UPSC IAS Exam 2022: Prelims Result (Out), Dates, Cut Off (Out)

Exam Date

Jun 5, 2022

Result Date

Jun 22, 2022

Jun 23, 2022

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UPSC IAS 2022 Prelims exam result was released on Jun 22, 2022, on the official website. In addition, shortlisted candidates can appear for UPSC Mains exam. The official dates for the same will be released soon. IAS 2022 exam has three stages. The result for each stage is declared on the official website of UPSC. Candidates can find the detailed exam schedule in the article below.

UPSC IAS 2022 exam helps candidates be a part of the elite class of IAS, IPS, IFS, etc. Keep reading the article to know more about UPSC Civil Services Exams, popularly known as IAS 2022 exam. 

Latest Updates on UPSC IAS

  • Jun 23, 2022: UPSC IAS 2022 prelims exam result was declared on Jun 22, 2022 on the official website. Read More
  • Jun 3, 2022: UPSC IAS 2021 cutoff was released on Jun 2, 2022, on the official website. Read More

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IAS 2022 Result

UPSC IAS 2022 prelims exam result was declared on Jun 22, 2022 and the exam wad conducted on Jun 5, 2022. UPSC IAS prelims result 2022 was issued in an online manner on the official website. The qualified candidates  can appear for UPSC Mains exam. The official dates for the same will be released soon.

IAS 2022 exam has three stages. The result for each stage is declared on the official website of UPSC. The results will be announced after the successful conduction of the examination.

The candidates need to score more than the cutoff decided by the commission for IAS 2022 Prelims Exam to be eligible to attend IAS 2022 Mains examination. The Prelims exam will be of qualifying nature. Candidates need to put in a lot of effort in order to get a good score in the Mains exam as the score obtained in the Mains exam will be considered for the final results. The result of the interview process will also be announced on the official website. 

How to Download IAS 2022 Result?

The following procedure is there in order to know the result of IAS 2022 Exam:

  • Step 1: To check the results, the candidate has to go to the official website at www.upsc.gov.in and click on the 'Active Examinations' link.
  • Step 2: Once you click on the Active Exams link, a page will open where you can click on the link to the Civil Services Exam.
  • Step 3: There will be a link for IAS 2022 written result. Click on the link.
  • Step 4: A pdf will open where you can see those who've cleared the exam as per the Roll number.

Read More: UPSC IAS 2022 Result

About IAS Exam

UPSC Civil Services or IAS 2022 exam is conducted for the recruitment of Group A & B officers in various departments of the Govt of India. The services into which recruitment is made are IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc. The exam is considered to be one of the toughest exams in the country as the Commission receives around 1 million applications of people fighting for about 100 seats.

IAS 2022  exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission which is headquartered at Dholpur House, in New Delhi. The exam consists of three stages: Prelims, Mains, and the Interview. Finally, candidates whose name is there in the merit list are called for the training at respective service training centres.

IAS 2022 Group A officers starting pay band is from INR 56,100-Rs. 1,32,000 per month and it can go up to INR 2,50,000 per month as the individual climbs up their career ladder apart from the numerous allowances and perks that he/she receives.

IAS

IAS 2022
Exam Name UPSC CSE
Full Form Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Examination
Exam Level National Level
Conducting Authority UPSC
Mode of Exam online
Medium of Exam English & Hindi
Type of Questions Prelim: Objective type Mains: Descriptive type

IAS 2022 Exam Dates

The notification for IAS 2022 exam is released on the official website. IAS 2022 important dates are as follows:

IAS 2022 Exam Dates
Event Date
Release of IAS 2022 Application Form Feb 2, 2022
Last Date to Apply for IAS 2022 Exam Feb 22, 2022
Availability of IAS 2022 Admit cards May 10, 2022
IAS 2022 Prelims Exam Jun 5, 2022
IAS 2022 Mains Exam To be announced
Announcement of IAS 2021 Prelims Exam Result Jun 22, 2022

IAS 2022 Eligibility

The eligibility for IAS 2022 Exam has a number of parameters associated with it. The detailed IAS 2022 Eligibility criteria are given as follows:

Nationality: A candidate must either be:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanent settlement.
  • A Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Sri Lanka, Burma, Pakistan, and East African Countries of Malawi, Zaire, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanent settlement.

