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UPSC CSE Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

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UPSC CSE Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies
September 6, 2021
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The UPSC Civil Services Exam, famously known as the IAS exam is conducted nationwide by the Union Public Service Commission. The UPSC CSE exam comprises three stages i.e., (a) Preliminary Exam (b) Mains Exam and (c) Personal Interview. By qualifying for the Civil Services Exam, 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 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 CSE Exam is a great career opportunity for Engineering, Medical Science, and Law students and for students holding a bachelor’s degree. Candidates who qualify for the Preliminary Examination move forward to the Mains Examination. Candidates who ultimately qualify for the Mains Examination along with the Personal Interview stage are selected for the Civil Service Posts all over India.

Table of Contents

UPSC CSE 2022 – Overview

The Union Public Service Commission had released the official notification of the examination on 2nd February 2022 and the Prelims Exam was conducted on 5th June 2022. The following table details the basic information about UPSC CSE 2022 Examination.

Abbreviation

UPSC CSE – IAS Exam

Type

Government Autonomous Recruitment Body

Purpose

Selection of candidates to various posts of civil services of India

Location

Delhi , India

Chairman

Mr. Pradeep Kumar Joshi

Director

Shri Shailendra Verma

UPSC CSE 2022 – Schedule

The Application Process commenced in the month February 2022 and Admit Cards were available from May 2022. The Prelims Exam was successfully concluded on 5th June 2022 and the Mains Exam is scheduled to be held on 16th September 2022. Read below for more details on UPSC Exam 2022 notification.

Events of UPSC CSE Exam 2022

UPSC CSE Exam Dates

UPSC CSE Notification 2022 Release Date

02 February 2022

IAS Application Start Date 2022

02 February 2022

Last date to apply for UPSC IAS Exam 2022

22 February 2022

IAS Prelims Admit Card Release Date 2022

Last week of May 2022

IAS Prelims Exam Date 2022

05 June 2022

UPSC CSE Prelims Result 2022

July 2022

IAS Mains Exam Date 2022

16 September 2022

UPSC IAS Mains Result 2022

To be announced

UPSC IAS Interview Dates 2022

To be announced

UPSC IAS Result 2022 (Final list of selected candidates)

To be announced

UPSC CSE Eligibility Criteria

Candidates appearing for the UPSC CSE exam must go through the eligibility criteria before moving on to the registration process. a candidate’s eligibility will be measured on 4 grounds i.e., educational qualifications, age limit, nationality, and the number of attempts. The candidate must pass through all these criteria in order to appear for the UPSC CSE examination.

Education Qualification

  1. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or an equivalent qualification.
  2. Candidates who are in their final year or awaiting the results can also apply for the UPSC CSE examination.
  3. Candidates having a technical or professional degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university are eligible for appearing for the UPSC CSE examination.

Age Limit

  1. The age of the candidate must be between 21 to 32 years as of August 2022.
  2. Relaxation of age is provided depending upon the category. Candidates belonging to the SC/ST category have the upper age limit of 37 years i.e. 5 years relaxation and candidates belonging to the OBC category have the upper age limit of 35 years i.e., 3-year relaxation.

Nationality

  1. The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. The candidate must be a subject of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention to settle permanently.
  3. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and East African countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, or Vietnam with the intention to settle permanently in India.

Number of Attempts

  1. The General Category is provided with 6 attempts in total.
  2. The EWS and OBC categories are provided with 9 attempts in total.
  3. The SC/ST category has unlimited attempts till they reach 37 years of age.

UPSC CSE Application Fees

The application fee for UPSC CSE can be paid through both online and offline channels. Candidates can pay the fees by Credit Card/Debit Card or Net Banking portals or download the e-challan and pay the fee in cash at the nearest SBI Branch within a day. Given below is the fee structure for online applications.

Category

Application Fee

General Category and Other Backward Category

Rs. 100/-

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Persons with Disabilities and Females

Exempted from fees

UPSC CSE 2022 – Registration Process

This UPSC CSE Application Form 2022 was released on 2nd February 2022. The last date for filling out the form was 22nd February 2022. Separate Application Forms are released for every UPSC CSE exam i.e., for Prelims, Mains, and Interview. General advice before starting with the registration process – make sure you have scanned copies of all your documents such as mark sheet, photo ID proofs, etc. 

