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UPSC Civil Services Exam for 712 IAS Officer Posts - UPSC IAS Application Form 2021

UPSC IAS Application Form 2021

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021 Notification

Today on 04th March 2021, the UPSC Recruitment department published a notification on their website related to UPSC IAS Exam 2021. The UPSC IAS Application Form link is active now. Applicants who are preparing for the UPSC IAS examination can now fill up the online application form. The Link for filling up the online application form related to the IAS exam will remain active till 24th March 2021.

The Union Public Service Commission newly out an Official Notification for Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam, 2021. UPSC is going to fill up 712 Vacancies for IAS officers throughout India. Applicants who have completed their Graduation degree in any stream are eligible to fill up UPSC IAS application form 2021. More information related to this UPSC IAS exam 2021 such as the eligibility criteria, pay band, and How to apply is given below in this employment news. Read the full employment news carefully to know various terms and conditions related to this UPSC IAS 2021 Exam. 


The UPSC IAS Application Form 2021 Link is already active on 04th March 2021.

Applicants can fill up the online application form till 24th March 2021.

You have to pay the application fee by 23rd March 2021.

UPSC is going to conduct IAS Preliminary Examination on 27th June 2021.

 The previous Year 2019 IAS Exam Paper

UPSC IAS Pre Exam 2021 Details

Designation Name: IAS Officer.

Number of Vacancies: 712 Posts.


Eligibility Criteria For filling up UPSC IAS Application Form

Education: Applicants who have a Graduation degree in any stream from a well-recognized University of India are eligible to apply for this UPSC IAS Examination 2021.

Age Bond: Applicants having age between 21 years to 32 years as of 01st Aug. 2021 are eligible to apply for this UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021.


How much is the application fee for filling up the UPSC Civil Services online application form?

·       Applicants who are belonging to the UR/OBC casts have to pay Rs.100 application fee amount.

·       The candidates who are belonging to the SC/ST/PH categories have to pay Rs.0 application fee amount.

Method Of Payment: You can pay the application fee amount using online and offline methods such as: “Debit/credit card or Net Banking or challan in any branch of SBI”. You have to pay the application fee before 23rd March 2021.

Selection process related to this UPSC IAS EXAM 2021

Applicants will be selected for the IAS job profile in India on the basis of their performance in the various rounds of selections conducted by the UPSC department. The rounds of selections areas follow:

·       1st Round: Online Written Preliminary Examination.

·       2nd Round: Mains Written Examination.

·       3rd Round: Interview.

Those who have cleared all these rounds of selection will be appointed as IAS officers in India.

 How TO prepare for IAS Exam 2021

Process Applying For Civil Services Exam 2021 

Candidate shave to open the UPSC official website to fill-up the online application form. The link is currently active for filling up the UPSC IAS Application form 2021.

·       This online application form link will remain active till 24th March 2021.

·       Applicants have to pay the Application fee before 23rd March 2021.

·       After paying the application fee and filling up the online application form click on the SUBMIT button.


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How You Can Start Preparing for Civil Services Exam 2020 - How to Start Preparing for IAS Exam 2020

Brace up for Civil Services 2020
How You Can Start Preparing for Civil Services Exam

Before knowing the art of decoding the syllabus for the civil services exam, it is imperative to understand its purpose. It has been statistically detected that maximum of the applicants take a step for the preparation without analyzing the nuances of what accurately is the demand of the examination. Random start based on others’ insights will leave you in dark. So, it is the syllabus that acts as a 'constitution' for preparation and any deviation from it will be null and void. Therefore, ‘rendezvous with syllabus’ should be considered as a very strong step of learning because it will act as the bedrock for the entire preparation through all the three stages of the examination.

