Resisting the covid 19 circumstances in reason and the onset of the second wave which has damaged and trembled the total of India, many exams in India have been deferred and discontinued. Every entity from the government to an individual is worried about the effect that COVID-19 will retain on the accomplishments in India. Whether it is the working of the institutions or the exploration, everything is presently a huge problem.

Candidates all over India are anxious about their assessments and their destiny because, without a statement of your pedagogy, no one will get a business that means no livelihood.

Here in this article, we are going to unveil the latest UPSC IAS prelims 2021 exam date to give relief to all the aspirants. Keep reading this article till the end to find everything about the 2021 Civil services exam.

Also Read: Big Breaking: Will UPSC Prelims 2020 be Postponed Again?

UPSC Prelims 2021 Notification 

Union Public Service Commission Press Note

Rescheduling of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021

Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19), the Union Public Service Commission has deferred the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021, which was scheduled to be held on 27th June 2021. Now, this Examination will be held on 10th October 2021.

UPSC 2021 Prelims Exam Date Changed

Here is the table for the exam all the UPSC exam dates

Union Public Service Commission 

Programme of Examinations/ Recruitment Tests (RTs) -2021

Sr.No. Name of Examination Date of Notification Last Date for Receipt of Applications Date of commencement of Exam Duration of Exam
1. Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 07.10..2020 27.10.2020 21.02..2021 (Sunday) 1 Day
2. C.D.S. Examination (I), 2021 28.10.2020 17.11.2020 07.02.2021 (Sunday) 1 Day
3. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 21.02.2021 (Sunday) 1 DAY
4. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 07.03.2021 (Sunday) 1 DAY
5. CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2021 02.12.2020 22.12.2020 14.03.2021 (Sunday) 1 DAY
6. N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2021 30.12.2020 19.01.2021 18.04.2021


7. Reserved for UPSC RT for the posts of EO/AO in the


09.05.2021 (Sunday) 1 DAY

IAS Prelims Exam Date 2021

8. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 04.03.2021 24.03.2021 27.06.2021 (Sunday) 1 DAY
9. Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2021

through CS(P) Examination 2021

04.03.2021 24.03.2021 04.07.2021 (Sunday) 1 DAY
10. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination 04.07.2021 (Sunday) 1 DAY

Other Civil Services Exam Dates 

11. Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021 17.09.2021 (Friday) 5 DAYS
12. Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2021 10.10.2021 (Sunday) 1 DAY
13. C.D.S. Examination (II), 2021 04.08.2021 24.08.2021 14.11.2021


14. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2021 21.11.2021 (Sunday) 10 DAYS
15. S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE 15.09.2021 05.10.2021 11.12.2021 (Saturday) 2 DAYS

UPSC Prelims Postponed?

The UPSC has deferred the civil services preliminary exam which was planned to be held on June 27. In opinion of the COVID-19 circumstance in the nation, the exam will be conducted on October 10, the UPSC has announced. The council administers civil services assessment yearly in three phases that is preliminary, main and interview, to assign officials of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

Also Read: UPSC Interview Postponed: A Change in the Dates of the Interview/ Personality Exam

IAS Prelims 2021 Exam Date 

The expected exam will be conducted on 10th October 2021.

The online enrollment procedure for occurring in the UPSC Prelims Exam 2021 commenced in the month of March 2021. The final date for online enrollment was March 24, 2021.


We expect you have received all your explanations, as per the covid constraints the UPSC will be carrying all the safeguards and the fitness of the candidates will be kept in mind and a judgment will be taken. Till then UPSC Pathshala is constantly there for your practice, techniques and advice to instruct for the assessment and improve your achievements in the assessment, all the best for your exams and resist tension away, remain mentally favorable and physically unfavorable from covid. Any questions, indications, inquiries or problems, please feel free to compose them down in the remark section.

Also Read: What are the Chances of UPSC Prelims Getting Postponed? Here’s What the Statistics have to Say

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