Step 1- Filling the Application Form

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC i.e. 
  2. Click on the link ‘ UPSC Civil Services Examination 2022 ‘under the active examination section.
  3. Go to the “Apply Online” page to apply online.
  4. Start filling in the respective details accurately.
  5. There will be six modules, keep saving each module after filling in the details.
  6. If you have entered incorrect information somewhere in the form, you can make changes after the final submission.

Step 2- Payment of Application Fee

  1. Candidates can make the payment for the UPSC CSE examination through both online and offline channels.
  2. For online payment, candidates may use Credit/debit cards and net banking. For offline payment download an e-challan and submit the fee in cash at SBI bank branches.
  3. The Application Form fee for the General and OBC category is Rs. 100/- while the SC/ST/PwD/Females are exempted from paying any application fees.
  4. Download the payment slip and save it for future use.

Step 3 – Uploading documents

  1. Upload scanned copies of all the documents asked in the portal.
  2. The following list of documents needs to be uploaded by the candidate during the registration process:
    • Scanned photograph and signature within the digital dimensions prescribed by UPSC.
    • Scanned copies of Valid photo ID
    • Personal and Academic documents
    • Fee payment details
    • Other documents (If applicable)

Step 4 – Selecting the Centre and Signing the Declaration

  1. After verifying all the necessary documents, select the “Examination Center/City” from the drop-down list for the Prelims.
  2. Read the declaration before submitting the Application Form for UPSC CSE 2022.
  3. Click on the “I have read the declaration and agree” button and submit the UPSC CSE 2022 Application Form.

UPSC CSE Syllabus

Going through the syllabus is the first step of the preparation. The Union Public Service Commission has released the syllabus for the UPSC CSE 2022 examination in its official notification. The UPSC CSE syllabus is revered for its complicated and vast nature, therefore candidates must thoroughly read the syllabus and plan their preparation accordingly. The syllabus for UPSC 2022 is the same as the previous year and saw no change.

UPSC has released the syllabus on its official website in both English and Hindi languages and candidates can download the syllabus from there. The Prelims examination is the first stage of UPSC CSE and consists of 2 papers (GS and CSAT), both having objective-type questions. Marks scored in the General Studies paper are considered for Prelims cut-off and determine who moves on to the Mains Examination. The Mains examination consists of 9 papers in total and is descriptive in nature.

UPSC CSE Exam Pattern

Prelims Examination

Prelims consist of two papers: General Studies I and General Studies Paper-II (CSAT). CSAT is qualifying in nature. Marks scored in the General Studies paper are considered for Prelims cut-off and determine who moves on to the Mains Examination. There is a negative marking of 1/3 marks for every wrong answer. There will be no deductions for unmarked questions hence, mark your answers wisely.

General Studies Paper-I

  1. The paper will have 100 questions of 2 marks each.
  2. The duration of the paper will be 2 hours.
  3. The syllabus will consist of Current Affairs, History, Geography, Indian Polity, Economic, Social Development, General issues, and General Science.
  4. The marks scored in this paper will be considered for cut-off.

General Studies Paper-II

  1. The paper will have 80 questions with 2.5 marks each.
  2. The duration of the paper will be 2 hours.
  3. The syllabus will consist of Comprehension, Interpersonal Skills, Logical reasoning, Decision, General Mental Ability, Basic numeracy, and Data interpretation.
  4. Candidates will have to score 33% in order to qualify for CSAT.

Mains Examination

  1. Mains Examination will consist of two papers, one qualifying and one based on merit ranking. Paper A and B are Language Paper and English Paper, which the candidate must qualify for and will not determine their rank.
  2. All papers will be descriptive in nature, of 3 hours each.
  3. Paper A and B will be 300 marks each, while Paper I-VII will be of 250 marks each.

Know More – UPSC CSE Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UPSC CSE Admit Card 

Admit Card is a key piece of document that the candidate is mandated to carry to the test hall. The Admit Card for the Prelims exam was released on the official website of UPSC. Admit Card for the Mains exam will be made available after the declaration of Prelims result. Candidates will be notified about the same and would be able to download the admit card from UPSC’s website after entering their application no. and password.