Educational Qualification: The candidates must be a graduate in any discipline. The candidates who are in the final year of their degree course are also eligible to apply for IAS 2022.

Age Limit: The candidate must be at least 21 years old and should not have attained 32 years. However, Relaxation is given in this criterion to various categories. The age limit for various categories is given below:

IAS 2022 Age Eligibility
Category Age limit (Years)
Open Category 32
OBC 35
SC/ST 37
Ex-Servicemen 37
PH 42

Number of Attempts: A candidate can appear for IAS exam 6 times at most. However, If the candidate belongs to the OBC category, he/she can appear for the exam 9 times. There is no such limit on the number of attempts for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST category.

Read More: UPSC IAS 2022 Eligibility Criteria

IAS 2022 Application Form

The notification for IAS 2022 exam was released. IAS 2022 Application Form can only be filled out online on the official website of UPSC. Candidates must fill out the online application form within the time period announced by the conducting body. Candidates have to read the official notification to make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility criteria before applying to the examination. The candidature of those who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria of the relevant role will be cancelled. Candidates have to be very cautious while filling out the application form. Make sure that the relevant documents and images are in the required size and format before submitting the application form. Candidates have to choose the exam centre carefully by considering the transportation time and other aspects.

IAS 2022 application form has two parts. Part I includes the candidate's personal and academic details and part two includes the payment procedure. Candidates need to fill out the application form carefully with all the relevant information to avoid any possible mistakes. The payment can be made through both online and offline modes. In the online mode, the candidate has to pay through the Debit/Credit card or Internet Banking. In the offline mode, the candidate can pay through Bank Challan. The Application fees for IAS 2022 Exam for different categories are as follows:

IAS 2022 Application Fees
Category UPSC IAS 2022 Preliminary Exam UPSC IAS 2022 Mains Exam
General and OBC Candidates (Male) INR 100 INR 200
Female candidates (All) Exempted from fee payment Exempted from fee payment
SC / ST / PH candidates Exempted from fee payment Exempted from fee payment

IAS 2022 Registration

Candidates need to go through IAS 2022 official notification to make sure that satisfy all the eligibility criteria of the relevant post before applying for the examination. Candidates have to be cautious while filling the details in the registration form and the application form. However, the conducting body facilitates the candidates to change the exam centres within a certain period of time. Candidates who are not interested to give the exam a try in the current year can also withdraw their application within the time period announced by the conducting authority. The dates for this option will be announced shortly.

The Candidates Need to Follow the Given Steps for Applying for IAS 2022 Exam:

  • Step 1: Candidates need to visit IAS 2022 official website and click on the link "Apply Online".
  • Step 2: Click on the tab "Online Application for the various exam of UPSC". You will be directed to a new page. Click on the tab named "New registration".
  • Step 3: If you have forgotten the registration number click on the link forgot registration number to retrieve it. Clicking on the New registration will take you to a page where you have to fill your basic details.
  • Step 4: Enter your Name, Father's Name, Mother's Name, Gender, Community, etc.
  • Step 5: Enter other details as mentioned above in that picture such as Email ID, mobile number, etc.
  • Step 6: Click on save and continue after rechecking all the information filled. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria for IAS 2022 can fill in the application form online. Candidates have to complete IAS Application Process containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions mentioned in IAS Official Website.
  • Step 7: Mention the number of attempts already made in UPSC Civil Service exam
  • Step 8: Choose your center for UPSC IAS 2022 Mains exam. Select the option you want to take up for UPSC Mains exam
  • Step 9: Select the medium in which you want to write the Mains examination you can choose any of the languages out of the languages mentioned in the eighth schedule of the constitution
  • Step 10: Click on Continue to fill the next part of IAS 2022 Application.

