The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for the Civil Services Examination 2023 on its official website. The application form for the exam is also available online, and interested candidates can start filling the form from 18th February 2023.
The Civil Services Examination, commonly known as the UPSC IAS Exam, is conducted by the UPSC every year to recruit candidates for various prestigious posts in the Indian Civil Services such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and many others. This exam is considered to be one of the toughest and most competitive exams in India, and lakhs of aspirants prepare for it every year.
Here are the important dates related to the UPSC IAS 2023 exam:
- Date of Notification: 18th February 2023
- Last Date to Apply: 17th March 2023
- Date of Preliminary Exam: 4th June 2023
- Date of Mains Exam: 28th September 2023
Now, let’s take a look at the step-by-step process to fill the UPSC IAS 2023 application form:
Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC
The first step to fill the UPSC IAS 2023 application form is to visit the official website of UPSC, which is www.upsc.gov.in.
Step 2: Click on the link for Civil Services Exam 2023
On the homepage of the UPSC website, you will find a link for the Civil Services Exam 2023. Click on the link to go to the application form.
Step 3: Register for the exam
Before you start filling the application form, you need to register for the exam. Click on the ‘Registration’ link and provide your basic details like name, date of birth, email ID, and mobile number. Once you have registered, you will receive a registration ID and password.
Step 4: Fill the application form
Using your registration ID and password, log in to the application form and fill in your personal, educational, and contact details. Make sure you enter all the details correctly as any mistake can lead to rejection of your application.
Step 5: Upload your photograph and signature
After filling in your details, you need to upload your photograph and signature in the prescribed format. The photograph should be in color and taken in a white background. The signature should be done on a white paper with a black ink pen.
Step 6: Pay the application fee
The last step is to pay the application fee. The fee for the UPSC IAS 2023 exam is Rs. 100 for general category candidates, and there is no fee for SC/ST/PwBD/Female candidates. You can pay the fee online through net banking, credit card, or debit card.
Once you have completed all these steps, submit the application form and take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.
Now, let’s take a look at some important things to keep in mind while filling the UPSC IAS 2023 application form:
- Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.
- Check all the details entered in the application form before submitting it as any mistake can lead to rejection of your application.
- Keep all the required documents ready before filling the application form.
- The application fee is non-refundable, so make sure you are eligible for the exam before paying the fee.
- The UPSC allows candidates to withdraw their application if they change their mind or if they are unable to appear for the exam. The last date to withdraw the application is 31st March 2023.