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IAS 2021 Application Form: Steps to Know Online Form Fill Up, Registration Date

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Jan 19, 2021

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IAS 2021 Application form will be released in online medium (upsc.gov.in) by UPSC by 10 February 2021 tentatively. The last date of the name enrollment for IAS 2021 will be in March 2021 (tentatively). If the candidates fulfill the eligibility criteria of UPSC IAS 2021, then they can appear for the exam. Registration, documents upload, and application fee payment are the steps to complete the UPSC IAS application form fill up process.

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IAS Important Dates

UPSC IAS 2021 Important dates

UPSC has released the official dates regarding IAS Exam 2021:

Events Important Dates
IAS Mains exam 2020 January 8-17, 2021
IAS 2021 application form date February 2021 (Tentative)
Last date to apply for the IAS form March 2021 (Tentative)
Last Date to pay the IAS Exam Fee March 2021 (Tentative)
UPSC IAS admit card date May 2021
UPSC CSE preliminary exam date June 2021
UPSC IAS Mains exam date To be announced
IAS Application Process

IAS 2021 Application Process

How to Apply Online for UPSC IAS 2021 Exam?

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2021 Application Form will be available on the official website from February 12, 2021. Furthermore, candidates are advised to gather their documents before beginning the registration process of IAS 2021. Steps to be followed to fill the form are given below:

IAS Application Form

Step 1 – UPSC IAS 2021 Registration

  1. Visit the official website i.e. upsc.gov.in
  2. Click on the link ‘UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021’ under the Active Examinations section
  3. Candidates have to fill in their Personal, Educational, Parental, and Employment details.
  4. There will be six modules, keep saving each module after filling the details.
  5. You can make changes before the final submission. No changes would be possible after the final submission, hence fill IAS 2021 Application Form very carefully
  6. Some of the columns would be auto-filled with details fetched from your registration form.
  7. These details cannot be changed, however, in case of any error, separate representation can be made to the commission.

Step 2 – UPSC IAS 2021 Application Fee

  1. Candidates can make the payment through online or offline mode
  2. For online payment, candidates may use credit card/debit card/Rupay card or Internet Banking Services.
  3. For offline payment, download the e-challan and submit the fee in cash at SBI bank branches on the next day itself.
  4. The detailed Application Form Fee for examination is INR 100.
  5. After fee payment, download and save the filled-in IAS 2021 Application Form.

Note: Female applicants and SC/ST/ PwD category candidates are exempted from paying the fee.

Step 3 – UPSC IAS 2021 Center Selection

  1. Now candidates will get an option to select the examination center.
  2. Candidates can select the exam city of their choice.

Step 4 – Uploading Photograph and Signature

Candidates have to upload the following documents in UPSC 2021 Application Form in the prescribed specifications:

Images Size Dimension Format
Photograph 3Kb – 40Kb 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm .JPG
Signature 1Kb – 40Kb 3.5 cm X 1.5 cm .JPG

Step 5 – Agreeing to Declaration

  1. The last step is to Click On ‘I Agree’ and after that candidates can submit their online application form.
  2. Candidates can take a print out of the application form for future reference.
IAS Application Fees

IAS Application Fees

A fee of INR 100 is required for IAS Exam Registration. Female and SC/ST/PwD candidates are exempted from fee payment.

Category IAS Exam Fee
General/ EWS/ OBC Candidates (Male) INR 100
Female candidates (All Categories) Exempted from fee payment
SC / ST / PH candidates Exempted from fee payment

Payment of Fees

  • The fee can be paid in both offline and online mode.
  • For an offline method of fee payment, the candidate must remit the amount in any branch of SBI.
  • For online options, the candidate can opt either for the SBI Net Banking facility or for payment through a debit/credit/ Rupay card.
  • Candidates paying cash will need to take a print out of the system generated Pay-in-slip.
  • The Pay in Slip is generated during the registration process.
  • Cash must be deposited at the counter of an SBI Branch on the next working day only.
  • Candidates failing to pay the fee by cash by the closing date, despite having a valid pay-in-slip, will have to resort to online modes of fee payment.
IAS Documents

IAS 2021 Application Process- Important Documents required

Candidates are required to assemble the following documents prior to IAS Exam 2021 Registration to ensure accurate and correct data. Any mismatch between the actual information and the registered information will result in the cancellation of the candidature

  • An Active Email ID
  • A valid mobile number
  • Banking details
  • Class X Marksheet
  • Class XII Marksheet
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • A medical certificate, if required
  • Category certificate, if required
  • Scanned Photograph
  • Scanned Signature
IAS Application Form

IAS 2021- Important Application Form Guidelines

The following pointers should be kept in mind while registering for IAS. It is of utmost importance to follow the mentioned instructions.