Documents Required to Apply for IAS 2022 

The candidates are required to upload the scanned images of the following documents: Candidate's recent Photograph and Signature. The candidates should upload images in a fixed format as decided by UPSC. The format is as follows:

  • The scanned photo should be clear of any discrepancies and preferably it should have a white background.
  • A Blackball pen should be used on white paper for signature and the signature should be clearly visible in the image. The file should be in JPG format.
  • Dimensions for both photo and signature should be 350 pixels (Height) x 350 pixels (width). The size of the scanned files should be between 20 KB and 300 KB.
Documents Required to Apply for IAS 2022 
Documents Dimensions Size Format
Photograph Minimum: 350 x 350 PixelsMaximum: 1000 x 1000 Pixels (height) 20 KB - 300 KB Jpeg
Signature Minimum: 350 x 350 PixelsMaximum: 1000 x 1000 Pixels (height) 20 KB - 300 KB Jpeg
Photo ID Card NA 20 KB - 300 KB PDF

Read More: UPSC IAS 2022 Application Form

IAS 2022 Admit Card

UPSC IAS 2022 admit card was released today on May 10, 2022, by the conducting authority. IAS 2022 admit Card will only be available online and no hard copy will be sent through the post. The admit card can be downloaded by entering your registration number and date of Birth. The admit card has the candidate's personal details, roll number, and location of the exam centre. Other important instructions to the candidates will also be present on the admit card which a candidate must go through. Candidates must carry the admit card to the examination hall on the day of the exam. Candidates without a valid IAS 2022 admit card will not be allowed to write the exam.

How to Download IAS 2022 Admit card?

UPSC IAS 2022 admit Card can be downloaded in the following way

  • Step 1: Go to the official UPSC website at www.upsc.gov.in and click on the admit card link.
  • Step 2: A new page will open where you should click the 'E-Admit card for various UPSC exams' link.
  • b: A page will open where you can see the list of exams for which the admit card is available. Click on the 'Click here' link under the 'View Online' column for the relevant exam.
  • Step 4: A new window will open where you can click on the download link.
  • Step 5: E-Admit Cards can be downloaded by the candidate from the site by putting his/her details like Registration ID & Date of Birth.

Direct Link to Download UPSC IAS 2022 Admit Card

Details Mentioned On UPSC IAS 2022 Admit Card

The admit card is an important document that has to be carried to the examination centre without fail. If a candidate does not bring their admit card or if there are any discrepancies in terms of details mentioned on the admit card, then they will not be permitted to write the exam. Candidates are advised to go through the details on the admit cards and make sure they are all accurate. 

  • Candidates Name
  • Candidates Roll Number
  • Photo Identity Card
  • Parent’s Name
  • Exam Centre
  • Venue of Exam
  • Exam Date
  • Exam Time
  • Exam Instructions

Listed below are some more documents that have to be carried along with UPSC IAS Admit Card to the examination centre for verification purposes: 

  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Voter ID

Read More: UPSC IAS 2022 Admit Card

IAS 2022 Exam Centres

Candidates can choose two or three exam centres from the given list at IAS 2022 Registration time. They should select the exam centres in order of preference. The exam authorities, i.e., in this case, the Union Public Service Commission, will assign them the nearest centre so that it is easy for them to commute to IAS exam centre. Although, candidates should note that the exam authority reserves the complete right over the adding or removing of the exam centre. In case some centre is removed for some reason, candidates will be assigned another IAS exam centre. IAS exam centre allocated to a candidate will be present on the admit card of IAS exam. Once IAS exam centre has been assigned, it cannot be changed under any circumstance.

Generally, IAS exam centres are situated at the district level. If the exam centre is not in the district of the candidate, then he/she may have to travel to the nearest district for IAS exam. UPSC IAS 2022 Exam Centres are there all across the country. There are different centres for the Prelims as well as for the mains exam. The cities in which Exam Centres for IAS 2022 will be present are given below:

IAS 2022 Prelims Exam Centres

All the exam centres of IAS 2022 Prelims are listed here.

