When Will UPSC CSE Prelims Exam 2021 Be Conducted
UPSC has issued the calendar and the notification for the IAS exam 2021. The UPSC released an updated notice on July 19.
The UPSC CSE is regarded as one of the most prominent tests in India. Tens of Thousands of individuals from all around the country attempt it each year. However, only a tiny fraction of them can make their dream come true. This exam is taken in three stages– the preliminary exam, the main exam, and the interview.
On June 27, the UPSC civil services preliminary examination 2021 was scheduled to take place. However, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases across the nation, the Union Public Service Commission postponed the UPSC civil service prelims examination 2021. Now, the 2021 civil services prelims examination has been rescheduled to October 10.
Important Dates for UPSC CSE 2021
UPSC has issued the calendar and the notification for the IAS exam 2021. The UPSC released an updated notice on July 19. Aspirants should keep track of the UPSC CSE 2021 exam date, eligibility, and IAS exam pattern and syllabus on Sarkari Result. Candidates should regularly check this website for any further notifications.
Below is a brief idea of the calendar that will be followed for the CSE 2021:
Notification: UPSC released the notification for CSE on 4th March 2021
Registration: UPSC CSE online registration began on 4th March 2021, and the deadline for applying was 23rd March 2021.
Prelims Admit Card: the admit card for prelims exams will be released three weeks before the prelims exam.
Exam Date: according to the recent notification, the date for the prelims exam is 10th October 2021, and for the Mains exam is 7th January 2022.
Result: October-November 2021 (Tentative) for prelims, and the date for the Mains result is yet to be announced.
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Exam
UPSC preliminary exam comprises two papers. The total weightage of these two papers is 400 marks. Both papers will be taken via offline mode.
General Studies- Paper-I: this paper has 100 questions worth 200 marks. Candidates have 2 hours to complete this paper.
CSAT- Paper–II: This paper includes 80 questions worth 200 marks. The time allowed for this paper is 2 hours.
The IAS (prelims) is an objective-type paper. There is negative marking in the IAS exam, but only in the preliminary stage Negative marking for a wrong answer will be 1/3rd (0.66) of the question's allocated marks. In the IAS exam, the General Studies Paper-II ( CSAT) is a qualifying paper. The applicants must achieve a minimum of 33 percent marks in this paper to advance to the next level, i.e., the Mains. The applicants must appear in both exams to be evaluated.
All the candidates sitting for the UPSC CSE and other Government Jobs exams must be familiar with the qualifying criteria. The eligibility criteria for taking the IAS exam is:
Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in any field from any university established under the act passed by the Indian Parliament or the State legislature. Applicants awaiting their results in their final year of graduation are also qualified to apply for the IAS prelims exam.
The prescribed age limit for the IAS exam is 21 to 32 years. However, there is age relaxation for some reserve categories, such as age relaxation of 5 years is provided to candidates from ST/SC categories, and of 3 years to candidates from OBC, etc.
The IAS allows for six attempts for all candidates. However, it should be noted that the limit on the number of tries does not apply to applicants in the SC/ST category. Additionally, candidates in the OBC and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities categories are permitted a total of nine attempts in the exam.
Admit Cards for Prelims 2021
The UPSC will issue admit cards for the approaching preliminary phase of the civil services exam 2021. According to the exam notification released by UPSC in March 2021, candidate's e-admit cards will be released three weeks before the exam begins. The UPSC prelims admit for will be available on upsc.gov.in and upsconline.nic.in.
Candidates need to download the admit card from the official website, as the authorities will not send it by letter or SMS. Candidates must log in with their registration ID and password to download the UPSC CSE preliminary admission card. Candidates should carefully examine their admission cards and ensure that every detail, such as the exam date and time, the center name and address, and so on, is correct.
Candidates are urged to print their admit cards and bring them to the test venue, along with a government photo ID proof.
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