UPSC Civil Service Exam 2022, Apply Online Last Date 22 February


UPSC Exam 2022- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the UPSC IAS exam every year to recruit eligible candidates in the prestigious All India Service. UPSC is going to conduct Civil Service Examination on National Level for filling numerous vacancies of all India Services and various Central Civil Services. The selection of the candidates will be done through Prelims, Mains and Interview round where Prelims is Objective-type and Mains are descriptive-type. The final merit list will be prepared on counting the Mains Marks and Interview round.

Candidates can check the elaborated information regarding the Exam Details, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, IAS Salary, Online Application Form, SyllabusUPSC Full Form in the article.

UPSC 2022 Notification

UPSC has released the official notification of UPSC CSE Indian Administrative Services notification (05/2022-CSP) and UPSC Forest Service Examination Notification (06/2022-IFS) on 02nd February 2022 as per UPSC Exam Calendar. Candidates are advised to check Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and all the Important Details in the article. The candidates can go through the UPSC Notification 2022 from the below link.

UPSC Exam 2022- Exam Summary

Every year Union Public Service conducts Civil Service Examinations for graduates to appear for various All India Services and Central Civil Services. To have a glimpse of UPSC CSE 2022, the candidates can refer to the below overview table.

UPSC IAS 2022- Overview
Organisation Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Name UPSC Civil Service Exam 2022 & UPSC Forest Service Exam 2022
Exam Level National
Vacancy To be notified
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Stages Prelims, Main Exams, Language Proficiency Test
Education Qualification Graduates or relevant degree
Age Limit 21 years to 32 years
Exam Frequency Once in a year
UPSC Official Website

UPSC IAS 2022- Important Dates

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the revised exam dates for Civil Service Prelims & Mains Exam through UPSC Calendar 20222 on As per the UPSC calendar, the UPSC Prelims Exam is scheduled to be conducted on 05th June 2022 and Mains Exam to be held from 16th September 2022 [5 days].  For other important dates regarding UPSC IAS 2022, go through the below table.

Events Dates
UPSC Exam Notification Release Date 02nd February 2022
Exam Registration Date Begins on 02nd February 2022
Last Day to Apply for UPSC Exam 2022 22nd February 2022
Withdrawal of Application 1st March 2022 to 7th March 2022
Release of UPSC Admit Card 2022 May 2022
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2022 05th June 2022
Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2022 16th September 2022 [5 days]

UPSC IAS 2022 Vacancy

UPSC conducts CSE exam to recruit candidates in the high bureaucratic posts of central government, UPSC recruit candidates for various posts which are given below. Last year number of vacancy under UPSC Exam 2021 was 712 which are 84 less than last year.

Service GEN EWS OBC SC ST Total

Indian Administrative Services

73 18 49 27 13 180
Indian Foreign Service 14 4 10 6 3 37
Indian Police Service 83 20 50 27 20 200
Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’ 4 1 5 2 2 14
Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 7 2 6 3 2 20
Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 10 2 6 4 2 24
Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’ 19 6 14 8 4 51
Indian Revenue Service Custom and Indirect Taxes Group ‘A’ 16 5 11 6 3 41
Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’ 6 2 7 3 1 19
Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 1 3 3 2 1 10
Indian Railway Protection Force Service 5 0 4 0 0 9
Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’ 2 1 2 1 0 6
Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’ 5 0 2 1 1 9
Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ 6 0 1 0 1 8
Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A” 4 1 2 2 1 9
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade) 19 4 14 6 3 46
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’ 3 1 2 1 0 7
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’ 6 2 4 3 1 16
Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’ 3 0 1 2 0 6
Total 288 71 193 102 58 712

UPSC Apply Online 2022

UPSC has started accepting the All India Services CSE Application Form 2022 from 02nd February 2022 onwards along with the release of UPSC notification. Just like passing years, this year to lakh of candidates have filled their application form for UPSC Exam 2022, to get their dream job. location of exam centre. The last day to fill out the application form was 22nd February 2022 (6 pm).

Instructions for UPSC CSE Online Application Form

Candidates must possess the following documents, information from which is required for the application submission:

1. Any Valid Photo Identity Proof.

2. Candidates must make a scanned copy of their Passport Size Photograph, Education Certificates.


Click on the link given below to go to the Registration Page. Click on the link ‘UPSC Civil Services Examination 2022’ under Active Examinations section Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email Address and Mobile Number

Entering Application Form Details: Fill all the personal and professional details in the application form which are necessary to fill by candidates to get their form selected.

Upload Documents: Upload all the important documents which are asked to upload by the commission during the application process which include photographs, education qualification, valid I.D proof and other documents.

Application Fee: General, OBC, EWS candidates: Rs 100/-.Women, SC, ST, and PWD candidates are exempted from paying the fee.

