Mistakes to Avoid while filling the UPSC Application Form

The Union Public Service Commission has laid out simple steps for filling the UPSC Application form and also provides detailed instructions at the beginning of the registration process. The candidates who dream to join the prestigious services in the country by taking up Civil Services Exam have to make sure that they fill out the application form with due diligence. Otherwise, it might lead to serious consequences and even may lead to the cancellation of candidature at any stage of the process. 

In this article, mistakes to be avoided by the candidates while registering for UPSC CSE 2022 have been discussed. 

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Avoid these Mistakes while filling UPSC 2022 Application Form

Mostly, multiple applications are made by the same candidate because they commit mistakes while filling out the CSE Application form. In order to avoid multiple applications and further confusion, it’s better to understand how to avoid those common mistakes while filling out the application form. 

Here is a list of mistakes that can be avoided during the application registration process:

  • The candidate should properly read the eligibility criteria before applying regarding Nationality, age limits, minimum educational qualification, number of attempts, medical and physical standards prescribed by UPSC. To know more, check out UPSC Eligibility Criteria from the linked article.
  • While filling up the application form, the candidate should double-check if all the personal details and communication details given in the application are correct. Especially, the mobile number and email address should be correct to receive any communication from the commission side. 
  • Anyone who is exempted from paying the application fee need not pay the fee, and the application stands completed once all the fields are filled and submitted. Those who don’t have the fee exemption have to pay the fee on time to complete the registration process. Otherwise, it is not a valid application. 
  • Those who opt for ‘Pay by Cash’ mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of the SBI Branch on the next working day only.
Note – 

For the applicants in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and a list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission website within two weeks after the last day of submission of the online application. 

  • The candidates are advised to make a conscious and careful choice of exam centres for both Prelims and Mains examination. 
  • Allotment of centres is done on a “first‐apply‐first allot” basis. Therefore, it is advised to apply as early as possible and need not wait till the deadline to apply. 
  • The candidates have to make sure that they possess any one of the valid Photo IDs listed by UPSC, and they upload a properly scanned copy of the same. 
  • The candidate should try not to fill multiple applications. If he/she has filled multiple applications, then they have to make sure that the application with higher RID is completed and correctly filled. 

To avoid the above-mentioned mistakes, the candidates can once go through the Step by Step Guidelines to fill application form for UPSC IAS 2022 from the linked article. 

FAQ about Mistakes to Avoid while filling the UPSC Application Form

What happens when the choice of Centre is not submitted?

The candidate will not be able to proceed further without choosing the centre of choice. In other words, this field cannot be empty. Therefore, the candidates are advised to select the appropriate centre for examination.

What happens if the exam fee is not paid?

Non-payment of Fee (if not exempted from fee payment) will lead to cancellation of the candidature.

What happens if the uploaded Photograph and Signature are of poor quality?

Poor quality of uploaded photograph and signature or swapping of the same will lead to complications in future. Therefore, candidates are advised to peruse the relevant instructions carefully regarding acceptable photograph/ signature in the application module at the time of application.

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