  • The candidate must not impersonate any other person in order to submit a successful application.
  • Offering illegal gratification to a person related to the exam conducting body to have their application accepted must not be engaged in.
  • Applying pressure on any member of the exam authority in relation to the application process is strictly prohibited.
  • Threatening or blackmailing any of the authorities is not allowed.
  • Submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with as part of the application is prohibited.
  • Candidates must refrain from making incorrect or false statements with regard to their application.
  • Submitting multiple applications should be avoided.
  • In the case of multiple applications, the application with a higher Registration ID (RID) will be considered.
  • The candidate must ensure that the application with the higher RID is complete in all respects.
  • Care must be taken to provide a valid and active email address at the time of application.
IAS FAQs

FAQs

Ques.1 How much time is given to the candidates for applying online?

Ans. A candidate gets 3 weeks to 1 month to complete the application procedure.

Ques. 2 What happens if a candidate submits multiple online applications?

Ans. This must be avoided but, in case of doing so, the data provided in the final application that is successfully submitted online will be accepted by the Commission. All previous applications will be ignored. All the candidates are advised to fill one application form only.

Ques.3 When should I apply if I choose to pay by Bank Challan?

Ans. Candidates, who make payments through Bank Challan, are required to submit the online application at least a day before the notified closing date. Without paying the online application fees, the application will be not be submitted and candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

Ques. 4 Can a candidate change the Date of Birth after having submitted the online application?

Ans. The Commission does not allow change of Date of Birth that has been furnished by a candidate and recorded by the Commission on any grounds. So it is advised that candidates should provide the right information at the time of the online application process.

Ques. 5 What action is taken by the Commission in case of submission of false information by the candidates?

Ans. A candidate found to be furnishing false information to the Commission or suppressing information, adopting various unfair means in the examination like impersonation, etc., is liable to be disqualified or debarred from writing IAS Exam as decided by the Commission.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer to the official website of the exam.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


67 Comments
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anwesha mondal
Sir I am read in class 11 now. Can I apply upsc courcs...?
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surendra

Hi Anwesha

The minimum age required to apply for the UPSC Course is 21 years and the maximum age is 32 but some relaxation for reserved category. You cannot apply for the course before 21yers. Visit on our websie of UPSC Eligibility for more details.

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tej gaikwad
What if I've graduated and does not have the degree yet can I apply?
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surendra

Hi Tej

Visit on our official website of UPSC IAS Eligibility to know the educational qualification required for this exam. You must be above 21 to apply for the exam. Candidate must be a gradudate with minimum percentage to apply for the exam.

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kavita choudhary
Sir mne 12 th kri he or computer ka diploma kra he kya m exam ke liye appy kar skti hu
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abdul nazir

Hi Kavita, Unfortunately to be eligible for appearing in the exam, you need to possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised board. Also those with technical or professional degrees are also acceptable for the exam. Apart from education, there are other criterias as well like that of age and number of attempts. Find more details at UPSC IAS 2021.

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kavita choudhary
Sir after 12th exam fill kar skte he kya?
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surendra

HI Kavita

The candidate must be 21 years old and hold a graduation degree to apply for this exam. Visit on our official website of UPSC IAS Eligibility to know the whole criteria of the exam.

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prahasti
Which category of candidates is exempted from payment of Examination fee?
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kavita rani

Hi Prahasti. Female candidates, Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories are permitted to fill the application form without submitting any fees for the same.

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prahasti
Can a candidate change the Date of Birth from what he/she has submitted in the online application?
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kapila.gandrola

Hello Prahasti,

No, you can not change the Date of Birth once you’ve submitted your application form. UPSC does not release any form correction window. Even if it does, a candidate can only change a few credentials and none of the basic details. For more details, visit- UPSC CSE.