Note: For online payment, use credit card/debit card/Rupay card or Internet Banking Services. For offline payment, download the e-challan and submit the cash in SBI bank branches on the next day itself.

UPSC IAS Exam 2022- Posts

All India Services

1. Indian Administrative Services(IAS)

2. Indian Police Servies(IPS)

3. Indian Forest Services(IFoS) [Prelims Only]

Central Civil Services

1. Indian Foreign Services(IFS)

2. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.

3. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

4. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.

5. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

6. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.

7. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).

8. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.

9. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

10. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.

11. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

12. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.

13. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’

14. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.

15. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.

16. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’.

17. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’.

18. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).

19. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.

20. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.

21. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.

22. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.

UPSC IAS Exam 2022 Eligibility

Eligibility for UPSC is one of the first questions which crops up in the mind of a CSE aspirant. The nationality, the number of attempts, age limit and educational qualifications are some of the basic eligibility criteria for UPSC IAS Exam. All candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the UPSC IAS Exam 2022 and ensure that they meet all the eligibility criteria as mentioned below.


For Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), a candidate must be a citizen of India. For all other services, a candidate can either be a citizen of India or

1. A citizen of Nepal/ Bhutan

2. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India

3. 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

Note: Candidates who are subjects of Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugees are not eligible to apply for Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

Age Limit

Candidates must be minimum of 21 years and a maximum of 32 years of age as on 01st August 2022. This means that candidates must have born not earlier than August 2, 1990 and not later than August 1, 2001.

Check UPSC CSE 2022 Age Relaxation in the below table:

Age Relaxation
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 Years
Ex-servicemen including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of military service 5 Years
PwD [(a) blindness and low vision; (b) deaf and hard of hearing; (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; and (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness] 10 Years

Note: No age relaxation is provided for the Economically Weaker Sections in the UPSC CSE Exam 2022.

Educational Qualification

The candidate must have completed their Graduation from any of Central or State Universities which 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.

Number of Attempts

The number of attempts allowed for each candidate in UPSC Exam are 6 for general category candidates. While the number of attempt are 9 for OBC Category Candidates. There is no restriction on the number of attempt of SC/ST Candidates. Candidates must note if they had appeared as many times as the number of attempt allowed in UPSC CSE Prelims, then they are no more eligible for the UPSC IAS Exam.

UPSC IAS Syllabus and Exam Pattern

To master, any exam candidates need to know the Exam Schema and Syllabus of the Exam. Candidates must note that UPSC IAS Syllabus is one of the lengthy syllabus of any exam in the country. Therefore, it is of importance that the aspirants must aware of the UPSC CSE Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Knowledge of these two helps a candidate to maintain their focus and prepare themselves to get through the prestigious UPSC Exam.

Every candidate has to clearly pass all the three stages of the UPSC CSE Exam to get their name in the merit list of the UPSC IAS Result 2022.

1. Preliminary

2. Mains

3. Interview

IAS Salary, Perks, Emoluments

UPSC CSE offer the most lucrative job salary, perks and emoluments in the country. No other jobs in India offer such kind of salary in the country. Candidates can check the salary perks and emoluments by clicking on the link given below.

UPSC CSE Admit Card 2022

The UPSC IAS Prelims is scheduled to be held on 05th June 2022 and UPSC IAS Admit Card 2022 will be released in May 2022. The Commission will release the UPSC CSE Mains Admit Card tentatively in August 2022 as Mains exam is to be held from 16th September 2022 for 5 days. Candidates are advised to keep in touch with the website to get new updates regarding UPSC CSE Admit Card 2022.

UPSC CSE Result 2022

The UPSC is going to release the result of CSE Prelims exam in the month of July 2022. UPSC generally declars approximately 45 days after the exam. As we know the Mains exam is scheduled to be held from 16th Seotember 2022. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the website for UPSC IAS Result 2022.

UPSC Exam 2022- Exam Centres

The candidates who appear every year for the UPSC CSE Exam are about 09 to 10 lakhs only. Since the number of candidates is far less in the UPSC Exam exam hence the number of centres are also less. The UPSC Exam Centres are given below:

The Exam Center Cities for UPSC
Ahmedabad Dehradun Mumbai
Aizawl Delhi Patna
Allahabad Dispur (Guwahati) Raipur
Bangaluru Hyderabad Ranchi
Bhopal Jaipur Shillong
Chandigarh Jammu Shimla
Chennai Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram
Cuttack Lucknow Vijayawada

Note: The official website informs that allotment of centers (for both Preliminary and Mains) will be on a first-apply-first allot basis. Once the capacity of a particular center is attained, the same will be frozen and applicants will have to choose a center from the remaining options. Applicants are, therefore, advised to apply early so that they can get an exam center of their choice.

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