Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is all set to release the notification for the most-cherished exam in the country, UPSC CSE 2022 today, February 02, 2022. Official notification will release on UPSC’s dedicated website upsc.gov.in. After the release of notification, candidates can begin applying for the recruitment drive through the online mode. The commission shall be accepting applications from eligible candidates till February 22, 2022.
The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2022 preliminary test is all set to be conducted on June 02, 2022, through the OMR-based pen-and-paper mode. Candidates will be expected to mark the right options in their answer sheets.
Dip in UPSC CSE Vacancies
Looking at the UPSC CSE 2022 past-year vacancies, one can observe a significant dip in the figures, especially in the last 10 years. In the year 2012, the CSE recruitment drive comprised 1037 vacancies. around 9-10 years later, the number of vacancies reduced to 712 in the UPSC CSE 2021 session. Following are the number of vacancies observed in the last 10 years –
|Year||UPSC CSE Vacancies|
Why the dip in vacancies?
Looking at the number of vacancies in the past 10 years, it is important to note 10-11% is consistent in the figures. Looking at this dip, several news portals are predicting the vacancies to drop below the 700-mark. So, a pertinent question to ask – why is there a drop in UPSC CSE vacancies?
To begin with, UPSC is only responsible for conducting recruitment exams for various governmental departments. So, UPSC is not responsible for deciding the total vacancies under the CSE recruitment drive.
Instead of UPSC, it is the individual ministerial departments that decide on their vacancies and communicate the same to the commission. The commission then collates all the information to determine the final figure. However, it is bit concerning that despite the need for more bureaucrats across the nation, vacancies have been constantly decreasing.
Will it affect the number of registrations?
A dip in UPSC CSE vacancies will most likely not impact the total number of applicants. It wouldn’t discourage or deter potential candidates from applying for the recruitment drive. All it would do is heighten the competition compelling candidates to work harder in order to get recruited. So, instead of focusing and worrying about the vacancies, candidates need to prioritize their preparation.
There is no denying that the competition is tough and pressure is at its peak. However, studying and preparing in the right direction will help candidates come out on top.