Before we shift our gear towards decoding the syllabus, its significance should be very clear and immune from any doubts or if's and but's. Let's see, the meaning of decoding syllabus and how to do it. Also, it is equally important to know for all aspirants, be it neophytes or seasoned players. Take a leap in 2020 and unlearn the old-fashioned methods of preparation, bear no past burden and start afresh and new with a novel shovel to achieve what could not be achieved earlier.

how to prepare for civil service exam 2020

De-coding means breaking up the syllabus and integrating it with previous years' questions as well as current affairs. For example, starting with the preliminary exam syllabus one finds 'Art and Culture' is not mentioned clearly in the syllabus, but questions related to the same do appear in the exams. This shows that art and culture must be read in connection with current affairs.

■ Similarly, for all the papers of General Studies in Main examination, break every section into sub-sections by taking the help of previous years' questions. For example, in 2019 General Studies Paper-I, a question was, "Empowering women is the key to control population growth." Discuss. Over here writing simply about women empowerment will fetch undesirable marks, the content for such topics must be scooped from newspapers, magazines etc.

■ Once the syllabus is decoded, a candidate is enlightened enough to de-mystify the unpredictability of this exam by shedding irrelevant stuff and focusing more on what is going to bear results in exam. Say, it is about learning 'Indian Polity' where a candidate must stay focused by keeping all sorts of 'political masala' news at bay. This accurate demarcation will save time, money, energy and of course attempts as well.

■ Another step towards decoding is keeping the syllabus handy at all times. Squirreling it away after one reading, assuming a perfect hold on every section of this colossal mount is a misjudgment. Remember, this preparation should be interlinked and integrated as an 'organic whole' which is dynamic, evolving and growing.

■ Once, learnt the skill to keep all limbs of the Prelims and Mains syllabus co-joined and interactive, Personality Test will not be a tough nut to crack. The aura of knowledge gained will help in getting good marks in the Personality Test (Interview).

Aspiring to be a civil servant should not be for pomp-gusto, power and prestige, but for a profound desire to usher in a change in the lives of many. Be hopeful, stay healthy and strive for excellence!

How to Prepare Current Affairs for Civil Services Exam ?


How to Prepare Current Affairs for Civil Services Exam?

Current affairs to the civil services exam is what the backbone is to the human body. Just as without a backbone, our body shall not get the support to stand erect, without current affairs, civil services preparation shall come crumbling on the ground.

If there is one thing that defines civil services exam, it is current affairs. And if there is one thing that needs top priority, it is again, current affairs.

To state a simple fact, current affairs accounts for almost sixty percent of the GS syllabus. If we take an extended view, the current affairs count even in optional papers such as Political Science, Sociology, Public Administration Geography etc.

The second paper of these optional are applied aspects of the subject with special bearing for India. And unless one knows the current developments related to the topics of these optional papers, it will be impossible to write an effective, relevant answer.

Thus, one can safely say that current affairs is an all-pervasive phenomenon in civil services exam and no one can get away from this reality. Sadly, few understand the importance of current affairs in this exam.

Even those who are aware of its importance are at a loss to understand as to how to handle it. It results in poor preparation, poor marks, and frustration among the aspirants. Therefore, a true understanding of the value and significance of current affairs is the key to success in the civil services exam.

This article briefly summarises current affairs in all its aspects to navigate the path of preparation for the aspirants who lack direction and purpose while attempting to cover current affairs part.

How to Prepare Current Affairs for Civil Services Exam?

Why current affairs in civil services exam?

As we all know, civil services exam is a process to select generalists and not specialists in various administrative jobs. It follows from this that a candidate must demonstrate a good knowledge of the issues and events that have social, economic, political and administrative implications. For a career in civil services, knowledge of issues of current relevance is important to make informed decisions.

Macaulay, who introduced the merit-based civil services under the Charter Act 1853, said :" Knowledge is transferrable" By this what he meant was that if a candidate has a wide knowledge of diverse subjects, it will translate into his capacity to govern better. In other words, a civil servant, with a wide knowledge base is better equipped to discharge his duties in order to meet the broader administrative goals as also to act in the larger public interest. Thus, the goal of wider knowledge as advocated by Macaulay can be achieved by a good comprehension of current affairs which is made up of a very wide, diverse range of topics reported in newspapers, journals, websites and electronic media.

