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 2022 Prelims

The civil services preliminary examination is scheduled to be held on 5th June 2022.

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
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2022 02.02.2022 / 22.02.2022 05.06.2022
(SUNDAY)
1 Day
-
Indian Forest Service
(Preliminary) Examination, 2022
02.02.2022 / 22.02.2022 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

TIME TABLE FOR CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION, 2021

Date(Day) Forenoon Session
9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
Afternoon Session
2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.
(1) (2) (3)
07.01.2022
(Friday)
Paper-I
Essay
No Paper
08.01.2022
(Saturday)
Paper-II
General Studies-I
Paper-III
General Studies-II
09.01.2022
(Sunday)
Paper-IV
General Studies-III
Paper-V
General Studies-IV
Next Weekend
15.01.2022
(Saturday)
Paper-A
Indian Language

{Assamese / Bengali / Bodo / Dogri/ Gujarati / Hindi / Kannada / Kashmiri/ Konkani / Maithilli / Malayalam / Manipuri / Marathi / Nepali / Odia / Punjabi / Sanskrit / Santhali (Devanagari / Olchiki Script)/ Sindhi (Devanagari / Arabic Script) / Tamil / Telugu / Urdu}
Paper-B
English
16.01.2022
(Sunday)
Paper-VI
Optional Subject-Paper-1

{Agriculture / Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science / Anthropology / Botany / Chemistry / Civil Engineering / Commerce & Accountancy / Economics / Electrical Engineering / Geography / Geology / History / Law / Management /Mathematics / Mechanical Engineering /Medical Science / Philosophy / Physics / Political Science & International Relations / Psychology / Public Administration / Sociology / Statistics / Zoology / Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese / Bengali / Bodo / Dogri / Gujarati / Hindi / Kannada / Kashmiri / Konkani / Maithilli / Malayalam / Manipuri / Marathi / Nepali / Odia / Punjabi / Sanskrit / Santhali / Sindhi / Tamil / Telugu / Urdu / English}
Paper-VII
Optional Subject-Paper-II

{Agriculture / Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science / Anthropology / Botany / Chemistry / Civil Engineering / Commerce & Accountancy / Economics / Electrical Engineering / Geography / Geology / History / Law / Management /Mathematics / Mechanical Engineering /Medical Science / Philosophy / Physics / Political Science & International Relations / Psychology / Public Administration / Sociology / Statistics / Zoology / Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese / Bengali / Bodo / Dogri / Gujarati / Hindi / Kannada / Kashmiri / Konkani / Maithilli / Malayalam / Manipuri / Marathi / Nepali / Odia / Punjabi / Sanskrit / Santhali / Sindhi / Tamil / Telugu / Urdu / English}

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