IAS 2022: Exam Dates, Latest Notifications & Exam Calendar

September 8, 2022

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IAS 2022: Exam Dates, Latest Notifications & Exam Calendar

UPSC IAS 2022 – Schedule

On May 28, 2023, the UPSC Civil Services test will take place. The table below contains important dates relating to the UPSC IAS examination. As soon as the UPSC provides further details, such as the timeline for the main test and the issuance of the UPSC CSE 2023 admission cards, we’ll update this page.

Release of Official Notification on UPSC website01 February 2023
Online Application Process Begins01 February 2023
The last day to submit Application Form for UPSC IAS 202221 February 2022
Period for Withdrawal of applicationTBA
Release of UPSC IAS Prelims Admit Card 2022TBA
Civil Services Examination, 2022 – Preliminary Stage28 May 2022
Declaration of UPSC IAS 2022 ResultTBA
Release of UPSC IAS Mains Admit Card 2022TBA
Civil Services Examination, 2022 – Mains Stage15 September 2022

UPSC IAS 2022 – General Information  

The Union Public Service Commission uploads notifications in a step-by-step manner. All the data related to the IAS Prelims Dates and IAS Mains Date is available on their website. The data available on the website gives information about the exam venues and eligibility criteria for the exam and it also gives information about the documents which the candidates are required to carry on the day of the examination.

Candidates who want to be IAS officials must pass three stages of qualification to get there. The UPSC IAS Prelims test comes first, followed by the UPSC IAS Mains exam, and then the Personal Interview Stage. One of the hardest tests to pass in India is the UPSC IAS. Every year, thousands of applicants take the Prelims test, but only 25% pass and go on to take the Mains exam. About 15% of those go on to the interview stage, and only 50% of them qualify to become civil servants. As a result, the UPSC’s success percentage is now less than 1%. Although this is a frightening number, with the appropriate preparation technique and perseverance, you can overcome it.

UPSC IAS Prelims Examination

The IAS preliminary examination is an objective type paper with only multiple-choice questions. Candidates appearing for the exam are expected to give 2 papers of 2 hours each. These exams are conducted in an online mode. The first paper is a General Studies paper and the second is a Civil Service Aptitude Test. It is also known as General Studies Papers-II. The General Studies Paper – I contain 100 questions of 2 marks each, summing up to a total of 200 marks. Only this paper will be considered while formulating the Merit List for the Prelims stage. The CSAT paper contains 80 questions of 2.5 marks each, summing up to a total of 200 marks. This paper is only qualifying in nature and will not become part of the merit list.

Pattern of the UPSC CSE Preliminary Examination: There are multiple-choice questions in it (MCQs). Papers 1 and 2 of the preliminary exam. Topics covered in Paper 1 include: Current Affairs

  • Economics History
  • Technology and science
  • Geolocation, etc.
  • Paper 2 includes inquiries about:
  • Comprehension
  • logical thinking
  • Simple mathematics
  • interpreting data, etc.

Papers 1 and 2 are marked negatively, with each incorrect response losing one-third (0.33 of the total points for the question).

Candidates must have a minimum score of 33% on the qualifying GS Paper II (CSAT), which is of qualifying type.

Know More – IAS Admit Card and Interview call letter

UPSC IAS Mains Examination

Unlike the Prelims examination, the Mains examination is descriptive in nature. Being a written examination, the mode of exam is offline. In this stage, the candidates must appear in the exam for nine papers. Moreover, the duration of the exam in this stage increases by one hour which means each paper is of three-hour duration. Here is a little information about the papers for the IAS Mains exam.

  • Paper A: It is qualifying in nature. It is a language paper of 300 marks. Here are a few language papers:  Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Sindhi, Persian, Kashmiri, Sanskrit, etc.
  • Paper B: Paper B is an English paper. It is also qualifying in nature and again of 300 marks
  • Paper-I: Paper – I is the Essay writing paper. This one is a merit rank determining paper but only 250 marks.
  • Paper-II, III, IV, and V: All these are General Studies papers of 250 marks each. These are also of merit ranking nature.
  • Optional Paper VI and VII: These are the optional papers. This one is the exam of two additional papers. these are also 250 marks. Some of the optional subjects are agriculture, botany, history, law, mathematics, management, physics, psychology, Urdu, statistics, zoology, etc.

Know More – IAS Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UPSC IAS Personal Interview

The IAS exam’s last and final phase is this. Following this step, UPSC hires the applicants for a variety of positions, including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc. Only those applicants who pass the Mains exam stage initially appear at this level, which is equivalent to the Mains examination stage. In the end, UPSC calls the selected applicants and evaluates their character attributes.

The UPSC asks these applicants questions based on a variety of criteria to assess them for the final IAS test stage. These include general knowledge inquiries, inquiries about a candidate’s interests, inquiries about current events, and situational inquiries. Finding the right applicant for the job is the board’s primary goal. The UPSC is holding this interview session at UPSC Bhavan in New Delhi.

