Check UPSC Online Application Procedure details. If you want to know about how to apply for UPSC Exams here is the UPSC ONLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURE. Civil Services Examination is the most prestigious examination conducted by UPSC. Here you can find out UPSC online application procedure in detailed. You can also know common reasons where an applicant’s online application is being rejected by UPSC. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice. The candidates can apply through the link provided on this page. The UPSC site can be best viewed in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 and above for online application submission.
UPSC Online Application Procedure
Instruction For Filling Online Application For UPSC
- Log on to http://www.UPSConline.nic.in/to access the home page of the “ONLINE APPLICATION”.
- Click on “Online application for various examinations of UPSC”
- Place the mouse over the ‘Examination’ menu. The link would display a set of two options namely “PART-I Registration” and “PART-II Registration”.
- Clicking on “PART-I Registration” link would take you to the list of all the active examinations, where you can select to apply for any of the listed examination by clicking on the link “Click Here” against each exam.
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UPSC Online Application Procedure Part 1 – Registration
Here the system inter-alia asks for Candidate’s Personal Information including ‘Name’, ‘DOB’, ‘Father’s name’, ‘Mother’s name’, ‘Address’ and category, ‘Community the candidate belongs to (General, OBC, SC, ST), whether ‘Fee Remission’ is claimed etc. Instructions are given below each field, which may be read carefully and followed strictly.
[Candidates may note that Female, SC and ST, candidates are not required to pay fee. When the candidates choose ST or SC in “Community” field; or Female in the “SEX” field, “YES” response is indicated in the “fee remission claimed” field by default which they are not required to change. These candidates will not be taken through the “fee payment details page” where the candidates are supposed to fill in the Payment Details while filling up Part-II of the Online Application.]
Click on “Continue” button at bottom of the page to go to the second page.
On this page Information about preferences for “IMA” NA” “AFA” and “OTA “is to be given. The preferences are to be given using numbers 0/1/2/3/4. You have to enter at least one preference.
Since Female candidates are eligible for OTA only, they should indicate OTA as the only preference.
Candidates who desire to join Air Force Academy, must indicate AFA as first choice. If a candidate does not want to indicate AFA as his preference then he must indicate “o” against it.
On this page you are also required to indicate, whether you have or are likely to have NCC “C” certificate (Sr. Division) and whether you are serving in the armed forces.
On this page you are also required to indicate whether you belong to a Sainik School. The response is to be furnished by using “Yes” or “No”.
Click on “Continue” button at bottom of the page to go to the fourth page.
Here the system displays all the information provided by the candidate in the application form for verification. ‘Update’ button is also provided therein at the bottom of the Online Application details to move back and make any correction in the information filled in. The candidates are advised to check the filled in details and satisfy themselves that all information is correctly filled up. No change in information filled in by the candidates would be allowed at any subsequent stage of the examination process.
Here the system Displays the system generated unique ‘Registration ID’ along with the essential identification information about the candidate viz. ‘Name’, ‘Father’s Name’, ‘Mother’s name’, ‘DOB’, ‘Address’, E-mail ID etc. opted by the candidate. The candidate is also intimated that he has completed PART-I of the Registration of Online Application procedure. The candidates may however note that Application would be treated as incomplete and rejected unless accompanied with Part-II Registration.
Here PART-I of the Online Application procedure is completed. A candidate has to complete the PART-II Registration for the successful Online Application submission.
[ CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO TAKE A PRINT OF THIS PAGE BY CLICKING ON THE “Print” OPTION AVAILABLE BELOW NOTE-2 THEREIN. THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO INPUT THEIR REGISTRATION ID and DOB at subsequent stages.
CANDIDATES OPTING TO DEPOSIT FEE IN CASH ARE ADVISED TO TAKE PRINT OF PAY-IN SLIP BY USING THE OPTION “Print Bank Pay-in-Slip”. Using this pay-in slip, they can deposit the fee in cash at any branch of STATE BANK OF INDIA
UPSC ONLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURE PART-II
The Process UPSC Exam Registration Comprises Three Steps:-
- FEE PAYMENT
- EXAMINATION CENTRE HAS TO BE CHOSEN FROM THE AVAILABLE DROP DOWN MENU.
- UPLOADING OF PHOTOGRAPH
- UPLOADING OF SIGNATURE
Candidate has the option to either agree or disagree with the contents of Declaration by clicking on ‘I have read Declaration & Agree’ or ‘I Do Not Agree’ buttons. Accepting to agree only will submit the candidate’s Online Application.
FOR FEE PAYMENT CANDIDATES HAVE THREE OPTIONS:–
- THEY CAN PAY CASH AT ANY BRANCH OF STATE BANK OF INDIA THROUGH THE PAY-IN-SLIP GENERATED BY THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS.
- THEY CAN PAY ONLINE USING THE INTERNET BANKING FACILITY OF THE STATE BANK OF INDIA/STATE BANK OF BIKANER & JAIPUR/STATE BANK OF HYDERBAND/STATE BANK OF MYSORE/STATE BANK OF PATIALA/STATE BANK OF TRAVANCORE IF THEY ARE CUSTOMERS OF THESE BANKS AND HAVING THEIR INTERNET BANKING FACILITY.
- THEY CAN PAY ONLINE USING ANY VISA/MASTER DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD ISSUED BY ANY BANK/INSTITUTION.
NOTE: That they have scanned images of their photograph and signature # in .jpg format, each of which should not exceed 40 KB in size and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB in size for the signature. Candidates applying online need NOT send hard copy of the Online Application filled by them online or any other document/certificate/testimonial to the Union Public Service Commission. However it is very essential they take a printout of the Online Application and retain it for further communication with the Commission.
Candidate may click here to download exhaustive samples of rejected applications (.pdf) in .ZIP Format.
I hope this article may helpful in clarifying all doubts in UPSC online application procedure , mode of payment and common reasons where an applicant’s online application being rejected. The applications can be submitted via online mode only. So, hurry up candidates and apply online as soon as possible before the link gets deactivated.
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