UPSC Mains Result 2021-22 (OUT) | Name wise PDF Link to Check Civil Services Merit list


UPSC Mains Result 2021-22: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has uploaded a PDF containing the roll number of all the selected candidates in the UPSC Civil Service Mains Exam 2021 at Those who have attended the exam from 07 January to 16 January 2022 can check the roll numbers of the shortlisted candidates for the Personality Test or Interview. Such candidates can download UPSC Mains Admit Card 2022 from the official website of UPSC or through UPSC Civil Service Mains Link below:

How to Download UPSC Civil Service Mains Result 2021 ?

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC
  2. Click on ‘Written Result: Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021’
  3. Download UPSC Civil Service Mains Result PDF
  4. Check Roll Numbers of selected candidates.

UPSC Mains Result 2021-22 Download PDF Link

UPSC Civil Service Mains Marks 2022

The commission will upload the marks of all candidates within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result [after conducting Personality Tests (Interview)] and will remain available on the Website for a period of 30 days.

UPSC Civil Service Interview 2021-22

The candidates whose roll number is available in the list will be called for Personality Tests (Interviews). UPSC IAS Interview of these candidates will be commenced from 05 April 2022 in the Office of the Union Public Service Commission at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069. UPSC Civil Service Interview Schedule shall be uploaded shortly.

The summon Letters of Personality Tests (Interviews) of the candidates will be made available in due course, which may be downloaded from the Commission’s Website & The candidates, who may not be able to download their e-Summon Letters, should immediately contact the office of the Commission through letter or on Phone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125, 011-23098543 or Fax No. 011-23387310, 011-23384472 or by email on ( 

UPSC CSE Prelims Exam was held on 10 October 2021 and the result was announced on 29 October 2021.UPSC Civil Service Notification 2021 for a total of 712 vacancies to be filled the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’).

UPSC, JEE Main, NEET, NDA or CDS! Which is The Toughest Exam of India?

UPSC, JEE Main, NEET, NDA or CDS! Which is The Toughest Exam of India? 1

In India, various competitive exams like UPSC Civil Services, National Defence Services (NDA), UPSC CDS, NEET, JEE etc are conducted every year at various levels of the student’s life. While NEET and JEE are conducted after school level, NDA, IBPS, SSC, UPSC CSE etc are conducted for providing jobs in various Government sectors. In all these UPSC Civil Services Exam is considered the toughest of all. Know the reason why and what makes UPSC so different and tougher from other exams. 

Although exams like JEE and NEET are considered at a higher level than the normal student of class 12th can attempt but they still cannot be considered the toughest due to a limited syllabus and the kind of consequences of the exam- Getting admission in a college to become a doctor or an engineer. However, UPSC Exam has a different angle altogether. These land you into administrative services in an Indian city/ town or geographical location.  

Many people consider the IAS exam the toughest exam. This is because there is a very low passing rate. The exam requires an extreme level of preparation and struggle. Take a look below at the reasons for UPSC CSE being considered the toughest exam in India.

  • Long Overhauling Syllabus: UPSC Civil Services Exam has the longest syllabus of all the exams. The Prelims overall covers everything from Current Affairs to Art and Culture, History, Geography, Science, Maths, English etc. The candidates who appear for the exam must be all prepared with these subjects to attempt it. The length of the syllabus is extremely overwhelming.
  • Number of Attempts: Any exam is made tougher by making it unachievable after a certain age. The same is the case with UPSC. General category students have just 6 attempts for the exam before they become 32 years of age. The other categories have 2-4 extra attempts and years for the same. However, seeing the syllabus and the candidates appearing for the exam, one cannot say these attempts are enough. 
  • Candidates vs Posts: This is a very small ratio in the case of UPSC Exams. Lakhs of candidates appear for less than 1000 posts across the country out of which the top 200 only get the Grade A service posts. The candidates are many and out of those, the competition is also heavy. However, the posts are so less that people find it difficult to achieve. 
  • Number of Exams: There is a total of 3 exams that one has to pass to become an IAS officer in India. The first one is UPSC CSE Prelims- after passing of which one gets to appear for UPSC CSE Mains and after clearing that the candidate gets to appear for UPSC CSE Personality Test or Interview. All three exams have equal difficulty levels and are attempted by very qualified aspirants. 
  • Uncertainty: Not a single person can say wholeheartedly that he/she would clear UPSC Exam in one year. It is just not possible. Consistency is the key to UPSC. While many qualified and deserving candidates are left behind, those who have been consistent are the ones who qualify in one attempt. People flunk their papers in the successive exams even after passing Prelims with flying colours. Moreover, failing even one of the exams, one has to re-prepare for the next year. There is no middle ground.

