UPSC CSE Official Notification 2021 Notes - UPSC

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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.  04/2021-CSP                             DATE: 04/03/2021 
(LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 24/03/2021) of CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 
2021 
(The Commission’s Website: www.upsc.gov.in) 
	
IMPORTANT 
1. CANDIDATES 	 TO 	 ENSURE 	 THEIR 	 ELIGIBILITY 	 FOR 	 THE 	 EXAMINATION:		 All candidates 
(male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Civil Services Examination 
notified by the Government (Department of Personnel and Training) and this Notice of Examination 
derived from these Rules. 	The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they 
fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages 
of the examination will be purely provisional 	subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility 
conditions. Mere issue of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her 
candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The Commission takes up 
verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the 
candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test. 
2. HOW 	TO 	APPLY: 
Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website https://upsconline.nic.in 	
Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned 
website. Brief Instructions for filling up the "Online Application Form" given in Appendix-IIA. 
2.1 Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN 
Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central 
Government. The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while 
filling up the online application form. The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of 
the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This 
Photo ID Card will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this 
Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test. 
2.2 The facility of withdrawal of Application is available for those candidates who do not want to 
appear for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. In this regard, Instructions are 
mentioned in Appendix IIB of this Examination Notice 
3. LAST 	DATE 	FOR 	RECEIPT 	OF 	APPLICATIONS 	: 
The online Applications can be filled up to 24
th
 March, 2021 till 6:00 PM. The eligible 
candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the 
examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [ 
https://upsconline.nic.in  ] for downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by 
post. 
4. PENALTY 	FOR 	WRONG 	ANSWERS: 
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers 
marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers. 
5. FACILITATION 	COUNTER		 FOR 	GUIDANCE 	OF 	CANDIDATES: 
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.  04/2021-CSP                             DATE: 04/03/2021 
(LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 24/03/2021) of CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 
2021 
(The Commission’s Website: www.upsc.gov.in) 
	
IMPORTANT 
1. CANDIDATES 	 TO 	 ENSURE 	 THEIR 	 ELIGIBILITY 	 FOR 	 THE 	 EXAMINATION:		 All candidates 
(male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Civil Services Examination 
notified by the Government (Department of Personnel and Training) and this Notice of Examination 
derived from these Rules. 	The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they 
fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages 
of the examination will be purely provisional 	subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility 
conditions. Mere issue of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her 
candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The Commission takes up 
verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the 
candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test. 
2. HOW 	TO 	APPLY: 
Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website https://upsconline.nic.in 	
Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned 
website. Brief Instructions for filling up the "Online Application Form" given in Appendix-IIA. 
2.1 Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN 
Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central 
Government. The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while 
filling up the online application form. The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of 
the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This 
Photo ID Card will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this 
Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test. 
2.2 The facility of withdrawal of Application is available for those candidates who do not want to 
appear for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. In this regard, Instructions are 
mentioned in Appendix IIB of this Examination Notice 
3. LAST 	DATE 	FOR 	RECEIPT 	OF 	APPLICATIONS 	: 
The online Applications can be filled up to 24
th
 March, 2021 till 6:00 PM. The eligible 
candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the 
examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [ 
https://upsconline.nic.in  ] for downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by 
post. 
4. PENALTY 	FOR 	WRONG 	ANSWERS: 
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers 
marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers. 
5. FACILITATION 	COUNTER		 FOR 	GUIDANCE 	OF 	CANDIDATES: 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature 
etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person 
or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days 
between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs. 
6.			 MOBILE 	PHONES 	BANNED: 
(a) The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment 
or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or 
blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or 
switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination 
is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action 
including ban from future examinations. 
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including 
mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping 
cannot be assured. 
7. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, 
as safe-keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in 
this regard. 
 
