UPSC 2022: Civil Services, CDS, NDA, IES, CAPF, SO

UPSC 2022: Union Public Service Commission is one of the apex recruitment agencies that conduct various government job examinations. Each year, lakhs of candidates appear for the exams conducted by UPSC. The scope of UPSC’s responsibilities also includes recruitment for Group A & B posts of Central Services. The list of UPSC exam includes – Indian Administrative Services, Indian Forest Services, Combined Defence Service, National Defence Academy and others. Aspirants can get all details related to UPSC 2022 examination from this article.

UPSC 2022

The Union Public Service Commission is entrusted with the responsibility to conduct yearly recruitment for the three All India Services i.e. Indian Administrative Services, Indian Police Services, and Indian Forest Services. Besides these three top recruitment events, UPSC also conducts recruitment exams for the defense forces such as the NDA and CDS exams. Among other examinations, the Commission also conducts IES/ESE, Geoscientist/Geologist, CISF AC LDCE, IES/ISS, CAPF, SO/Steno examinations. One can access all official advertisement and apply online at In addition, one can learn about events in the UPSC 2022 calendar, syllabus, online form, and the results of upcoming, ongoing, and past exams here.

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Official website of UPSC:

Important UPSC Exams

UPSC Examination NameDetails
Civil Services (CS) ExamClick Here
Central Armed Police Forces Examination (CAPF)Click Here
Combined Defense Services (CDS)Click Here
Combined Geoscientist & Geologists ExamClick Here
Combined Medical Services (CMS)Click Here
Indian Engineering Service (IES) / Engineering Services Examination (ESE) ExamClick Here
Indian Economic Service (IES) / Indian Statistical Service (ISS) ExamClick Here
Indian Forest Service (IFS)Click Here
National Defence Academy (NDA), Naval Academy (NA) ExamClick Here
SO/Steno RecruitmentClick here

Departmental UPSC Exams

UPSC Departmental ExamsLinks
UPSC CISF (AC) LDCClick here

Other UPSC Exams

UPSC RecruitmentLinks
Other UPSC Exams 2022
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 8/2022Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 7/2022Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 6/2022Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 4/2022Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 2/2022Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 1/202Click here
Other UPSC Exams 2021
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 19/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 18/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 17/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 16/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 15/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 14/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 13/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 55/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 54/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 53/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 52/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 12/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 11/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 10/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 09/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 06/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 05/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 04/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 51/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 03/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 02/2021Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 01/2021Click here
UPSC Lateral Recruitment of Deputy Secretary LevelClick here
UPSC Assistant Section
Officer Level Consultants
Click here
Other UPSC Exams 2020
Deputy Architect in Military Engineer Service, MOD Interview Notice
Administrative Officer in Central Sheep Breeding FarmClick here
Assistant HydrogeologistClick here
Motor Transport InspectorClick here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No. 04/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No 05/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No 06/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No 07/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No 08/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No 09/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No 10/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No 11/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No 12/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No 13/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No 14/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No 15/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt No. 16/2020Click here
UPSC Recruitment Advt. No 17/2020Click here
Enforcement Officer / Accounts Officer RecruitmentClick here

About UPSC Recruitment 2022

Scrolling through the official web page of the Union Public Service Commission, a new applicant inadvertently comes across a range of new and repetitive terms such as notification, calendar, admit card, question paper, answer key, result, etc. There is absolutely no need to fret or search for what exactly “notification” or “calendar” signifies in the context of UPSC. Because we have compiled just this underneath. Get accustomed to each term below before you start looking for recruitment of your choice at the official UPSC website.

UPSC Notifications – UPSC releases notifications at the official website of the Commission. They consist of detailed information related to recruitment like, important dates, how to apply, eligibility, exam pattern, selection process, result, etc. The official notification of a recruitment event may also sometimes be referred to as the advertisement, information brochure, or just notice.

UPSC Calendar – The UPSC calendar consists of a date chart of all major events of the Commission scheduled to be held at different times of the year. Do not confuse the calendar with the exam schedule for the calendar is a single document published and update as required and it contains the time table for the entire year. On the other hand, the individual exam schedule of various posts for which the recruitment processes are being carried out by the UPSC is also released at the official website.

UPSC Admit Card – UPSC releases the admit card to the students who apply for different recruitment and selection events. The admit card is issued only to those who are successful in applying, for example, those who have applied on time along with the payment of the application fee. The candidates must carry the admit card issued by the UPSC on the day of the exam to the center. The UPSC admit card acts as an entry ticket to enter the exam hall. So, do not forget to carry it on the exam day.

UPSC Question Paper – Previous year question papers are significant for candidates who are preparing for the examinations of the UPSC. There is a multitude of ways in which the previous year question papers can be used. They are released by the Commission and are commonly referred to as the question papers. With the UPSC question paper, aspirants can know the type of questions that can be asked in the exam. Candidates can also get a fair idea of the level of difficulty and the marks distribution pattern in the question paper.