IAS 2022 Prelims Exam Centre
Agartala Dharwar Jorhat Raipur
Agra Dispur Kochi Rajkot
Ahmedabad Faridabad Kohima Ranchi
Aizawl Gangtok Kolkata Sambalpur
Ajmer Gautam Buddh Nagar Kozhikode (Calicut) Shillong
Aligarh Gaya Lucknow Shimla
Anantapur Ghaziabad Ludhiana Siliguri
Aurangabad Gorakhpur Madurai Srinagar
Bareilly Gurgaon Mumbai Thane
Bengaluru Gwalior Mysuru Thiruvananthapuram
Bhopal Hyderabad Nagpur Tiruchirapalli
Bilaspur Imphal Navi Mumbai Tirupati
Chandigarh Indore Panaji (Goa) Udaipur
Chennai Itanagar Patna Varanasi
Coimbatore Jabalpur Port Blair Vellore
Cuttack Jaipur Prayagraj(Allahabad) Vijayawada
Dehradun Jammu Puducherry Vishakhapatnam
Delhi Jodhpur Pune Warangal

IAS 2022 Mains Exam Centres

IAS 2022 Mains Exam Centres are listed below.

IAS 2022 Mains Exam Centre
Ahmedabad Dehradun Mumbai
Aizawl Delhi Patna
Allahabad Dispur (Guwahati) Raipur
Bengaluru Hyderabad Ranchi
Bhopal Jaipur Shillong
Chandigarh Jammu Shimla
Chennai Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram

Documents Required at IAS 2022 Exam Centre

The applicant must take the following documents to the exam centre: IAS 2022 Admit card and a valid Photo ID proof.

Read More: UPSC IAS 2022 Exam Centres

IAS 2022 Exam Pattern

IAS 2022 Involves three stages: Prelims, Mains, and the interview. The Prelims will be objective in nature whereas the Mains paper will be descriptive in nature. Upon qualifying for the prelims and the mains IAS exam, the candidate will be called for an interview. Both phases of IAS exam are conducted offline. IAS Prelims is of objective type whereas IAS Mains will be descriptive. The duration of prelims and mains is 2 hours and 3 hours respectively.

IAS 2022 Exam Patten Highlights

The table gives an overview of IAS exam pattern.

IAS 2022 Exam Pattern Highlights
Particulars Details
Conducting body Union Public Service Commission
Mode of the exam Offline i.e. Pen-paper based
Phases in the exam Prelims
Mains
Interview
Number of papers Prelims: 2
Mains: 9
Marking scheme for Prelims Paper-I: +2
Paper-II: +2.5
1/3rd of the allotted marks will be deducted for incorrect answer
Question type Prelims: Objective i.e. MCQs
Mains: Descriptive
Duration Prelims: 2 Hours i.e. 120 Minutes
Mains: 3 Hours i.e. 180 Minutes

IAS 2022 Exam Pattern for each individual paper is given as follows:

IAS 2022 Prelims

UPSC IAS 2022 Prelims involves 2 papers that are objective in nature. In Paper I, the candidate needs to clear the cutoff decided by the commission, whereas Paper II is qualifying in nature. The candidate needs to score 33% marks in Paper-II. The exam pattern for each paper is given below:

IAS 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern
Level Paper Subject Marks Total
Prelims I General Studies 200 400
II CSAT 200

IAS 2022 Mains

UPSC IAS 2022 Mains exam involves 7 papers. All the papers are purely descriptive. The details about each Paper is given below:

IAS 2022 Mains Exam Pattern
Level Paper Subject Marks Total
Mains I Essay (can be written in the medium of the candidate’s choice) 250 1750
II General Studies – I (Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World & Society) 250
III General Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International Relations) 250
IV General Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Security & Disaster Management) 250
V General Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude) 250
VI Optional Subject – Paper I 250
VII Optional Subject – Paper II 250

