IAS Notification 2022: IAS Vacancy 2022 (Increased)

Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for UPSC CSE recruitment 2022 to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 5th June, 2022 in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 2nd Feb, 2022.

 

All candidates must carefully read the Civil Services Examination-2022 Rules together with all the Appendices along with the Annexures thereof and this Examination Notice derived from the CSE Rules, 2022 in entirety for gaining awareness of the current Rules and Regulations as changes may have been incorporated since the previous Examination Rules.

 

Posts for which for UPSC CSE recruitment 2022 will take place:

(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’

(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’

 

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a notification according to which, the number of UPSC 2022 vacancy of 861 has now been increased to 1011. There has been an additional 150 IAS vacancy 2022 added for the UPSC CSE recruitment 2022 due to recruitment Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS), Group ‘A’ officers through the civil service exam. Candidates will be able to read the notice for increased UPSC 2022 vacancy on the official website of upsc.gov.in.

 

According to the notification for UPSC CSE recruitment 2022, the Government has decided to recruit 150 personnel in Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS), Group ‘A’ via Civil Services Examination- 2022 in addition to 861 UPSC 2022 vacancy. The Government (Department of Personnel & Training) has issued the notification of the inclusion of IRMS, Group ‘A’ in the list of Services for UPSC CSE recruitment 2022.

 

 

 

LIST OF IAS VACANCY 2022:

 

 

The government had earlier discontinued the inclusion of IRMS in civil services in 2019 and decided to conduct the exam via engineering services exam.

 

The ministry of railways had announced in December 2019 the unification of eight existing services of Indian Railways for Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS) at all levels that includes a junior scale to HAG+.

 

The vacancies have not touched the 1000 mark in the past five years. The last time when the number of vacancies was above 1000 was in 2016. In 2017, the vacancies were 980 and in 2018 the vacancies were 782, in 2019 it was 896 and in 2020, the vacancies were 796. In the year 2021, the number of vacancies was the lowest at 712. There are almost 10 lakh candidates that register each year for the exams.

 

Earlier notification said that the number of UPSC 2022 vacancy to be filled through the examination is expected to be approximately 861. 34 UPSC 2022 vacancy were to be reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category, i.e. 7 UPSC 2022 vacancy for candidates of (a) blindness and low vision; 11- UPSC 2022 vacancy for (b) deaf and hard of hearing; 8-Vacancies for (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and 8- Vacancies for (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness. The final number of IAS vacancy 2022 may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the Economically Weaker Sections and Persons with Benchmark Disability in respect of IAS vacancy 2022 as may be fixed by the Government.

 

Addendum to the Notice of Civil Services Examination- 2022

 With reference to the Notice no. 05/2022, published on the Union Public Service Commission’s website on 02.02.2022 inviting applications from the aspirants of the Civil Services Examination- 2022, it is informed that the Government has decided to recruit 150 personnel in the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS), Group ‘A’ through the Civil Services Examination- 2022. Accordingly, the Government (Department of Personnel & Training) has issued the Notification No. 13018/04/2021-AIS(I) dated 17th Feb, 2022 effecting inclusion of the IRMS, Group ‘A’ in the list of Services for recruitment through the Civil Services Examination-2022. Consequently, it has been decided by the Commission to add the IRMS, Group ‘A’ to the list of Services indicated in its Notice under reference.

 

The tentative number of IAS vacancy 2022 i.e. 861 as indicated in the Examination Notice dated 02.02.2022 now stands modified to 1011.

 

Out of the 150 vacancies in IRMS, 06 vacancies have been reserved for the Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD).

 

Eligibility conditions etc. for recruitment to the IRMS, Group ‘A’ through the Civil Services Examination- 2022 will be the same as indicated in the Notice of the Civil Services Examination- 2022 published on

02.02.2022. Therefore, those who have already applied for the Civil Services (Prel.) Examination- 2022, are not required to apply afresh.  For details about Medical Standards, Service Conditions for the IRMS,

etc. the Notification No. 13018/04/2021-AIS(I) dated 17th Feb, 2022 of the Government (Department of Personnel & Training), which is available at https://cseplus.nic.in, may please be referred to.

