The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is a central government agency that conducts many exams every year in order to recruit people into various posts and services of the central government. The candidature for the various UPSC exams is via online application and online registration.
List of exams conducted by the UPSC:
- Civil Services Examination (IAS exam)
- Indian Forest Service (IFoS)
- Engineering Services Examination (IES)
- Indian Economic and Statistical Service (IES/ISS)
- Geologist Examination
- Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant)
- Combined Defence Service (CDS)
- National Defence & Naval Academy (NDA/NA)
Perhaps the most well-known exam conducted by the UPSC is the civil services exam. Candidates who clear the UPSC civil services exam (more commonly known as the IAS exam) are eligible to be appointed to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Police Service (IPS), the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and so on.
Online Registration UPSC
Candidates who satisfy the eligibility conditions for UPSC exam and wish to attempt it should apply online for the same. The UPSC only accepts online applications. The UPSC online registration for the civil services exam generally opens in the month of February when the UPSC civil services exam (CSE) notification is released. In the notification, the full details of the IAS exam are given. The mode of application is also mentioned in the notification PDF. All candidates who wish to take the civil services exam should apply online on the official website of the UPSC. The IAS online registration guidelines on how to apply are given on the BYJU’S free IAS prep website.
There are two parts to the UPSC online registration process. The UPSC online registration part 1 deals with the basic information of the candidates like name, age, the exam to which application is being made and other details. The UPSC online registration part 2 deals with the exam fees, exam centre selection, uploading of the scanned copies of the candidates’ photographs, photo id card and signatures. Candidates must take care to follow the UPSC-prescribed rules and format for uploading the scanned images. There are two modes to pay the exam fees – the offline mode and the online mode. In the offline mode, candidates can pay the fees at any branch of an SBI. In the online mode, candidates can pay the fees either through net banking (SBI/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore) or through debit card/Visa/MasterCard.
The UPSC CDS online registration (for Combined Defence Services Exam) and the UPSC IES exam online registration (for Indian Engineering Services Exam) are also conducted in a similar manner by the UPSC. Applications are received only online by the Commission.
After UPSC online application process is completed, the admit cards are released on the official website about two to three weeks before the particular exam. Candidates can download them from the UPSC website.
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