Read More: UPSC IAS 2022 Exam Pattern

IAS 2022 Syllabus

IAS 2022 exam has three stages Prelims, Mains, and Interview, and the syllabus are different for each stage. The detailed IAS 2022 Syllabus for each paper is as follows:

IAS 2022 Prelims

The syllabus for IAS 2022 prelims includes General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, General English, General Awareness, science, etc. There are two papers in the Prelims exam GS and CSAT. The syllabus for each paper is given below:

  • Syllabus for IAS 2022  Paper I (General Studies)
    • 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.
  • Syllabus for IAS 2022 Paper-II (CSAT)
    • 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)
    • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
    • Comprehension

IAS 2022 Mains

IAS 2022 syllabus for Mains includes Essay Writing and Letter/Application writing. The Essays are based on the GS topics that are mentioned in the paper I of the Prelims. Also, two papers will be based on the optional subject chosen by the candidates.

Read More: UPSC IAS 2022 Syllabus

IAS 2022 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

The cutoff for the year 2018 is given here.

IAS Cut Off 2018
S.No. Category Vacancy Recommendation of PwBD Candidates Minimum qualifying standards [CS(P)](Out of 200) Minimum Qualifying Standards [Written Exam ] (Out of 1750) Marks secured by the last recommended Candidate [Final Stage](Out of 2025)
1. General 414 28 98.00 774 982
2. OBC 209 05 96.66 732 938
3. SC 128 02 84.00 719 912
4. ST 61 01 83.34 719 912
Total 812 36
Candidates Belonging to Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD)
a. PwBD‐1 11 11(10 Gen, 01 OBC) 73.34 711 899
b. PwBD‐2 12 12(09 Gen, 02 OBC, 01 ST) 53.34 696 908
c. PwBD‐3 11 11(08 Gen, 02 OBC, 01 SC) 40.00 520 754
d. PwBD‐5 02 02(01 Gen, 01 SC) 45.34 460 718
Total 36 36(28 Gen, 05 OBC, 02 SC,01 ST)

Read More: UPSC IAS 2022 Cut Off

IAS 2022 Selection Process

The Selection Process involves three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

 IAS 2022 Prelims Exam

 IAS 2022 Prelims has two papers involved and is more like a screening test. In the first paper, the candidate needs to clear the cutoff decided by the commission and the second one is of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in the prelims examination will not have an impact on the final merit list as it is qualifying in nature.

IAS 2022 Mains Exam

In IAS 2022  Mains Exam, the candidate has to appear for 7 papers which includes essays and letters. Marks obtained by candidates in the main examination will be considered for the final result. Hence it is important for candidates to be well prepared for all the subjects of the main exam. The candidate after the mains exam, need to clear the cutoff of the written exam to be eligible for the interview stage.

IAS 2022 Interview

In UPSC IAS 2022 Interview, the candidate's personality will be assessed for suitability for the job of a civil servant. After the personality test candidates have to undergo a compulsory medical examination to examine the physical and mental status of the shortlisted candidates. Candidates' medical reports will be available on the official website after receiving them from the hospital authority. 

IAS 2022 Merit List

Finally, a merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidate in all the stages of UPSC IAS 2022 examination process. The candidates then are allotted services based on their preference and their rank in the merit. The candidate whose name is there on the merit list then receives an offer letter and will undergo training at various training Academies in the country for the respective service they got.

IAS 2022 Reference Books

Apart from NCERT books, there are various other reference books, that can be used for preparation. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra (History)
  • India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra. (History)
  • India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma. (History)
  • History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra. (History)
  • The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Basham (Culture)
  • Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania. (Culture)
  • Geography of India – Majid Husain. (Geography)

Read More: UPSC IAS 2022 Books

How to Prepare for IAS 2022?

Firstly, the candidate is required to get a full understanding of the syllabus and Exam Pattern of IAS 2022. Next, the candidate is required to make a timetable and follow it religiously in order to complete the entire syllabus before the date of the exam. The candidate then needs to target individual sections. While preparing for the exam candidates can make bullet points of all the important topics and a brief explanation of each concept so that it becomes easy to revise those topics before the exam. For each section, plans and goals should be made and followed. Refer to previous year papers to get a brief idea about the importance of each topic.  Use reference books to know more about difficult concepts. Finally, take up mock and sample papers to identify one's weaknesses and time management skills.