F . No. 1/13/2020-E.I(B) : Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for 
recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service 
Commission on 27
th
 June, 2021 in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of 
Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 4
th
 March, 2021. All candidates 
must carefully read the Civil Services Examination-2021 Rules together with all the Appendices along 
with the Annexures thereof and this Examination Notice derived from the CSE Rules, 2021 in entirety 
for gaining awareness of the current Rules and Regulations as changes may have been incorporated 
since the previous Examination Rules. 
 (i) Indian Administrative Service 
 (ii) Indian Foreign Service 
  (iii) Indian Police Service 
  (iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (v) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (vi) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’ 
   (vii)  Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (viii) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (ix) Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’ 
  (x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xi) Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’ 
   (xii)  Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xiii) Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’ 
 (xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’ 
 (xv) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III) 
 (xvi) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade) 
 (xvii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar 
Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xviii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar 
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.  04/2021-CSP                             DATE: 04/03/2021 
(LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 24/03/2021) of CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 
2021 
(The Commission’s Website: www.upsc.gov.in) 
	
IMPORTANT 
1. CANDIDATES 	 TO 	 ENSURE 	 THEIR 	 ELIGIBILITY 	 FOR 	 THE 	 EXAMINATION:		 All candidates 
(male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Civil Services Examination 
notified by the Government (Department of Personnel and Training) and this Notice of Examination 
derived from these Rules. 	The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they 
fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages 
of the examination will be purely provisional 	subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility 
conditions. Mere issue of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her 
candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The Commission takes up 
verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the 
candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test. 
2. HOW 	TO 	APPLY: 
Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website https://upsconline.nic.in 	
Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned 
website. Brief Instructions for filling up the "Online Application Form" given in Appendix-IIA. 
2.1 Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN 
Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central 
Government. The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while 
filling up the online application form. The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of 
the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This 
Photo ID Card will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this 
Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test. 
2.2 The facility of withdrawal of Application is available for those candidates who do not want to 
appear for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. In this regard, Instructions are 
mentioned in Appendix IIB of this Examination Notice 
3. LAST 	DATE 	FOR 	RECEIPT 	OF 	APPLICATIONS 	: 
The online Applications can be filled up to 24
th
 March, 2021 till 6:00 PM. The eligible 
candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the 
examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [ 
https://upsconline.nic.in  ] for downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by 
post. 
4. PENALTY 	FOR 	WRONG 	ANSWERS: 
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers 
marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers. 
5. FACILITATION 	COUNTER		 FOR 	GUIDANCE 	OF 	CANDIDATES: 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature 
etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person 
or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days 
between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs. 
6.			 MOBILE 	PHONES 	BANNED: 
(a) The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment 
or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or 
blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or 
switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination 
is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action 
including ban from future examinations. 
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including 
mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping 
cannot be assured. 
7. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, 
as safe-keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in 
this regard. 
 
F . No. 1/13/2020-E.I(B) : Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for 
recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service 
Commission on 27
th
 June, 2021 in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of 
Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 4
th
 March, 2021. All candidates 
must carefully read the Civil Services Examination-2021 Rules together with all the Appendices along 
with the Annexures thereof and this Examination Notice derived from the CSE Rules, 2021 in entirety 
for gaining awareness of the current Rules and Regulations as changes may have been incorporated 
since the previous Examination Rules. 
 (i) Indian Administrative Service 
 (ii) Indian Foreign Service 
  (iii) Indian Police Service 
  (iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (v) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (vi) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’ 
   (vii)  Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (viii) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (ix) Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’ 
  (x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xi) Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’ 
   (xii)  Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xiii) Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’ 
 (xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’ 
 (xv) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III) 
 (xvi) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade) 
 (xvii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar 
Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xviii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xix) Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’ 
 
