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UPSC Prelims 2022: Notification for Civil Services

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UPSC Prelims 2022: Notification for Civil Services, IFS Preliminary Exam released on Check eligibility, important dates, direct links and other important update on UPSC Civil Services 2022 and UPSC Indian Forest Services 2022 examination here.

Union Public Service Commission, UPSC Prelims 2022 notification has been released today – February 2, 2022. Candidates who wish to appear for the UPSC Civil Services 2022 and UPSC Indian Forest Services (IFS) have to apply for the UPSC Prelims examination. The notification has been released on the official UPSC website – Applications would begin on

Candidates can fill out the online application forms for the Civil Services Prelims and Indian Forest Services Prelims till February 22, 2022, till 6 PM. The online application window would be opened on Candidates can find the direct links for the UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2022 and UPSC IFS Prelims 2022 here.

The recruitment exams by UPSC will be filling a large number of vacancies in the organisation. Candidates can find an approximate break up of the vacancies below. 

UPSC Recruitment ExamVacancies
UPSC Civil Services 2022861 (approx)
UPSC Indian Forest Services (IFS)151 (approx)

UPSC Civil Services 2022 Mains would be conducted in September and Indian Forest Services Mains would be conducted in November. The eligibility for both examinations is a graduate degree from a recognized university in the country. The age limit of 32 is also applicable for the examination.


Candidates may please note that the eligibility criteria also includes a number of attempts and an upper age limit. Candidates who have exhausted the number of attempts but still are within the age are also not eligible. Also, there is no cap on the number of attempts for the reserved category students but there is an extended upper age limit.

 The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The Commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.


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. The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [ ] for downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post.

UPSC Prelims 2022 Examination

There are two papers that the candidate has to appear for in the UPSC Prelims examination. The first paper is of General Awareness where questions from Indian polity, history, current affairs, mathematics, science, sports, etc., are asked. There is another paper that is a qualifier and if of general aptitude. Candidates who do not clear the aptitude or CSAT examination are not shortlisted for the Mains examination. UPSC Prelims 2022: Notification for Civil Services


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