Are you interested in becoming an IAS officer? Have you started your UPSC preparation? Then there is some good news for you.

The UPSC 2021 Exam date has been released!

It is time for all candidates to start preparing as the UPSC CSE 2021 exam date is officially out.

On the 17th of August, UPSC had officially put up the annual calendar for the year 2021.

UPSC 2021 Date

In the official notice put up by UPSC the UPSC 2021 prelims exam date is the 27th of June 2021.

The exam will be held on Sunday along with Indian Forest Service preliminary exam.

Both the rounds of the UPSC 2021 prelims exam will be on the same date.

The UPSC 2021 prelims application deadline date is 2nd of March 2021 and the applications will be out from the 10th of February 2021.

The mains exam will be conducted from the 17th of September 2021 and will continue on for 5 days.

Next Step

Now that the exam dates are officially released, candidates wonder what next?

Fixing a timetable should be the first and foremost step. With a timeline in mind, you can prepare around the exam dates.

Start to work on the general studies exam syllabus and work your way through.

The date is set for next year. So, start preparing for your current affairs from August itself. Yes, the timeline has passed, but a lot of online sources will help you with providing current affairs on a monthly basis.

Get a hold of the current affairs and read the newspaper every day. Use a credible source and do make sure to take down notes whilst reading

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Preparation is the Key

With a plan ready for your current affairs, start to focus on the general studies exam. Do not engage in optional exams just yet, unless it is maths or a subject that requires daily practice.

This is recommended because your optional subject may not play a key role in your general studies exam. If your optional is from the general studies syllabus then go through it as then it will become an advantage for you.

You will have around three months’ time after your prelims round and in case you do not clear the prelims round, studying for your optional will become a waste of time.

Mental Health

With all the stress from everyone around you and the stress of studying your mental health may take a hit. Work on your mental health as it will help you to understand concepts better and will also help you to study more.

Preferably meditate every day for 15 to 30 mins whenever you get the time but make sure you stick to it. Think of this as a compulsory part of your preparation.

Take enough breaks. Yes, you need to study, but that does not mean you cannot take breaks. Your mind has a capacity so do not overboard it every day, as it may not be able to take it.

So keep that in mind and then create a timetable for your UPSC 2021 preparation.


The UPSC 2021 CSE exam dates are officially announced now! Yes, there may be some uncertainty with regards to the pandemic, but that does not mean candidates should not be ready.

Start preparing as soon as possible because the UPSC syllabus is very wide. Do not let your time go to waste. Strap your boots on and get ready. All the best!

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