

24 March, 2021

Vacancy Details

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’
  • Indian Administrative Service
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Foreign Service
  • Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’
  • Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Police Service
  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’
  • Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)
  • Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Civil Services Exam

Qualification: Bachelor degree

Age: 21 to 32 years

Experience: Not Required

Nationality: Citizen of India or a citizen of Nepal. or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee. Or an Indian origin migrated person


5 years

SC or ST or widow/ divorce/ legally separated women’s or ex-military person,

3 years


PH candidates

10 years

General Category,

13 years


15 years

SC/ST category


An impressive amount will be given as per the norms of the government.

Selection Process

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Personality Test

Exam pattern

Preliminary exam

Examination comprises of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

Questions will be of Multiple-Choice type.

Main exam- Qualifying Papers

Paper A

One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate

300 Marks

Paper B


300 Marks

Main exam- Papers to be counted for merit

Papers I


250 marks

Papers II

General Studies‐I

250 marks

Papers III

General Studies ‐II

250 marks

Papers IV

General Studies ‐III

250 marks

Papers V

General Studies ‐IV

250 marks

Papers VI

Optional Subject ‐ Paper 1

250 marks

Papers VII

Optional Subject ‐ Paper 2

250 marks

List of Optional Subjects

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English

Application Fee

Fee is to be paid as mentioned below via depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.


No fee

Other candidates

Rs. 100/-


  • Scanned copy of 10th certificate
  • Scanned copy of SC/ST/OBC certificate
  • Scanned Copy of PWD certificate
  • Others

Application Procedure

  • To apply you should rush to the official website of the Union Public Service Commission
  • Now go to the examination option and hit on Active examination
  • Look for the “Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021” notification
  • Read the advertisement first and then choose “Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC” link
  • You have to select “Click Here for PART I” option given in front of exam code CSP
  • Read the instruction carefully, choose Yes and application form will appear
  • Mention the information, register yourself, deposit the fee and select the examination centre.
  • Upload photograph and signature in JPED format and hit on “Submit”.
  • Choose “Click Here for PART II” and login by entering your registration ID, date of birth & captcha code
  • Hit submit option and fill the part II of the application
  • Submit the second part of the form and keep a Print of application form for future use.

Important Dates

  • Date of notification: 4 March, 2021
  • Closing of the application submission: 24 March, 2021
  • Withdrawal of application: 31 March, 2021 to 6 April, 2021
  • Preliminary examination will be held on 27 June, 2021


Telephone No. 011- 23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543

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