Smart Strategy on How To Crack IAS Prelims Examination 2019 - UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION-2019



Given its immense popularity among the educated, talented and hardworking youth of the country, civil service examination is bound to be the most bitterly contested exam one can find in India.

Civil services command respect, prestige and status like no other job can offer. Besides, it provides job security and attractive perks to provide a comfortable lifestyle. But more than all these factors, it is the nature of the job to be performed in civil services that motivate many to aspire for it.

Apart from offering challenges and diversity, civil services offer some of the most socially relevant jobs which lend meaning and justification to life. Unlike the private sector jobs, where one is doing mostly socially irrelevant jobs or, even at times socially harmful jobs, civil services offer satisfying jobs in sectors such as policing, education, health, welfare etc. This is why many candidates try hard to get into civil services rather than pursuing a career in the private sector.

As is well known, it is a three-stage examination comprising prelims, mains and interview. At all the three levels of the contest (i.e., preliminary, mains and the personality test), there are challenges. But it is at the first stage of the exam. i.e. the preliminary exam, that is found to be most challenging. Although prelims is purported to be just a qualifying test to allow a candidate to appear in the main examination, the reality is that it is both scary and intimidating.

It is scary because out of a total of 4-5 lakh aspirants appearing, only 15,000 candidates have a chance to get selected at this level. Thus it actually translates into not a qualifying exam but an elimination process and even the most talented among the aspirants run the risk of getting eliminated in the prelims level itself. If one gets eliminated, he/she has to wait for one full year to get another chance to qualify and appear in the mains.

It is intimidating because there is so much to study for the exam ranging from the traditional areas like history, culture, geography, environment and ecology, polity, science and technology to current and contemporary issues.

Whereas the mains exam seeks a conceptual understanding of the issues, prelims seek both conceptual understanding and factual knowledge which broadens its scope. Viewed in this perspective, prelims preparation is a true test of one’s nerves, tenacity, persistence, and perseverance.

Smart Strategy on How To Crack IAS Prelims Examination 2019 -  UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION-2019

UPSC Civil Service Examination 2019 - IAS Examination 2019 and Forest Service Exam 2019

UPSC Civil Service Examination 2019

UPSC IAS Examination 2019

UPSC Forest Service Exam 2019

The Applicants applying for the UPSC Civil Service examination 2019 must ensure that they fulfil all suitability circumstances for admission to UPSC IAS examination 2019.

UPSC Civil Service Examination 2019Applicants admission to all the phases of the entrance examination will be purely temporary subject to satisfying the prearranged suitability circumstances. Mere subject of e-Admit Card to the applicant will not suggest that his/her application has been finally cleared by the UPSC Commission. The UPSC Commission takes up confirmation of suitability circumstances with reference to original documents only after the applicant has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.

More information related to this UPSC Civil Service examination 2019 is given below in this job posting. So read it carefully before applying online.

Basic Information About this UPSC IAS / Forest Service Examination 2019

1). Profile Name: UPSC Civil Service Exam 2019
Vacancies: 896 Posts

2). Profile Name: Indian Forest Service Examination
Vacancies: 90 Posts

Eligibility Conditions required for Applying

Educational Requirement
Age Bond
Civil Services
All Indian Graduates can apply for this UPSC Civil Service Examination 2019.
21 to 32 years
Indian Forest Service
Applicants having a Graduation’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely “Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering” can apply for this Forest Service Examination 2019.
Number of attempts for this UPSC Exam: Each applicant appearing at the examination, who is suitable, shall be allowable six attempts for this UPSC Civil Service examination 2019. Provided that this limit on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of SC (Scheduled Castes) and ST (Scheduled Tribes) applicants who are otherwise eligible.

