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.
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|
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|
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.
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.
|General Category and Other Backward Category||Rs. 100/-|
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Persons with Disabilities and Females||Exempted from fees|
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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:
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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.
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The Union Public Service Commission has announced 1011 UPSC Civil Services vacancies for 2022 for the posts of IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc. The number has increased from the previously notified 861 vacancies. 40 vacancies will be reserved for the Persons with Disabilities category, the breakdown being: Deaf and Hard of Hearing – 14 vacancies, Locomotor Disability – 9 Vacancies, Multiple Disabilities – 9 vacancies.
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. They are also provided with a place of residence in posting, security officials, transport facility, medical benefits, free telephone and internet bills, study leaves, and newspapers.
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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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.