UPSC Releases Civil Services Mains Time Table and DAF-I, Read More

New Delhi, 24 November 2021 – The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the timetable for the civil services (mains) examination 2021. The mains exam will begin on January 7 and aspirants can check the exam schedule by visiting the commission’s official website.

Along with that, the commission has also released the detailed application form I (DAF-I) for the exam. Candidates can use the DAF-I to provide their personal details and change the city of their examination centre, if required. Aspirants have to fill up the DAF-I on or before December 1. This is the last date to fill the form and late entries will not be entertained by the commission. 

Note: To view the entire time table for UPSC Civil Services (Mains) examination, click here.

Entire time table for UPSC Civil Services (Mains) examination

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UPSC Mains Exam Time Table – Major Points 

  • The mains exam will begin on January 7 and conclude on January 16, 2021. 
  • There are a total of nine papers that will be conducted during the examination. 
  • Civil services (mains) will have two shifts – morning and afternoon. 
  • The morning shift will begin at 9 AM and end at 12 PM. 
  • The afternoon shift will start at 2 PM and conclude at 5 PM. 

How to Fill UPSC Mains Detailed Application Form I (DAF-I)?

  • Register at UPSC by visiting the official website and clicking on the registration link provided below the “login” button. 
  • On the next window, provide your name, roll number, date of birth, and e-mail address. 
  • Click ‘submit’ and receive login credentials at your email address. 
  • Using these credentials, log in again at (click on the “Login” tab on the top).
  • The detailed application form I (DAF-I) will appear on your screen. 
  • Fill up all personal details. 
  • Choose your choice of exam centre in the form (this choice will be considered final and aspirants won’t be able to change their exam centre from this point forward). 
  • Submit the form and pay the required examination fee to conclude the process.

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