 The number of vacancies to be filled through the examination is expected to be approximately  
712 which include 22 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category, i.e.   5 
vacancies for candidates of  (a) blindness and low vision; 6 Vacancies for (b) deaf and hard of 
hearing; 6 Vacancies for (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, 
acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and 5 Vacancies for (e) multiple disabilities from 
amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness. The final number of vacancies 
may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities. 
Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes, Other 
Backward Classes, the Economically Weaker Sections and Persons with Benchmark Disability in 
respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.  
 As per the decision taken by the Government for increasing the access of unemployed to job 
opportunities, the Commission will publicly disclose the scores of the candidates (obtained in the 
Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test) through the public portals. The disclosure 
will be made in respect of only those willing candidates who will appear in the 
Interview/Personality Test for the Civil Service Examination and are not finally recommended for 
appointment.  The information shared through this disclosure scheme about the 
non-recommended candidates may be used by other public and private recruitment agencies to 
appoint suitable candidates from the information made available in the public portal. 
 Candidates will be required to give their options at the time of Interview/Personality Test, 
while downloading the e-Summon Letter from the Commission’s website for the interview.  A 
candidate may opt out of the scheme also and in that case his/her details will not be published by 
the Commission. 
 Besides sharing of the information of the non-recommended willing candidates of this 
examination, the Commission will not assume any responsibility or liability for the method and 
manner in which information related to such candidates is utilized by public/private 
organizations. 
NOTE: -	A 	list 	of 	Services 	Identified 	suitable 	for 	Persons 	with 	Benchmark 	Disability 	along 	
with 	the 	Physical 	Requirements 	and 	Functional 	Classifications: 	
l. 
No. 
Name of the 
Service 
Category(ies) for which 
Identified 
Functional 
Classification 
Physical Requirements 
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
1. Indian Administrative 
Service 
(i) Locomotor disability including  
Cerabral Palsy, Leprosy Cured,  
Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims 
OA, OL, BA, BH, MW,OAL, 
Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, 
Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims 
S, ST, W, SE, H, RW, C 
BLA, BLOA, BL S, SE, H, RW, C 
(ii) Blindness and Low Vision LV MF, PP, S, ST, W, L,C, RW, H, 
KC, BN 
B MF, PP, S, ST, W, L,C, RW (in 
braille/ software), H, KC,  BN 
(iii) Deaf and Hard of Hearing FD, HH PP, S, ST, W, L, C, RW, KC, BN 
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.  04/2021-CSP                             DATE: 04/03/2021 
(LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 24/03/2021) of CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 
2021 
(The Commission’s Website: www.upsc.gov.in) 
	
IMPORTANT 
1. CANDIDATES 	 TO 	 ENSURE 	 THEIR 	 ELIGIBILITY 	 FOR 	 THE 	 EXAMINATION:		 All candidates 
(male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Civil Services Examination 
notified by the Government (Department of Personnel and Training) and this Notice of Examination 
derived from these Rules. 	The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they 
fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages 
of the examination will be purely provisional 	subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility 
conditions. Mere issue of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her 
candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The Commission takes up 
verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the 
candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test. 
2. HOW 	TO 	APPLY: 
Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website https://upsconline.nic.in 	
Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned 
website. Brief Instructions for filling up the "Online Application Form" given in Appendix-IIA. 
2.1 Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN 
Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central 
Government. The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while 
filling up the online application form. The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of 
the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This 
Photo ID Card will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this 
Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test. 
2.2 The facility of withdrawal of Application is available for those candidates who do not want to 
appear for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. In this regard, Instructions are 
mentioned in Appendix IIB of this Examination Notice 
3. LAST 	DATE 	FOR 	RECEIPT 	OF 	APPLICATIONS 	: 
The online Applications can be filled up to 24
th
 March, 2021 till 6:00 PM. The eligible 
candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the 
examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [ 
https://upsconline.nic.in  ] for downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by 
post. 
4. PENALTY 	FOR 	WRONG 	ANSWERS: 
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers 
marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers. 
5. FACILITATION 	COUNTER		 FOR 	GUIDANCE 	OF 	CANDIDATES: 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature 
etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person 
or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days 
between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs. 
6.			 MOBILE 	PHONES 	BANNED: 
(a) The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment 
or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or 
blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or 
switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination 
is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action 
including ban from future examinations. 
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including 
mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping 
cannot be assured. 
7. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, 
as safe-keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in 
this regard. 
 
