Step by Step Guidelines to fill UPSC Application Form

The UPSC conducts various exams and IAS Exam is one of the most popular exams among the youth population of the country. Every year, lakhs of candidates apply for this exam, and many freshers apply for this exam. Filling the UPSC Application form without any mistakes is significant because any non-fulfilment of criteria or mismatch of information will cause cancellation of candidature at any stage of the exam. 

In this article, we will discuss the step by step guidelines that may be useful for the candidates while filling out the UPSC Application Form. 

The candidates who are preparing for Civil Services Exam will find the below-mentioned links useful:

Guidelines for Filling the UPSC IAS Application Form 2022

The UPSC CSE 2022 Notification was released on 2nd February 2022 and the candidates who wish to appear this year can start to fill out the application form from 2nd February 2022. The last date to fill the application has been notified as 22nd February 2022 till 18:00 hours. 

Check UPSC Calendar 2022 for further details regarding the UPSC exam dates. 

Before applying for the Civil Services (Preliminary)/Indian Forest Services (Preliminary) Examination, the candidates are requested to check their eligibility (w.r.t. minimum educational qualification, age etc.) given in the Notice of the Examination available on the Commission’s website. 

Pre-requisites required for filling UPSC Application Form

A few things are essential for filling the UPSC CSE Application Form 2022  which are as follows:

  1. Active Mobile Number/ Contact Number
  2. Active Email Address
  3. Graduation certificate details 
  4. Clear and recent Passport size photograph of the applicant
  5. Scanned signature of the applicant
  6. A valid Photo ID, which is also clearly scanned

Steps to fill UPSC CSE 2022 Application Form

The online application form has two parts – Part I and Part II, and the steps involved in filling the UPSC CSE 2022 Application form are as follows:

Part I 

The steps involved in filling out the Part I registration form are as follows:

Steps to fill Part I of UPSC CSE Application Form 2022
Step 1 Visit the official website www.upsconline.nic.in or visit upsc.gov.in to know more about any notification released by the commission.
Step 2 Click Apply Online Link on the right-side panel on the Home page of the official website. 
Step 3 Click on the Online Application for Various Examinations, then click on Online Application for various examinations of UPSC. 
Step 4 Click on the Part I registration link, then important instructions to fill the online application form is displayed on the screen. The candidates are advised to carefully read all the instructions displayed before proceeding further. 
Step 5 After reading the instruction, click Yes and the Part I registration page appears. The candidates are asked to fill in personal details such as Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Father’s Name, Nationality, Address, etc in Part I registration. 
Step 6 After filling up the personal details, fill up the educational qualification and contact details. 
Step 7 As a next step, candidates have to fill in photo identity details, the number of attempts, marks obtained in graduation level, centre for prelims exam details. 
Step 8 After these details are filled in, the candidates can preview the details and can edit the application at this stage, if needed. 

Note – UPSC does not allow editing the application after the final submission of the application. 

Step 9  After previewing, click submit. Therefore, Part I registration is completed. The candidate will get the registration ID after completing the Part I registration.

Note – RID is Registration ID, which is generated by the system when the applicant completes Part-I registration of his application. Candidates should note down the RID for future references.

Part II 

The steps involved in filling out the Part-II registration form are as follows:

Steps to fill Part II of UPSC CSE Application Form 2022
Step 1 Use the registration ID got after completion of Part I and proceed to fill up Part II of the application. 
Step 2 Log on again using the RID, date of birth details to continue Part-II registration.
Step 3 In this part, the candidates have to pay the application fees using online mode or offline mode/ Pay by Cash mode through SBI Challan. 
Step 4 Select the prelims exam centre.
Step 5 Candidates have to upload all the required documents. 

  1. Photograph in JPG format – 20 KB to 300 KB
  2. Signature in JPG format – 20 KB to 300 KB
  3. Photo ID in PDF format – 20 KB to 300 KB
Step 6 Click Upload after uploading all the documents in the prescribed size format. 
Step 7  A final declaration appears on the screen after step 6, check the box and submit the application. 
Step 8  After the final submission, a confirmation message for completion of the application is received on the registered mobile number and email address. This way, the candidates can make sure they have completed and submitted the application. 

If these steps are properly followed, the candidates can avoid confusion and commonly made mistakes. To know more about Mistakes to Avoid while filling the UPSC Application Form, check the linked article. 

Also read about How to withdraw the UPSC Online Application Form, 2022, from the linked article. 

FAQ about Guidelines to fill UPSC Application Form

When will the UPSC Notification 2022 be released?

The Civil Services exam notification for the year 2022 has been released on 2nd February 2022.

How can I get UPSC 2022 Application Form?

The candidates who wish to appear for IAS exam 2022 can get their UPSC application form on the website – www.upsconline.nic.in. Only an online mode of application is accepted, and UPSC does not entertain any other mode of application.

What is RID?

RID is the Registration ID, which is generated by the system when the applicant completes PART-I registration of his/her application.

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