UPSC Civil Services Exam 2022 – The Union Public Service Commission has issued the notification of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2022. The detailed Notification PDF has been released on 02 February 2022 on the official website. The online application process for the UPSC Civil Services exam has been started on 02-02-2022 and the last date to apply online for Civil Services Exam 2022 is 22-02-2022 (06:00 P.M).

UPSC Civil Services 2022 Notification Released
Last Date-22-02-2022 (06:00)

The examination is conducted for the recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India such as the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) among others. This exam is a gateway for candidates looking forward to joining Civil Services.

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2022 – Quick Overview

Union Public Service Commission
Post Name
IPS, IAS and more
Exam Mode
Online & Offline
Age Limit
21 to 32 years
Application Mode
Examination Scheme
2 stages
Job Location
Across India

This exam is considered one of the most difficult competitive examinations in India. Every year lakhs of candidates appear for this exam. Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2022 will be held on 05th June 2022, while Civil Services (Main) Exam 2022 will be conducted on 16th September 2022. So, candidates planning to take the exam should fill out the application form before the last date and start preparing for the exam according to the exam pattern and syllabus.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern 2022

The UPSC Civil Services Exam will be conducted in two stages, Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Personality Tests (Interview). Read the article to get detailed knowledge about the UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern 2022 and plan your strategy accordingly.

Scheme of Preliminary Examination

The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each. Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration. The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

Scheme of Main Examination

The Civil Services (Main) Examination will consist of a Written Examination and an Interview/Personality Test. The Written Examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature.

Name of SubjectsMaximum Marks
UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern (Main)
One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution300 Marks
English300 Marks
General Studies-I
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
250 Marks
General Studies -II
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
250 Marks
General Studies-III
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
250 Marks
General Studies-IV
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
250 Marks
Optional Subject – Paper 1250 Marks
Optional Subject – Paper 2250 Marks
Personality Test275 Marks

Scheme of UPSC Civil Services Interview:-

Candidates qualified in the written exam will be called for an Interview for intelligence and personality test at the preferred Service Selection Board. The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his career. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Eligibility

UPSC Civil Services Exam Eligibility Criteria depend upon the age group, nationality, educational qualification of the students, which is set by the Union Public Service Commission. Eligibility criteria vary as per the post for Civil Services Exam 2022. Candidates applying must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification. Also, the minimum and maximum age to apply varies between 21 – 32 years. The willing candidates must check the detailed eligibility criteria and start preparing for the exam.

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2022 Syllabus

Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 5th June 2022. Candidates who are planning to prepare for the UPSC Civil Services exam have to go through with the latest UPSC Civil Services Exam 2022 Syllabus to perform well in this exam. The complete knowledge of the Civil Service Examination 2022 Syllabus & exam pattern for two stages Exam is necessary to prepare effectively for this exam.

Part A – Preliminary Examination
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science.
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level)

It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of the Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.

Part B-Main Examination
Paper-IEssay: Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep close to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.
Paper-IIGeneral Studies-I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
Paper-IIIGeneral Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
Paper-IVGeneral Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
Paper-VGeneral Studies-IV: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
Paper-VI and Paper-VIIAgriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Zoology, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics

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UPSC Civil Services 2022 Admit Card

Candidates can download the UPSC Civil Services Exam Hall Ticket from our Admit Cards page. UPSC CSE Admit Card 2022 will contain details such as the name of the candidate, roll number, photograph, signature and date of the exam, time, centre name. It is important to note that candidates need to carry their admit cards along with them to the exam centre. No hard copy of admit cards will be issued to any candidate.

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2022 Result

The result of the UPSC Civil Services Exam will be released after the completion of each tier. Candidates can check the result in the file uploaded by the Commission with their respective roll numbers.  Must visit UPSC Results Page to check UPSC CSE Result.

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Posted on March 5, 2021 by vandana doll