UPSC Answer Key – When the exam is completed, the UPSC releases the answer key for download. The UPSC answer key is an important document as it contains all the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can get an approximate estimate of the chances of qualifying in the exam. Besides, UPSC also allows candidates to challenge answer keys once they are released.

UPSC Result – After the completion of the exam, the Union Public Service Commission announces the result. The UPSC result for each selection stage or exam is declared separately. As per the performance of the candidates in the exam, they are shortlisted in the merit list that comes out in the form of the result.


Aspirants can get an idea on what all exams UPSC organizes on an annual basis here.


  • One of the toughest examinations of India is UPSC Indian Adminisitrative Services exam.
  • It is a national level exam organised by UPSC to shortlist candidates for the middle management positions in the democracy
  • Candidates must have graduation degree to apply for UPSC IAS exam.


  • UPSC organised Indian Forest Services (IFS) examination as a national level examination
  • The prelims for IAS and IFS is organised as a common examination. 
  • Those who have opted for IFS examination as an option in the application form can appear for IFS mains after qualifying prelims exam
  • Aspirants must have graduation degree to apply for IFS exam


  • Combined Defence Services exam takes place twice a year
  • The exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates to serve the nation and join  the defense forces i.e IMA, Indian Naal Academy, OTA as commissioned officers
  • Only those who have passed graduation level and are medically fit can apply. 
  • Unmarried men can apply for CDS exam. Women can apply only for OTA


  • National Defence Academy examination is conducted to recruit candidates for Indian Army and Indian Naval and Naval Force
  • Those who have passed 12th class are eligible to appear for NDA examination
  • Both men and women can apply for NDA exam


  • The Combined Medical Services exam is organised to recruit candidates for medical offer posts. 
  • Candidates with MBBS can appear for CMS examination
  • Selection is based on the written examination followed by interview round


  • ESE stands for Engineering Services Examination
  • Aspirants who have ngineering degre can apply for ESE examination
  • Aspirants have to appear for prelims, mains and interview.

UPSC Steno

  • UPSC SO/Steno exam is a Combined Limited Departmental Competitive Examination.
  • The posts advetised under this advetisment are  Section Officers (SO) and Stenographers
  • The selection is based on  a written examination and a shorthand test 


  • The CAPF exam is conducting for Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Indo‐Tibetan Border Police, Central Industrial Security Force and Sashastra Seema Bal
  • Aspirants must have graduation degree to aply
  • The selection is basd on written exam, physical eligibility test an interview.


  • The UPSC CISF exam is conducted for Assistant Commandant (Executive) as LDCE
  • A graduation degree is required for UPSC CISF exam
  • Aspirants hav to clear Written exam, Physical Efficiency Test and Medical test or interview session.

Functions of UPSC

UPSC has become synonymous with the Civil Services exam in India. Although it is only one among the various other recruitment events conducted by the Commission on a regular basis, we already know that UPSC conducts all of the three All India Services viz. IAS, IPS, and IFS. One cannot just enlist the numerous activities conducted by the Commission as the apex recruiter of the nation. However, we have listed some of the most important functions to render an idea of the scope of the functions of the UPSC.

  • Conducts exams for appointment to the Services of the Union.
  • Direct recruitment by the Interviews.
  • Officers appointment on  promotion / deputation / absorption.
  • Framing and amending the recruitment rules for services and govt. posts.
  • Advising on any matter referred by the President of India.

UPSC Selection Criteria

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and State Public Service Commissions are two legislative bodies constituted in accordance with Article 315 of the Indian Constitution. UPSC has informed the following four categories of selecting candidates for government jobs.

  1. Competitive Examination
  2. Direct Recruitment by Selection
  3. Promotion and Deputation
  4. Induction into All India Services (IAS, IPS and IFS)

UPSC’s selection of candidates is made in accordance with relevant government rules and instructions. As in most cases, there are very massive numbers of candidates against limited vacancies, and some of the candidates who are not appointed go to the court for their complaints to be remedied. With regard to the Commissions of State Public Service, the Central Government does not maintain any centralized records.

About the Union Public Service Commission

The Union Public Service Commission was originally established as the Federal Public Service Commission on October 01, 1926. It was later reconstituted as the Union Public Service Commission under provisions of the Government of India Act 1935. UPSC is headquartered in New Delhi and since 2018, Arvind Saxena is serving as the chairman of the Commission.

UPSC Contact Details

Union  Public Service Commission
Dholpur House,
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069
Facilitation Counter : 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591
Email : feedback-upsc[at]gov[dot]in


Q1. What is the official website for UPSC exam?

Aspirants can check all details for UPSC exams from

Q2. What is the minimum qualification required for UPSC exam?

Ans. Aspirants must have passed 12th/ Graduation to be eligible for UPSC exams.

Q3. What posts are offered under UPSC exam?

Ans. UPSC conducts, IAS, IFs, NDA, CDS, ESE, IES ISS, Stenographer, CISF AC EXE LDCE, CAPF, CMS, Geoscientist.

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