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The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a nationwide competitive examination in India which is

conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to higher Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, and Indian Police Service. It is also refered as UPSC.

UPSC stands for Union Public Service Commission. Every year, the UPSC conducts various examinations for All India services and Group A & Group B of Central services. The UPSC is India's premier central recruiting agency, its under Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.


Following are the services which a candidate can persue after clearing UPSC.

All India Services

·         Indian Administrative Service (IAS)

·         Indian Police Service (IPS)

Central Services (Group A)

·         Indian Foreign Service (IFS)

·         Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS)

·         Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)

·         Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)

·         Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)

·         Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)

·         Indian Information Service (IIS)

·         Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)

·         Indian Postal Service (IPoS)

·         Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS)

·         Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS)[13][14]

·         Indian Railway Protection Force Service (IRPFS)

·         Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT)

·         Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE)

·         Indian Trade Service (ITrS)

Group B Services

·         Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHCS)

·         Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS)

·         Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS)

·         Pondicherry Civil Service (PCS)

·         Pondicherry Police Service (PPS)

UPSC Eligibility 2022

The commission released the UPSC Notification 2022 on 2nd February 2022 along with the IAS eligibility. Candidates who want to apply for 2022 can check the eligibility criteria in this post. The first stage of UPSC or the Preliminary examination is scheduled to be conducted on 05th June 2022. Below we will be covering the updated IAS requirements so that candidates can get a clear idea about the UPSC age limit, qualifications, and other requirements.

  • UPSC Age Limit - 21 -32 Years
  • Maximum Age for UPSC - Changes as per UPSC Age Relaxation for reserved categories. 
  • UPSC Qualification Criteria - Educational Qualification for UPSC is to be a graduate from a recognized university. 
  • Nationality- Indian
  • UPSC Attempt Limit- 6 attempts for General Category


The age limit varies as per reservation of the categories. The official IAS age limit of the UPSC eligibility, the minimum age of the candidate must be 21 and the maximum age must be 32 years

UPSC Syllabus 2022

The IAS syllabus is divided as per the selection process and stages - UPSC syllabus for prelims and mains. The prelims exam is the first stage of the exam and is qualifying and it is nature. Candidates who clear the prelims can exam appear for the mains exam which is descriptive in nature. In the UPSC Syllabus for the Mains exam, applicants can find GS syllabus and UPSC optional syllabus separately. After the mains exam, the selected candidates can appear for the interview stage. To ensure that you are fully prepared, you must go through all the complete UPSC syllabus and then begin your preparation. This syllabus will help you to crack the exam.

Stage-Wise UPSC Exam Syllabus


UPSC Syllabus for Prelims

Paper 1: UPSC Prelims GS Syllabus

Paper 2: UPSC Prelims CSAT Syllabus

UPSC Syllabus for Mains

IAS mains exam consists of 9 papers.

Qualifying Papers - Any Indian Language Paper & English Language Paper, Essay Paper, General Studies (Paper 1 to Paper 4) and Optional Paper - 2 Papers


·         Stop looking at the IAS curriculum as a whole – Divide and Conquer

·         Make a timetable and follow it judiciously

·         Indulge in Quality Discussions

·         Solve Mock Papers Regularly

·         Develop Answer Writing Skills

·         The Two Time Revision Rule

·         Do Not Ever Skip Newspapers.

·         Start framing your own questions

·         Maintain a healthy life and sleep


While preparing for exam the candidate must maintain healthy life. It is important because if the candidate is note felling healthy the one can not focus on the study and it can impact on their marks.


 The exams conducted by UPSC for selection into Defence services:

1.   National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination – NDA & NA (I).

2.   National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination – NDA & NA (II).

3.   Combined Defense Services Exam – CDS (I).

4.   Combined Defense Services Exam – CDS (II).



1.   Tip #1: Prepare Yourself.

2.   Tip #2: Make a Time Table.

3.   Tip #3: Know the UPSC Syllabus.

4.   Tip #4: Newspaper Reading/Current Affairs for IAS.

5.   Tip #5: Choosing Optional.

6.   Tip #6: NCERTs.

7.   Tip #7: Making Notes.

8.   Tip #8: Answer Writing Practice.

The educational requirement to attempt the UPSC exam

Any graduate can appear for the UPSC civil service examination

The candidate can be graduated with any stream. It can be regular or distance degree.


UPSC 2022

The notification for UPSC Civil Services Examination for 2022 will be published on February 02, 2022. You can apply for UPSC CSE 2022 between February 02, 2022, and February 22, 2022.

·         UPSC CSE 2022 Prelims Date: June 05 2022 (Sunday)

·         UPSC CSE 2022 Mains Date: September 16 2022 (5 days)

·         UPSC CSE 2022 Interview Date:  January-March 2023 (expected)

·         UPSC CSE 2022 Final Result Date: April 2023 (expected)

UPSC 2023

The notification for UPSC Civil Services Examination for 2023 will be published on February 01, 2023. You can apply for UPSC CSE 2022 between February 01, 2023, and February 21, 2023.

·         UPSC CSE 2023 Prelims Date: May 28 2023 (Sunday)

·         UPSC CSE 2023 Mains Date: September 15 2023 (5 days)

·         UPSC CSE 2023 Interview Date:  January-March 2024 (expected)

·         UPSC CSE 2023 Final Result Date: April 2024 (expected)