Details mentioned on the Admit Card

After downloading the admit card, the candidates must make sure that all the details are correctly mentioned in the admit card. If not, candidates must get them rectified by the latest. The Admit Card will contain:

  1. Name of the Candidate
  2. Candidate’s Roll Number
  3. Date of Birth of the Candidate
  4. Father’s Name
  5. Attested Photograph of the Candidate
  6. Date and Timing of the Examination
  7. Venue of the Test Centre
  8. General Instruction for the Examination

Know More – UPSC CSE Admit Card and Interview call letter

UPSC CSE Result

The UPSC will announce the result for UPSC Prelims which are going to be held on 05 June 2022. The result will be uploaded on their official website. The UPSC CSE results are declared after each stage of the exam is completed. This year, the UPSC CSE Prelims examination was held on 5th June 2022. The UPSC is expected to release the results for the same shortly on its official website. The result will consist of a list of roll numbers of candidates who have qualified for the exam and who will now appear for the Mains examination. 

The Mains examination will be conducted from 16th September. Post that, it will release the results and mark sheets which candidates can then download from the official website. After the interview stage is completed, it will release the final UPSC CSE 2022 result. The CSE exam result will be in a .pdf file format containing the name and roll numbers of qualifying candidates. The final result declared for UPSC CSE will have both, a category-wise cut-off as well as the total number of qualified candidates for the UPSC CSE 2022 examination. 

How to download the UPSC CSE 2022 results?

  1. ‌Visit the official website of UPSC i.e.
  2. ‌The UPSC CSE result link will be highlighted on the page. 
  3. ‌Click on it. A .pdf file of the result will appear on the screen containing all the roll numbers and names of candidates.
  4. ‌Find your name in the list by using Ctrl+F for either your roll number or name. 
  5. ‌Download the file for future use. 

Know More – UPSC CSE Result & Cut off Marks

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FAQs

Q.1 What is the UPSC CSE exam?

Ans. The UPSC Civil Services Exam, famously known as the IAS exam is conducted nationwide by the Union Public Service Commission. The UPSC CSE exam comprises three stages i.e., (a) Preliminary Exam (b) Mains Exam and (c) Personal Interview. By qualifying for the Civil Services Exam, 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).

Q.2 What is CSE exam eligibility?

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.3 How many exams are there in UPSC CSE?

Ans. The UPSC CSE 2022 examination comprises 3 stages. The first stage is the prelims exam which consists of 2 papers i.e., General Studies and CSAT. The candidate can appear for the Mains examination only after qualifying for the prelims. The Mains consists of 9 papers in a total of 3 hours each. Candidates qualifying the mains will then move to the interview stage and candidates who pass will become Civil Servants.

Q.4 Is CSE and UPSC exam the same?

Ans. UPSC or the Union Public Service Commission is the organizing body of the CSE or Civil Services Examination. 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).

Q.5 What is UPSC salary?

Ans. IAS (UPSC CSE) officials are one of the most generously compensated representatives under the Central Government of India. According to the new compensation structure, an officer will get a basic package of Rs. 56,100/-. As per the 7th Pay Commission, IAS officers will have a starting salary of Rs. 70,000/-. The salary also includes several benefits such as House Rent Allowance, Travel Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Medical Allowance, and more.

Q.6 Can I give CSE exam after the 12th?

Ans. No, as per the eligibility criteria prescribed by the Union Public Service Commission, a candidate needs to have a minimum qualification of a bachelor’s degree. So no, a candidate in 12th Grade cannot give the civil services examination.

Q.7 Is 28 too late for UPSC?

Ans. Candidates from the general category can appear for the UPSC CSE examination between the ages of 21-32. Candidates from the SC/St category can appear for the exam till 37 years of age and candidates from the OBC category can appear for the exam till 35 years of age. Given that the entire examination procedure takes one year, 28 is not too late for attempting to crack UPSC, irrespective of the category the candidate belongs to.

Q.8 Which degree is best for UPSC?

Ans. Candidates wishing to pursue UPSC should complete their bachelor’s in humanities-based subjects. BA in subjects like Sociology, Economics, Political Science, etc. can be pursued as they prove beneficial while preparing for UPSC. Technical courses such as medical, law, or engineering are also beneficial.

Q.9 What is the last rank for IAS?

Ans. Based on past year trends, the last rank for IAS of candidates from the General category is 92. For candidates belonging to the OBC category, the last rank is 457. For candidates belonging to the SC/ST category, the last rank is 492 and 528 respectively.

 

 

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