UPSC IAS 2021: Know These Important Points Before Applying

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Mar 22, 2021

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UPSC IAS registration window for the year 2021 is open till March 24, 2021. Fresh candidates who have never applied for UPSC before must keep these points in mind while applying.

Union Public Service Commission is responsible for the recruitment of various Class-I and Class-II gazetted posts. It is well known for the recruitment of the IAS officer’s post that is getting very popular among youths. The application form for UPSC IAS 2021 is open till March 24, 2021.

Sometimes, a minor mistake in the application form can lead to the cancellation of the candidature and disqualification from the UPSC exam. If you are a UPSC IAS aspirant and haven’t filled UPSC IAS application form before, then these key points will help you throughout the UPSC IAS 2021 application procedure.

UPSC IAS 2021: Important Dates

Event Date
Notification Release Date March 4, 2021
Application Starting Date March 4, 2021
Application Closing Date March 24, 2021 6:00 PM
UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Date June 27, 2021
Answer Key Release Date Yet to be announced
Result Date Yet to be announced

UPSC IAS 2021 Application: Important Points To Be Remembered

All the applicants are advised to catch the below-mentioned important points to avoid any mistakes in the UPSC IAS 2021 application form.

  • First of all, collect all the required documents such as Adhaar card, Marksheets etc. to avoid hassle during the application process.
  • The application form should be filled in a personal computer with an updated browser (Chrome or Firefox preferred). Also, make sure your internet connection is stable to avoid any kind of session error during the procedure.
  • Candidates should scan all the important documents that are to be uploaded online using a good quality scanner. However, applicants can also scan the documents using scanning apps such as Adobe Scan using their smartphone.
  • Note: The document scanned using smartphones should be clear and readable. Avoid   taking blurry, over-exposed or under-exposed images. Such images can result in disqualification from the exam.

  • The photograph should be clear with a white or solid background. Also, make sure you are not wearing any of the accessory fashion items in the photographs such as fancy goggles, cap, hat etc.
  • The signature should be done on plain white paper with a black or blue pen.
  • The signature and photograph should be in JPEG/JPG format with 20kb to 300kb file size.
  • Keep your bank details handy that are needed during the payment of fees. Also, make sure that the mobile number registered with your bank account is accessible to receive OTP which is required to initiate the fee payment.
  • A valid photo ID proof such as Adhaar Card (Preferred), Voter ID Card, Pan Card, Driving Licence etc. is required during the application process. Such proof should also be uploaded along with the photograph and signature.
  • Utmost care should be taken while filling up the UPSC IAS 2021 application form. All the details filled in should be verified a minimum of three times before submitting.
  • After filling up the UPSC IAS 2021 application form, download a copy of the Registration form, Application form and Payment receipt and save them for future references.

Also, it is advised to go through the official UPSC IAS 2021 Notification and read the instructions thoroughly before applying. 

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