The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will start UPSC IAS 2019 Online Registration, on upsc.gov.in. The candidates will be notified through the official notification about the availability of the application form. The application form will be available from the 1st week of Feb 2019. The application forms are available for the candidates online. However, It must be remembered that the application forms will be available on the official website for a limited period of time. Candidates can scroll down to check out the important UPSC IAS application dates. Those who will be appearing for the Civil services examination can find all the important instructions to be followed by them from the information below.
UPSC Civil Services 2019 (IAS) Online Registration
The UPSC Civil Services exam will be open for registration. Candidates who will register for the examination must make sure that they fulfill the basic eligibility criteria. The candidates must be an Indian citizen. The eligible candidates can start registering online after UPSC releases the official notification.
|Availability of notification on the official website||1st week of Feb 2019|
|Application Forms Availability||1st week of Feb 2019|
|Last date for submitting the application form||1st week of Mar 2019|
Application Form: The candidates will be able to download the application form from www.upsc.gov.in
UPSC Civil Services Application Fee
The candidates looking forward to giving the UPSE Civil Services examinations will have to pay the application fee in order to fill the application form. The candidates will be able to pay the application fee both online and offline. Candidates must note that the application fee once paid will not be refunded.
- The application fee for the IAS examination is Rs. 100/-
- SC / ST / Female Candidates are exempted from paying the application fee
Note: These candidates must carry the supportive documents with them at the time of application.
Mode of Payment
The mode of payment to apply for the UPSC IAS examination last year was both Online and Offline. Candidates can choose the mode of payment according to their own convenience. However, it must be noted that the candidates who will choose to make the payment for the application form offline will have to get the pay-in-slip from the official website.
- Online mode for payment of application fee
For paying the fee online the candidate had to remit the application fee amount via Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking The candidate should not make any sort of payments before the release of the official notification.
- “Pay by Cash” – Offline mode for payment of application fee –
The application fee for the UPSC IAS examination could also be paid offline. However, it was required to have the Pay-in-slip generated during the part two of the registration process. After paying the application fee the candidates should not forget to get the receipt of fee payment.
Things to keep in mind while applying for UPSC Civil Services Examination
While applying for the UPSE IAS Examination, the candidates must keep a few things in mind. The candidates can note down the below-mentioned details for the successful application. Not following the below instructions or not providing the required documents will result in rejection of the application.
Provide a valid Email address and mobile number
The candidates who will apply for the UPSC Civil services examination will have to provide their valid E-Mail address at the time of application. The valid E-mail id or the mobile of the candidate is required by the examination body to give important information and updates during and after the application process and at different stages. This registered mobile number and the Email id must be kept active all the time to not miss out on any of the information provided by UPSC. The candidates must make sure that email id’s ending with @nic.in must be directed towards the inbox folder and not the spam folder.
Avoid submitting multiple application forms
This is very common mistake candidates make while applying for the IAS examination. The candidate must always remember not to submit too many application forms. The problem with doing this is that sometimes none of the application forms gets accepted and the candidate again has to start the form submission from the beginning. On the off chance that the candidate will submit more than one application form, he must make sure that the application with higher RID is complete in all respects.
Submit the important certificates
The candidates with any disability or muscle deformity/cerebral palsy must deposit the supportive documents along with their application form. The candidate would be required to have a medical certificate from a Government hospital/Medical board.
How to apply for UPSC Civil Services Examination
The UPSE Civil Services application forms can b easily filled and submitted. Candidates can follow the below mentioned easy steps for getting the application form of UPSC IAS examination. Candidates must ensure they have a stable internet connection before they go online.
Step 1: The candidates will be required to Visit the official website
The candidates who will apply for the UPSC IAS examinations will need to visit the official website to get the application form. Candidates must only visit the official website of UPSC i.e upsc.gov.in to get the application form. Open the drop-down menu to find the application form for UPSC IAS examination.
Step 2: Fill the Application form with valid details
After paying the fee the application form will be available to the applicant. Remember, you have all the time to fill it so be careful while doing so and make sure whatever you fill in the application form is correct and you have the documents supporting your application form to avoid rejection of the form. The details such as Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Address, Permanent mobile number and the other details must be filled carefully. It must be remembered to not submit too many application forms.
Step 4: Upload your signatures and photograph
The next step is to upload your photograph and signatures. This is an easy step but candidates must keep in mind
- Before even beginning to fill the application form, make sure to get the photograph and signatures scanned. Remember, only the JPEG format will be allowed for the images and the signatures
- The size of the Photograph/Signatures must not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB for Photograph and 1 KB for Signatures.
Step 5: Submit the application form
After filling the form with all the required information, the candidate will now have to submit the application form. But before submitting the form, make sure to preview the same and look for the errors. Make sure to check each and everything in the application form and then only submit it. Candidates must remember to not submit more than one application form. In case the candidate has submitted more than one application form, the form with the higher Registration ID will be preferred.
Step 3: Pay the fee
The UPSE Civil Services applicants will have to pay the application fee after filling the application form. The application fee for the UPSC IAS examination is Rs. 100/-
The candidates who belong to the SC/ST/ Persons with benchmark disability categories are exempted from paying the application fee. Female candidates applying for the UPSC IAS examinations also aren’t required to pay the application fee.
Note: A person with the benchmark disability will have to submit the certificate of the disability along with the application form.
The details of the admit card for the UPSC IAS examinations will be made available on the official website. The admit card will be containing the name, date, enrollment number Date of examination and the venue of examination. This is an important document that must be carried safely to the exam hall. The candidates will be required to submit the admit card as and when asked for.