UPSC CSE 2022: Civil Service Registration, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Result

UPSC CSE 2022 notification will be released soon. UPSC Civil Service Examination (CSE 2022) are conducted within the month of June 2022. UPSC CSE conjointly known as Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is a recruitment examination for class I administrative officers. This exam is conducted once a year in 3 stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Through this exam numerous eligible candidates are selected and recruited in civil services like IPS, IAAS, IRS, IFS, IDAS, CAPF, etc. Students will check complete details related to CSE 2022 Exam dates, vacancies, salary, application, eligibility criteria, etc.

UPSC CSE 2022 Notification: To be released

UPSC CSE 2022 notification will be released soon. The link will be provided here.

UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Dates:

Events Dates
CSE I online application started February 2022
Last date to Apply March 2022
Released of Admit card May 2022
CSE Prelims Exam June 2022
Prelims Result declaration August 2022
CSE Mains Exam September 2022
Mains result declaration January 2022

UPSC CSE 2022 Registration Form:

UPSC CSE 2022 Application Form are made accessible from third week of February 2022. Students will register for the exam until third week of March 2022. Throughout application submission, candidates are needed to enter the main points of their any valid photo id proof (Aadhaar card/DL/Voter card/PAN card/Passport) and conjointly upload the document. Complete application method are often done through on-line mode. Candidates should rigorously complete all the application steps to get successfully.

UPSC CSE Application Fee 2022:

Application Fee is Rs.100.
ST/SC/Females/PWD candidates are exempted to pay fee.

UPSC CSE 2022 Payment Mode:

Application fee may be paid on-line (Net banking/Debit card/Credit card).

UPSC CSE Previous Years Question Papers:

Students will download CSE Previous years question papers here. By finding previous years question papers candidates can get an idea of type of queries and can be able to practice for the exam in a very higher way.

UPSC CSE 2022 Eligibility Criteria & Qualification:

Applicants ought to be an Indian citizen or subject of Bhutan/Nepal or Tibetan refugee who have migrated to India before first Jan 1962, with the intention of permanent settlement in India.
Candidates of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, Zambia & Vietnam for permanent settlement in India are eligible.

Age Criteria:
Applying candidate minimum age limit ought to be twenty one years and most age limit ought to be below thirty two years as on the first of August, 2022. He/she should haven’t been born earlier than second August, 1988 and not later than first August, 1999. ST/SC candidates are provided five years of age relaxation within the upper age limit. OBC candidates are given three years of age relaxation within the higher age limit.

Educational Qualifications:
Candidate should have a graduation degree.
Candidates within the last semester of their qualifying degree waiting for their result are eligible to apply. The result should be declared before the registration for mains exam.

Attempt Limits:
For general candidates, the maximum number of attempt limit for the exam is 6.
For OBC candidates, the maximum attempt limit is nine.
No attempt limit for ST/SC candidates.

UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Pattern:

For Preliminary Test:

Exam Mode: The exam are held in offline (Pen & paper mode).
Paper Language: The language of the paper are in – English & Hindi.
Type of questions: Within the exam, the question asked are of multiple choice question type.
No. of papers: There’ll be 2 papers – General Ability Test and Civil Services Aptitude Test.
Marks: Every paper are of two hundred marks.
Time Duration: 2 hours are given for every paper.
Marking: For every incorrect answer, 0.33 of the marks allotted to the question are reduced. in general studies, 2marks are provided for each correct answer whereas 2.5 marks are given in civil service aptitude test for every correct answer.


No of questions

Time Duration

Maximum Marks

General Studies (Paper 1)


2 hrs


CSAT (Paper 2)


2 hrs


For Mains Exam:

Paper Language: The language of the paper are in – English & Hindi.
Type of Queries: Candidates will answer all questions (excluding Paper A and Paper B) in any language prescribed in notification.
Question Type: The queries within the paper are of subjective in nature.
of papers: There’ll be nine papers. Students need to appear for seven compulsory papers that include four papers of General Studies, a paper on any of the regional languages as the choice of the candidate, an essay paper and English. Remaining 2 papers are from optional subjects that a candidate has got to select from the list of 26subjects as given by UPSC.
Marks: Paper are of total 1750 marks.
Time Duration: Three hours are given to solve every paper.
Marking: 2.5 marks are given for every correct answer.