F . No. 1/13/2020-E.I(B) : Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for 
recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service 
Commission on 27
th
 June, 2021 in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of 
Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 4
th
 March, 2021. All candidates 
must carefully read the Civil Services Examination-2021 Rules together with all the Appendices along 
with the Annexures thereof and this Examination Notice derived from the CSE Rules, 2021 in entirety 
for gaining awareness of the current Rules and Regulations as changes may have been incorporated 
since the previous Examination Rules. 
 (i) Indian Administrative Service 
 (ii) Indian Foreign Service 
  (iii) Indian Police Service 
  (iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (v) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (vi) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’ 
   (vii)  Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (viii) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (ix) Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’ 
  (x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xi) Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’ 
   (xii)  Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xiii) Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’ 
 (xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’ 
 (xv) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III) 
 (xvi) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade) 
 (xvii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar 
Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xviii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xix) Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’ 
 
 The number of vacancies to be filled through the examination is expected to be approximately  
712 which include 22 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category, i.e.   5 
vacancies for candidates of  (a) blindness and low vision; 6 Vacancies for (b) deaf and hard of 
hearing; 6 Vacancies for (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, 
acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and 5 Vacancies for (e) multiple disabilities from 
amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness. The final number of vacancies 
may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities. 
Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes, Other 
Backward Classes, the Economically Weaker Sections and Persons with Benchmark Disability in 
respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.  
 As per the decision taken by the Government for increasing the access of unemployed to job 
opportunities, the Commission will publicly disclose the scores of the candidates (obtained in the 
Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test) through the public portals. The disclosure 
will be made in respect of only those willing candidates who will appear in the 
Interview/Personality Test for the Civil Service Examination and are not finally recommended for 
appointment.  The information shared through this disclosure scheme about the 
non-recommended candidates may be used by other public and private recruitment agencies to 
appoint suitable candidates from the information made available in the public portal. 
 Candidates will be required to give their options at the time of Interview/Personality Test, 
while downloading the e-Summon Letter from the Commission’s website for the interview.  A 
candidate may opt out of the scheme also and in that case his/her details will not be published by 
the Commission. 
 Besides sharing of the information of the non-recommended willing candidates of this 
examination, the Commission will not assume any responsibility or liability for the method and 
manner in which information related to such candidates is utilized by public/private 
organizations. 
NOTE: -	A 	list 	of 	Services 	Identified 	suitable 	for 	Persons 	with 	Benchmark 	Disability 	along 	
with 	the 	Physical 	Requirements 	and 	Functional 	Classifications: 	
l. 
No. 
Name of the 
Service 
Category(ies) for which 
Identified 
Functional 
Classification 
Physical Requirements 
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
1. Indian Administrative 
Service 
(i) Locomotor disability including  
Cerabral Palsy, Leprosy Cured,  
Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims 
OA, OL, BA, BH, MW,OAL, 
Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, 
Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims 
S, ST, W, SE, H, RW, C 
BLA, BLOA, BL S, SE, H, RW, C 
(ii) Blindness and Low Vision LV MF, PP, S, ST, W, L,C, RW, H, 
KC, BN 
B MF, PP, S, ST, W, L,C, RW (in 
braille/ software), H, KC,  BN 
(iii) Deaf and Hard of Hearing FD, HH PP, S, ST, W, L, C, RW, KC, BN 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
(iv) Multiple disability including  
only above three sub-categories 
1. Low vision + HH MF, PP, S, ST, W, L, C, RW, H, 
KC, BN, SE 
2. OA + Low vision MF, PP, S, ST,W, L, C, RW, H, 
KC, BN, SE 
OL + Low vision 
Leprosy cured + Low vision 
Acid attack victims + Low 
vision 
Dwarfism + Low vision 
3. OL + Blindness MF, PP, S, ST, W, L, C, RW (in 
braille/software), H, KC, BN 
Dwarfism + Blindness 
4. OA + HH MF, PP, S, ST, W, L, C, RW, H, 
KC, BN, SE 
OL + HH 
OL + Deaf 
Leprosy cured + HH 
Acid attack victims+ HH 
Dwarfism + Deaf 
Dwarfism + HH 
5. OA + Low vision + HH MF, PP, S, ST, W, L, C, RW, H, 
KC, BN, SE 
OL + Low vision + HH 
Leprosy cured  + Low vision 
+ HH 
Acid attack victims + Low 
vision + HH 
Dwarfism + Low vision + HH 
2. Indian Foreign Service (i) Locomotor disability including 
Dwarfism and Acid Attack Victims 
OA, OL, OAL S, ST, W, RW, C, MF 
(ii) Hearing Impairment HH H 
(iii) Multiple disability including only 
above two sub-categories 
All mentioned above 
[(i) and (ii) above] 
All mentioned above 
[(i) and (ii) above] 
3 Indian Audit and Accounts 
Service, Group 'A' 
(i) Locomotor Disability including 
Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack 
Victims 
One leg affected (R or L), 
or one arm affected (R or L) 
Leprosy Cured (LC),  
Dwarfism (DW), Acid Attack  
Victims (AA V) 
S, ST, W, BN, SE, RW, C 
(ii) Hard of  Hearing Hard of Hearing (HH) S, ST, W, BN, SE, RW, C 
(iii) Hearing Impairment All mentioned above 
[(i) and (ii) above] 
All mentioned above 
[(i) and (ii) above] 
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.  04/2021-CSP                             DATE: 04/03/2021 
(LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 24/03/2021) of CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 
2021 
(The Commission’s Website: www.upsc.gov.in) 
	
