UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021: Here's Everything You Need To Know

Get to know about the application process, eligibility criteria and paper pattern here.

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UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has initiated the application process for the civil services prelims examination for 2021.

Candidates who wish to register for the exams should know that the last date has been announced as March 24.

Candidates can visit the official website or to submit their application. The prelims exam is scheduled for June 27 which will choose candidates for approximately 712 vacancies.

What is the eligibility criteria?

First of all, the candidate has to be an Indian national citizen for the posts of IAS and IPS while for other posts, candidates can be from India as well as Bhutan, Nepal and Tibetan refugee. One can visit the official website for more information. The age limit decided for the candidates is between 21 to 32 years of age, there is a relaxation given to candidates who belong to reserved categories.

The candidates should also have a degree from universities or incorporated by the Central legislature or the State Legislature of India. It can also a degree from educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or deemed as a University Under Sec-3 of the University Grant Commission Act of 1956. They can also have a degree equivalent to such.

What to expect from the prelims examinations?

There are two papers in the prelims exam, paper-I and paper-II. The first one carries objective questions such as multiple choice questions which carry 400 marks and the second paper of general studies has a 33 per cent passing criteria. Each question has a negative marking of one-third. The paper-I will have seven test areas- Science and Technology, History and Culture, Indian Polity, Current Events of National and International importance, Indian economy, Environment and Ecology and Geography.

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