UPSC Recruitment 2022

Archivist, Specialist and Scientist ‘B’ 

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is now seeking online applications from competent candidates for the roles of Archivist (General), Specialist Grade III (Pediatrics), and Scientist ‘B.’ At, potential candidates have the opportunity to submit their applications for the vacant vacancies till the 29th of December, 2022.

UPSC Jobs 2022 Notification

Job Location: All India

Organization Name Union Public Service Commission
Post Name Archivist, Specialist, Scientist
No. of Vacancies 19
Educational Qualification Master’s Degree, Diploma, graduate, MBBS degree
Official Website
Mode Online

Vacancies & Eligibility Criteria

There are a total of 19 positions open, 13 of which are for General Archivists, 5 for Specialists III in Pediatrics, and 1 for a Scientist B in Neutron Activation Analysis.

  • Archivist: Required education for the position of archivist is a master’s degree in history from an accredited institution or institute, with a concentration in modern Indian history. Research or teaching experience in Modern Indian History at the undergraduate level in a recognised institution or university; 
  • Specialist Grade III: Diploma in Archives and Record Management from a recognised university or institute and two years of experience in an Archives Office in a supervisory capacity; or A recognised MBBS degree qualification. after receiving the first postgraduate degree, either three years of experience in the relevant specialty or superspecialty, or five years of experience in the concerned specialty or superspecialty after receiving the postgraduate diploma.
  • Scientist ‘B’: Holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry or Physics or Forensic Science from an accredited university or institute; the candidate’s Bachelor of Science degree must have included Chemistry or Physics as one of the required courses for all three years of the programme. Three years of expertise with analytical techniques and research within those methods in the area of neutron activation analysis, gained from an organisation or institution that is recognised by the government.


  1.  English as one of the subjects studied at the degree level;
  2. Diploma or Certificate in Computer Applications or Information Technology; 
  3. Certificate of proficiency in foreign or other Indian languages besides candidate’s mother tongue from a recognised university or institute.
Post Vacancy Age Pay
Archivist (General) 13 max 30 yrs level 8
Specialist Grade III (Paediatrics) 5 max 40 yrs level 11
Scientist ‘B’ 1 max 35 yrs level 10

NOTE-I: The Qualifications may be waived in the case of applicants who are otherwise highly qualified at the discretion of the Union Public Service Commission for reasons to be noted in writing.

NOTE-II: If the Union Public Service Commission is of the opinion that a sufficient number of candidates from this community possessing the requisite experience are not likely to be available to fill the vacancies reserved for them, then the Union Public Service Commission may, at its discretion, relax the qualification(s) regarding experience, for reasons to be recorded in writing.


Implement the various provisions of the Public Records Act 1993 and Public Records Rules 1997 by performing/undertaking appraisal of records, vetting of records retention schedule, inspection of Departmental Records Rooms, and editing/annotating/publishing historical documents. 

Things to Keep In Mind

a) Applicants are asked to submit their applications only online in response to this advertising on the Online Recruitment Application (ORA) website, which can be found at Applicants should NOT write to the Commission in order to get application forms. They are also asked to read the specifics of the vacancies and the directions that have been published here as well as on the website as thoroughly as they can before applying.

b) The age limit that is shown next to every item is the standard age restriction; however, the age limit may be lowered for SC/ST applicants by up to 5 years and for OBC candidates by up to 3 years with regard to openings that have been reserved for them. Candidates who identify as SC/ST/OBC are required to provide a caste certificate in the stipulated format. Please check the appropriate paragraphs of the document titled “Instructions and Additional Information to Candidates for Recruitment by Selection” for information about age concessions that apply to other categories of candidates.

c) In order to be eligible for the benefits of community reservation, a candidate’s specific caste must be listed on the list of reserved communities that is published by the Central Government. Otherwise, the applicant will not be eligible for the benefits of community reservation. If a candidate completes the application form and states that he or she belongs to the SC/ST/OBC/General category, but then later writes to the Commission to alter his or her category, the Commission is not obligated to consider the applicant’s request to modify his or her category.

d) Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD), as mentioned under different item(s) in the VACANCY DETAILS, are eligible to apply for the appropriate postings even if the post is not reserved for them but has been designated as Suitable. This is the case even if the post is not reserved for them but has been identified as Suitable. On the other hand, such applicants will be taken into consideration based on the general merit criteria for selection to such posts. Only those who suffer from a relevant handicap that accounts for at least 40 percent of their total disability will be eligible for the benefit of reservation and other relaxations that are authorised under the regulations. 

e) In situations in which a sufficient number of eligible Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) candidates are not available for interview for posts that have been exclusively reserved for them and identified as being suitable for them, the experience qualification may be relaxed (upto 50%) in order to get an adequate number of candidates in accordance with the norms that have been laid out. This pertains to the number of years spent accumulating experience, not the experience itself.

f) Candidates are cautioned that while they are filling out the application form, they should not include any particulars that are incorrect and should not omit any information that is significant. Candidates are further cautioned that they should under no circumstances modify, edit, or meddle in any other way with any entry that is included in a document or its copy that has been authenticated or certified by them, nor should they present a document that has been tampered with or forged. If there is any error or inconsistency between two or more of these papers or their attested or certified copies, an explanation about this discrepancy should be supplied. This applies whether there is one discrepancy or several discrepancies.