Application Fee Required for Applying

No fee
Paying Method: Pay Examination fee through  Debit/credit card or Net Banking or challan in any branch of SBI.

Procedure for Applying

Applicants are essential to submit application Online by using the official website of UPSC, whose link is as follow: “”/. Full directions for filling up online applications related to this UPSC Civil service examination are available on the above declared website.

There is no other way for applying this UPSC Examination 2019.

Check IMPORTANT LINK section below for complete Advertisement Detail and the online application form related to this UPSC Examination.

NOTE-: Applicants appearing in UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 will be required to indicate information such as

(a) detail of Centres for Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination

(b) Optional subject to be selected for the examination,

(c) Medium of examination for Civil Services (Main) Examination,

(d) Medium of Examination for Optional Subject if he/she chooses any Indian Language as the Medium of Examination for Civil Services (Main) Examination and

(e) compulsory Indian Language for Civil Services (Main) Examination at the time of the filling up online application itself.


19TH Feb. 2019 is the Start Date to Apply.
18th March 2019 is the Last Date to Apply.


Civil Services Exam is a Major Challenge - Keep Your Option Clear

Keep Your options Clear For UPSC Civil Service Exam
Civil Services Exam is a Major Challenge

Choosing the right optional subject in Civil Services examination is a major challenge for aspirants. The liberal decision of the UPSC of taking one optional subject out of two papers from 2013, has reduced a lot of stress for the aspirants. Now they need to select only one optional subject. But choosing that one optional subject also matters a lot as the subject consists two papers of 250 marks each. Selecting the right optional subject is of paramount importance as it will surely step up your chances of selection, so an aspirant should know all the factors before picking up the optional subject. Let’s dig into the factors that a candidate must consider before picking up an optional subject.

Scoring quotient
Most of the students attempting for the first time choose an optional subject which is considered as the most scoring subject. Therefore, most of the students prefer to choose geography, history, political science, public administration or psychology. Statistics reveal that most of the students select geography and public administration as optional subject. More than 80 per cent of aspirants opt for these subjects as all these subjects overlap with general studies which they usually study while preparing for GS pre and Mains.

In the past few years, candidates have been scoring above 350 marks in public administration and more than 400 marks in geography, which is pretty good. This explains why more and more students are opting for these subjects. Let’s see what makes certain subjects more scoring:

■ Public administration is more about having knowledge of administrative traits and involves more self – study and self-understanding than personal coaching.

■ As almost everyone studies history till at least Class VIII, it is a familiar subject for most students. With multiple choice questions it is easier to score more in this.

■ Most of the students are interested in map-based questions, especially those from engineering or medical background. No wonder geography is one of the most popular subjects among IAS aspirants.

Civil Services Exam is a Major Challenge

Have a good command over a subject
Although, when we talk about which paper is more scoring, it is better to remember that no subject is less scoring as it largely depends upon the interest of the candidate and his academic background. If a candidate is exceptionally good in a subject, he will obviously score more in that paper. So, if geography is your forte, it will not be prudent to pick up history as it is scoring subject.
■ If a candidate has already mastered a subject in school or in graduation, it becomes easier to understand and it is natural to select it. Moreover, the availability of preparation material and guidance are also important. Thus, choosing the right optional subject is half the battle won and candidates must factor in all the pros and cons of a particular choice before going ahead.

Languages are generally seen as less scoring than other subjects and require a higher level of proficiency. But in spite of that over the past few years the trend of selecting a language as an optional subject is on the rise. Many students opt for Hindi Literature, which is not too surprising as a large number of candidates from Hindi speaking states appear for IAS exam. Similarly, languages like Pali are also gaining currency and most of the students are opting for the language, but again it completely depends upon one’s interest, academic and geographical background and knowledge. Tamil literature is being opted by many of candidates from Tamil Nadu and so on.