How to Apply for a UPSC Test?

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Insight IAS
Written By
Insight IAS


Grasp the course of UPSC online enlistment, application, and groundwork for IAS Exam 2021.

Competitors who value the fantasy of IAS, IPS, or IFS need to show up in the UPSC Civil Services Examination. Just those competitors who register and apply in the recommended UPSC online structure will be permitted to sit in the test.

The initial step is Registration. Enlistment is the interaction by which a record is made on the UPSC site. Once enlisted, wannabes need to apply on the web and pay the test charges.

UPSC Online Registration

While the Civil Services Examination (CSE) is as yet led the 'paper and pen' way, enrollment and installment of charges for the tests are on the web.

There are two principle sites for UPSC: - where UPSC distributes significant notices with respect to different tests. - where UPSC welcomes applications for different tests.
Hopefuls ought to take note of that all applications to UPSC Civil Services Examination ought to be documented uniquely on the site

The authority UPSC site - - has UPSC test online structures, concede cards, and related data.

"When might I at any point apply online for the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021?"

» You can apply for the Civil Services Exam 2021 from February 10, 2021, until March 02, 2021.

» The warning for UPSC Civil Services Examination for 2021 was distributed on February 10, 2021.

» You could apply for the Civil Services Exam 2021 from February 10, 2021, until March 02, 2021.

» UPSC CSE 2021 Prelims Date: Oct 10, 2021

» UPSC CSE 2021 Mains Date: Jan 7, 2022 (7, 8, 9, 15 and 16 January, 2022)

» UPSC CSE 2021 Interview Date: March-May 2022 (anticipated)

» UPSC CSE 2021 Final Result Date: May 2022 (anticipated)

"When might I at any point apply online for the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2022?"

The notice for UPSC Civil Services Examination for 2022 will be distributed on February 02, 2022. You can apply for UPSC CSE 2022 between February 02, 2022, and February 22, 2022.

» UPSC CSE 2022 Prelims Date: June 05 2022 (Sunday)

» UPSC CSE 2022 Mains Date: September 16 2022 (5 days)

» UPSC CSE 2022 Interview Date: January-March 2024 (anticipated)

» UPSC CSE 2022 Final Result Date: April 2024 (anticipated)

"How might I apply for the UPSC Exam Online?"

You want to apply for every test led by UPSC independently. There are isolated application structures for UPSC Civil Services Exam Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

There is not really muddled about the application interaction. The UPSC CSE 2021 notice will make sense of the IAS application process exhaustively. To get a thought, we are making sense of the means beneath:

The UPSC Civil Services Examination Application Form has two sections - Part I and Part II.

» Steps to fill the Part I of the UPSC CSE 2021 application structure

» Visit the authority site of UPSC -

» Click on the Exam Notifications tab.

» Click on the Apply Online connection.

» Click on the connection accessible for Civil Services Part-I enlistment.

» Peruse the application structure directions cautiously and click on Yes.

Fill in all fundamental data in the part-I application structure, for example, Name, Date of birth, Category, Gender, Email ID, Contact number, Permanent location, Marital status, Parents' names, Community, Educational capability and so on.

When every one of the subtleties are filled in, click on Continue. Check all subtleties in the internet based structure cautiously and tap on Submit.

Steps to fill Part II of the UPSC CSE 2021 application structure

Pay UPSC application charge on the web (through SBI Net Banking/check card/Visa) or disconnected (with cash through SBI bank challan) mode. (Charge - Female/SC/ST/PwBD - Nil; any remaining applicants - Rs 100)

Transfer filtered pictures of photo, mark and personal ID card according to the UPSC particulars.

Enter the data connected with charge installment subtleties and assessment focus.

Click on the 'I Agree' button subsequent to perusing the statement.

On tapping the button, a page with an enlistment number will be produced. Note down the enlistment number. Take a printout of the page.

» How to apply online for UPSC Mains 2021?

Just applicants who meet all requirements for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2021 can apply for UPSC Mains 2021.

The certified competitors need to present the Detailed Application Form I (DAF-I) online on

» How to apply online for UPSC Interview 2021-22?

