New Delhi, March 21 -- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the notification of the Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2021 on March 4, 2021. The last date for receipt of applications is March 24, 2021, till 6 p.m.

As per the UPSC notification, this year, the number of vacancies decreased to 712 from 796 in 2019.

It is the least number of vacancies notified after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed the government in the Centre. In 2014, the number of vacancies notified was 1291.

Decreased in the number of vacancies will impact on the competition as the number of candidates clearing preliminary examination will decrease.

The candidates must hold a graduate degree. Those who have appeared for an examination which would render t...