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UPSC Civil Services 2022 Prelims Notification Released; Check Details

UPSC released Civil Services Prelims notification for the year 2022.
UPSC Civils Prelims 2022

Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 5th June, 2022. Every candidate appearing at the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six (6) attempts at the CSE

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(i) Indian Administrative Service

(ii) Indian Foreign Service

(iii) Indian Police Service

(iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

(v) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

(vi) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’

(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

(viii) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’

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

(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’

(xi) Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’

(xii) Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’

(xiii) Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’

(xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’ 3 Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

(xv) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)

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

(xvii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’

(xviii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’

(xix) Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’

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Civils 2022 Total Vacancies: 861


Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website


The online Applications can be filled up to 22nd February, 2022 till 6:00 PM. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination.

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Civils 2022 Plan of Examination:

The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination. It will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out in sub-section (A) of Section II. This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

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(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration.

(ii) The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

(iii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. 

Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts noted above.

Qualifying Papers:

  • Paper-A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution). 300 Marks
  • Paper-B English 300 Marks

Papers to be counted for merit :

  • Paper-I Essay 250 Marks
  • Paper-II General Studies-I 250 Marks (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
  • Paper-III General Studies -II 250 Marks (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
  • Paper-IV General Studies -III 250 Marks (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
  • Paper-V General Studies -IV 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
  • Paper-VI Optional Subject - Paper 1 250 Marks
  • Paper-VII Optional Subject - Paper 2 250 Marks
  • Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks
  • Personality Test 275 Marks
  • Grand Total 2025 Marks

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Civils 2022 Minimum Educational Qualification:

A candidate must hold a Graduate degree of any of the 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.

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Published date : 03 Feb 2022 03:27PM

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