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Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 or Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 is the entrance examination for admission to Civil Services Examination. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 is conducted by Union Public Services Commission.

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination for the year 2021 has been announced by Union Public Services Commission and will be held on 10/10/2021. The application forms will be available from 04/03/2021 till 24/03/2021. The exam is in written mode. It is being conducted in English and Hindi languages. Admit card will be available from 16/09/2021. Result is expected to be announced on 29/10/2021.

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Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 Conducting Body

Union Public Services Commission

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Conditions:

  • For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service,  a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For other services, a candidate must be either
    • a citizen of India, or
    • a subject of Nepal, or
    • a subject of Bhutan, or
    • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

Age Limits:

  • A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of  32 years on the 1st of August, 2020 i.e., he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1988 and not later than 1st August, 1999. Necessary action to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/Regulations pertaining to various services is being taken separately. 
  • The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable
    • up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
    • up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates;
    • up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof;
    • up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned
    • Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2020 and have been released;

Minimum Educational Qualifications :

The candidate must hold a degree of any of educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed.

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 04/03/2021 24/03/2021
Admit Card Release Date 16/09/2021 10/10/2021
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 10/10/2021
  • Declaration of result 29/10/2021 -
    Final Result 29/10/2021 -
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    Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 Prospectus


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    Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 Application Form

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    Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 16/09/2021
    Admit Card Download End Date 10/10/2021    8:00 am

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    Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 Exam Day Instructions


    Offline Dates

    • 10/10/2021

    Examination Day Instructions

    MOBILE PHONES BANNED:

    • The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment  or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
    • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe keeping cannot be assured.
    •  Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination,  as safe-keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard
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    Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 Results

    Result Declaration29/10/2021
    Final Result Date29/10/2021

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