Lakhs of candidates appear in the IAS exam every year to become civil servants under the Government of India. The exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission in three stages prelims, mains, and interview. A candidate has to qualify each stage of the recruitment process to be selected for the vacant posts. A merit list is prepared by the concerned officials based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the examination. It is considered to bethe toughest examination as the syllabus is dynamic.
To apply for the exam, candidates have to fill out the application form which is released online. The application process comprises several stages such as registration, filling details in the application, fee payment, uploading of the required documents, and final submission of the application. After filling out the application form, candidates should take a printout of it for future reference. Candidates should fill the application form with correct details only otherwise their application might be rejected.
Prior to filling out the application form, candidates must check the eligibility criteria as the application of only eligible candidates will be accepted. Candidates should meet the conditions such as educational qualification, age limit, etc. Also, the candidates should keep the required documents ready to claim the reservation. The documents should be issued by the concerned department of the state government or central government. In case of the absence of any required documents, the candidate will be treated under the general category.
It is important to mention that any officer selected in the IAS can be employed by the Central Government, State Governments and/or Public Sector Undertakings and have many job roles like Collector, Head of Public Sector Units, Commissioner, Chief Secretary, etc. gets exposure. Cabinet Secretary to name a few.
Key Details About UPSC 2022
The recruitment process for UPSC 2022 is ongoing. The prelims of the civil services examination was held on 05 June 2022. Now, the Mains examination is scheduled to be held on 16 September 2022. Candidates who will qualify the mains examination will be called for appearing in the personality test or interview. The final merit list will be prepared after the interview to declare the names of the shortlisted candidates.
The prelims examination was conducted for two papers such as General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II, also known as CSAT. Candidates have to qualify the cutoff for the General Studies Paper I whereas CSAT is qualifying in nature wherein candidates have to score 33% marks only. Candidates who will pass the prelims examination are eligible for appearing in the Mains examination. The last stage of the recruitment process is the interview wherein Mains-qualified candidates are called for a personality test.
As the Mains exam is scheduled on 16 September 2022, candidates should revise their study materials as much as they can. There are total nine papers in the Mains examination including an optional paper. All the papers are descriptive in nature and are conducted in offline mode. It is conducted to test the detailed knowledge of candidates in the various fields such as History, Geography, Polity, Governance, Economics, etc. The Mains examination is conducted for a total of 1750 marks whereas the total marks of the prelims examinations are 400 marks. The interview is organized for 275 marks.