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UPSC Notification 2022: Exam Date, Eligibility, Vacancies


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

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2022 Notification

Before getting into the details of UPSC CSE 2022, let’s have an overview of the exam:

Conducting AuthorityUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Name of the ExamCivil Services Examination (CSE)
Name of the PostIAS
UPSC CSE 2022 Vacancies861 (for IAS)
Application ModeOnline
Level of ExamNational
Frequency of ExamOnce in a year
Number of Stages3 (Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview)
Exam ModePen-Paper Based (Offline)
Official Websiteupsc.gov.in

UPSC CSE 2022 – 861 IAS Vacancies

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:

  • The UPSC CSE Exam is carried out in three phases: Prelims, Mains Exam & Personal Interview.
  • Mode of the Prelims & Mains exam is Pen-Paper based (Offline).
  • The competition is very high, especially for IAS, IPS, and IFS. In 2019, around 12,000 candidates were selected out of 8 lakh candidates.
  • All the ministries and the departments in the union and state governments are headed by the IAS officers.
  • The IAS officers also gets the opportunity to become the Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India (which is the highest bureaucratic position one person can have in India).

UPSC CSE Important Dates 2022

Here are the important dates regarding the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2022:

Release of UPSC CSE 2022 NotificationFebruary 2, 2022
Beginning of Online ApplicationFebruary 2, 2022
Last Date for Online Application February 22, 2022
Release of UPSC Admit cardMay 2022
UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 ExamJune 5, 2022 (One Day)
Declaration of Prelims ResultTo be announced
UPSC CSE Mains 2022September 16, 2022 (5 Days)
Declaration of Mains ResultTo be announced

UPSC CSE Eligibility Criteria 2022

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:

  • – a citizen of India (or)
  • – a subject of Nepal (or)
  • – a subject of Bhutan (or)
  • – a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India (or)
  • – a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    Provided that a candidate belonging to the above categories except Indian Citizen should have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

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 categoriesAge Relaxation
SC/ST Candidates5 Years
OBC Candidates3 Years
Defence Services Personnel*3 Years
Ex-servicemen*5 Years
PWD Candidates10 Years
  • Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof will be given 3 Years relaxation
  • Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service and have been released will be given 5 Years relaxation

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.

UPSC CSE Application Form 2022

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:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website of UPSC: upsc.gov.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on “Online Application For Various Examinations of UPSC“.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the link provided for Registration for UPSC CSE 2022 (active now).
  • 4th Step: Read the instructions carefully and click on “Yes”
  • 5th Step: Enter your basic information, like name, parents’ name, date of birth, gender, nationality, valid email ID, mobile number, address, etc.
  • 6th Step: Click on the “Continue” button. Verify all the details you have provided and submit the Part 1 Registration Form
  • 7th Step: You will be directed to Part 2 Registration, starting with the payment of application fee. Choose the mode of payment (online or offline) and make payment of the application fee.
  • 8th Step: After successful fee payment, enter your academic and other details and select your choice of examination centers. You will be able to select three exam centers.
  • 9th Step: Check if all the details are entered correctly and submit.
  • 10th Step: Upload scanned images of your Photograph, Signature, and Photo Identity Card documents in the prescribed format.
  • 11th Step: Next, you will have to click on “I agree” to approve the declaration.
  • 12th Step: Take the printout of your application form for future reference.

Here are the requirements of Photograph, Signature, ID Proof:

Scanned ImagePhotograph & SignaturePhoto ID
Digital Size20 kb to 300 kb20 kb to 300 kb
Resolution350 pixels x 350 pixels (minimum),
1000 pixels x 1000 pixels (maximum)

UPSC CSE Application Fees 2022

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:

CategoryApplication Fees
SC/ ST/ Physically Handicapped (PH)Exempted from paying the fees
All OthersRs.100/- (UPSC CSE Prelims Fee)
Rs.200/- (UPSC CSE Mains Fee)

UPSC CSE Selection Process 2022

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 CSE Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

UPSC Civil Services Exam Prelims exam pattern is tabulated below:

SectionsNo. of Questions/ Maximum MarksDuration
Paper 1- General Ability Test100 questions/ 200 marks2 hours
Paper 2- English Language80 questions/ 200 marks2 hours
Total180 questions/ 400 marks4 hours
  • UPSC Prelims is an offline exam consisting of objective type questions.
  • The exam is conducted for a total of 400 marks (two compulsory Papers).
  • The total time duration for each of the papers is 2 hours while 20 minutes extra is given to visually impaired candidates.
  • For every wrong answer, one-third of the marks allocated to the question will be deducted.
  • The paper comes in two languages Hindi and English.
  • Note that General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

UPSC CSE Mains Exam Pattern 2022

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:

Qualifying Papers:

Paper A: One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the 8th Schedule to the Constitution300 Marks
Paper B: English300 Marks

Papers to be counted for merit:

Paper-I: Essay250 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)
250 Marks
Paper-IV: General Studies 3 (Technology, Economic Development,
Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
250 Marks
Paper-V: General Studies 4 (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)250 Marks
Paper-VI: Optional Subjects – Paper 1250 Marks
Paper-VII: Optional Subjects – Paper 2250 Marks
Sub Total (Written Test)1750 Marks
Personality Test275 Marks
Grand Total2025 Marks

Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects from amongst the list of subjects given below.

UPSC CSE Notification 2022 – Optional Subjects

Here is the list of optional Subjects For UPSC Civil Services Exam (Paper 6 & 7 of UPSC Mains):

  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Political Science and International Relations

UPSC CSE Admit Card 2022

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.

UPSC CSE Result 2022

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. 

Steps to check UPSC CSE Result 2022

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.

UPSC CSE 2022 – List of Services In Civil Services

Here is the list of various posts that a candidate can get after qualifying for the Civil Service Examination:

All India Services

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)

Central Services (Group A)

  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS)
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  • Indian Information Service (IIS)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  • Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS)
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force
  • Indian Railway Protection Force Service (IRPFS)
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE)
  • Indian Trade Service (ITrS)

Group B Services

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHCS)
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS)
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS)
  • Pondicherry Civil Service (PCS)
  • Pondicherry Police Service (PPS)

FAQs on UPSC CSE 2022 Notification

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 SyllabusUPSC IAS Exam Pattern
UPSC Cut OffUPSC IAS Preparation
UPSC MarksheetUPSC Prelims Result
UPSC ResultUPSC IAS Toppers
UPSC Admit CardUPSC Calendar

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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