Aspirants who wish to appear for UPSC CSE sometimes fail as no proper resources are available to them. However, it has been seen in recent years that people have developed a great interest in these services and prepare from their childhood for the same. The example of the Dabi sisters is supportive enough for this condition. 

So one may say that UPSC CSE is the toughest exam in the country, but what comes next is even tougher. Thus to prepare the candidates for such rigorous services, one has to go through a thin filter/ mesh which is called UPSC Civil Services Exam.

UPSC Civil Services 2022: Apply for 1011 Vacancies

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Candidates aspiring for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services exam (CSE) can apply for the exam till today. February 22 is the last date to apply for UPSC CSE 2022. The UPSC CSE 2022 application cum registration window will close today at 6 pm. Interested candidates can apply at or within the stipulated time.

As many as 861 posts were advertised for the UPSC CSE 2022 earlier which were modified to 1011 later. Now, as many as 1011 posts are up for grabs. To be selected for these posts, candidates have to crack civil services exams including preliminary test, mains, and interview round.

The application process is for the preliminary exam. Those who crack UPSC CSE prelims will be eligible to appear for Mains. The UPSC CSE Prelims is scheduled to be held on June 5. Those who have not applied for the exam yet can do so by following these steps:

UPSC Civil Services 2022:

Step 1: Visit the official website,

Step 2: Click on the part 1 registrations link

Step 3: Fill in details to register

Step 4: Upload documents

Step 5: Fill in details for part 2 registrations form

Step 6: Pay fee, submit


Candidates will have to pay a fee of Rs 25 by cash or online mode of payment or by using visa/master credit/debit card. Candidates belonging to SC, ST, PwBD categories and women candidates of any community are exempted from paying any fee

“Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the Centres except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment of Centres will be on the ‘first-apply-first allot’ basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice,” states official notice by UPSC.

UPSC Extra Attempt: No Chance, Says Govt of India


The Government of India has said that providing UPSC Extra Attempt would not be feasible as of now and it would not be increasing the age relaxation limit or the number of attempts for the Civil Services aspirants. Check the reaction of some aspirants below.

UPSC Extra Attempt has been one of the most talked-about topics in the last year. The candidates of 2020, 2021 were asking the Government of India and the Union Public Service Commission to consider the pandemic condition and provide the candidates who would have appeared at that time to be given two extra attempts or age relaxation.

Now the Government has said in the Rajya Sabha that it would not be considering any extra attempt for the candidates. Check the reaction of candidates over the social media platform Twitter against this decision.  The candidates were protesting for two extra attempts as many of them could not attempt the UPSC CSE Exams in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID 19 pandemic. To raise this issue, writs had been filed in the Supreme Court of India.

The Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh informed in a written reply that the issue of granting age relaxation and an extra attempt to the candidates in the Civil Services Exam after Covid 19 hit the country had been brought before the apex court of India through writs by several candidates. The Minister of State for Personnel said that after considering the apex court’s decision, the Government found it not feasible to change the existing provisions and bring any change in the number of attempts or age relaxation limits of candidates. “In view of the above, no such proposal is under consideration,” said Singh. He replied to a question in Rajya Sabha put up to seek cognizance on this issue.