 

WHAT IS UPSC CSE RECRUITMENT 2022?

 

  • The UPSC CSE recruitment 2022 in India is a nationwide competitive examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  • Via the Civil Services Examination, the UPSC recruits candidates for various Central and All India Civil Service posts in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), etc.
  • IAS vacancy 2022 are 1011

 

SLIDE 2: ELIGIBILITY:

 

 

 

SLIDE 3: PATTERN:

 

  • Preliminary examination: a screening test, objective in nature, to shortlist candidates for the further selection process.
  • Mains examination: This particular examination is subjective in nature. Marks obtained are added to the interview score and this final score is used to determine final ranking.
  • Personality Test: The candidates who qualify for the Main Examination are interviewed by a panel consisting of members who are usually experts from different fields chosen by the UPSC.

 

SLIDE 4: SCHEME OF THE EXAM:

 

Preliminary Examination      

 

  • PAPER-I: General Ability test (GAT): (Marks will be counted for short listing candidates in Prelims exam)
  • PAPER-II: Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT): Qualifying in nature. 33% required to qualify the paper. Marks will not be counted for shortlisting candidates in the Preliminary examination. This will test the analytical skills of the candidates.

Main Examination

  • UPSC Civil Services Main Written Examination is conducted in Offline mode.
  • It consists of 9 papers, out of which 2 are qualifying papers and 7 are compulsory papers to be counted for final ranking.

Personality Test

  • Interview or personality tests for UPSC Civil Services is conducted for a total of 275 marks, with no minimum Qualifying Marks. Questions based on matters of General Interest will be asked in the Interview.

Scheme and Subjects for the Preliminary Examination                 

The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

 

Note:

  1. Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration.
  2. The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  3. The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

 

Syllabi for the Examination

 

Paper I  ?              (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science.

 

Paper II?(200 marks) Duration : Two hours

  • Comprehension;
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
  • Decision making and problem solving;
  • General mental ability;
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level);

 

Note 1 :Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with

minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

Note 2 :The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

Note 3 :It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim)

Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination

UPSC Prelims Cut-off Marks – Over the Years

Year

Cut-off Marks

Percentage

2005

284/450

63.11

2006

282/450

62.66

2007

256/450

56.88

2008

244/450

54.22

2009

250/450

55.55

2010

248/450

55.11

2011

198/400

49.5

2012

209/400

52.25

2013

241/400

60.25

2014

205/400

51.25

2015

107.34/200

53.67

2016

116.00/200

58.00

2017

105.34/200

52.67

2018

98/200

49.00

2019

98/200

49.00

2020

92.5 /200

46.61

 

 

 

The Civil Services (Main) Examination will consist of a Written Examination and an Interview/Personality Test. The Written Examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional

essay type out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature. Marks obtained for all the

compulsory papers (Paper-I to Paper-VII) and Marks obtained in Interview/Personality Test will be counted for ranking.

 

Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the Civil Services (Main) Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by them for an Interview/Personality Test. The number of candidates to be summoned for Interview/Personality Test will be about twice of the number of vacancies to be filled. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).

 

Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and posts.

 

 

 

Note:

 

(i) The papers on Indian languages and English (Paper A and paper B) will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.

(ii) Evaluation of the papers, namely, 'Essay', 'General Studies' and Optional Subject of all the candidates would be done simultaneously along with evaluation of their qualifying papers on ‘Indian Languages’ and ‘English’ but the papers on Éssay', General Studies and Optional Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance who attain 25% marks in ‘Indian Language’ and 25% in English as minimum qualifying standards in these qualifying papers.

(iii) The paper A on Indian Language will not, however, be compulsory for candidates hailing

from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.