Just competitors who fit the bill for UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2021 can apply for UPSC Interview 2021.

The certified competitors need to present the Detailed Application Form II (DAF-II) online on

» How to Pay the UPSC Exam Application Charge?

For Prelims and Mains, UPSC gathers a little charge from up-and-comers. Competitors can pay the UPSC Exam application charge in on the web or disconnected mode.

Online mode: Candidates can make online installment of utilization charge by means of Visa/Master/RuPay credit/check card or web banking of SBI

Disconnected mode: Candidates can make disconnected installment of use expenses by paying money at any part of SBI. Candidates who select 'Pay with Cash' mode ought to print the framework created pay-in-slip during part II enrollment and store the expense at the counter of the SBI Branch on the following working day as it were. Up-and-comers should take note that the 'Pay with Cash' mode will be deactivated one day before the application cycle closes.

Nonetheless, competitors who have produced their compensation in-slip before the cycle is deactivated can make the installment at any SBI branch during banking hours on the end date.

Fundamental Exam Fee: Rs. 100 for General/OBC Male Candidates

Mains Exam Fee: Rs. 200 for General/OBC Male Candidates

Note: Females/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability are absolved from the installment of expenses.

Particular of Candidate's Photo and Signature in UPSC Application

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Signature: Size 1 KB - 40 KB

» UPSC Helpdesk Quantities of Guidance

In the event of any direction/data/explanation in regards to applications, candidature and so on applicants can contact UPSC's Facilitation Counter close to door C of its grounds face to face or over phone number 011-24485271/011-24481125/011-24098544 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.

» How to Pull Out the UPSC CSE Application?

The competitors can pull out UPSC application by doing the accompanying advances:

» Visit the authority site -

» Click on the 'What's going on' segment

» Go to the Withdrawal of Application: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021

» On the new screen, click on the connection given for withdrawal

» Con the Application withdrawal interface given at the right corner

» Peruse the guidelines and snap on the Yes button

» Enter your enlistment id and press proceed

Enter the accompanying subtleties: (1) Name (2) Gender (4) Date of Birth (4) Father's Name (5) Mother's Name (6) Mobile Number (7) email id

Select the choice for the withdrawal of the application and press concur.

In the above way, the competitors can pull out their UPSC CSE 2021 application.

» How to Download UPSC E-concede Card Online?

Rather than lobby tickets (paper), UPSC presently gives the e-concede cards. Once applied, applicants can download an e-concede card several months before the test. Competitors then need to take a printout of the equivalent and carry it to the test corridor.

Number of competitors who apply for the UPSC Civil Services Exam

Prelims - About 10,00,00 (10 lakh) applicants apply consistently. Notwithstanding, something like 5 lakh competitors show up on the test day.

Mains - About 10500 competitors who fit the bill for the UPSC primer test apply for UPSC Main test.

Interview - About 2200 applicants who fit the bill for the UPSC Main test apply for UPSC Interview.

» Tests Led by UPSC

UPSC conducts numerous tests like Civil Services Examination (CSE), Engineering Services Examination (ESE), Indian Forestry Services Examination (IFoS), Central Armed Police Forces Examination (CAPF), Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS).

Among the tests, the Civil Services Examination is generally viewed as the most renowned test.

UPSC Notification

UPSC Exam notice will be distributed on the site

This will likewise be delivered as a Gazette warning.

» UPSC Syllabus for IAS Exam

UPSC prospectus for Civil Services Examination will be distributed exhaustively on the test warning.

UPSC Exam Results

The aftereffect of the UPSC CSE Prelims 2021 test will be proclaimed by mid-November 2021 (conditional).

Mains 2021 outcomes can be anticipated around February 2022 (conditional).

Eventual outcomes of UPSC CSE 2021 can be anticipated around May 2022 (provisional).

» UPSC Online Marksheets

Characteristics of all up-and-comers who showed up in the Civil Services Examination will be proclaimed on the UPSC Online Website.

Marks, cut off imprints, and answer keys of UPSC CSE 2021 will be transferred on the UPSC Online site solely after the whole course of the Civil Services Examination, 2021 is over for example after the statement of the eventual outcome.