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UPSC IAS 2022: Exam Date, Eligibility, Admit Card, Syllabus, Pattern, Vacancies, Selection, Notification PDF

UPSC IAS: How To Apply

08 Feb 2022 18:17:28 PM

UPSC IAS/IFS 2022 Civil Services Exam (CSE) Registration  @upsconline.nic.in (Apply Till 22nd February 6:00 PM): Check here, step by step process and relevant information for filling the application form for UPSC CSE 2022 Prelims Exam. Eligible candidates can start filling the Application Form for Civil Services Prelims 2022 Exam from February 2nd to 22nd, 2022 (6:00 PM).

UPSC IAS/IFS 2022 Civil Services Exam (CSE) Registration begins @upsconline.nic.in (Till 22nd February 6:00 PM): Union Public Service Commission or UPSC conducts Civil Services Exam across the country to fill various administrative positions in different All-India Services and Central Civil Services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS and more. This year the Commission has released the UPSC CSE Forms online for 861 posts. Check how to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Prelims below. 

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The selection process consists of three stages—Preliminary Exam (Objective Multiple Choice), Mains Exam (Written) and Final Interview.

Eligible candidates can start filling out the Online Application Form for Civil Services Prelims 2022 Exam from February 2nd to 22nd, till 6:00 PM. IAS Prelims Exam 2022 is just a screening test to shortlist candidates for the further selection process. It consists of 2 exam papers - Paper – I: General Studies and Paper – II: CSAT (Qualifying).

UPSC CSE 2022: Important Dates

Below are the Important Dates of the UPSC IAS 2022 Exam:

Event

Dates

IAS Prelims Registrations Starting Date

February 2, 2022

UPSC CSE Prelims Registration Ends

February 22, 2022

UPSC CSE Admit Card Release 2022

May 10, 2022 (Tentative)

UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Date

June 5, 2022

UPSC CSE Exam Result for Prelims

(Tentatively) June 30, 2022

UPSC CSE Mains 2022

September 16, 2022

Click here to know the Eligibility for UPSC IAS 2022 Exam

How to Apply for UPSC IAS 2022 Exam?

In Part I registration, the candidate will have to fill in the basic information. On submission of details, the candidate will be prompted to check the details and make corrections, if any, in the application. The Online Application Process consists of Part-I and Part-II Registration:

Part-II Registration consists of filling up Payment details (except for fee exempted candidates), selection of examination centre, uploading of Photograph, Signature, Photo Identity Card Document and Declaration.

For your ease, we have listed down step by step process and some relevant information needed while filling out the application form. Let’s look at the Application Process for UPSC IAS 2022 Exam:

Step-1: Go to the Official Website of UPSC

The submission of the application will be online only through the official website of UPSC - www.upsconline.nic.in

Note: All IAS aspirants have to register separately for IAS Prelims and IAS Mains. Application for IAS Prelims will not be considered for IAS Mains.

Step-2: Part-I Registration

Fill in your Personal details like Name, Gender, Category, and Nationality, etc., your Educational Qualification, Present Address, Photo ID Proof Details and Civil Services (Main) Examination Details.

 

 

Note:

  • Star marked fields are essential to be filled by the candidate.

  • Candidates should note that No change will be allowed in the Specific Details like the Center of Examination, Optional Subjects, Medium of Examination, Compulsory Indian Language for Civil Services (Main) Examination and in the Specific Details like the Center of Examination and Optional Subjects for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination once submitted. Hence, you are advised to be careful while filling these details.

Candidates need to confirm whether they are claiming age relaxation:

Give the Details of Photo ID Proof:

Give the Details for Civil Services (Main) Examination:

Candidates appearing in Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2022 will be required to indicate information such as (a) detail of Centres for Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (b) Optional subject to be selected for the examination, (c) Medium of examination for Civil Services (Main) Examination, (d) Medium of Examination for Optional Subject if he/she chooses any Indian Language as the Medium of Examination for Civil Services (Main) Examination and (e) compulsory Indian Language for Civil Services (Main) Examination at the time of the filling up online application itself.

Note: No changes in Civil Services (Main) Examination Specific Details will be allowed later.

Step-3: Generation of Registration Number

Candidate must press “I agree” button after he /she finds that information supplied by him /her is in order and no correction is required. Thereafter no correction/modification shall be allowed. When “I agree” button is pressed, a page with the Registration Number will be generated. Please note down the Registration Number or take a printout of the page.

Step-4: Part-II Registration

The application is incomplete without Part-II registration which involves payment, selection of centre, uploading of scanned photograph, signature, Photo Identity Card Document and agrees to the declaration.