(iv) The paper A on Indian Language will not, however, be compulsory for Candidates belonging to Persons with Benchmark Disability (only Hearing Impairment sub-category) provided that they have been granted such exemption from 2nd or 3rd language courses by the concerned education Board/University. The candidate needs to provide an undertaking/self-declaration in this regard in order to claim such an exemption to the Commission.

(v) Marks obtained by the candidates for the Paper I-VII only will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all of these papers.

(vi) For the Language medium/literature of languages, the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as under

 

Language Script

  • Assamese Assamese
  • Bengali Bengali
  • Gujarati Gujarati
  • Hindi Devanagari
  • Kannada Kannada
  • Kashmiri Persian
  • Konkani Devanagari
  • Malayalam Malayalam
  • Manipuri Bengali
  • Marathi Devanagari
  • Nepali Devanagari
  • Odia Odia
  • Punjabi Gurumukhi
  • Sanskrit Devanagari
  • Sindhi Devanagari or Arabic
  • Tamil Tamil
  • Telugu Telugu
  • Urdu Persian
  • Bodo Devanagari
  • Dogri Devanagari
  • Maithilli Devanagari
  • Santhali Devanagari or Olchiki

 

For Santhali language, question paper will be printed in Devanagari script; but candidates will be free to answer either in Devanagari script or in Olchiki.

 

List of optional subjects for Main Examination:

(i) Agriculture

(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

(iii) Anthropology

(iv) Botany

(v) Chemistry

(vi) Civil Engineering

(vii) Commerce and Accountancy

(viii) Economics

(ix) Electrical Engineering

(x) Geography

(xi) Geology

(xii) History

(xiii) Law

(xiv) Management

(xv) Mathematics

(xvi) Mechanical Engineering

(xvii) Medical Science

(xviii) Philosophy

(xix) Physics

(xx) Political Science and International Relations

(xxi) Psychology

(xxii) Public Administration

(xxiii) Sociology

(xxiv) Statistics

(xxv) Zoology

(xxvi) Literature of any one of the following languages:

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili,

Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

 

Note:

(i) The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.

(ii) Each paper will be of three hours duration.

(iii) Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except the Qualifying

Language Papers, Paper-A and Paper-B, in any one of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India or in English. Notwithstanding this, the Candidate will have the choice to write the Optional Papers in English also if candidates opt to write Paper I-V except the Qualifying Language Papers, Paper-A and Paper-B, in any one of the language included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India.

(iv) Candidates exercising the option to answer Papers in any one of the languages included in the Eight Schedule to the Constitution of India mentioned above may, if they so desire, give English version within brackets of only the description of the technical terms, if any, in addition to the version in the language opted by them. Candidates should, however, note that if they misuse the above rule, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to them and in extreme cases; their script(s) will not be valued for being in an unauthorized medium.

(v) Candidates should note that if any irrelevant matter/signages/marks etc. are found written in the answer script(s), which would not be related to any question/answer and/or would be having the potential to disclose the candidate’s identity, the Commission will impose a penalty of deduction of marks from the total marks otherwise accruing to the candidate or will not evaluate the said script(s) on this account.

(vi) The question papers (other than the literature of language papers) will be set in Hindi and English only.

 

The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.

The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will

be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.

 

The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree 1evel i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree.

 

Syllabi of the papers included in the scheme of Civil Services (Main) Examination are given as follows:

 

QUALIFYING PAPERS ON INDIAN LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH

The aim of the paper is to test the candidates' ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express ideas clearly and correctly, in English and Indian language concerned.

The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows:

(i) Comprehension of given passages.

(ii) Precis Writing.

(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.

(iv) Short Essays.

 

Indian Languages:

(i) comprehension of given passages.

(ii) Precis Writing.

(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.

(iv) Short Essays.

(v) Translation from English to the Indian Language and vice-versa.

 

Note 1: The papers on Indian Languages and English will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.

 

Note 2: The candidates will have to answer the English and Indian Languages papers in English and the respective Indian language (except where translation is involved).