UPSC Civil Services General Information
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UPSC Civil Services Examinations - How to Apply

      The UPSC have developed an application form common for all their examinations, which will be processed on computerised machines. This application form alongwith an Information Brochure containing general instructions for filling up the form, an acknowledgement card and an envelope for sending the application is obtainable from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices throughout the country as against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees twenty only). Form should be purchased from the designated Post Offices only and not from any other agency. This form can be used only once and for only one examination. Candidates must use the form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy / reproduction / unauthorisedly printed copy of the Form. Since this form is electronically scannable, due care should be taken to fill up the application form, correctly. While filling up the application form, please refer to detailed instructions given in the Notice.

Before submitting the filled in application form, ensure

  • That you have purchased the Application Form from the Post Office only.
  • That you have correctly indicated the name and year of the examination for which you are applying.
  • That you have filled all the relevant columns correctly.
  • To change responses, if required, you have erased darkened circles completely.
  • That you have pasted your photograph firmly at the space provided.
  • That you have pasted firmly the CRF Stamp (if applicable). You should paste only one CRF Stamp of requisite denomination and get it cancelled from the Post Office of purchase.
  • That you have mentioned correctly the Commission’s Notice No. and date as published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar.
  • That you have signed the Declaration and mentioned the date and place of mailing the Form.
  • That you are using the pre-addressed envelope supplied to mail the Application form and Acknowledgement Card. No other documents or copies of certificates or self-addressed envelopes are required to be sent along with the Application Form.
  • That you have read the relevant examination rules and instructions before filling up the form.
  • That you have noted down separately and kept for record and future reference the eight digit form number printed under the bar-code and entered the same correctly in the acknowledgement card. 

B.    Also do ensure that you dispatched the form sufficiently in advance to ensure that it reaches the Commission office before the prescribed closing date.


  • Do not use the photocopy of the Application Form.
  • Do not make any stray marks on the Form.
  • Do not staple, pin, mutilate, scribble, tear, or wet the Form.
  • Do not send enclosures (like certificates, etc.) with your form – only acknowledgement card is necessary, if application is sent by post.