UPSC or the Union Public Service Commission conducts Group A and Group B posts under the defence and civil services. The commission was formed on 1st October 1926. The commission is governed by the Constitution which appoints people for All India and Union Services. The headquarters of the commission is at Dholpur House, New Delhi.

This article talks about the UPSC 2022 exam dates. The article will give detailed information about the dates, prelims, mains and year-round calendar. So, what are you waiting for? Read the whole article, mark the dates in your calendar and start preparing for the examination.

UPSC 2022 Exam Date Calendar

All the exam dates are given below.

Name of the Exam  Date 
UPSC CSE 2022 Notification release Date 2nd week of February 2022
Date of Application form availability February 2022
Online Application form Last date Submit March 2022
Prelims Exam Admit Card June 2022
UPSC IAS 2022 Prelims Date June 2022
Preliminary exam result August 2022
Admit Card for Main Exam September 2022
Exam Date (Main) September 2022
Final result Announced January 2023

UPSC 2022 Application Form

Here are the steps to fill the UPSC 2022 application form-

#First, go to the official website of the UPSC

#Then click on the UPSC IAS application form which is on the home page.

#After clicking on the application form there will be two sections popping up which are part 1 and part 2.

#Part one will be the registration details which one needs to fill.

#Then, a password and registration ID will be sent to your registered phone number and email ID.

#Then, log in using the link or the password and registration ID.

#Fill the part two of the application form by checking it twice and verifying it.

#The site will ask you to upload scanned documents of your photo identity, adhaar card, passport, photograph, signature, etc.

#Then, make the payment of the application

#The window will ask you to recheck all the details and then click on submit the application

#Before finalising the submission of the application form, the aspirant should take a print out of the form.

Application Fee

The aspirant except for SC, ST and female candidates should pay Rs.100 for the application fee by the online methods and provided payment options.

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UPSC 2022 Eligibility Criteria

#Age Limits 2022: The minimum age requirement is 21 years old, with a maximum age requirement of 32 years old.

#Nationality: For the IAS exam 2022, only Indian citizens are eligible to apply.

#Educational Qualification: A graduate degree from one of the accredited universities is required of the candidate.

Number of Attempts

#General: 6 Attempts

#SC/ST: no limit

#OBC: 9 Attempts

UPSC 2022 Admit Card

UPSC 2022 Preliminary and Mains Admit Cards will be distributed separately. The candidate must obtain it from the official website. One week prior to the examination, the admit card will be distributed.

Candidates will receive an email notification once the admit card is available. By entering their application number, password, and date of birth, candidates can download their admission card.

Candidates who do not have an admit card will not be allowed to take the exam.

Also Read: Free Online Test Series for UPSC Prelims 2021: Get Thorough with the Preparation

UPSC 2022 Exam Pattern

The Mains test consists of traditional essay-style questions, with topic papers such as the four General Studies Papers, two optional papers, and an essay paper being counted for merit.

Two language papers, Paper A and B, are also qualifying papers worth 300 points each (do not count for ranking). Aside from the language papers, the remaining seven papers, which include the optional subject papers, are each worth 250 points.

The candidate will receive a maximum score of 275 on the personality test. The total number of years is 2025.

Exam Pattern

Specification  Preliminary Exam  Mains Exams 
Mode Offline Offline
Medium English and Hindi English and Hindi
Total Qualifying Papers 2 7
Total weightage 200 Each (400 Marks) 1750 Marks
Question Types Multiple Choice Both Subjective & Objective
Negative Marking one-third (0.33) for each incorrect answer one-third (only for objective type questions)
Exam Duration 2 Hours per Paper 3 Hours per Paper

Syllabus of Prelims General Studies Paper -1

#Current Affairs: Candidates must be aware of International and current national events and issues

#History: A thorough understanding of Indian history.

#Geography(World and Indian): In this category, aspirants have a deep understanding of physical, social, economic geography.