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avinash sahu
Can a candidate change his/her Community Status?
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kavita rani

Hi Avinash. Candidates will be eligible to get the advantage of community reservation in case their caste/tribe is included in the reserved community as may be determined by the Central Government and he/she has claimed for the same. The Commission does not consider any request for change of community from unreserved to reserved category once the examination process is initiated until and unless a particular caste/tribe is included in the list of reserved community within 3 months from the date of submission of application.

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avinash sahu
What precautions must be taken by candidates for claiming community reservation or reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)?
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kavita rani

Hi Avinash. Candidates planning to get reservation/ relaxation benefits available for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes/Economically Weaker Sections/Persons with Benchmark Disabilities/Ex-servicemen must be sure that they are entitled to get reservation/ relaxation in accordance with the eligibility prescribed in the Examination Rules/Notice. Also, they need to produce all the requisite certificates in the prescribed format supporting their sayings.

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lakshay kakkar
What is the procedure adopted for allotment of Roll Numbers, Centre and Venues to the candidates?
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kavita rani

Hi Lakshay. Center selected by the candidates will be allotted to them. Candidates will get an option to select the examination center and they can select the exam city of their choice. More information related to the same is presented here.

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lakshay kakkar
What action is taken by the Commission in case of submission of false information by the candidates?
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kavita rani

Hi Lakshay. Any candidate who is found using unfair means in the examination like impersonation, etc., will be disqualified or debarred from writing IAS Exam as decided by the Commission.

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koyena biswas
What are the precautions to be taken while uploading candidates’ photographs and signatures?
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kavita rani

Hi Koyena. The specifications of Photograph and Signature must be 20 – 300 KBS in size and both of them must be in the JPG format only. Post scanning and uploading photos, candidates are supposed to attach a scanned image of the signature. 

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koyena biswas
What is meant by Part I and Part II of the Application Form?
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kavita rani

Hi Koyena. Online Application consists of two parts including Part I and Part II. Part I Application process include filling details like personal information, date of birth, address, educational qualification, etc. While part 2 of the Application form consists of payment option for Examination Fee (only for those who are not exempted from payment of fee), Centre of Examination along with uploading of photo, signature and photo ID card of the candidate.

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avinash sahu
What precautions should be taken while filling up the Online Application Form?
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kavita rani

Hi Avinash. Candidates need to visit the official website to apply for the exam. Start filling Personal, Educational, Parental, and Employment details and there are six modules, so you have to save each module after filling the details. Cross check all the details before submitting the application form as these details cant be changed later.

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mohammed najamuddin
What are the provisions regarding community reservation and change of community?
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kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. Candidates will be eligible to get the advantage of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidates belong is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government.

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mohammed najamuddin
What information should be given by persons already in Government Service to their Head of Office?
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kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. Persons already in Government Service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity, are supposed to submit an undertaking that they have informed their Head of Office/Department, in writing, that they have applied for the Examination.

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kosumary lobo
Please help me with the Next UPSC enterance exam date?
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common admission test

Hii Kosumary. UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021 Exam is scheduled on July 27, 2021 and official notification for UPSC 2021 may release in month of February 2021.

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ibashisha mukhim
Can a candidate choose an optional subject, which he has not studied at graduate/post graduate level?
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kavita rani

Hi Ibashisha. Yes, you can choose any optional subject from amongst the UPSC's list of optional subjects for Civil Services Main Exam.

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kashish tomar
Is an attempt at the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination counted as an attempt at the Civil Services Examination?
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kavita rani

Hi Kashish. Yes, an attempt at a Preliminary Examination will be considered as an attempt at the Civil Services Examination.

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sheetal chib
If a candidate has applied for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination but has not appeared at any paper in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will it be counted as an attempt?
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kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. If a candidate just applied for UPSC CSE, but don’t appear, then it will not be counted as an attempt by UPSC.

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sabanaj hoque barbhuiya
Since I am inservice person so I have completed my graduation from Krishna Kanta Handique State open University. Would I be able to appear for UPSC.
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arvind kumar

Hi Sabanaj, you can appear for UPSC exam provided you fullfill the age criteria. For details visit: IAS EXAM