UPSC Released Recruitment Exams Calendar 2021 - Check Out Exam Dates

Last Modified: 17 Apr 2024

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the schedule for Recruitment exam 2020-21 on 17th August 2020. The schedule is available on the official website - UPSC conducts various exams throughout the year. Some major exams include Combined Geo-Scientist, Civil Services Exam, Combined Defence Service, NDA & NA exam, Indian Forest Service Exam, Engineering Service Exam, CAPF (ACs), IES/ ISS Exam, and more. The calendar has been released for all the major exams conducted by UPSC. Candidates who are interested in appearing for the UPSC recruitment exams are advised to check the exam schedule at the official website.

Steps to Check the UPSC Recruitment Exam Calendar 2020-21

Candidates can check the recruitment exam calendar for 2020-21 through the following steps:

  • Visit the official website at
  • Click on the ‘Examination’ drop-down.
  • Now, click the ‘Calendar’ option.
  • Click on the ‘Annual Calendar 2021’ PDF link.
  • The recruitment exam calendar will open.
  • Check out the dates for exams you are interested in.
  • You can download the calendar.

The UPSC recruitment exams calendar consist of the notification date, last date for receiving the application, and exam date.

UPSC Recruitment Exams Calendar 2020-21

Various recruitment exams are scheduled to be conducted as follows:

Exam Name

Exam Dates

CDS Exam (I) 2021

7th February 2021

Combined Geo-Scientist Examination (Preliminary) 2021

21st February 2021


14th March 2021

NDA & NA Exam (I) 2021

18th April 2021

Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2021

27th June 2021

Indian Forest Service Exam 2021

27th June 2021

IES/ ISS Exam 2021

16th July 2021

Combined Geo-Scientist Examination (Main) 2021

17th July 2021

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Exam 2021

18th August 2021

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) exam 2021

8th August 2021

Combined Medical Services Exam, 2021

29th August 2021

NDA & NA Exam (II) 2021

5th September 2021

Civil Service (Main) Exam 2021

17th September 2021

Engineering Services (Main) Exam 2021

10th October 2021

CDS Exam (II) 2021

14th November 2021

Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam 2021

21st November 2021

SO/ Steno (GD-B/ GD-I) LDCE

11th December 2021

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Check out the complete UPSC 2021 calendar.

The Civil Services (Main) examination is a 5-days examination and it will be conducted on 8th, 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th January 2021. And, the Indian Forest Service (Main) examination will be held for 10 days. The exam will commence on 28th February and will continue till 9th March 2021. As per the official notice; “the dates of notification, commencement and duration of Examinations/ RTs are liable to alteration if the circumstances so warrant.”

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