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UPSC Notification 2022: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification for UPSC IFS 2022 and UPSC CSE (Prelims) 2022 exam on February 2, 2022. According to the notification, there are 151 vacancies being offered in the UPSC IFS exam and 861 vacancies available for UPSC CSE 2022 exam. Those interested in this great opportunity will need to apply for UPSC Civil Service Exam (CSE) 2022 exam before the deadline, which is February 22, 2022. Notification by UPSC features all the crucial information about the respective exams within UPSC such as CSE, IFS, IAS, CISF, and others.
Candidates can refer to the exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility, important dates, the application process, and other key aspects of the exam in this article. Continue reading to find out everything about UPSC Notification 2022.
Latest Update (02.02.2022): UPSC has released the CSE 2022 Prelims Exam Notification on its website. Candidates can apply from February 2 to 22, 2022. Check out the step-by-step procedure to apply online below.
UPSC has also released the UPSC IFS x
Before getting into the details of UPSC CSE 2022, let’s have an overview of the exam:
|Conducting Authority||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Name of the Exam||Civil Services Examination (CSE)|
|Name of the Post||IAS|
|UPSC CSE 2022 Vacancies||861 (for IAS)|
|Level of Exam||National|
|Frequency of Exam||Once in a year|
|Number of Stages||3 (Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview)|
|Exam Mode||Pen-Paper Based (Offline)|
UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) is considered as one of the most competitive exams in India. It offers the most prestigious government jobs in India. UPSC conducts the Civil Services Exam once in a year to recruit IAS, IPS, IFS and other officers. Here are some important points regarding this exam:
Here are the important dates regarding the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2022:
|Release of UPSC CSE 2022 Notification||February 2, 2022|
|Beginning of Online Application||February 2, 2022|
|Last Date for Online Application||February 22, 2022|
|Release of UPSC Admit card||May 2022|
|UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Exam||June 5, 2022 (One Day)|
|Declaration of Prelims Result||To be announced|
|UPSC CSE Mains 2022||September 16, 2022 (5 Days)|
|Declaration of Mains Result||To be announced|
Candidates appearing for UPSC Civil Services Exam must fulfil the following Civil Services Exam eligibility criteria:
1. Nationality: In order to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 IAS posts, a candidate should be a citizen of India.
For other UPSC CSE Services, candidates must be either:
2. Age Limit: The candidate should have attained the age of 21 years and must not be more than 32 years as on August 01, 2022. This means that candidates must have been born not earlier than August 02, 1990 and not later than August 01, 2001.
|Age Relaxation for the following categories||Age Relaxation|
|SC/ST Candidates||5 Years|
|OBC Candidates||3 Years|
|Defence Services Personnel*||3 Years|
|PWD Candidates||10 Years|
3. Minimum Educational Qualification: Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent qualification from any recognized University.
4. Number of Attempts: A candidate is only eligible for 6 attempts.
Online application for the UPSC CSE exam has two parts: Part 1 and Part 2. In Part 1, candidates have to fill in the basic information while in Part 2, candidates have to pay the application fee, fill in their academic and other details, select their choice of exam centres and upload the documents. The steps to apply online for the UPSC CSE exam is given below:
Here are the requirements of Photograph, Signature, ID Proof:
|Scanned Image||Photograph & Signature||Photo ID|
|Digital Size||20 kb to 300 kb||20 kb to 300 kb|
|Resolution||350 pixels x 350 pixels (minimum), |
1000 pixels x 1000 pixels (maximum)
Applicants can pay the UPSC CSE application fee in both online and offline mode. The offline mode includes downloading the pay-in-slip and paying in cash at the nearest branch of SBI. In the online mode, candidates can pay using Debit Cards, Credit Cards or Net Banking. The category-wise UPSC application fees are as under:
|SC/ ST/ Physically Handicapped (PH)||Exempted from paying the fees|
|All Others||Rs.100/- (UPSC CSE Prelims Fee)|
Rs.200/- (UPSC CSE Mains Fee)
UPSC Civil Services Exam has three stages: Stage 1: Prelims, Stage 2: Mains (Written & Personal Interview)
The prelims exam is considered as a screening test only which means the marks obtained in prelims will not be considered for the final merit list but will be considered for qualifying for the mains exam.
The number of candidates that will be selected for the Mains exam will be about twelve to thirteen times the total number of vacancies to be filled this year through this exam.
The Mains Exam will consist of a written exam and an interview test. The written exam will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type (out of which 2 papers will be qualifying in nature). Candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks (which will be decided by the board) in the written part of the Main exam will be called for an interview for a Personality Test.
The number of candidates summoned for the Interview/Personality Test will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. The interview will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).
Finally, the marks obtained in the Mains and Interview will be considered for the ranking.
