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UPSC Notification for the UPSC PRELIMS 2021

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    4th Mar, 2021

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for the UPSC PRELIMS 2021 examination. CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAMINATION, 2021, will take palce on June  27th .  

Interested candidates can  register online on upsconline.nic.in. Applications will remain open till March 24, 2021 till 6 PM. Candidates who are willing to withdraw their candidature, can do so from March 31 to April 6. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website [ https://upsconline.nic.in ] for downloading by candidates. 


Date of Notification


Date of Commencement of Examination


Last Date for Receipt of Applications

24/03/2021 - 6:00pm

Number of vacancies



Negative Marking :

Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers. There will be deduction of 1/3 marks for every wrong answer.

Guidance of Candidates:

In case of any  guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.


Mobile phones or  (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smartwatches, etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories.


Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 27th June 2021

 (i) Indian Administrative Service

 (ii) Indian Foreign Service

 (iii) Indian Police Service

 (iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

 (v) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

 (vi) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’

 (vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

 (viii) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’

 (ix) Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’

 (x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’

 (xi) Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’

 (xii) Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’

 (xiii) Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’

 (xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’

 (xv) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)

 (xvi) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)

 (xvii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar

Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’

 (xviii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar 

Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’

 (xix) Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’ 

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