The Union Public Service Commission has released a short notification stating that the UPSC Civil Services 2021 examination shall be conducted as per the already declared schedule i.e., 27 June 2021. The UPSC has also notified that the “detailed notifications for CSE-2021 and IFoSE-2021 shall be published in due course.” Candidates must note that the last date to apply for UPSC CSE 2021 is 2 March 2021.
Candidates interested in applying for UPSC Civil Services Prelims or IFS Examination 2021 must keep a check on the official page – upsc.gov.in.
- The detailed Indian Forest Service Prelims exam notification 2021 and UPSC Civil Services notification was supposed to be released on February 10, 2021, i.e., today. However, the notification might be delayed.
- The UPSC Mains 2021 exam is scheduled to be held from 17 to 22 September 2021.
UPSC Exam 2021 – Other Developments
On 9 February 2021, the Centre told the Supreme Court that it is not ready to grant any age relaxation to the UPSC IAS candidates who have exhausted their last attempt in the year 2020. Earlier, the students had appealed for a one-time relaxation in the age limit due to COVID-19. However, the Centre is not prepared to provide an upper age limit relaxation (from 32 to 33 years) to such candidates.
In the meanwhile, the Supreme Court has reserved the verdict on the plea filed by the candidates seeking one more chance in UPSC’s Civil Services exam for those who could not appear in their last attempt in 2020 due to the pandemic.
UPSC Exam 2021 – Eligibility
To take the UPSC Civil Services exam, the candidates must –
- Possess a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognised university institution
- Be at least 21 years of age and maximum 32 years of age
Note: Candidates must await the official UPSC Civil Services 2021 notification for complete details on eligibility.