UPSC Notification 2021 PDF: 712 Vacancy, Eligibility, Apply Online

UPSC Notification 2021 PDF: UPSC Notification 2021 PDF released on its official site!!! Details regarding the UPSC Civil Services Vacancy, Eligibility, Selection Process & Apply Online are given here for your reference. Passionate aspirants shall refer to this article and start the application online process.

Union Public Service Commission has recently released the UPSC Notification 2021 PDF for the engagement of Civil Services post. One of the most important recruitment notifications in India. This year the service commission has announced a total of 712 vacancies. The UPSC Civil Services 2021 Apply Online link is get activated on 4th March 2021. Interested aspirants shall refer to the official notification to know the prescribed eligibility criteria and recruitment process. The final date for the submission of the online application gets ends on 24th March 2021. So eligible aspirants shall start the application process and should submit the online application on or before the last date. Further details regarding the UPSC Notification 2021 PDF are given here for your reference.

UPSC Notification 2021 PDF – Overview

Name of an Organization – Union Public Service Commission

Notification Name – UPSC Notification 2021 PDF

Job Role – Civil Services

Job Location – All over India

UPSC Civil Services Recruitment 2021: Important Dates

UPSC Notification 2021 PDF Released – 04th March 2021

UPSC Civil Services 2021 Apply Online – 04th March 2021

Last Date for the Submission – 24th March 2021

UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria:

For Central Civil Services –

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d), and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

UPSC Notification 2021 PDF: Age Limit

Minimum: 21 years

Maximum: 32 years

Category Age Relaxation 
SC/ ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 Years
Ex-servicemen including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of military service as of August 1, 2021, and have been released 5 Years
PwD [(a) blindness and low vision; (b) deaf and hard of hearing; (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; and (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness] 10 Years

UPSC IAS Educational Qualification:

Candidates must be a graduate or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised university. The commission does not mention the minimum passing percentage required to appear in the IAS Exam. It means that any citizen of Indian who is a graduate with any percentage can fill the IAS application if he fulfils all the other eligibility criteria.

UPSC Notification 2021 PDF: Application Process

Application Mode: Online

Application Fee:

Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability – Not Applicable

Others – Rs. 100/-

Payment Mode: Either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI.

UPSC Notification 2021 PDF: Civil Services Selection Process:

(i) Prelims Exam

(ii) Mains Exam

(iii) Interview/Personality Test

(a) UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Pattern

The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.


(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and
each will be of two hours duration.

(ii) The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

(iii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

(iv) Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.

Candidates should note that there will be a penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

(b) UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern

The Written Examination will consist of the following papers:—

Qualifying Papers:

Part – A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution) 300 Marks
Paper‐B English 300 Marks
Papers to be counted for merit :
Paper‐I Essay 250 Marks
Paper‐II General Studies‐I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) 250 Marks
Paper‐III General Studies ‐II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) 250 Marks
Paper‐IV General Studies ‐III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster
250 Marks
Paper‐V General Studies ‐IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) 250 Marks
Paper‐VI Optional Subject ‐ Paper 1 250 Marks
Paper‐VII Optional Subject ‐ Paper 2 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks
Personality Test 275 Marks
Grand Total 2025 Marks

(c) Interview/Personality Test

The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of the
candidate’s career. The candidate will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the Interview/Personality Test is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The Interview/Personality Test is intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only intellectual qualities but also social traits and interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

UPSC Notification 2021 PDF: Important Links

Check here the UPSC Official Site

Download the UPSC Notification 2021 PDF PDF

Start here the UPSC Civil Services 2021 Apply Online

How to apply online for UPSC Notification 2021 PDF?

  • Candidates kindly visit the official site of UPSC.
  • On the home page, there is a drop-down link regarding recruitment.
  • Click on that the UPSC Civil Service Notification 2021 link will appear.
  • Click on that the UPSC Notification 2021 PDF  will get appeared on your screen.
  • Refer to the notification to know the prescribed eligibility criteria and recruitment process.
  • Start the apply online process.
  • Fill in all the mandatory fields.
  • Submit the online application on or before the last date.
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