UPSC CSE 2022 Syllabus:

CSE / IAS 2022 Syllabus in prelims round can contain numerous topics from General Awareness, English and General Aptitude. For mains, the syllabus can include numerous topics from general studies, regional language & essay writing. 

UPSC CSE Recruitment Process:

In prelims exam, candidates qualifying the exam are considered eligible for mains exam. Paper II of general studies are qualifying in nature with thirty third fixed as minimum qualifying marks.

In the mains exam, written test are conducted.

Personality Test or Interview:
After written test, interview are conducted.

Preparation Tips & Strategy:

Make notes & revise these notes regularly.
Make a correct timetable dividing your study time equally for numerous subjects.
Try solving sample papers & previous year’s queries papers for a better preparation.
Take mock test with the help of that the speed and accuracy are improved. 
Also go through our preparation strategy prepared for the students who want to stand out within the entrance test.

UPSC CSE 2022 Books & Study Material:

Studying from good useful books for the exam is very essential. Candidates will check here for some suggested books of IAS / CSE Exam Preparation.

UPSC CSE 2022 Admit Card:

Admit card for CSE/ IAS 2022 examination are made accessible for download solely to the successfully registered candidates. Students are able to download admit card through on-line mode 3 weeks before the exam. No admit card are sent through post to the candidates.

It is required for the candidates to show themselves with the admit card within the exam center. Just in case any discrepancy occurs related to admit card, candidates should contact the officials three weeks before the exam. Students will obtain information from Facilitation Counter located within the Commission’s office in person or contact over phone Nos. 011-23381125/011- 23385271/011-23098543.

UPSC CSE 2022 Cut Off:

CSE 2020 cut off marks should be attained by the candidates so as to be eligible for numerous posts. The cut off are separately for prelims, mains and for final selection after interview. As per the last year trends, the cut off is described within the given below table for various categories:





















UPSC CSE 2022 Result:

UPSC CSE 2022 Result are proclaimed within the month of August 2022 for Prelims and within the month of January 2021 for Mains. Result may be checked by the candidates through on-line mode by entering their login details.

After the release of result of prelims and mains, the interview or personality test are held. After this the final result are released within the month of February or March 2021 tentatively.

UPSC CSE 2022 Interview:

In the personality test or interview round, candidate’s psychometric test, Assessment test additionally as the Personal Interview are taken. This interview are taken to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service. The interview are of total 275 marks.

Various questions are asked queries on matters of general interest. Candidate’s critical powers of assimilation, mental alertness, balance of judgement, clear and logical exposition, ability for social cohesion and leadership, selection and depth of interest, intellectual and moral integrity are judged.

UPSC CSE Vacancy & Posts:

For CSE, as per the last year trends it’s expected that approximately 896 vacancies are there which are to be filled. Of the total vacancies, thirty-nine vacancies are reserved for the PWBD candidates that includes:
8 vacancies for person with blindness and low vision.
11 vacancies for deaf and hard of hearing.
15 vacancies for locomotor disability as well as cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy vacancies for multiple disabilities.

Post Name

Group Name

Indian Administrative Service

Indian Foreign Service

Indian Police Service

Indian Audit and Accounts Service


Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service


Indian Defence Accounts Service


Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)


Indian Revenue Service (I.T.),


Indian Postal Service


Indian Ordnance Factories Service


Indian Railway Traffic Service


Indian Civil Accounts Service


Indian Railway Accounts Service


Assistant Security Commissioner in RFP


Indian Railway Personnel Service


Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)


Indian Defence Estates Service


Indian Corporate Law Service


Indian Trade Service


Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer’s Grade)


Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service


Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service


Pondicherry Police Service


Pondicherry Civil Service


IAS Salary & Allowances:

The basic pay of an IAS officer in entry level is Rs.56100. The salary will increase as the experience level grows. Various allowances like Dearness Allowance (DA), Travel Allowance (TA) & House Rent Allowance (HRA) is provided apart from salary.

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