UPSC Exam 2021 Held Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Check Data Here

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Feb 26, 2021

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February 26, 2021: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Exams were conducted as per the prescribed exam calendar across the country despite the coronavirus pandemic. The exam data represented by the exam authority recorded no reduction in the number of applicants, despite the pandemic.

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exams 2020 was conducted across 72 cities across the country and at 2,569 centers. The recruitment conducting body has conducted the examination on time, without any delay by also keeping in mind the safety of applicants. 

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UPSC Exam 2021: Date Comparison 

In accordance with the data represented by the recruiting body, Union Public Service Commission to the Supreme Court, the number of applicants who registered for the examination, and who appeared for the same was recorded to be similar to the last year’s data. 

Exam Name Candidates Applied Candidates Appeared
Civil Services Prelims (IAS) 
2020 1040060 482770
2018 1065552 500484
2017 969065 462848
NDA/NA Exam 
NDA/NA (I) & (II) Exam 2020 530185 240445
NDA/NA (I) Exam 2018 450641 294688
NDA/NA (II) Exam 2018 348785 240576
NDA/NA (I) Exam 2017 416961 268012
NDA/NA (II) Exam 2017 344202 232120
2020 234343 118250
2018 236248 120579
2017 266102 127326
Engineering Services (Main) Exam
2020 2263 1955
2018 4206 3889
2017 3769 3437
Combined Medical Services Exam
2020 43120 20213
2018 40556 19873
2017 39166 18183
2020 296066 89946
2018 307296 108677
2017 282260 102707

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As per the data, the average numbers of students who applied for UPSC Exam 2021 during the pre-corona time, and post-corona times have recorded minor changes. 

Despite the coronavirus pandemic situation in the country, the number of candidates who applied for the examination remained the same. 

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One of the reasons for less reduction in applicants was said to be the facility offered by the examination body to change exam centers during the post-pandemic times. 

Additionally, due to the pandemic, the examination body has released a new exam calendar for various examinations and has combined the NDA, NA (I), and (II) exam of 2020. 

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.