UPSC CSE 2022: Final Result, Cut Off (Out), Answer Key (Out)

Exam Date

Jun 5, 2022

Jun 4, 2022


UPSC CSE 2022 Prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted on Jun 5, 2022, and the admit card will be available till Jun 5, 2022. Mains exam is likely to be conducted on Sep 16, 2022. UPSC CSE Mains is set to be held on Sept 15, 2023.

UPSC CSE, also known as Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination, is a national level entrance test held to recruit candidates into various Civil Services of the Government of India. This examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, India.

Latest Updates for UPSC CSE

  • Jun 3, 2022: UPSC CSE 2021 answer key for GS I and GS II was released on Jun 2, 2022. Read More
  • Jun 3, 2022: UPSC (Civil Service) IAS 2021 cutoff was released on Jun 2, 2022, on the official website. Read More

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UPSC CSE 2021 Answer key

UPSC CSE 2021 Prelims answer key for GS I and GS II was released on Jun 2, 2022, for the exam conducted on Oct 10, 2021. UPSC CSE 2022 answer key will be in a pdf format on the official website after the conducting authority releases it. Candidates can refer to the answer key and cross-check it with their answers to get a brief idea about the possible score. Candidates should also note that UPSC dropped one question from the question paper. Hence, the marks were counted from 198 marks only instead of 200 marks. However, the marks mentioned in the official answer key were 200.

Read More: UPSC CSE Answer key

UPSC CSE 2021 Cut Off

UPSC IAS 2021 cutoff was released on Jun 2, 2022, on the official website. The conducting body released the Cutoff for each exam stage and each category separately. For the General Category, 87.54 was the Cutoff for IAS prelims exam, 43.77 per cent of the total marks. The cut off for General Category for the Main written exam was 745. The Candidate has to score marks above the Cutoff to advance to the next stage from the previous step. The commission decides these cutoffs. The Cutoff varies from one category to another.

Candidates can check UPSC IAS 2022 cut off is mentioned in the table below. 

UPSC IAS Cut Off 2021
Exam General EWS OBS SC ST PwBD-1 PwBD-2 PwBD-3 PwBD-5
UPSC (Prelims) 87.54 80.14 84.85 75.41 70.71 68.02 67.33 43.09 45.80
UPSC (Mains) 745 713 707 700 700 668 712 388 560
UPSC (Final) 953 916 910 886 883 892 932 689 701


Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Examination (UPSC CSE) is a national level entrance examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) among many others. It is conducted by Union Public Service Commission. The Government of India recruits its civil servants and officials on the basis of merit, the middle management positions in the bureaucracy are buried through competitive exams. Candidates who belong to the general category can have a maximum of 6 attempts in UPSC Civil Services Examination. The recruitment is done for Group-A and Group-B services. Group-A Services include IAS, IFS, and IPS among many others.

Exam Pattern: UPSC 2022 have 3 exams:

  • Prelims Exam (CSAT): The prelims exam consists of Multiple Choice based Objective type questions and the syllabus is General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Syllabus.
  • Mains Exam: The mains exam consists of both Multiple choice based objective type questions and descriptive questions and the syllabus is Mental Ability, General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Syllabus.
  • Personal Interview: Candidates who qualify for UPSC Mains Exam will be called for the Personality Test/ Interview.

UPSC CSE 2022 Highlights

The below table gives all the details regarding UPSC CSE 2022 highlights.

UPSC CSE 2022 Highlights
Exam Name UPSC CSE
Full Form Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Examination
Conducting Authority Union Public Service Commission, Government of India
Frequency Once a Year
Exam Centre 72 Cities in India (Approx.)
Mode Offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT)
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Preliminary - Objective Mains - Objective & Subjective
Exam Pattern Phase 1: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) Phase 2: Civil Services (Mains) Examination (Descriptive Type) Phase 3: Personal Interview (Personality Test)
Total Marks Preliminary/ Paper I - 200, Paper-II - 200 Mains/ Paper A - 300, Paper B - 300, Paper I to VII - 250 Personal Interview - 275
Negative Marking Preliminary - 1/3 (0.33) Mains - 1/3 (only for Objective Type)
Syllabus Topics History, Polity, Geography and Agriculture, Science and Technology, Ecology and Environment, Economics, Arts and Culture, Social Welfare and GK.
Duration Preliminary - 2 Hours Mains - 3 Hours
Medium English and Hindi

UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Date

UPSC CSE Prelims exam to be conducted on Jun 5, 2022. The Commission has listed crucial considerations for filling out the OMR sheet during UPSC Civil Services Exam 2022 in the important notification that has been released. The following are listed in the notification headed "Common Mistakes Made While Filling OMR Sheet/Scannable Attendance Sheet."

UPSC CSE 2021 Mains personal interview is scheduled from Apr 5, 2022, to May 26, 2022, by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Candidates who passed UPSC Civil Services Exams in 2021 must-attend interviews.