#Environment: It consists of General Science, Environment Ecology,  General and Biodiversity issues and events on climatic and weather changes.

#Indian Polity and Government: Constitution of India, Political System, Panchayati Raj, etc

#Economics: Demographics Poverty, Social Sector Initiatives, Sustainable Development, Inclusion, etc.

#General Science

Syllabus for Prelims Paper-2

#Solving, problem making, and decision making.

#General mental ability: Examine the aspirants General Mental Ability test and examination

#Analytical & Logical Reasoning: Examiner will check the aspirants Logical and Analytical Reasoning

#Data Interpretation.

#Interpersonal and Communication skills Test

Also Read: Civil Services Exam Syllabus: How to Apply and How to Choose your Subjects

Syllabus for Mains Exam

The Civil Service 2022 Mains Exam will be worth 1750 points, while the interview will be worth 275 points. The UPSC Mains exam will have nine papers, however only seven will be used to determine the final ranking. The UPSC Mains test also contains two language papers, in which applicants must achieve a high mark in order to be considered for the order commission each year.


For this paper, candidates have the option of selecting a language. India has a number of states. Candidates from Sikkim, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Nagaland are not required to take this paper.


Paper Name  Subject  Marks 
A Indian languages named below, The language will be chosen by the aspirant 300
B English (Qualifying) 300
Paper I Essay 250
Paper II GS 1-Syllabus: Geography, Culture of Indian Heritage and History of the world 250
Paper III GS 2-Syllabus: Social Justice, Constitution, Polity, Governance, and International relations 250
Paper IV GS 3-Syllabus: Environment, Biodiversity Economic Development, Disaster management  and security and Technology 250
Paper V GS 4-Syllabus: Ethics, Aptitude and integrity 250
Paper VI Optional Paper I 250
Paper VII Optional Paper II 250
Total 1750

Best Books for UPSC 2022

#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 Medieval, Ancient and Modern India while preparing and reading for History

#For Indian Art and Culture, refer to Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania

#Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh, McGraw Hill’s Indian Economy consisted of Economy syllabus such as External Trade, Agriculture, Planning, Industrialization and Policy, Inflation, Economic Reforms, Banking, 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

Also Read: Books for UPSC Beginners: UPSC Preparation Guide for Beginners for IAS Exam

UPSC 2022 Interview

Following the exam, there will be an interview. It will be carried out in order to assess your personality. The interviewer assesses your mental abilities, communication skills, mental ability, and response style. It’ll be like if you’re having a normal chat.

Candidates must be aware of what is going on in the world around them, both domestically and internationally. When filling out the summary sheet with personal interests and hobbies, a candidate must be cautious because the information provided in this field may be used in the interview exam (if the candidate qualifies).

Courses Targeting UPSC 2022

Given below are some courses which are by UPSC Pathshala, targeting 2022 which will help you boost your score.

#UPSC Foundation Course: The Foundation Course is designed for UPSC applicants who want to take the test in 2022 or later and want to begin with the fundamentals of the essential skill set for UPSC, followed by hard preparation.

#UPSC Inception Course: The Inception course is designed for students who have less than a year till the exam and want to get started on their studies straight immediately.

Some More Courses

#Pathshala Express : Current Affairs Program

The Current Affairs Program is designed for students who want a comprehensive annual study of the most important current events in preparation for UPSC Prelims and Mains, as well as a current affairs exam series.

#Banking Success Program: This program is designed for aspirants who are targeting the exam in 2022. Have faith in your ability to pass the Bank PO tests!


Hopefully, this article has provided you with all the information related to the 2022 examination. One should prepare well and the best way to prepare is to join UPSC Pathshala courses.

The course duration ranges from days to years. The best platform during corona which provides detailed and reasonable packages from the comfort of your home. Learning is made simple and practical with the best online platform.

Check out the recent articles and courses which help you with your preparation so that you score more. If one has any doubts, one can freely write them in the comments section below.

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