Fee Payment for UPSC Mains Exam 2017

The UPSC released the Detailed Application Form (DAF) for the civil services mains exam on 17th August 2017. The exam is slated to commence on 28th October and the last exams would be held on 3rd November this year. Check out the full schedule of the UPSC mains 2017 exam here. Candidates have to pay the exam fees of Rs.200 while submitting the DAF online. This article gives you details about the fee payment, exemption from fees and the last date to submit the DAF along with the fees.

  • Candidates must pay the fees of Rs.200/- for the UPSC mains exam.
  • Candidates exempt from paying the fees: female, SC, ST, physically handicapped.
  • OBC candidates are not exempt from paying the IAS mains exam fees.
  • The last date for the submission of the DAF along with the fees is 31st August 2017 at 6:00 PM.
  • Applicants can pay the amount either online or opt for the “Pay by Cash” mode.
  • Pay by Cash:

Candidates should take a printout of the system generated ‘Pay-in-slip’ when they fill the payment mode of the DAF. Then, they should deposit the amount at a State Bank of India (SBI) branch the next working day itself.

The Pay by cash mode will be deactivated on 30th August 2017. Candidates who have generated the Pay-in-slip before deactivation can pay the fees the next day, i.e., on 31st August 2017 at an SBI branch before the closing hours. If they are unable to pay offline at the bank, they will have to pay online before 6:00 PM on 31st August 2017.

  • Online mode:

Candidates can also pay the fees online via internet banking or credit/debit card mode.

  • If the payment details of candidates have not been received by the bank, such cases will be treated as ‘fictitious payment’ cases.
  • A list of all candidates with fictitious payments will be published on the UPSC’s official website within 2 weeks of the closing date of DAF submission.
  • They will also be sent an email by the UPSC asking them to submit a copy of their proof of payment to the commission.
  • Such candidates should submit this proof within 10 days of the email either by hand or through speed post to the UPSC.
  • If the candidate fails to respond to the UPSC’s email and doesn’t provide the proof of payment, his/her candidature shall be rejected and no further communication in this regard shall be entertained by the UPSC.


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