UPSC Exam Calendar 2021 released

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the exam Calendar for the year 2021 on its official website. UPSC conducts various examinations every year for the recruitment purpose. 


As per the UPSC Calendar 2021, UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021 notification will be released in the month of February 2021 and the exam will be held on June 27, 2021. The main exams for 2021 Civil Services will be conducted for five days beginning from 17 September, 2021. 

Civil Services 2020 Main Examination will be held on 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17 January 2021.  The Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2020 will commence on February 28, 2021 and will continue for 10 days till March 9, 2021.

UPSC IES, ISS 2021 exam will be held on July 16, where as the notification for the Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2021 will be released on 7 October this year as the exam will be one of the first UPSC exams to be held in February 2021 (21.02.2021).

In  2021, the UPSC will conduct NDA exams as per the old pattern. i.e. twice a year. The NDA, NA (I) exam will be conducted on April 18, 2021, and NDA, NA (II) will be held on September 5, 2021. This year due to COVID-19 pandemic, UPSC NDA NA (I) could not be held hence the commission decided to hold both NDA NA I and II jointly on September 6, 2020. 

UPSC notification also reads that, “the dates of notification, commencement and duration of Examinations/ RTs are liable to alteration, if the circumstances so warrant.”