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Fewer vacancies advertised under UPSC CSE 2021, have not hit 1000-mark since 2016

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The number of vacancies advertised under one of the Civil Services Exam (CSE) continues to remain under 1,000 for the fifth consecutive year. In the UPSC CSE notification 2021 released on Thursday, the number of vacancies is approximately 712 including those reserved for differently-abled persons. This is a drop from last year when 796 posts were advertised by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) under CSE.

Despite being one of the most awaited exams for government job aspirants, the number of vacancies continues to drop. The last time UPSC CSE had advertised for over 1,000 jobs was in 2016.

Here is a look at the number of vacancies advertised over the years under UPSC CSE –

Year  – Number of Vacancies

2016  – 1079

2017 – 980

2018  – 782

2019 – 896

2020 – 796

2021 – 712

Meanwhile, the application process for UPSC CSE 2021 is open and aspirants will be able to apply till March 24. Interested candidates need to apply within the given deadline at or To be eligible for the job candidates need to clear a preliminary exam followed by mains and then an interview or personality test round. The preliminary exam will be held on June 27.

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