Step by Step Guidance for UPSC IAS/IFS, Civil Services Examination - 2019 Online Application Form

Step by Step Guidance for UPSC IAS/IFS, Civil Services Examination - 2019 Online Application Form

Instructions for filling online Application Form of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination

Before applying for the CS (P)/IFoS (P) Examination, the candidates are requested to check their eligibility (w.r.t. minimum educational qualification, age etc.) given in the Notice of the Examination available on Commission’s website.

Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This Photo ID Card will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test.

The candidates who are required to pay the examination fee must ensure that the fee is paid by them. The examination fees once paid, either for Civil Services Examination or Indian Forest Service Examination will not be
refunded under any circumstances. It may also be noted that the fee once paid for one application is not allowed to be adjusted against another application.

Candidates appearing in CS (P) Examination, 2019/Indian Forest Service (P)Examination, 2019 will be required to indicate information such as (a) detail of centers for Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest
Service (Main) Examination (if opted) (b) Optional subject to be selected for the examination, (c) Medium of Examination for Civil Services (Main) Examination, (d) Medium of Examination for Optional Subject if he/she
chooses any Indian Language as the Medium of Examination for Civil Services (Main) Examination and (e) compulsory Indian Language for Civil Services (Main) Examination at the time of the filling up online application
itself. The Medium of Examination or the Optional Subject, once opted, cannot be changed at later stage.

While filling in his/her Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice of centre for the Examination. If any candidate appears at a centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in
his/her Admit Card, the papers of such a candidate will not be evaluated and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation.

Suitable provisions for information regarding use of scribes by the Persons with Benchmark Disability who are eligible to avail the facility of scribe have been made in the online application at the time of the initial online
application itself.

Applicants are requested to note that before filling the online application they may have a careful look on the common reasons where an applicant’s online application is being rejected by the Commission. Applicants are therefore advised to be careful enough so that chances of their applications being rejected are minimized to the best possible extent and their effort is not lost due to the reasons which can be avoided by them if they remain slightly more careful while submitting their application to the Commission. The Experience of Commission (UPSC) shows that major rejection happens due to the following reasons:-

a) Application being rejected on the grounds of bad quality of submitted photograph.
b) Application being rejected on the grounds of bad quality of submitted signature.
c) Application being rejected on the grounds of swapping of photograph with that of signature.
d) Only PART-I of the application is submitted to the Commission and thus their application is incomplete because of non-submission of PART-II.
e) Fee Payment details against one Registration ID has been submitted to another Registration ID (Fee once paid against single registration ID, is not allowed to be adjusted against another RID*).
f) Applicant having submitted PART-I, but failing to complete Part 2 registration. Applicant must complete part 2 registrations by uploading appropriate photograph and signature, paying admissible fee and giving his choice of examination centre for CSP.
g) Application being rejected on the grounds of non submission of payment proof to the Commission within specified time in case of fictitious payment **cases (which are intimated to the applicant through e-mail as well as
published on the website of the Commission within 2 weeks after the last date of receipt of online application).

Important Dates:

  • The Online Applications can be filled up to 18th March, 2019 till 6:00 P.M. after which the link will be disabled

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Courtesy: UPSC


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