Important Instructions For Filling UPSC Civil Services Pre
Online Application 2015
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
(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
(c) Application being rejected on the grounds of swapping of photograph with
that of signature.
(d) Only PART-I of the application submitted to the Commission and thus their
application is incomplete because of non-submission of PART-II.
(e) Applicant submitted multiple applications, however fee deposited (TID**)
against a particular application (RID*) is mentioned for other application
having different RID.
(f) Applicant having submitted PART-I, but failing to complete PART-2
registration. Applicant must complete PART-2 registration by uploading
appropriate photograph and signature, paying admissible fee and giving his
choice of examination centre for CS(P), etc.
(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
* TID is Transaction ID, which is given by Bank official when
the applications deposit his/her fee through “Cash” mode. TID is automatically
generated when “Internet Banking” or “credit/debit card “mode is used for making
the fee payment. ** RID is Registration ID, which is generated by the system
when the application completes PART-I registration of his/her application.
***Fictitious payment cases are those cases for which the Commission does not
receive any information from the bank authorities to which the applicant has
claimed to have deposited his/her fees.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING ONLINE APPLICATION FORM for Civil Services
(Preliminary) Examination 2015
1. Applicants are advised to carefully go through the
detailed Notice of Civil Services Examination, 2015 – No. 09/2015-CSP and
10/2015-IFoS, which can be viewed on the website of the Commission (www.upsc.gov.in)
in Examination submenu.
2. To apply for CS (P), applicant should click on the link
available on the website of the Commission (www.upsc.gov.in) (UPSC ONLINE
APPLICATIONS). This will take the candidate to the http://www.upsconline.nic.in/.
OR The applicant can directly visit http://www.upsconline.nic.in/ website to
fill up the application. Screen as given will appear.
3. Click on “ONLINE
APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC” link. This would take you
to the sample screen as shown below:
5. Click on the Part 1 registration given against Notice No.
09/2015-CSP. This will lead you to the Part 1 Registration Form. The Part-I
Registration is done in 2 steps in which the applicants have to fill in the
requisite information, particulars and details asked for.
6. Applicant must fill in all the required fields. Fields marked with red
STAR (*) are mandatory and essential to be filled in by the applicant.
6.1 Name: As recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination
Certificate. Applicants are not to use any prefix such as Mr. or Ms. etc unless
their name consists of only 3 letters, as 4 letters are mandatory for NAME
6.2 Gender: To select from Male/Female.
6.3 Date of Birth: As recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary
6.4 Father’s Name: Applicant should not use any prefix such as Shri or
6.5 Mother’s Name: Applicant should not use any prefix such as Shri or
Dr. etc. ?
6.6 Nationality: Should opt from Indian/Others. Applicant should note
that only Indian citizens are eligible for Indian Administrative Service/Indian
6.7 Marital Status: Applicant should choose from Unmarried /Married
/Widow/ Widower/ Divorcee.
6.8 Physically Challenged: Applicant should indicate by ‘Yes/ No’.
6.9 PH Category: There are three categories i.e Ortho,
Blind/Low Vision, and Deaf-Mute. Applicants with less than 40% disability will
be considered as NON-PH and they are not eligible for claiming age relaxation
under the Rules. For other details, applicant may refer to the Detailed Notice
of this Examination.
6.10 Physically challenged certificate date: Date of issue of the
Certificate is mandatory.
6.11 Community: Applicant should fill the appropriate
category from General/ OBC/ SC/ ST. Applicants who belongs to OBCs but come
under the 'Creamy Layer’ is not entitled to OBC reservation as per Rules. Such
type of applicants will be treated as belonging to General category.
6.12 If you belong to Minority: In case of yes, should choose
appropriate ‘Minority’ option.
6.13 Fee Remission Claimed: Admissible only to SC/ST, PH and Female
6.14 Educational Qualification: Applicant should fill the appropriate
6.15 Address: Applicant should fill the correct address for
communication, including his/ her mobile number and e-mail address.
7. Click on “Continue” button at bottom of the page to go to the next
step. This would take you to page asking for Claiming Age relaxation
8. Here the system asks if the candidate wishes to apply for
‘Age Relaxation’. The candidate will be given the option to select the category
under which he/she is applying for age relaxation. (Candidates are advised to
refer to the detailed Notice No. 09/2015-CSP which is available in the website
9. After filling Claiming Age Relaxation, applicant must click on “Continue”
button at bottom of the page to proceed to the next step
10. Percentage at Graduate level: This must be filled correctly. In
case of 'CGPA' please fill as per the Rules of concerned Board/ University/
11. Have you appeared at CSP 2011: Have you appeared
at CSP, 2011 but are otherwise ineligible for Civil Services Examination, 2015
either due to completion of the number of attempts available for CSE, 2015 or
due to attainment of upper age limit on the crucial date for Examination as per
CSE, 2015 Rules? The candidates must ensure that they had appeared at CSP, 2011
before applying for CSE, 2015 if they are otherwise ineligible either in terms
of age limit or in number of attempts. Any false statement in this regard may
invite an action under the Rule 14 of the CSE, Rules, 2015 by the Commission.
12. No. of Attempts already made in Civil Services Examination: Must
be filled correctly.
13. Specific Details for Civil Services (Main)
Examination, viz. Centre for CSM Examination, Optional Subject for Paper VI
& VII, Language Medium for Examination for Paper I to Paper VII, information
regarding hailing from Arunachal Pradesh/ Manipur/ Meghalaya/ Mizoram/ Nagaland/
Sikkim and whether claiming exemption from appearing in INDIAN LANGUAGE FOR
Note: Applicants must fill these fields carefully
as no request for change in these fields at a later stage (i.e. DAF ) will be
13.1 Centre for Examination (Main): To be selected from the given list
of 23 centers in dropdown menu.
