How to Fillup Online Application Form (Part-I) Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2013

If you’re confused on the correct process of filling up the Online Application Form of this year’s Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2013 which is recently announced by UPSC (Read the UPSC Notification) which will be going to be held by UPSC on 26th May 2013 then you’ve to read this article thoroughly. All the aspirants of UPSC CSE (Prelim) Exam 2013 should follow this below mentioned step by step easy and correct instructions regarding the filling Online Application Form. Please check the list below before going to apply online for this esteemed competitive exam of India.

PART-I : Instructions for Submitting Online Application Form for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2013

  1. Log on to http://www.upsconline.nic.in/ to access the home page of the ONLINE APPLICATION.
  2. Click on “Online application for various examinations of UPSC”.
  3. Before filling up the form candidates are advised to carefully go through the detailed Notice No 04/2013-CSP for Civil Services and/or No 05/2013-IFS for Indian Forest Services as the case may be, which is available in the “Examination Notice” submenu of the “Guidelines to the Candidates” menu.
  4. Place the mouse over the ‘Examination’ menu. The link would display a set of two options namely “PART-I Registration” and “PART-II Registration”.
  5. Clicking on ” PART-I Registration” link would take you to the list of all the active examinations, where you can select to apply for any of the listed examination by clicking on the link “Click Here” against each exam.
  6. Clicking on “PART-II Registration” would take you to the second part of the online application, which we will discuss later in these instructions.
  7. When the candidate clicks on Click Here link for the particular examination (as indicated in step 4) he will be redirected to a new page for entering into PART-I Registration of Online Application.
  8. Click on the Continue button to proceed for the PART-I Registration. Clicking on ‘Continue’ button opens-up a fresh blank form for the PART-I Registration. Candidate has to fill all details as required in the form. Fields with red STAR (*) marks are mandatory and essential to be filled in by the candidate. Fields which are not marked as red STAR (*) are not mandatory. Below every field clear instructions for filling up are written which should be carefully read and strictly followed by the candidates while filling up the form.
  9. Candidates are advised to correctly indicate their graduate stream as required on the form using the dropdown menu. It may be noted that to be eligible for the Indian Forest Sevice (Main) Examination the candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering. Hence the option to be considered for the Forest Service (Main) examination would be shown only to candidates who indicate their graduation in any of these streams/subjects . In case the candidate is eligible for IFS, he is required to select Optional Subjects available on third page only for statistical purposes. The candidate will, however, be permitted to change his Optional Subjects at time of filling of Detailed Application Form . If a candidate is a graduate from any other stream other than the subjects mentioned above ,the candidate is required to select “OTHERS” or “Literature” (as the case may be) in the relevant dropdown menu . In such a case he would be eligible to be considered for the Civil Services (Main) examination only. It may be noted that a candidate graduating in any of the streams which make him eligible for the Indian Forest Service examination, is also eligible to apply for the Civil Service examination.
  10. Candidates are requested to ensure that they are eligible for both the services before opting for ‘BOTH’ on the form.
  11. In case of Civil Services examination, if a candidate is a graduate in Literature of any of the Languages indicated in the dropdown menu, he would be required to select the Literature subject from the relevant dropdown menu .In such a case he would beeligible to opt for either the Literature in that subject as his optional subject or any of the other optional subjects available in Group 1 as an optional subject in the Civil Services (Main) examination. In all other cases, he can only opt for any of the subjects indicated in Group 1 as his optional subject for the Civil Services (Main) examination. Candidates would however be required to indicate their optional subject for the Civil Services (Main) examination, only at the time of applying for the Civil Services Main examination.
  12. Candidates may note that SC, ST, Physically Challenged and Women candidates are not required to pay fee. When the candidates choose “Female” in Gender field; Yes in “Physically Challenged” field; ST or SC in “Community” field; “YES” response is automatically indicated in the “fee remission claimed” field by default which is not required to be changed. These candidates will not be taken through the “fee payment details page” where the candidates are supposed to fill in the Payment Details while filling up Part-II of the Online Application.]
  13. Click on “Continue” button at bottom of the page to go to the next page.
  14. 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. 04/2013-CSP which is available in the website www.upsconline.nic.in for details on the age relaxation categories and quantum of relaxation.
  15. The system asks for the % age of marks obtained at the Graduation Level . This information is for statistical purposes only. In cases where grades/CGPA are awarded by the University, the equivalent percentage of marks ,as per University guidelines, may be filled . In cases where there are no guidelines on this issue, the indicative percentage of marks may be calculated based on the CGPA . For example, if a candidate obtained a CGPA of 7.0 out of 10, then the percentage may be filled as 70% .
  16. 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 is correctly filled up. No change in information filled in by the candidates would be allowed at any subsequent stage of the examination process.
  17. Declaration box: At the bottom of the page there is a ‘Declaration’ for the candidates. Candidates are advised to go through the contents of the Declaration carefully. Candidate has the option to either agree or disagree with the contents of Declaration by clicking on ‘I Agree’ or ‘I Do Not Agree’ buttons. In case the candidate opts to disagree, the application will be dropped and the procedure will be terminated. Accepting to agree only will submit the candidate’s Online Application, and the Part-I data submitted would be saved and a Registration Id generated for the candidate.
  18. 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. The candidate is also intimated that he has completed PART-I of the Registration of Online Application procedure. The candidates may however note that Application would be treated as incomplete and rejected unless accompanied with Part-II Registration.
  19. Here PART-I of the Online Application procedure is completed. A candidate has to complete the PART-II Registration for the successful Online Application submission.

[CANDIDATES 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.

 CANDIDATES 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 can 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”. The candidate would have to log in again and proceed with PART-II Registration process.

NB : FEE EXEMPTED CATEGORY CANDIDATES; CANDIDATES OPTING TO DEPOSIT FEE THROUGH VISA/MASTER CREDIT/DEBIT CARD OR BY USING INTERNET BANKING FACILITY OF STATE BANK OF INDIA AND ITS ASSOCIATE BANKS i.e. STATE BANK OF BIKANER & JAIPUR/STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD/STATE BANK OF MYSORE/STATE BANK OF PATIALA/STATE BANK OF TRAVANCORECAN STRAIGHTAWAY PROCEED TO COMPLETE PART-II REGISTRATION BY CLICKING ON THE LINK “PART-II Registration” AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 5.]

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