The NCERT books are the most recommended books for preparation for civil services.

Read More: UPSC IAS 2022 Previous Year Question Papers

IAS 2022 Coaching Centres

A number of coaching centres are there for IAS 2022 Exam all over the country. Coaching centres help aspiring candidates to focus on the right thing with minimum distractions. Candidates tend to learn more when surrounded by like-minded aspirants. Some of the leading IAS Coaching Centres are listed in order to help the candidates.

IAS 2022 Salary

An IAS officer earns INR 56,100 which is the basic monthly salary and it can increase up to INR 2,50,000 for a Cabinet Secretary. Candidates can go through the below-tabulated information regarding IAS salary as per the 7th Pay Commission: 

IAS 2022 Salary
Grade Pay Scale Grade Pay Years of Service Required Posts
Junior Time Grade INR 50,000 - 1,50,000 INR 16,500 NA Sub-divisional Magistrate or Sub-collector
Senior Time Grade INR 50,000 - 1,50,000 INR 20,000 5 years District Magistrate or Collector or Joint Secretary of a government ministry
Junior Administrative Grade INR 50,000 - 1,50,000 INR 23,000 9 years Special Secretary or Head of Government Departments
Selection Grade INR 1,00,000-2,00,000 INR 25,000 12-15 years Secretary to a Minister
Super Time Grade INR 1,00,000-2,00,000 INR 30,000 16 - 20 years Principal Secretary of a Government Department
Above Super Time Grade INR 1,00,000-2,00,000 INR 35,000 Varies Varies
Apex Grade INR 2,25,000 NA Varies Chief Secretary of State or Union Secretaries in charge of various Central Government Ministries
Cabinet Secretary Grade INR 2,50,000 NA Varies Cabinet Secretary of India

Contact Details

In case of queries or doubts, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through contact details.

Address: Union Public Service Commission

Dholpur House,

Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069

Facilitation Counter: 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

Email: [email protected]

FAQs

Can the exam centre be changed after submission of IAS application?

No, once the application is submitted, the exam centre cannot be changed at later stages. Hence candidates need to be very cautious while filling details in the application form and make sure that everything is relevant before submitting the form.

If I appeared for the IAS prelims exam only, will it be considered as an attempt?

Yes, Even if you appear for a single paper out of two papers in the prelims, it will be considered as an attempt. The conducting body specifies the number of attempts allowed for candidates belonging to various categories. Candidates belonging to an unreserved category can have a maximum number of 6 attempts. Candidates belonging to OBC category have a total number of 9 attempts.  Physically handicapped candidates belonging to the General Category also have a total number of  9 attempts.  Candidates belonging to SC/ST category can make any number attempts in the UPSC IAS Exam.

I am already a Govt. employee, Do I need to obtain NOC from my department in order to appear for IAS exam?

The candidates need to submit an undertaking specifying that they have informed their department heads regarding the same. If the commission comes to know that the candidate was not given permission, his/her candidature is liable to get cancelled.

Is there any cutoff for compulsory IAS language papers?

The candidate needs to score a minimum of 25% marks in the compulsory papers.

What are the reference books for UPSC IAS?

Apart from NCERT books, there are various other reference books, that can be used for preparation. Some of them are mentioned below: History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra (History) India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra. (History) India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma. (History) History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra. (History) The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Basham (Culture) Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania. (Culture) Geography of India – Majid Husain. (Geography)

I am not a citizen of India but I am residing in India for more than 20 years. Can I appear for the IAS examination?

The Eligibility Criteria based on Nationality is as follows: A candidate must either be: A citizen of India A subject of Bhutan A subject of Nepal A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement. A Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Sri Lanka, Burma, Pakistan and East African Countries of Malawi, Zaire, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanent settlement.

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