IMPORTANT 
1. CANDIDATES 	 TO 	 ENSURE 	 THEIR 	 ELIGIBILITY 	 FOR 	 THE 	 EXAMINATION:		 All candidates 
(male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Civil Services Examination 
notified by the Government (Department of Personnel and Training) and this Notice of Examination 
derived from these Rules. 	The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they 
fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages 
of the examination will be purely provisional 	subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility 
conditions. Mere issue of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her 
candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The Commission takes up 
verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the 
candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test. 
2. HOW 	TO 	APPLY: 
Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website https://upsconline.nic.in 	
Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned 
website. Brief Instructions for filling up the "Online Application Form" given in Appendix-IIA. 
2.1 Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN 
Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central 
Government. The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while 
filling up the online application form. The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of 
the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This 
Photo ID Card will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this 
Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test. 
2.2 The facility of withdrawal of Application is available for those candidates who do not want to 
appear for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. In this regard, Instructions are 
mentioned in Appendix IIB of this Examination Notice 
3. LAST 	DATE 	FOR 	RECEIPT 	OF 	APPLICATIONS 	: 
The online Applications can be filled up to 24
th
 March, 2021 till 6:00 PM. The eligible 
candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the 
examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [ 
https://upsconline.nic.in  ] for downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by 
post. 
4. PENALTY 	FOR 	WRONG 	ANSWERS: 
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers 
marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers. 
5. FACILITATION 	COUNTER		 FOR 	GUIDANCE 	OF 	CANDIDATES: 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature 
etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person 
or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days 
between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs. 
6.			 MOBILE 	PHONES 	BANNED: 
(a) The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment 
or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or 
blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or 
switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination 
is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action 
including ban from future examinations. 
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including 
mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping 
cannot be assured. 
7. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, 
as safe-keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in 
this regard. 
 
