UPSC Main 2022 Exam to be Held from Sept 16, Read Schedule Here

03 August 2022, New Delhi, UPSC Main 2022: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the UPSC Main 2022 exam dates along with a paper-wise exam schedule on its official website: upsc.gov.in. As per the official notification, the UPSC Main exam will start on September 16, 2022 and will continue till September 25, 2022.

All those candidates who have already qualified for the UPSC Preliminary exam 2022 are eligible to sit for the UPSC Main 2022. The UPSC Main will consist of nine papers. These nine subjects are as follows: Compulsory Indian language, English, Essay, General Studies I, General Studies II, General Studies III, General Studies IV, Optional Paper I, and Optional Paper II.Β 

For each paper, a time slot of 3 hours is allotted. The exam will be descriptive in nature and be the most crucial stage in determining a candidate’s selection.

This article will discuss the time and marks breakdown for each UPSC Main examination paper, exam dates, and the UPSC Main 2022 schedule as per the official release. Students are advised to go through the article to find out the exam dates for each paper.

UPSC Main 2022 Exam – Overview

Name of the Examination The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Main Examination
Session 2022-23
Nature of the Examination Descriptive
Exam Conducting Body The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Level National
Examination Starting Date September 16, 2022
Examination End Date September 25, 2022
Papers
  • Compulsory Indian language
  • English
  • Essay
  • General Studies I
  • General Studies II
  • General Studies III
  • General Studies IV
  • Optional Paper I
  • Optional Paper II
Duration 3 hours for each paper
Official Website upsc.gov.in.

UPSC Main 2022 Exam – Time and Marks Breakdown

All the UPSC Main papers except the “Compulsory Indian Language” paper and the “English” paper are merit-based. Only these two papers are of a qualifying nature. Candidates must score at least 25% in these two papers in order to qualify. Below is a table showcasing the time and marks breakdown for each paper.

Papers Time Duration Marks
Compulsory Indian language 3 hours 300
English 3 hours 300
Essay 3 hours 250
General Studies I 3 hours 250
General Studies II 3 hours 250
General Studies III 3 hours 250
General Studies IV 3 hours 250
Optional Paper I 3 hours 250
Optional Paper II 3 hours 250

UPSC Main 2022 Exam – Exam Schedule

As per the official notification, the UPSC Main exam will start on September 16, 2022 and will continue till September 25, 2022. Here is a detailed table of the exam schedule.

Papers Date, Day and Time
Compulsory Indian language September 24, 2022, Saturday, 9 AM to 12 PM
English September 24, 2022, Saturday, 2 PM to 5 PM
Essay September 16, 2022, Friday, 9 AM to 12 PM
General Studies I September 17, 2022, Saturday, 9 AM to 12 PM
General Studies II September 17, 2022, Saturday, 2 PM to 5 PM
General Studies III September 18, 2022, Sunday, 9 AM to 12 PM
General Studies IV September 18, 2022, Sunday, 2 PM to 5 PM
Optional Paper I September 25, 2022, Sunday, 9 AM to 12 PM
Optional Paper II September 25, 2022, Sunday, 2 PM to 5 PM

Note: To download the official UPSC Main 2022 exam schedule, click here!

FAQs

How many papers will be there in the UPSC Main exam?

The UPSC Main exam will consist of nine papers. These nine subjects are as follows: Compulsory Indian language, English, Essay, General Studies I, General Studies II, General Studies III, General Studies IV, Optional Paper I, and Optional Paper II.

How much time is allotted for each UPSC Main paper?

For each UPSC Main examination paper, a time slot of 3 hours is allotted.

When will the UPSC Main 2022 exam be conducted?

As per the official notification, the UPSC Main exam will start on September 16, 2022 and will continue till September 25, 2022.

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