UPSC has attempted to demonstrate the correct and incorrect ways to fill up an OMR sheet by using graphics of one. Candidates should be aware that in UPSC Prelims exam, all candidates must fill out an OMR sheet and cross-check their answers. Any errors in these details can be problematic.

UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Date Highlights
Particulars Details
Date of Notification Feb 2, 2022
Date of Commencement of Examination Jun 5, 2022
Duration of Exam One Day
Last Date For Receipt of Applications Feb 2, 2022 (6:00 PM)
Date of Upload Feb 2, 2022
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UPSC Prelims 2022 Instructions for filling OMR sheet

Candidates can verify the proper and incorrect ways to fill up UPSC Civil Services 2022 OMR sheet through the direct link provided here. Candidates must remember that the correct technique of filling the circles is quite critical among all of the points stated.

UPSC recommended method should be followed, and any other method should be avoided. Furthermore, candidates must be extremely cautious when filling up their personal information on the OMR page. UPSC Civil Services 2022 exam is regarded as one of the most difficult in the country. Those who pass UPSC Prelims 2022 exam will be shortlisted for UPSC Mains exam, which will be held later.

The following table needs to be referred by the candidates which display information regarding UPSC CSE 2022 Important Dates.

UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Dates



Start Date to Fill UPSC CSE 2022 Online Application Form

Feb 2, 2022

Last Date to Submit UPSC CSE 2022 Online Application Form

Feb 22, 2022

Issue of Prelims UPSC CSE 2022 Admit Card

May 10, 2022

UPSC CSE 2022 Prelims Exam Date

Jun 5, 2022

UPSC CSE 2022 Prelims Result Announcement

Jul 2022

Issue of Mains UPSC CSE 2022 Admit Card

Sep 2022

UPSC CSE 2022 Mains Exam Date

Sep 16, 2022

UPSC CSE 2022 Mains Result Announcement

Oct 2022

UPSC CSE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

UPSC CSE 2022 Eligibility Criteria is structured by the Union Public Service Commission, Government of India. Candidates must make sure to fulfil all the eligibility criteria for UPSC CSE 2022 before proceeding to UPSC CSE 2022 application form. Applicants must go through UPSC CSE 2022 eligibility criteria listed below for appearing in the entrance exam as issued by the conducting authority–

Educational Qualification

  • Candidate must have passed a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized university or from the Central Government of India.
  • Candidates who are pursuing their final year or appearing for the final semester are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit

  • The minimum and maximum age limit of the candidates must be 21 years and 32 years respectively.
  • The relaxation in the upper age for the candidates of the SC and ST category will be 5 years and for the OBC category will be of 3 years.


The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.

Read More: UPSC CSE 2022 Eligibility 

UPSC CSE 2022 Application Form

Application Forms are available on the official website i.e. General/ OBC category candidates (male) have to pay INR 100 for Preliminary Exam and INR 200 for Mains Exam and for SC/ ST/ PH/ Female candidates are exempted from Registration Fee.

Candidates have to upload their recently taken passport size photograph and signature.

Read More: UPSC CSE 2022 Application Form 

UPSC CSE 2022 Admit Card

The mains admit card will be released by the conducting authority which is available online for candidates.

Document for Proof: Candidates will not be allowed to appear for UPSC CSE 2022 exam unless he/ she produces the hall ticket from UPSC website at the exam centers along with ID proof in original & a photocopy of the same.

Note: The admit card will not be sent through the post for any of the candidates by the authority, they should download it by themselves from the official website.

Read More: UPSC CSE 2022 Admit Card 

UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Centres

There will be 2 different exam centres one is to conduct UPSC CSE 2022 Preliminary Exam and the other is to conduct UPSC CSE 2022 Mains Exam.

No. of Centres: The Preliminary Exam consists of 72 centers across India and the Mains Exam consists of 24 centers across India.

Choice of Centre: The allotment of exam city would be as per the order of preference clicked by the applicant during online registration on a first cum first-served basis.

Read More: UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Centre 

UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Pattern

UPSC CSE is conducted through Offline i.e. Paper and Pen-based Test (PBT). UPSC CSE will consist of Preliminary - 2 Papers and Mains - 7 Papers The Preliminary paper consists of 200 marks each total of 400 marks and Mains total of 1750 marks

The preliminary exam consists of Objective questions and for the Mains exam there will be both Objective and subjective The time given to complete the Preliminary exam will be 2 hours and Mains exam will be 3 hours

Read More: UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Pattern 

UPSC CSE 2022 Syllabus

The prelims section of UPSC CSE covers questions from History, Polity, Geography and Agriculture, Science and Technology, Ecology and Environment, Economics, Arts and Culture, Social Welfare and GK.

UPSC CSE Syllabus for Mains assesses a candidate’s academic expertise in his specialized subject. It also tests his ability to present knowledge in a clear and coherent manner and his overall intellectual traits and understanding of concepts.