Fee To Be Paid For Application

  1. Candidates must pay a fee of Rs. 25/- (Rupees Twenty Five) solely using the SBI’s online banking service, a Visa/Mastercard, or a debit/credit card at any SBI branch.
  2. No application cost for members of the Socially and Economically Disadvantaged, People with Disabilities, or Women from any group. 
  3. Candidates who identify as male and who are members of the racial categories of “general,” “other black,” or “economically disadvantaged” are not eligible for a “fee exemption” and must pay the full amount.
  4. If an application is submitted without the required fee, it will be denied immediately. There is no way to appeal a decision to reject you.
  5. Once the fee has been paid, it cannot be returned or used for any other test or selection.

How To Apply?

  1. Candidates are required to submit their applications using the online platform found at Any application that was submitted using a method other than the one specified above will be immediately dismissed.
  2. Candidates are required to upload the documents and certificates in support of all of the claims made by them in the application, such as Date of Birth, Experience (preferably in prescribed format), Desirable Qualification(s), etc. or any other information, separately against each claim in pdf file in such a way that the file size does not exceed 1 MB for the respective aforesaid modules and 2 MB for the “UPLOAD OTHER DOCUMENT” module, and is legible when a printout is taken. The applicant may choose to scan the required papers and certifications using a grayscale resolution of 200 dots per inch.
  3. In the Document Submit Module, you are not permitted to upload any of the following documents: a pay stub, a resume, an appointment letter, a letter of resignation, an unsigned experience certificate, etc.
  4. Certificate of Matriculation or 10th Standard or equivalent stating date of birth, or mark sheet of Matriculation or 10th Standard or equivalent issued by Central or State Board indicating date of birth in support of claim of age. In cases when a student’s date of birth is not included on certificates or mark sheets given by relevant educational boards, a school leaving certificate with the student’s date of birth should be provided (in case of Tamil Nadu& Kerala).
  5. A certificate of a degree or diploma as evidence of the educational qualification that is being claimed. In the event that neither the degree nor the diploma certificate can be produced, a temporary certificate together with mark sheets for each year of study is required.
  6. Order or letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications claimed, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated, in respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as an equivalent qualification in accordance with the requirements of the advertisement.
  7. Certificate(s) in the required proforma from the Head(s) of Organization(s)/Department(s) for the full experience claimed, showing the basic pay and consolidated pay, and explicitly identifying the period of employment (day, month, and year). The certificate(s) in question should also include an explanation of the type of the work done and the experience gained in the position(s) held, together with its tenure (s).
  8. The Experience Certificate has to be supplied in the appropriate format in order to be considered for the role. The Commission will evaluate your experience certificate based on its own qualities, even if it is not in the standard proforma but does include all of the data described above.
  9. Caste certificate by candidate seeking reservation as SC/ ST/ OBC, in the prescribed proforma from the competent authority indicating clearly the candidate’s Caste, the Act/ Order under which the Caste is recognised as SC/ ST/ OBC, and the village/ town the candidate is ordinarily a resident of. 
  10. Regardless of whether the selection is made solely by interview or by Recruitment Test followed by interview, the category-wise minimum level of suitability in interviews will be UR/EWS-50 marks, OBC-45 marks, and SC/ST/PwBD-40 marks, with the total marks of the interview being 100. This applies whether the selection is made only by interview or by Recruitment Test followed by interview.
  11. In the event that candidates are chosen based on their performance in a Recruitment Test (RT), which is then followed by an interview, the applicant will be required to reach a minimum level of appropriateness in their particular category during the interview stage.

Important Dates

Starting Date: 10 December, 2022

Lat Date: 29th December, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the pay scale of the job vacancies?

Candidates will get consolidated monthly compensation ranging from 75,400/- to 91,100/-.

What is the Application Fee?

Fee of the Application:

For Candidates in General and Other Backward Classes: 25/-

For candidates belonging to SC, ST, or PwBD: Nil

How to Apply For UPSC Recruitment 2022?

Applying Procedure for the UPSC Recruitment 2022:

  • Check out the official announcement made by the UPSC.
  • Check that the information of the notification are correct.
  • Follow the link to submit your application online.
  • Complete the required online application form that may be found here.
  • Please upload all of the necessary documentation.
  • Make sure you’ve paid the application cost.
  • Check everything again, and then send in the application using the online form.