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IAS Vacancy

With the addition of 150 positions for the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS), the number of IAS openings for 2022 was revised and increased to 1011. On March 28, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) published a notice announcing the inclusion of the recently informed IRMS in the 2022 Civil Service Exam. In the initial notification, only 861 vacancies were made available by UPSC. 200 positions for the Indian Police Service (IPS), 180 positions for the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), and 150 positions for the IRMS will be available out of the 1,011 openings. The UPSC Civil Service (IAS) Exam 2022’s service-specific vacancies have not yet been announced by the Union Ministry of Personnel.

These openings are provisional in nature, and more are anticipated as a result of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) accepting job requests from various ministries up until the IAS prelims exam. If they are received prior to the IAS prelims exam, the number of openings in a given year may be increased. Requisitions are sent for the following year’s exam and are not taken into consideration by UPSC after the prelims.


Vacancies for UPSC 2022

The UPSC openings for the year 2022 are listed in the table below. Candidates can check to see if there are more openings this year.

YearVacancies
20221011 (include 40 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category*)

Note: Persons with Benchmark Disability Category (Reserved)* – 7 Vacancies for candidates of (a) blindness and low vision; 11-Vacancies for (b) deaf and hard of hearing; 8-Vacancies for (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and 8 Vacancies for (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness.


Posts in UPSC Civil Services

An exam is held by the UPSC for 24 different positions. Candidates who meet the requirements based on the UPSC IAS results will be assigned to positions based on their qualifications, preferences, and skills. Here are the services and positions for which UPSC has posted openings.

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

Services-wise and Category-wise Break-up: UPSC Vacancies 2021 –

The following are the categories in which the ministry of personnel announced job openings across various services:

ServiceGENEWSOBCSCSTTotal
Indian Administrative Service7318492713180
Indian Foreign Service144106337
Indian Police Service8320502720200
Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’4152214
Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’7263220
Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’10264224
Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’196148451
Indian Revenue Service Custom and Indirect Taxes Group ‘A’165116341
Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)000000
Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’6273119
Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’1332110
Indian Railway Protection Force Service504009
Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’000000
Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’000000
Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’000000
Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’000000
Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’212106
Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’502119
Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’601018
Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”412219
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)194146346
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’312107
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’6243116
Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’301206
Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’000000
Total2887119310258712

Previous Years UPSC Vacancies

The following are the UPSC openings in the Civil Services, listed by service:

Service20202019201820172016201520142013
Indian Administrative Service180180180180180180180180
Indian Foreign Service3624304245453232
Indian Police Service200150150150150150150150
Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’2017172929221625
Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’2028252528282525
Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Tax) Service, Group ‘A’41414341104230200230
Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’2420151515151319
Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’747565180200180180180
Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)0439658
Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’382022259171717
Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’12181612881515
Indian Railway Protection Force Service20
Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’78716365697366
Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’33343131313230
Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’42282723273228
Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’1481515453433
Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’10491994287
Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’20238652421258
Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’6154545911
Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”17101510302068
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)647448672185324074
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’2136422531732
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’3125431242545
Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’202041100
Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’0012005
Total83692781210581209116413641228

Lateral Entry in UPSC Civil Services

In the government and ministries, lateral entry refers to the appointment of experts and specialists from the private sector. For the benefit of the nation and the system, the government intends to hire exceptional people with knowledge of economic affairs, financial services, agriculture, revenue, and cooperation, along with civil aviation, road transport, highways etc. This means that candidates who do not hold any administrative positions or are a part of the bureaucratic structure are chosen through lateral entry.

On the UPSC official website, the lateral entry notifications from various ministries are posted. Candidates who are interested can submit an application through the website. Selected candidates will then be contacted for interviews before being hired in accordance with the UPSC’s lateral entry job openings.


Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. Which service has the most openings in the UPSC CSE, I hear you ask?

Ans. In almost every year, IPS has the most open positions (Indian Police Service). There were 200 IPSC job openings in UPSC CSE 2021 and 219 in UPSC CSE 2020.

Ques. How many IAS positions are available through the UPSC CSE exam?

Ans. The UPSC CSE exam has a total of 180 IAS openings. Over the years, the number has stayed the same.

Ques. How can I get prepared for UPSC 2022?

Ans. Candidates can get ready for UPSC 2022 by studying the exam format and syllabus, downloading and completing practise tests, reading books on specific subjects, taking mock exams, and more.

Ques. What is the pattern of open positions at UPSC CSE?

Ans. Following UPSC CSE 2014, the number of vacancies announced in that field decreased steadily for many years before reaching its lowest point in 2018. The number of openings is once again high but lower than in 2014 due to the inclusion of IRMS in UPSC CSE beginning in 2022.


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