UPSC IAS Selection Process 2022- Prelims, Mains & Interview

UPSC IAS Selection Process 2022- Prelims, Mains & Interview

UPSC IAS Selection Process 2022 - The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) mentions the IAS 2022 selection process in the UPSC notification 2022. The UPSC CSE 2022 notification is expected to be released on February 2, 2022. Candidates preparing for the IAS exam 2022 can check the UPSC IAS selection process before filling the UPSC application form. The IAS exam selection process 2022 comprises three stages prelims exam, mains exam and personality test.

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As per UPSC CSE 2022 selection process, applicants who fill the UPSC IAS exam 2022 application form are only eligible to appear for the IAS pre exam. Those who qualify the IAS 2022 prelims exam are called for the IAS mains exam. Those who clear the UPSC CSE exam for mains are called for a personal interview of the Civil Service selection procedure. The final merit list of the UPSC IAS 2022 selection process is made on the basis of performance of applicant in the mains and the personality test stages. Candidates who clear the IAS cut off 2022 are marked as qualified for UPSC CSE 2022 recruitment. The IAS 2022 prelims exam is going to be held June 5, 2022. For more details about the UPSC IAS selection process 2022, candidates can check the article given below.

UPSC IAS Selection Process 2022

Candidates can know about the complete UPSC Civil Service selection procedure by reading the points below.

  • Preliminary Exam

  • Mains Exam

  • Personal Interview (Personality Test)

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UPSC IAS Selection Process 2022 - Prelims Exam

The IAS prelims exam is the first stage of the IAS selection process. Due to a large number of applicants the competition is also tough in the IAS 2022 prelims exam. As per stats, the number of applications usually received for the Civil Service prelims exam are around 10 to 12 lakhs and the number of applicants that appear for the IAS prelims exam is approximately 5 - 6 lakhs. Candidates who submit the IAS application form 2022 successfully are eligible to appear in prelims exam.

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The prelims exam of IAS 2022 comprises two papers - General Studies paper 1 and General Studies paper 2. The questions in IAS prelims exam GS paper 1 are asked from the political system, Panchayati raj, public policy, general issues, poverty, rights issues, current events, etc. And in GS paper 2, questions are asked from logical reasoning, general mental ability and other subjects. As per the IAS exam 2021 selection process, candidates have to score 33% marks on paper 2, as UPSC IAS paper 2 is qualifying in nature. The IAS prelims exam is the screening exam and marks scored by candidates in this stage are not considered while creating the final IAS merit list 2022. Applicants who clear the prelims exam are called for the mains exam.

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UPSC IAS Selection Process 2022 - Mains Exam

Candidates who clear the UPSC IAS 2022 preliminary examination are called for the CSE mains exam. The number of candidates qualifying in the IAS main exam are 2 times the number of total UPSC CSE 2022 vacancies. The IAS mains exam is descriptive in nature comprising of 9 papers in total.

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The mains exam comprises essay writing, language paper, four General Studies paper and two optional papers. Candidates have to select one subject from a list of 26 optional subjects mentioned in the official UPSC IAS 2022 notification. The marks scored by candidates in the IAS mains papers are considered for preparing the final merit list along with the marks obtained by them in the personal interview. Candidates who clear the UPSC IAS 2022 mains exam are called for a personality test/interview of the Civil Service Exam.

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UPSC IAS Selection Process 2022 - Personality Test

Candidates who qualify in the IAS 2022 mains exam are eligible to appear for a UPSC CSE personality test. The Civil Services personality test is the final and last phase of the IAS selection process 2022. Candidates double the number of IAS 2022 vacancies are called to appear for the UPSC interview which is conducted at the UPSC office in New Delhi.

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The IAS interview is of 275 marks with no minimum qualifying marks. Here, candidates have to face the board members who ask questions based on the candidate's detailed application form (IAS 2022 DAF form) which they filled after qualifying the IAS mains exam. Questions asked can be from current affairs, optional subjects, family background, home town, home state, etc. The candidates can also be given a case study and some questions based on the case can also be asked by the members. Candidates who clear the personal interview of the IAS selection process 2022 are declared as qualified.

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UPSC IAS Exam Pattern 2022

The UPSC IAS exam pattern is prescribed by the Union Public Service Commission in the official notification. The UPSC IAS 2022 recruitment exam has three stages - prelims, mains and personality test. On qualifying all three stages of the exam candidates get recruited by the UPSC to different All India and Central services. UPSC CSE prelims has negative marking. For more details on the UPSC IAS exam pattern 2022 check the tables below.

UPSC IAS prelims and mains exam pattern

Exam name

Civil Services Exam (UPSC CSE)

Exam mode

Offline

(Preliminary - MCQ-based)

(Mains - Descriptive Mode)

(Personality Test - Interview in front of board members)

Exam stages

Prelims exam

Mains exam

Interview

Total papers

Prelims: 2

Mains: 9

Marking scheme

Paper 1: +2 marks

Paper 2: +2.5 marks

Negative marking: One-third of marks allotted to each question

Exam Duration

Prelims: 2 hours (Each paper) total 4 hours

Mains: 3 hours (Each paper) total 27 hours conducted across various days

Type of questions

Prelims: Objective type

Mains: Subjective type

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UPSC IAS Selection Process 2022 - Merit List

The Union Public Service Commission releases the UPSC final merit list 2022 along with the declaration of the final UPSC IAS result 2022. The final merit list of the IAS selection process 2022 is released on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in the mains exam and personal interview. Candidates who make it to the UPSC CSE merit list 2022 are commissioned in various services of the Government of India

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