UPSC Exam Details 2022 – UPSC CSE 2022

About UPSC

UPSC Exam Details 2022: Union Public Services Commission conducts exams for selecting candidates for the posts of the highest level of government executive. Commonly known as UPSC, this exam is one of the most popular exams in the country, if not the most popular. It is also considered the toughest exam in the country. Every aspirant must have ultimate focus, persistence, and consistency to get through this rigorous selection process. 

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UPSC 2022 Exam Basic Info 

Name of the Exam Civil Services Examination
Level of the ExamNational Level Exam
Conducting BodyUPSC – Union Public Service Commission
Periodicity of Exam Yearly
Application ModeOnline Mode
Mode of ExamOffline (Pen-Paper Mode)
Expected RegistrationApprox. 3 lakh
Total VacanciesApproximate 600
Number of AttemptsGeneral: 6 AttemptsSC/ST: no limitOBC: 9 Attempts

UPSC 2022 Exam Important Dates

The table below lists all the important dates against their respective events:

Events Exam Dates (2021)Exam Dates (2022)
UPSC CSE 2022 Notification release Date4th March 20212nd February 2022
Date of Application form availability4th March 20212nd February 2022
Online Application form Last date Submit24th March 202122nd February 2022
Prelims Exam Admit CardJune 2022
UPSC IAS 2022 Prelims Date10th October 20215th June 2022
Preliminary exam resultAugust 2022
Admit Card for Main ExamSeptember 2022  
Exam Date (Main)7th, 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th January 2022.16th September 2022 
Final result AnnouncedJanuary 2023

UPSC 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The aspirants applying for the examination first check the UPSC 2022 Eligibility of the examination. Only those candidates fulfilling the criteria can fill the application form.

  • Nationality- Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the UPSC exam 2022.
  • Age Limit – The minimum age limit should be 21 years old and the maximum age limit must be 32 years old.

UPSC Age Limit for Civil Services Exam 2022

The candidates must have attained 21 years of age and be less than 32 years of age as of 1st August 2022.  *The official notification will carry UPSC Age Limit 2022 details.

CategoryMinimum Age Limit for UPSCMaximum Age Limit for UPSC
General Category2132
  • Educational Qualifications- The candidate must have completed a graduate degree in any of the recognized universities.

Age Relaxation & Number of Attempts:

CategoryUPSC Age Limit- Upper RelaxationNumber of Attempts
SC/ST37Unlimited (Up to age limit)
Disabled Defence Services Personnel359
Persons with
Benchmark Disability – EWS (Economically weaker section)

UPSC Exam 2022 Exam Pattern

The Mains exam pattern is conventional essay-type questions, with subject papers counted for merit including the four General Studies Papers, and two optional papers, and an essay paper. Additionally, two language papers, Paper A and B are qualifying papers with 300 marks each (do not count for ranking). Other than the language papers, the remaining seven papers including the optional subject papers, are awarded 250 marks each. The maximum mark awarded to the candidate for the personality test is 275. The total is 2025.

SPECIFICATIONPreliminary ExamMains Exam
MediumEnglish and HindiEnglish and Hindi
Total Qualifying Papers27
Total weightage200 Each (400 Marks)1750 Marks
Question TypesMultiple ChoiceBoth Subjective & Objective
Negative Markingone-third (0.33) for each incorrect answerone-third (only for objective type questions)
Exam Duration2 Hours per Paper3 Hours per Paper

UPSC 2022 Exam Syllabus

Find below the UPSC CSE 2022 Syllabus for Prelims General Studies Part 1, prelims paper-2 & Mains Exam. Here candidates also can see some topics, according to below candidates can prepare for IAS exam 2022:

Prelims Syllabus

  • Current Affairs: Candidates must be aware of current National & International Issues & events
  • History: Excellent knowledge of Indian History.
  • Geography (Indian and World): In this section, candidates have deep knowledge in social, physical, economic geography.
  • Environment: It consisting of Environment Ecology, General Science, Biodiversity & General Issues on Climatic Change.
  • Indian Polity and Government: Political System, Constitution of India, Panchayati Raj, etc
  • Economics: Sustainable Development, Social Sector Initiatives, Demographics Poverty, Inclusion, etc.
  • General Science
  • Syllabus for Prelims Paper-2:
  • Problem– making, solving, and decision.
  • General mental ability: Examine the candidates General Mental Ability test
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning: Examiner will check the candidates Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Communication & Interpersonal skills Test