UPSC Civil Services Exam Prelims exam pattern is tabulated below:
|Sections||No. of Questions/ Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Paper 1- General Ability Test||100 questions/ 200 marks||2 hours|
|Paper 2- English Language||80 questions/ 200 marks||2 hours|
|Total||180 questions/ 400 marks||4 hours|
UPSC CSE Mains is a pen and paper-based examination. The paper is descriptive in nature. Each paper in UPSC Mains carries 300 or 250 marks. The Mains exam has 9 papers (two of which are qualifying in nature) and the questions are asked in both Hindi and English. The time duration of the UPSC Civil Services Exam Mains is 3 hours for each paper. Visually impaired candidates get an extra 30 minutes. The exam pattern for UPSC CSE Mains is tabulated below:
|Paper A: One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the 8th Schedule to the Constitution||300 Marks|
|Paper B: English||300 Marks|
Papers to be counted for merit:
|Paper-I: Essay||250 Marks|
|Paper-II: General Studies 1 (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)||250 Marks|
|Paper-III: General Studies 2 (Governance, Constitution, Polity,|
Social Justice and International relations)
|Paper-IV: General Studies 3 (Technology, Economic Development,|
Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
|Paper-V: General Studies 4 (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)||250 Marks|
|Paper-VI: Optional Subjects – Paper 1||250 Marks|
|Paper-VII: Optional Subjects – Paper 2||250 Marks|
|Sub Total (Written Test)||1750 Marks|
|Personality Test||275 Marks|
|Grand Total||2025 Marks|
Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects from amongst the list of subjects given below.
Here is the list of optional Subjects For UPSC Civil Services Exam (Paper 6 & 7 of UPSC Mains):
UPSC e-Admit Card will be issued 3 weeks before the commencement of the examination. UPSC will release the admit card on the official website of UPSC. Candidates can download the UPSC Civil Services Exam admit card by entering their Registration ID or Roll number and Date of Birth. No candidate will be allowed to sit for the exam without their admit cards.
The UPSC hall ticket will contain all the necessary information, like the name of the candidate, father’s name, date of birth, the name of the exam centre, time and address of the centre, photograph, signature, etc. In case of any discrepancy with respect to the details mentioned on the IAS hall ticket, candidates should immediately bring it to the notice by writing an email to the Commission.
The commission will declare the results on its website after the completion of each exam. You will be allowed to access the website and check the results to see whether you have cleared the exam or not. Only the marks obtained by the candidates in the mains exam and the interview exam will be considered for the merit list. You can follow these instructions given below to check the UPSC IAS 2022 results for prelims, mains, and interview round.
Step 1 : Visit the official website of UPSC.
Step 2 : Click on the UPSC IAS 2022 Result Link.
Step 3 : Enter your login credentials such as Registration ID and Password.
Step 4 : Check your result on the new window.
Step 5 : You can also download this result in PDF format.
Here is the list of various posts that a candidate can get after qualifying for the Civil Service Examination:
Here are some frequently asked questions and their respective answers:
|Q. What is the starting date to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 exam?|
A. UPSC has now started UPSC CSE 2022 online registration and eligible candidates can apply for the same from February 2, 2022.
Q. What is the last date to submit UPSC CSE 2022 application form?
A. The last date to submit the UPSC CSE 2022 online application form is February 22, 2022. That means candidates only have 20 days from the starting date to apply online for UPSC IAS 2022 exam.
Q. When is UPSC releasing the new CSE Prelims Exam Dates?
A. UPSC has now released the exam date for Civil Services Prelims 2022 exam. According to the UPSC ESE (Prelims) 2022 exam schedule, the exam shall be conducted on June 5, 2022.
Q. Is UPSC Prelims exam qualifying in nature?
A. Yes, the Prelims exam is qualifying in nature. Candidates have to obtain a minimum of 33% in General Studies Paper-II and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I in CSE Prelims exam are to appear for mains exam.
Q. What is the salary of IAS per month?
A. The basic salary of Junior-level IAS officers is Rs. 56,100 per month. Note that the HRA, DA, and TA are also added to the basic salary. The maximum basic salary that an IAS Officer can get, that is the salary of the highest post-Cabinet Secretary is Rs. 2,50,000 per month.
Q. What is the application fee for UPSC Civil Services?
A. The UPSC CSE Prelims exam application fee is Rs. 100/- for all candidates except for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates.
Q. How the merit list will be decided?
A. Merit list will be decided based on the number of vacancies and marks obtained in the Main exam and interview.
Q. How many times can I appear for the UPSC Civil Services Exam?
A. Candidates can appear for the UPSC Civil Services exam for 6 times.
Q. When the UPSC will release the Civil Services Admit Card?
A. UPSC e-Admit Card will be issued 3 weeks before the CSE Exam date.
Related links to Explore more on UPSC Exams –
|UPSC Syllabus||UPSC IAS Exam Pattern|
|UPSC Cut Off||UPSC IAS Preparation|
|UPSC Marksheet||UPSC Prelims Result|
|UPSC Result||UPSC IAS Toppers|
|UPSC Admit Card||UPSC Calendar|
|UPSC CAPF||UPSC CDS|
|UPSC CMS||UPSC CSE|
Now that you have all the necessary information regarding UPSC Notification, you have nothing to worry about. Just focus on your UPSC IAS Preparation. The exam is highly competitive in nature and its preparation needs to be done with utmost seriousness.
Have a clear knowledge of the UPSC exam pattern and syllabus, and plan your preparation accordingly. Be extremely serious and methodical. Also, take Defence Mock Tests which will help you prepare well for the upcoming exam.
All the best!
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