UPSC IAS 2022 – Documents Required for the Examination

Certain documents need to be verified at every stage during the IAS recruitment process and is vital in proving the identity and other personal details of the individual. This ensures that there is no malfeasance in the testing process. Candidates are required to furnish the following documents at each stage:

UPSC IAS Prelims Examination

The following documents are required:

  1. Scanned copy of Signature.
  2. Scanned copy of Photograph.
  3. Scanned copy of valid ID Proof such as Aadhar/PAN/Passport etc. According to the most recent UPSC announcement, “The applicant would have to furnish the data of this Photo ID Card while filling out the online application form. The applicant must provide a scanned copy of the photo identification whose information was supplied in the online application. The applicant is encouraged to bring this Photo ID Card when taking the examination or personality test since it will be utilised for any future reference.

UPSC IAS Mains  Examination

UPSC Mains Required Documents

  1. You will be qualified to sit the next main test if you pass the UPSC preliminary exam. When the UPSC releases the prelims results, your name will be on the list they distribute. The commission will then publish the mains announcement, at which point you must reapply online, this time to sit for the mains test. The Detailed Application Form, or DAF for short, is the name of this document. This time, you will need to submit scanned versions of the documents listed below to the UPSC website
  2. Only the matriculation or secondary school diploma is acceptable as identification.
  3. Your university issued you a degree certificate, or the UPSC has recognised an equivalent certification, as proof of your educational accomplishments.
  4. EWS Certificate: A proof of eligibility is needed to use the EWS reservation.
  5. OBC/SC/ST status documentation, if applicable: Certificate from the district in which your parents live, issued by the district officer, subdivisional officer, or any other authority authorised by the government to issue such certifications. If both parents are dead, the applicant’s usual residence district will be used.
  6. Disability certificate: A document issued by a medical board established by the federal or state governments, if relevant.
  7. Documents confirming OBC classification for non-creamy layers, if any: Proof of employment, land ownership, status, various sources of income, and ownership of property by your parents is required to support an OBC claim for a non-creamy layer.
  8. Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, or Sikkim (where applicable) birth certificate as evidence of birthplace: issued by the same organisation that gives caste certificates (certificates for OBC, SC, and ST).
  9. Contract with government employees (where applicable): affirming that you have informed your head of office or department in writing that you would be taking the UPSC CSE.
  10. If applicable, J&K Domicile issued by the District Magistrate in whose district you had lived between January 1, 1980, and December 31, 1989 in J&K. Please check the most recent data to find out the exact year.
  11. If you were disabled while serving in the defence industry: a document from the Ministry of Defence’s Director-General Resettlement declaring that you were handicapped while serving and were relieved of duty as a result.
  12. Certificate (if appropriate) proving the age relaxation claim The OBC/ST/SC status certificate, the disability certificate, the J&K domicile certificate, and the certificate for defence personnel are all examples of this.

UPSC IAS Personal Interview

The following documents are required:

  1. Matriculation Certificates
  2. Bachelor’s degree Certificate
  3. E-Summon Letter
  4. Scanned copy of valid ID Proof such as Aadhar/PAN/Passport etc.
  5. Scanned copy of Signature – Self Attested

Check Out Other UPSC Exams –

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CSAT Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification


Q.1 What is the date of the UPSC exam 2022?

Ans. The official notification released by the UPSC also provided a schedule for the examination. Up till now, the UPSC CSE Prelims examinations have been concluded and 5th June 2022. The Mains examination is set to be held from 16th September 2022 onwards.

Q.2 Is the IAS exam every year?

Ans. UPSC or the Union Public Service Commission is the organizing body of the Civil Services Examination or the IAS Exam. UPSC CSE is a national-level exam through which candidates are recruited for Central and All India Civil Service Posts in the Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). The exam is held each year to fill in the vacancies of civil service officers posts.

Q.3 What is the qualification for IAS?

Ans. To be eligible for the UPSC CSE 2022 examination, candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria which are divided into 4 grounds: Educational Qualifications, Age Limit, Nationality, and Number of Attempts. Candidates need to have a bachelor’s degree, should be between the ages of 21-32, must be a citizen of India, and should not have exhausted through their attempts.

Q.4 What is the Prelims exam date for UPSC IAS 2022?

Ans. The registration process for UPSC IAS Prelims started on 2nd February 2022 and was open till 22nd February 2022. After that, the Admit Card for the Prelims examination was released in the month of May. The Prelims for UPSC IAS 2022 were conducted on 5th June 2022 and the result for it has been declared on the official website of UPSC. . Candidates can check to see if they have qualified for the next step of the exams or not. Qualified candidates would have to fill out another application form, which will be resealed shortly.

Q.5 When did the UPSC Notification 2022 release?

Ans. The official notification for the Exam was released on 2nd February 2022 by the Union Public Service Commission which provides all the necessary details about the exam. The UPSC IAS Exam is a great career opportunity for Engineering, Medical Science, and Law students and for students holding a bachelor’s degree.

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