Mains Syllabus 

The Civil Service 2022 Mains Exam will be 1750 marks and the Interview contains 275 Marks. UPSC Mains exam the total number of papers will be nine but only seven papers will be weighed upon the final ranking. UPSC Mains exam also includes the two language papers in these paper candidates that need to high score as per order commission each year. These two papers mentioned below First paper will be Paper -A (Indian Language) & the Second paper will be Paper-B: (English language):

Paper –A (Indian Language):

Candidates can choose a language for this paper. There are some states of India This paper is not compulsory for candidates these states are Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim & Nagaland.

Paper-B: English language:

Paper NameSubjectMarks
AIndian languages listed below, the language will be select by the candidate300
BEnglish (Qualifying)300
Paper IEssay250
Paper IIGS 1-Syllabus: History, Culture of Indian Heritage & Geography of world250
Paper IIIGS 2-Syllabus: Governance, Constitution, Polity, International relations & Social Justice250
Paper IVGS 3-Syllabus: Technology, Economic Development, Disaster management & security, Environment & biodiversity250
Paper VGS 4-Syllabus: Aptitude, integrity, and Ethics250
Paper VIOptional Paper I250
Paper VIIOptional Paper-II250

UPSC Civil Service Exam 2022 Interview

After the Exam, the next phase is an interview. It will be conducted to check your personality. The interviewer checks for your intellectual skills, communication skills, mental ability, and way of responding. It will be like a natural conversation. The candidates must be aware of the current things happening around them national as well as international. A candidate must be careful when filling the summary sheet with personal interests and hobbies as the interview test (in the case of the candidate qualifying for the same) may be based on the information provided in this field.

UPSC 2022 Admit Card

Admit Card of UPSC 2022 Pre and Mains will be released separately. The Candidate will have to download it from the official site. The admit card will be released one week before the examination. When the admit card will be available the candidates will get a notification regarding it. Candidates can download admit card by entering their application number and password/date of birth. The candidate without admit card will not be allowed to attend the exam.

UPSC 2022 Result

The result would be declared on the official website after the completion of each phase. The candidates need to visit the official website of UPSC to check the result. The candidate can check it by entering their registration id and password.

UPSC 2022 Application Process

Steps to fill the UPSC 2022 Application Form:

Step 1:    Go to the official website of UPSC.

Step 2:    On the Home Page click on UPSC IAS Application Form.

Step 3:    After clicking on it the application form will get opened this consists of two parts 1 and 2.

Step 4:    Then, register by filling in the details of part 1.

Step 5:    A registration ID and password will be sent to your provided email Id and phone number.

Step 6:     Login using registration ID and password.

Step 7:     Fill the rest application form with all verified details.

Step 8:    After that Upload, the scanned documents asked in the application form like a photograph, signature, etc.

Step 9:    Make the Payment of the application fee.

Step 10:   Recheck all the details and submit your application form.

Step 11:   Before submitting the application form online, a candidate must take the printout of the application form.

Application Fee:

  • A candidate (except female/SC/ST) must be ready with payment options for the application fee of Rs. 100/- to be paid by online methods.

Best Books to Helpful You Preparing for Exam:

  • Struggle for Independence by Chandra
  • Get Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra
  • Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
  • Environment and Ecology by Majid Hussain
  • Get Environment and Ecology by Hussain
  • Brief History of Modern India. Also go through Ancient, Medieval and Modern India while preparing for History
  • For Indian Art and Culture, refer to Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh, Mc Graw Hill’s Indian Economy consisted of Economy syllabus such as Planning, Agriculture, Economic Reforms, Industrialization and Policy, Inflation, Banking, External Trade, etc
  • Physical Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
  • Facets of Indian Culture by Spectrum
  • A New Look at Modern Indian History by BL Grover
  • India Since Independence by Bipin Chandra
  • A History of Modern World by Ranjan Chakravarti


UPSC Civil Services Exam 2022 is as usual going to be very much competitive and every candidate eyeing this test is recommended to go through each detail very carefully and prepare as accordingly. It can really be a cakewalk if worked smartly with consistency. Hope this article helps all the aspirants of the UPSC 2022 Exam.

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