F . No. 1/13/2020-E.I(B) : Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for 
recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service 
Commission on 27
th
 June, 2021 in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of 
Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 4
th
 March, 2021. All candidates 
must carefully read the Civil Services Examination-2021 Rules together with all the Appendices along 
with the Annexures thereof and this Examination Notice derived from the CSE Rules, 2021 in entirety 
for gaining awareness of the current Rules and Regulations as changes may have been incorporated 
since the previous Examination Rules. 
 (i) Indian Administrative Service 
 (ii) Indian Foreign Service 
  (iii) Indian Police Service 
  (iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (v) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (vi) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’ 
   (vii)  Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (viii) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (ix) Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’ 
  (x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xi) Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’ 
   (xii)  Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xiii) Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’ 
 (xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’ 
 (xv) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III) 
 (xvi) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade) 
 (xvii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar 
Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xviii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xix) Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’ 
 
 The number of vacancies to be filled through the examination is expected to be approximately  
712 which include 22 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category, i.e.   5 
vacancies for candidates of  (a) blindness and low vision; 6 Vacancies for (b) deaf and hard of 
hearing; 6 Vacancies for (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, 
acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and 5 Vacancies for (e) multiple disabilities from 
amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness. The final number of vacancies 
may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities. 
Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes, Other 
Backward Classes, the Economically Weaker Sections and Persons with Benchmark Disability in 
respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.  
 As per the decision taken by the Government for increasing the access of unemployed to job 
opportunities, the Commission will publicly disclose the scores of the candidates (obtained in the 
Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test) through the public portals. The disclosure 
will be made in respect of only those willing candidates who will appear in the 
Interview/Personality Test for the Civil Service Examination and are not finally recommended for 
appointment.  The information shared through this disclosure scheme about the 
non-recommended candidates may be used by other public and private recruitment agencies to 
appoint suitable candidates from the information made available in the public portal. 
 Candidates will be required to give their options at the time of Interview/Personality Test, 
while downloading the e-Summon Letter from the Commission’s website for the interview.  A 
candidate may opt out of the scheme also and in that case his/her details will not be published by 
the Commission. 
 Besides sharing of the information of the non-recommended willing candidates of this 
examination, the Commission will not assume any responsibility or liability for the method and 
manner in which information related to such candidates is utilized by public/private 
organizations. 
NOTE: -	A 	list 	of 	Services 	Identified 	suitable 	for 	Persons 	with 	Benchmark 	Disability 	along 	
with 	the 	Physical 	Requirements 	and 	Functional 	Classifications: 	
l. 
No. 
Name of the 
Service 
Category(ies) for which 
Identified 
Functional 
Classification 
Physical Requirements 
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 