Step-5: Application Fee and Mode of Payment:

Candidates (except Female/ SC/ ST/ Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only):

Category

Applicable Fee

General and OBC Candidates (Male)

Rs. 100

Female candidates (All)

Nil

SC/ST/Physically Challenged

Nil

Note:

  • Applications without the prescribed Fee (Unless remission of Fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.

  • Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

  • If any candidate who took the Civil Services Examination held in 2020 wishes to apply for admission to this examination, he/she must submit his/her application without waiting for the results or an offer of appointment.

  • Candidates admitted to the Main Examination will be required to pay a further fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two hundreds only).

The fee can be paid in both offline and online mode:

  • Online Mode: Candidates can pay the application fee online through SBI Net banking or by cash through SBI bank challan or through credit card/debit card.

  • Offline Mode: To pay the fee in cash, the candidate should take a printout of challan generated online after completion of registration. The candidate may go to the nearest SBI branch for depositing fees after 24 hours of generation of challan. The "Pay by Cash" mode option will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 21st February 2022, i.e., one day before the closing date. However, applicants who have generated their Pay-in-slip before it is de-activated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date of application.

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Step-6: Exam Centre Selection

While filling in his/her Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice of centre for the Examination. If any candidate appears at a centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in his/her Admission Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be evaluated and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation.

Centres of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination: The Examination will be held at the following Centres:

AGARTALA

GORAKHPUR

PANAJI (GOA)

AGRA

GURGAON

PATNA

AJMER

GWALIOR

PORT BLAIR

AHMEDABAD

HYDERABAD

PRAYAGRAJ (ALLAHABAD)

AIZAWL

IMPHAL

PUDUCHERRY

ALIGARH

INDORE

PUNE

ANANTPUR (ANDHRA PRADESH)

ITANAGAR

RAIPUR

AURANGABAD

JABALPUR

RAJKOT

BANGALORE

JAIPUR

RANCHI

BAREILLY

JAMMU

SAMBALPUR

BHOPAL

JODHPUR

SHILLONG

BILASPUR

JORHAT

SHIMLA

CHANDIGARH

KOCHI

SILIGURI

CHENNAI

KOHIMA

SRINAGAR

COIMBATORE

KOLKATA

THANE

CUTTACK

KOZHIKODE (CALICUT)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

DEHRADUN

LUCKNOW

TIRUCHIRAPALLI

DELHI

LUDHIANA

TIRUPATI

DHARWAD

MADURAI

UDAIPUR

DISPUR

MUMBAI

VARANASI

FARIDABAD

MYSORE

VELLORE

GANGTOK

NAGPUR

VIJAYAWADA

GAYA

NAVI MUMBAI

VISHAKHAPATNAM

GHAZIABAD

GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR

WARANGAL

Centres of Civil Services (Main) Examination: The Examination will be held at the following Centres:

AHMEDABAD

DELHI

PATNA

AIZAWL

DISPUR (GUWAHATI)

PRAYAGRAJ (ALLAHABAD)

BENGALURU

HYDERABAD

RAIPUR

BHOPAL

JAIPUR

RANCHI

CHANDIGARH

JAMMU

SHILLONG

CHENNAI

KOLKATA

SHIMLA

CUTTACK

LUCKNOW

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

DEHRADUN

MUMBAI

VIJAYAWADA

Step-7: Upload Photograph, Signature and Photo ID Proof

  • Photograph: Scanned photograph should be in JPG format and must be uploaded first. The digital size of the file should not exceed 300 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB and resolution 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height) minimum, 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height) maximum and Bit Depth of image file should be 24 bit.

  • Signature: After uploading your photograph then upload your scanned signature in JPG format. The digital size of each file should not exceed 300 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB and resolution 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height) minimum, 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height) maximum and Bit Depth of image file should be 24 bit.

  • Photo ID Proof: Next upload your photo identity card document in PDF format only. The digital size of the PDF file should not exceed 300 KB and must not be less than 20 KB.

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Step-8: Final Submission of Application

Candidates should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. Preliminary Examination, Main (Written) Examination and Interview Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the Preliminary Examination, Main (written) Examination and Interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions; their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.

Note: If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, they may render themselves liable to disciplinary action by the Commission in terms of Rule 14 of the Rules for the Civil Services Examination, 2022.

Important Points to Remember:

  1. In case of Multiple Applications: The applicants are advised to submit only a single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee, etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and the fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

  2. Certificates: Candidates are not required to submit along with their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding Age, Educational Qualifications, Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes and Persons with Benchmark Disability, etc. which will be verified at the time of the Main examination only.

  3. Restrictions on applying for the examination: (a) A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination. (b) A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Police Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to opt for the Indian Police Service in Civil Services Examination, 2022.

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