One can see above that the students all over attempting UPSC CSE are not happy with Minister Jitendra Singh.

UPSC had conducted the exam in 2020 and 2021 even after repeated disruptions and the UPSC Mains exam 2021 happened amidst a lot of chaos as well. UPSC is a constitutional body and cannot be governed by the whims and fancies of some disruptive forces and most of all politics.

There were various funny tweets as well on the UPSC Extra attempt issue.

This year UPSC will be conducting Civil Services exam 2022 on June 5, 2022, the forms of which have been released. Check the details of the forms and find the link in the article below.

Anna Rajam Malhotra: First Woman IAS Officer of India

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Anna Rajam Malhotra was the first woman IAS officer of India. She was from the British time period and qualified Civil Services Exam back in 1951 to become an IAS officer from Madras Cadre. Know how she achieved this feat here.

Birth and early life

Born on July 17, 1927, in Niranam village in Kerala as the daughter of Ottavelil O. A. George and Anna Paul, Anna Rajam George (née Malhotra) was the granddaughter of Malayalam author Pailo Paul. She grew up in Calicut and completed her intermediate education from Providence Women’s College. After earning a Bachelor’s degree from Calicut’s Malabar Christian College, Anna moved to Madras where she obtained her Masters in English Literature from Madras University.

Civil Service Journey

In 1950, Anna decided to attempt the civil services examination and qualified for the interview round. Back then, she did not know that she was the first woman to do so. In 1951, when she appeared for the next round of the exam, she was discouraged from joining the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) by the distinguished board which interviewed her (it comprised of four ICS officers and was headed by R.N. Banerjee, the Chairman of UPSC). Instead, the Foreign Service and Central Services were offered to Anna as they were “suitable for women.”

However, Anna was determined to get the post her rank deserved. She convincingly argued her case, stood her ground, chose Madras cadre and picked up her rank. Incredibly, her appointment order had these lines: “In the event of marriage your service will be terminated”. However, after a couple of years, the rules were changed.

Posted to the state of Madras, the first Chief Minister under whom Anna worked was C. Rajagopalachari. In principle, Rajagopalachari was against women entering public service and was not keen to post the new recruit in the field. He was convinced that she would be unable to handle law and order situations, if and when they arose. So instead of the charge of a district sub collector, he offered Anna a post in the Secretariat instead.

Training and Work

But Anna, who had undergone training in horse riding, rifle and revolver shooting and in using magisterial powers , knew that she was at par with her male counterparts. For the second time in her fledgling career, she fought for a chance to prove herself, arguing that she was equally competent to men in handling any situation that might arise as a part of her job.

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Eventually, she was posted as sub collector in the Hosur district, becoming the first woman to do so. However, gender remained an issue for some years for Anna. As a sub collector of Hosur, when she visited a village in the taluk on horseback, she was informed that the village women wanted to see her.

Over the years, Anna served under seven chief ministers. She worked closely with Rajiv Gandhi in the Asiad project in 1982. With Indira Gandhi, her tryst was brief but impressive. Given the responsibility of agricultural inputs, she had to accompany Ms. Gandhi on an eight-state tour, giving information about food production, which had declined. A stickler for rules and deeply committed to her duty, she undertook the tour despite a fractured ankle.


Away from the line of duty, Anna bided time to finally marry her colleague, batchmate and sweetheart, R. N. Malhotra who became the RBI governor in 1985. “It was worth waiting for,” she would say with fondness about a man in whom she found “exceptional humane qualities”. Malhotra had earlier served as the Finance Secretary when Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister and was posted as India’s Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund in Washington when they married

IAS Officer’s Power, Salary and Functions

IAS Officer’s Power, Salary and Functions 4

Each year, lakhs of aspirants take the UPSC exams and only the most brilliant ones pass them. Luck also favors many, but several aspirants have to take multiple attempts to crack the exam code. The success rate is less than 0.01 per cent.

