UPSC IAS 2021: Mains time table released at; Check exam schedule here

UPSC Civil Services 2021 mains exam time table released by the UPSC on its official website - Check the complete exam schedule here.

UPSC IAS 2021: Mains time table released at; Check exam schedule here
Piyush Chaudhary | Nov 23, 2021 - 8:39 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI- The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC IAS 2021 mains time table on the UPSC official website - As per the Civil Services 2021 examination schedule the mains exam will be conducted on January 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2022. For this exam UPSC IAS 2021 mains admit card has been released on December 16, 2021. The UPSC IAS mains exam is descriptive in nature and will be conducted in offline mode.

Candidates who have qualified the UPSC IAS prelims result 2021 will be eligible to appear for the UPSC IAS mains exam 2021, scheduled to start on January 7, 2022. The Civil Services mains exam will have a total of nine descriptive papers, which will be conducted on the above mentioned days.

UPSC IAS 2021 mains time table released


Forenoon Session (9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon)

Afternoon Session (2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.)

January 7, 2022 (Friday)

Paper 1 (Essay)


January 8, 2022 (Saturday)

Paper 2 - General Studies 1

Paper 3 - General Studies 2

January 9, 2022 (Sunday)

Paper 4 - General Studies 3

Paper 5 - General Studies 4

January 15, 2022 (Saturday)

Paper 6 - Indian Language

Paper 7 - English

January 16, 2022 (Sunday)

Paper 8 - Optional 1

Paper 9 - Optional 2

How to check UPSC IAS mains time table 2021?

  • Visit the UPSC website -

  • Search for the Time table for Civil Services Mains Exam 2021 link and click on it

  • The IAS mains examination schedule will be displayed on the screen.

  • Download and save the UPSC IAS 2021 mains time table for reference.


Earlie UPSC had released the UPSC IAS DAF I 2021 for mains exam; those candidates who cleared the UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam held on October 10, 2021, are eligible to fill the UPSC IA DAF I till December 1, 2021. Candidates this time have also been provided the facility to change their mains exam centre if they wish to do so.

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