Note: If UPSC is for Engineering, Medical Science, and law, the level corresponds to the bachelor’ Degree. Get more information about the syllabus in UPSC CSE 2022 Syllabus section.

UPSC CSE 2022 Results

UPSC CSE 2021 final result has been released on the official website on May 30, 2022. UPSC releases the Mark sheet of the Exam for both UPSC CSE 2022 Preliminary and Mains exam. Mark sheets are released after the declaration of UPSC CSE Results for all the candidates who appeared. Candidates willing to check their mark sheet can log in using their roll number and date of birth.

Answer Key: Union Public Service Commission releases the Civil Service Exam Answer Key within the time period of one month after the completion of the exam.

Cut-off: IAS Cut off is the minimum mark that a candidate must score in order to seek recruitment. The cut off varies for all different categories. It will be decided by UPSC.

Read More: UPSC CSE 2022 Results 

UPSC CSE 2022 Vacancy

UPSC has released a total of 796 vacancies for different posts this year. This year the number of vacancies released (796) is 100 less compared to UPSC CSE 2019 Vacancies (896). There are a total of 24 vacancies for the Persons with Benchmark Disability which includes:

  • There are 3 vacancies for candidates with blindness or low vision.
  • A total of 9 vacancies are there for deaf and hard of hearing.
  • There are 8 vacancies for a locomotor disability which include dwarfism, leprosy cured, acid attack victims, and muscular dystrophy.
  • For multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness has 4 vacancies.

UPSC CSE Examination/Recruitment Tests Notification 2023

UPSC has released the annual exam schedule for the year 2023 on May 4, 2022. UPSC candidates can view UPSC CSE annual exam calendar on UPSC's official website,

Direct Link to Download Examination/Recruitment Tests Notification 2022

Posts Offered through UPSC CSE

Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 2022, in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 7th February 2018.

  • Indian Administrative Service.
  • Indian Foreign Service.
  • Indian Police Service.
  • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'.
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Trade Service, Group 'A'.
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A".
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'.
  • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'.
  • Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.

UPSC CSE Important Instructions

Candidates are advised to keep the following pointers in mind while applying for UPSC CSE exam. 

Candidates Should Ensure Their Eligibility For The Examination: Candidates applying for UPSC CSE 2022 examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. The mere issue of an admission certificate 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 the Interview/ Personality Test.

How To Apply: Candidates are required to apply online by using the official website. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above-mentioned website.

Last Date For Receipt of Applications: The last date to fill the online Applications for UPSC CSE 2022 was March 3, 2022, till 6:00 PM. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available on UPSC website [] for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.

Penalty for Wrong Answers: Candidates should note that there will be a penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

Mobile Phones Banned

  • The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smartwatches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
  • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as an arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured.
  • Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/ costly items to the Examination Halls, as safe-keeping of the same cannot be assured. The commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.

UPSC CSE Contact Details

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding UPSC CSE 2022 applications, candidature, etc. candidates can contact the concerned authorities through the following contact details. 

Telephone No.- 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.


I want to apply for multiple posts under UPSC CSE 2021. Am I allowed to do so?

Yes. A candidate is permitted to apply for as many posts as desired under a single advertisement by paying separate application fees for the respective posts\' exams and by filling their corresponding application forms.

How can the status of UPSC CSE 2021 application be checked after submission?

You can visit the official website of UPSC ( where a list of all submitted applications along with reference credentials will be displayed and check for the status of your application. Please note that no corrections can be made to your application once it is submitted. In case of any wrong entries, a new application has to be filled by paying the fee again. This new application will replace the old application.

What is RID?

RID stands for Registration ID.

What is TID?

TID stands for Transaction ID.

My payment status on the UPSC CSE 2021 Application Form says \'fictitious payment\'. What does fictitious payment mean?

When a candidate\'s payment status is termed as fictitious, it means that the designated bank has failed to authenticate the transaction. In such cases, UPSC updates those candidates via email. The candidates with fictitious payment issues must then submit a physical proof of application fee payment to the Commission either directly or by speed post within the time duration specified in the mail.

When will the UPSC CSE 2021 Admit Card be issued?

The e-Admit Card is generally issued 3 weeks prior to the date of examination. Please make note that candidates will not receive any hard copy of admit card and all candidates appearing for the UPSC CSE 2021 Exam must download their e-Admit Card from the official UPSC website by entering either Roll number or Registration number.

What is the language medium used in the UPSC CSE 2021 question paper?

Hindi and English

What is the selection procedure for posts listed under UPSC CSE 2021?

The selection process comprises of 2 stages: Civil Services Preliminary Examination Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview)

What are the contact details through which I can make my queries regarding UPSC CSE 2021?

Following are the telephone numbers of UPSC CSE 2021 Facilitation Counter: 011-23098543, 23385271, 23381125

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