UPSC Civil Service Exam 2022 Notification

  • About Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

UPSC is a Constitutional Body under Article 315-323 Part XIV Chapter II of the Constitution of India to discharge their duties, functions and obligations assigned under Article 320. The UPSC conducts various examinations in accordance with the Rules of examination as notified by the Government of India in a just, fair and impartial manner for making a merit based selection and recommendation of candidates for various Group A and Group B Services of the Government of India.

Civil Services Examination (CSE)

UPSC Prelims – 2022 is scheduled to be conducted on June 5, 2022. It is one of the most prestigious and difficult examination. The Civil Service Prelims exam is the first round in the recruitment process followed by Mains and Personality Test. 

All aspiring Candidates must note that the schedule, number of vacancy, syllabus for IAS Prelims and Mains Exam has been released and available on the official website of UPSC. 

  • Vacancies:

The total number of vacancies to be filled through the examination is expected to be approximately 861 which include 34 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category.

  • How to Apply:

Candidates are required to go on website ( to read detailed instructions for filling up online applications and also to apply Online.

  • Important Dates:
Event Date
Registration Begins on  2nd Feb, 2022
Last Date for Registration 22nd Feb, 2022
CSE Prelims Admit Card 2022 Tentatively by 10th May, 2022
CSE Prelims 2022 Exam Date 5th June, 2022
CSE Prelims Result of Prelims Tentatively by 5th July, 2022

  • CSE Prelims Pattern:

UPSC Prelims paper will be conducted in two sessions. General Studies paper will be conducted in the first session and CSAT paper will be conducted in the second session. Each paper will be of two hours. 

  • General Studies Paper

There will be 100 objective type questions, each question carrying 2 marks, and there will be a penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by the candidate. For each wrong answer, 1/3rd of the total marks allotted for the question will be deducted.

  • CSAT Paper

It consists of total 80 questions and of total 200 marks. Each question carries equal marks. It is only qualifying in nature. Students need to secure a minimum 33% marks. There is a negative marking for each wrong answer. For each wrong answer, 1/3rd of the total marks allotted for the question will be deducted.

Eligibility Conditions:

Age Limit: 

  • 21 to 32 years on 1st of August, 2022 (for General Category)
  • 5 years on upper age limit is relaxed for SC/ST candidates.
  • 3 years on upper age limit is relaxed for OBC candidates.
  • 5 years on upper age limit is relaxed for ex-servicemen.
  • 3 years on upper age limit is relaxed for Defence Services Personnel

Minimum Educational Qualification:

  • Candidate must hold a Graduate degree of any stream of any recognized University.

Number of attempts:

  • Six (6) attempts are permitted for General category candidates.
  • SC/St candidates can attempt of any number of times.
  • Nine (9) attempts are permitted to OBC candidates.
  • Nine (9) attempts are permitted to PwBD.

Exam Fee: 

  • Candidates have to pay Rs. 100 fee.
  • Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates are exempted from payment of fee.