Civil Service Exam Schedule 2022

The IAS exam 2022 as usual will be held in three phases. The entrance exam for the IAS is called the Civil Service Preliminary Exams. This is only the qualifying exam for writing the mains exam. It comprises of two papers with multiple choice questions each for two hours. Once you have cleared the Prelims exam you are eligible to appear in the Mains written exams. Once you have cleared the mains exam you will be illegible to face the personality test (interview).

About 2021 Prelims

The civil services preliminary examination is scheduled to be held on 10th October 2021.

UPSC Exam Timing

Prelims exam time

Upsc preliminary examination has two papers. Usually the Morning session is General studies and Afternoon session is CSAT. For morning session the timing is from 9.30am - 11.30am. For afternoon session the timing is from 2.30pm - 4.30pm.

Mains exam time

In the Mains exam papers in the Morning session is from 9.00 A.M. to 12.00 and Afternoon session is from 2pm - 5pm.

Civil Services Examination Time Table 2022

UPSC Exam Dates

Name of Civil Service Exam Date of Notification/ Last date for receipt of applications Date of commencement of Examination and its duration Remarks
Upsc interview
(Main) EXAM, 2020
-
02.08.2021 - 22.09.2021 Only for those who have cleared mains
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 10.10.2021
(Sunday)
1 Day
-
Indian Forest Service
(Prelims) EXAM, 2021
10.10.2021
(Sunday)
1 Day
-
Civil Services
(Main) Exam 2021
-
07.01.2022
(Friday)
5 Days
Only for those who have cleared the Prelims
Indian Forest Service
(Main) Examination,2021
-
27.02.2022
(SUNDAY)
10 Days
Only for those who have cleared the Prelims
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2022 -
05.06.2022
(SUNDAY)
1 Day
-
Indian Forest Service
(Preliminary) Examination, 2022
05.06.2022
(SUNDAY)
1 Day
-
Civil Services
(Main) Examination, 2022
-
16.09.2022
(Friday)
5 Days
Only for those who have cleared the Prelims
Indian Forest Service
(Main) Examination,2022
-
20.11.2022
(SUNDAY)
10 Days
Only for those who have cleared the Prelims

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