UPSC CSE 2022 Recruitment Notification (OUT): 1000+ Vacancies Notified, Registration Started for Civil Service/IAS/IFS Prelims Exam

UPSC CSE 2022 Recruitment Notification for IAS and IFS has been released on Aspirants can check Civil Service/IAS Prelims Exam Date, Important Dates, Vacancy, Qualification and Other Details.

Shilpa Kohli
Feb 3, 2022, 10:45 IST

UPSC CSE 2022 Recruitment Notification: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has activated the application link of CSE Exam 2022 for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) on Aspirants who are preparing for UPSC Civil Service Exam can apply online for UPSC IAS 2022 from 02 February 2022 on UPSC Online Website ( The last date for submitting UPSC CSE Application is 22 February 2022 till 6 PM.

A total of 861 vacancies are available for various services and posts to be filled through Civil Services Examination (CSE) for IAS 2022 and 151 for IFS 2022

UPSC CSE Prelims Exam for all the applicants is scheduled to be held on 05 June 2022 (Sunday) across the country. Applicants will be issued UPSC CSE Admit Card 2022 three weeks before the commencement of the examination.

Those who clear IAS Prelims exam will be called for the mains exam and will have to apply online again and submit on-line Detailed Application Form-I [DAF-I] along with scanned documents/certificates. Qualified candidates in UPSC CSE Mains Exam will appear for the interview round.

UPSC CSE IAS Notification Download

UPSC CSE IFS Notification Download

UPSC CSE Online Application Link

UPSC CSE Important Dates

UPSC CSE Notification Date 2022

02 February 2022

UPSC CSE Registration Starting Date

02 February 2022

UPSC CSE Registration Last Date

22 February 2022

UPSC CSE Application Withdrawn Dates

 01 March, 2022 to 07 March 2022 till 6:00 PM

UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Date 2022 for IAS and IFS

05 June 2022

UPSC CSE Prelims Admit Card Date 2022

May 2022

UPSC IFS Mains Exam Date

November 2022

UPSC CSE 2022Vacancy Details

Total Number of Vacancies under IAS - 861 

  1. Indian Administrative Service
  2. Indian Foreign Service
  3. Indian Police Service
  4. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  5. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  6. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  8. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  9. Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’
  10. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  11. Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  12. Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’
  13. Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’
  14. Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’
  15. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)
  16. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  17. Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’
  18. Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B
  19. Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’

Indian Forest Service - 151 Posts

UPSC CSE Eligibility Criteria 2022

Educational Qualification:

  • IAS - Graduation in any field.
  • IFS - Bachelor's degree with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering 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

UPSC CSE Age Limit:

  • Gen - 21 to 32 years 
  • SC/ST - 21 to 37 years
  • OBC - 21 to 35 years


  • For IAS, IFS, IPS - A candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For other services - A candidate must be either:— (a) a citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or (c) a subject of Bhutan, or (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) 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.

UPSC CSE No of Attempts

Every candidate will be given 6 attempts to appear in CSE. However there is reservation for following categories:

  • SC /ST - Unlimited
  • OBC - 9
  • PwBD - 09 for GL/EWS/OBC Unlimited for SC/ST

UPSC CSE Selection Process 2022

The selection will be done on the basis of:

  1. UPSC CSE Prelims Exam 2022 - Objective Type
  2. UPSC CSE Main Exam 2022 - Essay Type
  3. UPSC CSE Interview 2022

UPSC CSE Exam Pattern 2022

There will two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2


Number of Objective Type Questions



GS Paper-I

100 Questions


2 Hours

CSAT Paper-II (Qualifying nature)

80 Questions


2 Hours





Negative Marking of 1/3 marks will be done for the wrong answers.

UPSC CSE Syllabus 2022

Paper 1:

  • 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 notrequire subject specialization.
  • General Science.

Paper 2:

  • 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);

UPSC CSE Prelims Qualifying Marks

33% in General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination as may be determined by the Commission.

UPSC CSE Mains Exam Pattern





Paper 1



Paper 2



Papers 3, 4, 5, 6

List of optional subjects :Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Forestry ,Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Zoology 






Paper A

Indian Language {Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/ Konkani/Maithilli/Malayalam/Manipuri/Marathi/Nepali/Odia/Punjabi/Sanskrit/ Santhali (Devanagari/Olchiki Script)/Sindhi (Devanagari/Arabic Script)/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu}


Paper B



Papers to be counted for merit:

Paper‐I Essay


General Studies‐I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)


General Studies ‐II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)General


Studies ‐III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)


General Studies ‐IV(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)


Optional Subject ‐ Paper 1


Optional Subject ‐ Paper 2





UPSC CSE Interview 2022


The interview will be of 275 marks

UPSC CSE Admit Card 2022

The commission will upload the admit card three weeks before the commencement of the examination on the website [ ]

UPSC CSE Result 2022

The commission will prepare a merit list for each stage and upload it on its website.

How to Apply for UPSC CSE Exam 2022 ?

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC -
  2. Click on the online application link given for CSE 2022.
  3. Fill in your details and register for the exam.
  4. Now, fill the application form.
  5. After filling up the application form, take a print out for the same.


  • Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability - No Fee
  • Other - Rs. 100/-

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  • Is there any negative marking in UPSC IAS Exam ?
    Yes, there will be negative marking of 1/3 marks will be done for the wrong answers.
  • What is UPSC Civil Service Qualification?
    Graduation in any field.
  • What is UPSC CSE Age Limit ?
    21 to 32 years
  • What is UPSC CSE Exam Date ?
    05 June 2022
  • What is UPSC CSE Registration Dates ?
    02 to 22 Feb 2022


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