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Application Procedure For CS Exam

The Application Procedure for the Civil Services Examination has been changed from the year 2012. Now you can no longer post application forms, instead you have to apply online. No other mode for submission of applications is allowed.

Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in .

Important Dates of Civil Service Exam
Date of Notification 23rd April, 2016
Last date for submission applications in online 20th May 2016
Date of Commencing Preliminary Exam 7th August, 2016
Date of Commencing Main Exam 3rd December, 2016
The result of the written examination is expected to be far.

The Online Applications can be filled up to 20th May 2016, 11.59 pm after which the link will be disabled.

Candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate 3 weeks before the date of examination. The eAdmission Certificate will be available on www.upsc.gov.in for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.

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(a) Candidates are required to apply online using the website http://www.upsconline. nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the abovementioned website.

The applicants are advised to submit only single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

(b) All candidates, whether already in Government Service, Government owned industrial under takings or other similar organisations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission.Persons already in Government Service,whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as workcharged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are however, required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing to their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled.

NOTE 1 : 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 Admission Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be evaluated and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation.

NOTE-2: Suitable provisions for information regarding use of scribes by the blind candidates and candidates with Locomotor Disability and Cerebral Palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment) have been made in the online application at the time of the initial online application itself.

NOTE-3: Candidates appearing in CS(P) Examination, 2016 will be required to indicate information such as (a) detail of centres for Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (b)Optional subject to be selected for the examination, (c) medium of examination for Civil Services (Main) Examination and (d) compulsory Indian Language for Civil Services (Main) Examination at the time of the filling up online application itself.

NOTE 4 : Candidates are not required to submit alongwith their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding Age, Educational Qualifications, Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes and Physically disabled etc. which will be verified at the time of the Main examination only. The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. Preliminary Examination, Main (Written) Examination and Interview Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the Preliminary Examination, Main (written) Examination and Interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.

Syllabus of Civil Service Preliminary Examination