13.2 Optional Subject for Paper VI & VII: To be selected from the
given list in dropdown menu.
13.3 Language Medium for Examination for Paper I to Paper VII: To be
selected from the dropdown menu carefully.
13.4 Information regarding hailing from Arunachal
Pradesh/ Manipur /Meghalaya /Mizoram /Nagaland /Sikkim and claiming exemption
from appearing in INDIAN LANGUAGE FOR PAPER A should be selected either Yes or
13.5. Applicants selecting ‘No’ in para 12.4 have to select the
Language for Paper A.
13. Specific Details for Indian Forest Service’s
Examination: viz, Centre for IFoS (Main) Examination from the list of 10
centres. First Optional Subject and Second Optional Subject: Applicants must
fill these fields carefully since no request for change in this information at
any later stage (i.e DAF) will be considered.
13.1 Centre for IFoS (Main) Examination: To be selected from the given
list of 10 centres in dropdown menu.
13.2 First Optional Subject: To be selected from the given list in
13.3 Second Optional Subject: To be selected from the given list in
dropdown menu. List of other optional subjects comprise only those subjects
which are permissible along with the first optional subject already chosen as
per the rules of notification.
13.4 Attempts already made in IFoS Examination: To be filled
14. Click on “Continue” button at bottom of the page
to proceed to the next step. 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 are correctly filled. No change/ edit request of any
information filled by the applicants on the submitted application would be
allowed at any subsequent stage of the examination process. However, application
may be submitted by the applicant to correct its earlier mistake with requisite
fee in case not a fee exempted candidate.
15. When an applicant clicks on I Agree button, his/her
eligibility for age relaxation and other criteria is automatically checked by
the system. With the correct eligibility, 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’, ‘Examination Centre’ etc. opted by the candidate.
16. The applicant is also intimated that he has completed
PART-I of the Registration of Online Application procedure. The applicants may
however note that Application would be treated as incomplete and rejected unless
accompanied with Part-II Registration.
17. APPLICANTS 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.
:: PART-II Registration ::
18. Once PART-I of the Online Application procedure is
completed, an applicant has to complete the PART-II Registration for the
successful Online Application Submission by clicking on the link ‘click here’
under Part-II Registration on the website
PART-II REGISTRATION COMPRISES THREE STEPS:-
- FEE PAYMENT (SC/ST/PH/Female are exempted from fee
- EXAMINATION CENTRE for Civil Services (Prelims)
HAS TO BE CHOSEN FROM THE AVAILABLE DROP DOWN MENU.
- UPLOADING OF PHOTOGRAPH and SIGNATURE
19. 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 ANY VISA/MASTER DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD ISSUED BY
- THEY CAN PAY ONLINE USING THE INTERNET BANKING FACILITY OF THE STATE
BANK OF INDIA/STATE BANK OF BIKANER & JAIPUR/STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD/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.
20. APPLICANTS 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 should deposit the fee in cash at any branch of STATE
BANK OF INDIA. The Bank will not accept any other pay-in slip or challan than
the one printed through the “Print Bank Pay-in-Slip” OPTION of this Online
Application. After receipt of cash, the Bank would stamp the pay-in-slip and
also provide a “TRANSACTION ID” as indicated on the Challan Form as SBI Journal
Number. After paying fee through Cash Mode, The candidate would have to go to
the website (www.upsconline.nic.in) again and fill the transaction id and other
details with PART-II Registration process.
21. After filling fee details (in case of cash payment) or paying fee through
other than Cash mode, the application must click on the Continue button provided
at the bottom of the page.
22. In next step, Applicant must fill in the Centre of Examination for Civil
Services (Prelims) and click on the submit button given at the bottom of the
23. Photo and Signature Upload: Applicants have to upload
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. Each of the images of the
photograph/signature should not exceed 40 KB in size (for photograph, the pixel
size is 140 pixels height x 110 pixels width and for signature it should be 110
pixels height x 140 pixels width) and also to be ensured that the uploaded
photograph/signature are proper and clear.
24. After uploading a fresh page shows the preview of the
uploaded images by the candidate. Here the candidate is advised to see his/her
uploaded photograph that the photograph is clearly visible/identifiable in the
upper row and the specimen signature in the lower row. In no case these rows
should be swapped and uploaded photograph and specimen signature must be clearly
identifiable / visible, otherwise the candidature of the candidate is liable to
be cancelled by the commission and no representation from the candidate will be
entertained by the commission regarding any change for the wrong data uploaded
/filled up by the candidate. If the candidate is satisfied with the uploaded
images he may CONFIRM the uploading of photograph and signature by clicking on
Confirm Upload button. If by any reason uploaded images are not up to the mark
then the candidate can RELOAD these images by clicking on the Reload Photograph
and/or Reload Signature button. They can view reloaded Photograph/signature by
clicking on “Image refresh” button. The software will not save photograph and
signature of the candidate unless he confirms the upload by clicking on Confirm
25. Applicants should satisfy themselves about the quality of photograph &
signature files upload. Applications having poor quality photo or signature
files are liable to be rejected
26. In a next step, through a fresh page the applicant is intimated that
their application has been submitted successfully. This page has also a link to
view the complete application. Applicants are advised to take printout of their
completed application right after they have completed the application process.
27. To view the application submitted by the candidate a link View/Print
Application is also given on the home page.
28. 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 they are advised to take
printout of the Online Application and retain it for further communication with
29. The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they
fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission
at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to
satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
30. Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that
his candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The Commission takes
up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents
at subsequent stages of examination process.
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS :
The candidates must ensure that they have completed the Online Application
for CSP, 2015 (including filling up of Part-I and Part-II of the Form) before
11:59 P.M of 19th June, 2015 after which the web-link will be disabled.