Upcoming Government Exams

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Upcoming Government Exams

Whilst mapping different career choices, one cannot overlook the numerous perks and amenities government jobs offer. Apart from highly reputed job positions at reputable Ministries and Departments under the Government of India, you also get paid well. If you wish to enter the sectors like banking, railways, defence services, administrative services, or work at Ministry of External Affairs or Ministry of Defence, you need to qualify certain competitive exams conducted by independent authorities. If you want to attain such lucrative jobs and are planning to appear for such tests, here is a blog to walk you through the upcoming government exams in the year 2021 that you must know about! 


In the list of upcoming government exams in 2021, the UPSC Civil Services exam is an important mention. Considered as one of the toughest exams in the world, UPSC exams are a hard nut to crack. Following table provides more details about the civil services exams 2021:

Date of Exam Name of Exam
14/11/2021 UPSC -CDS Exam (II), 2021 
21/11/2021 UPSC – Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam, 2021
10/10/2021 UPSC – Engineering Services (Main) Exam, 2021
08/08/2021 UPSC – Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Exam, 2021
29/08/2021 UPSC – Combined Medical Services Exam, 2021
05/09/2021 UPSC – NDA & NA Exam (II), 2021
08 to 09, 16, 17/01/2021 UPSC – Civil Services (Main) Exam 2020
04/10/2020 has been revised to 09/05/2021 UPSC – EPFO ( Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer) Recruitment Test
21/02/2021  UPSC – Combined Geo-Scientist (Prelims) Exam. 2021
08/08/2021 UPSC – Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Exam, 2021
16/07/2021 UPSC – IES/ISS Exam, 2021
18/07/2021 UPSC – Engineering Services (Prelims) Exam 2021
27/06/2021 UPSC – Indian Forest Service (Prelims) Exam, 2021


What is the educational qualification required to become IAS?

A graduate degree from a university or college recognized by the Government of India.

What is the eligibility criteria and number of attempts to clear the IAS exam?

Eligibility and number of attempts vary as per the caste you belong to. To know more about it, check out our comprehensive blog on IAS exam pattern.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Exams 

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) organises a wide range of exams to select the potential candidates for various vacancies in various reputable departments and ministries. Here are some of the upcoming government exams under the SSC.

Date of Exam Name of Exam
12 to 27/04/2021 SSC – Combined Higher Secondary (10+2)Level Examination (Tier 1 CBE)
02 to 25/08/2021 SSC Constable (GD) in CAPF’s, NIA, SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination
29/05/2021 to 07/06/2021 SSC – Combined Graduate Level Examination (Tier- 1 CBE)
01/03/2021 SSC- Multi Tasking(Non-Technical) Staff Exam (Paper-II) (DES)
22/03/2021 to 25/03/2021 SSC – Jr Engineer (Civil, Mech, Elect and Quantity Surveying & Contract) (Paper I) (CBE)
01/03/2021 has been revised to 12/07/2021 SSC – Sub Inspector in Delhi Police & CAPF’s Exam (Paper-II) 
31/01/2021 has been revised to 21/03/2021 SSC – Junior Engineer (Civil, Mech, Elect, Quantity Surveying & Contract) (Paper-II)
31/01/2021 has been revised to 14/02/2021 SSC- JHT Junior Translator, Sr Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak Exam (DES)
1/03/2021 SSC- Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Exam (DES)
26/03/2021 SSC – Sub Inspector in Delhi Police & CAPF’S Exam
29 to 31/03/2021 SSC – Stenographer Gr C & D (Computer Based Exam)
28/06/2020 has been revised to 14/02/2021 SSC – Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Exam (Tier-II) (DES)


Q. Should the candidate register each time before applying for an examination?
The registration policy of SSC exams has been renewed after 20th July 2018. Those who have registered after this date can use the same ‘Registration number’ and ‘SSC Registration Password’ to apply for various upcoming government exams whereas of you have registered prior to this date, you will need to register again.

Q. What is the fee to be paid with the application form?
For each examination, candidates are required to pay Rs. 100/- but for some exams, this fee is exempted for female candidates. 

Q. Have SSC Exams been cancelled due to lockdown?
As per the official notification released by the SSC, the schedules of the examinations will be announced in June after reviewing the situation.


One of the most coveted organizations of the country, banks conduct varied competitive exams to select marvellous candidates for different vacancies. Regarded as the banker of banks offer many notable job profiles through upcoming government exams. Below mentioned are some of them:

Date of Exam  Name of the Bank  Name of Exam
January 2021 SBI  Apprentice (Advt No. CRPD/APPR/2020/21/07) Exam Date
January/ February 2021 Canara Bank Specialist Officer (Advt No. CB/R /2/2020) Exam Date 
05 & 06/01/2021 IBPS PO/ MT X (Prelims Exam)
30/01/2021 IBPS  Specialist Officer (CRP SPL – X) (Mains Exam)
04/04/2020 (postponed) LIC AE, Asst Architect & AAO (Prelims Exam)
24/01/2021 has been revised to 28/02/2021 IBPS CRP Clerk – X (Mains Exam)


Q. Is there any negative marking in the RBI exams?
Yes, 1/4th of the mark is deducted per incorrect answer. 

Q. What are the roles in job profiles under RBI Assistant?

  • Issue and circulate currency 
  • Ensure financial stability 
  • Data Entry
  • File Work, etc.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Exams

A colossal amount of applicants yearly appear for a majority of IBPS exams in seek of achieving their career aspirations. If you dream to acquire the esteemed job profiles in the arena of banking, here are some of the upcoming government exams qualifying which you can attain them. 

Exam Name  Conducting Body  Dates
IBPS PO IBPS Prelims– 3rd, 4th, 10th October 2020
Mains– 28th November 2020 
IBPS Clerk  IBPS Prelims– 12th, 13th, 19th December 2020
Mains– 24th January 2021 
IBPS RRB  IBPS Prelims–  26th- 27th December 2020
Mains– January 2021 
IBPS SO Exam IBPS Prelims-  26th & 27th December 2020
Mains- 31st January 2021


Q. Can final year students appear for the IBPS PO exam?
Those who are in the final semester/ year can apply for the exam but they have to present a certificate/marksheet of their final exams at the time of the personal interview. 

Q. What is the selection criteria for the IBPS exams?
To get shortlisted as a full-time candidate, you would have to qualify three levels:

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam 
  • Personal Interview

Thus, we hope that this blog about upcoming government exams has helped you gain a quick insight into this year’s schedule of some well-known public sector exams. If you are confused about your career choices and need guidance, sign up for a free 30-minute career counselling session with our experts at Leverage Edu and we will help you find the right path towards your dream career!

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