1. Indian Administrative 
Service 
(i) Locomotor disability including  
Cerabral Palsy, Leprosy Cured,  
Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims 
OA, OL, BA, BH, MW,OAL, 
Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, 
Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims 
S, ST, W, SE, H, RW, C 
BLA, BLOA, BL S, SE, H, RW, C 
(ii) Blindness and Low Vision LV MF, PP, S, ST, W, L,C, RW, H, 
KC, BN 
B MF, PP, S, ST, W, L,C, RW (in 
braille/ software), H, KC,  BN 
(iii) Deaf and Hard of Hearing FD, HH PP, S, ST, W, L, C, RW, KC, BN 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
(iv) Multiple disability including  
only above three sub-categories 
1. Low vision + HH MF, PP, S, ST, W, L, C, RW, H, 
KC, BN, SE 
2. OA + Low vision MF, PP, S, ST,W, L, C, RW, H, 
KC, BN, SE 
OL + Low vision 
Leprosy cured + Low vision 
Acid attack victims + Low 
vision 
Dwarfism + Low vision 
3. OL + Blindness MF, PP, S, ST, W, L, C, RW (in 
braille/software), H, KC, BN 
Dwarfism + Blindness 
4. OA + HH MF, PP, S, ST, W, L, C, RW, H, 
KC, BN, SE 
OL + HH 
OL + Deaf 
Leprosy cured + HH 
Acid attack victims+ HH 
Dwarfism + Deaf 
Dwarfism + HH 
5. OA + Low vision + HH MF, PP, S, ST, W, L, C, RW, H, 
KC, BN, SE 
OL + Low vision + HH 
Leprosy cured  + Low vision 
+ HH 
Acid attack victims + Low 
vision + HH 
Dwarfism + Low vision + HH 
2. Indian Foreign Service (i) Locomotor disability including 
Dwarfism and Acid Attack Victims 
OA, OL, OAL S, ST, W, RW, C, MF 
(ii) Hearing Impairment HH H 
(iii) Multiple disability including only 
above two sub-categories 
All mentioned above 
[(i) and (ii) above] 
All mentioned above 
[(i) and (ii) above] 
3 Indian Audit and Accounts 
Service, Group 'A' 
(i) Locomotor Disability including 
Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack 
Victims 
One leg affected (R or L), 
or one arm affected (R or L) 
Leprosy Cured (LC),  
Dwarfism (DW), Acid Attack  
Victims (AA V) 
S, ST, W, BN, SE, RW, C 
(ii) Hard of  Hearing Hard of Hearing (HH) S, ST, W, BN, SE, RW, C 
(iii) Hearing Impairment All mentioned above 
[(i) and (ii) above] 
All mentioned above 
[(i) and (ii) above] 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
4. Indian Civil Accounts 
Service 
(i) Locomotor Disability including 
Cerebral Palsy 
One Arm (OA) S, ST, W, SE, H, RW, C, MF, PP, 
L, KC, BN 
One Leg (OL) S, SE, H, RW, C, MF, PP, L 
Both Arm (BA) S, ST, W, SE, H, C, KC, BN  
Both Legs (BL) S, SE, H, RW, C, MF, PP, L 
Both Hands (BH) S, ST, W, SE, H, C, KC, BN 
Muscular Weakness (MW) S, SE, H, RW, C, MF 
One Arm One Leg (OAL) S, SE, H, RW, C, MF, PP, L 
Both Legs & Arms (BLA) S, SE, H, RW, C 
Both Legs One Arm (BLOA) S, SE, H, RW, C, MF, PP, L 
Leprosy Cured S, ST, W, SE, H, RW, C, MF, PP, 
L, KC, BN 
Dwarfism S, ST, W, SE, H, RW, C, MF, 
PP, L, KC, BN 
Acid Attack Victims S, ST, W, SE, H, RW, C, MF, PP, 
L, KC, BN 
(ii) Blindness and Low Vision 
Low Vision (LV)  S, ST, W, H, RW, C, MF, PP, L, 
KC, BN 
(iii) Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Hard of Hearing S, ST, W, SE, RW, C, MF, PP, L, 
KC, BN 
5. Indian Corporate 
Law Service, 
Group ‘A’ 
(i) Locomotor Disability One Arm (OA) SE, RW, C, M, S, BN, ST, H 
One Leg (OL) SE, RW, C, M, S, BN, ST, H 
One Arm and One Leg (OAL) SE, RW, C, M, S, BN, ST, H 
Both Legs (BL) SE, RW, C, M, S, BN, H 
Leprosy Cured (LC) SE, RW, C, M, S, BN, ST, H 
Dwarfism (DW) SE, RW, C, M, S, BN, ST, H 
Acid Attack Victims (AAV) SE, RW, C, M, S, BN, ST, H 
Muscular Dystrophy (MDy) SE, RW, C, M, S, BN, ST, H 
(ii) Visual Impairment Low Vision (LV) SE, RW, C, M, S, BN, ST, H 
(iii) Hearing Impairment Deaf (D) SE, RW, C, M, S, BN, ST 
Hard of Hearing (HH) SE, RW, C, M, S, BN, ST, H 
(iv) Multiple Disabilities Multiple Disabilities (MD), [2 or 
more disabilities among (i) to (iii)] 
SE, RW, C, M, S, BN 
6. Indian Defence Accounts 
Service, Group 'A' 
(i) Locomotor Disability including 
Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism and Acid 
Attack Victims 
One Arm (OA) 
One Leg (OL) 
S, ST, W, BN, SE, RW, C, MF, PP, 
L, KC, H 
(ii) Visual Impairment Low Vision (LV) 
S, ST, W, BN, SE, RW, C, MF, PP, 
L, KC, H 
(iii) Hearing Impairment Hard of Hearing (HH) 
S, ST, W, BN, SE, RW, C, MF, PP, 
L, KC, H 
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