LevelBasic PayTotal IAS Salary
Entry-level (starting salary)5610056100 – 132000
Maximum Pay (cabinet secretary level)250000250000
  1. The starting salary is Rs 50,000 and can rise up to 1,50,000 depending on the years of service. The levels range from junior scale, senior time scale and junior administrative grade.
  2. For selection grade, super time scale and above super time scale, the salary is between Rs 1,00,000 and Rs 2,00,000.
  3. For the apex scale and cabinet secretary grade, the salary is Rs 2,50,000.

Perks and Allowances given to an IAS officer

  1. Residence: IAS officers are allotted bungalows or residential units according to their ranks, pay scale and seniority. The size of the houses is decided in keeping with the Central public works department.
  2. Transport: Vehicles are assigned to officers on the basis of rank and posting. The officers posted in rural areas get an ambassador whereas senior officers get luxury cars like a Toyota Fortuner or Innova.
  1. Security: They can get their own licensed guns like other citizens but they are not allotted a gun by the government. However, they are allotted three home guards and two bodyguards for themselves and their families.
  2. Bills: IAS officers get free or highly subsidized electricity, water, gas and phone connections.
  3. Vacation: IAS officers enjoy subsidized accommodation in government guest houses or bungalows during their official or un-official trips. When in the capital, they can take advantage of living at their State Bhawans.
  4. Leaves: The officers who have completed 7 years of service can avail of this benefit and opt for study leaves for 2 years. They can go for the courses at foreign universities and the cost of such courses will be undertaken by the government.
  5. Pension: They enjoy lifetime pension and retirement benefits.

Functions and powers:

To collect revenue and function as court officials in matters of revenue and crime (for the revenue courts and criminal courts of executive magistrates), to maintain law and order, to implement union and state government policies at the grass-roots level when posted to field positions i.e. as sub-divisional magistrates, additional district magistrates, district magistrates and divisional commissioners, and to act as an agent of the government in the field, i.e. to act as an intermediary between the public and the government.

Adam Mohiuddin from Anantnag Tops UPSC IAS/IPS Reserve list, Rank 3

Adam Mohiuddin from Anantnag Tops UPSC IAS/IPS Reserve list, Rank 3 5

Adam Mohiuddin, a DPS Srinagar alumnus, has cleared the Civil Services Examination 2020 after his name was cleared by UPSC in an extended Reserve list on 31st December 2021, Adam Mohi-ud-din is among the 7 candidates from J&K who have cleared the Civil Services Examination 2020.

Mohiddin, a student of DPS Srinagar is 2012 pass-out and thereafter he pursued his Engineering degree from NIT Srinagar before making it to UPSC Civil Services Examination.

Social media pages of DPS Srinagar congratulated their Alumnus. It is pertinent to mention that Adam is the second ex-student of DPS Srinagar who has made it to the All India Civil Services Examination.

Earlier in 2017, Haamid Bukhari became the first student of DPS Srinagar who cleared the Civil Services examination conducted by UPSC in 2016 and joined the coveted Civil Services. Haamid Bukhari after passing 12th from DPS Srinagar in 2010 joined Bachelors in Management at IUST Awantipora.

Thereafter he was enrolled in prestigious JNU for a masters degree in International Relations. He cleared Civil Services in 2016.  Mr Bukhari after completion of his training and probation was posted as Incharge union ministry of Corporate affairs in Kashmir valley post abrogation of Article 370.

He was given additional charge of Official Liquidator, attached to Hon’ble High Court of J&K and Ladakh.  Apart from these two success stories, there are many selections in JKAS state services from the alumni of DPS Srinagar. Amandeep Singh and Syed Eyad Qadri are two latest examples. Both of them cleared the JKAS exam in 2018-19 and are posted as Tehsildars.