• Usually after the preliminary exam is over, UPSC would take about 40 days to declare its result. (At least that was the scene prelims 2019 result.)
  • But in an unprecedented speed, both in 2020 and 2021, UPSC has declared the result within 19 days! (Preliminary exam was conducted on 10th October 2021 and result is out on 29th October 2021)
  • UPSC system is to qualify 12-13x times candidates from Prelims to Mains against final vacancies.
    • As per the original notification final vacancies are
    • This time 712×13= 9214 have been selected from the Prelims-2021. This is lowest result in the last 8 years. LOWEST number of Mains Candidates this time. (Basically Mains Quota=13X times final vacancies. so less vacancies = less candidates pass from Prelims to mains)
  • You can check your role number here-

For the passed candidates?

  • Congratulations for your success!
  • You will have to fill up another form, named Detailed Application Form (DAF-I)
  • With this form, you will have a upload scanned copies of your college marksheet, caste certificate etc.
  • Service preference (IAS>IPS etc) and State cadre preference is asked later on in DAF-II form, after the Mains exam is over, to only those candidates who qualify from Mains to interview stage.
  • For Topicwise Previous Years Mains Papers & Mains Strategy visit : Mrunal.org/mains

For the Failed candidates?

  • One stupid exam is not the end of the world. It cannot become a matter of life and death.
  • If age and attempt left, then prepare for the next exam but WITHOUT repeating the same mistakes that you had made this year.
  • If age and attempt is over, then also my best wishes to you. I am yet to meet a person who remained ‘forever jobless / workless’ even after preparing for UPSC.

Where is the official Answerkey for UPSC Prelims-2021

Candidates are also informed that marks, cut off marks and answer keys of CS (P) Examination, 2021 will be uploaded on the Commission’s website i.e. https://upsc.gov.in only after the entire process of the Civil Services Examination, 2021 is over i.e. after the declaration of final result after interviews!