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IAS 2017 Application Form

IAS Application Form for Prelims Stage will be available from February 22, 2017. Aspirants can apply for the IAS Exam online from the official website. The IAS application form will be available until March 17, 2017. Aspirants are advised to keep all the documents ready while regitering for IAS Exam. In order to avoid last minute rush, aspirants must apply before the last date of IAS Application form. Application Fee for IAS Prelims is Rs. 100 and IAS Mains is Rs. 200. Reserved Category students are expemted from paying IAS Application fee.

IAS Prelims 2017 Dates

Release of Initial Notification for UPSC IAS PrelimsFebruary 22, 2017
Availability of Application Form for UPSC IAS PrelimsFebruary 22, 2017
Last Date to fill the Online Form for UPSC IAS PrelimsMarch 17, 2017
Publish of Admit Card for UPSC MainsFirst week of June, 2017
IAS Prelims Exam DateJune 18, 2017
Announcement of Result for UPSC MainsAugust, 2017
Declaration of IAS Exam CutoffAfter the final result of UPSC Civil Service

IAS 2017 Registration

The Candidates aspiring for UPSC Civil Services should fill out the application form at All Indian Citizens with a valid bachelor’s degree can apply for UPSC IAS Exam. All the IAS Aspirants have to register separately for UPSC IAS Prelims 2017 and UPSC IAS Mains 2017. The Application Form for UPSC IAS Prelims is open to all the eligible graduates. However, UPSC CS Mains invites applications only from the qualified candidates of UPSC IAS Prelims. The following steps should be followed to apply for IAS Exam.

Steps to Apply for IAS Exam 

The candidates have to fill different IAS online form for both UPSC IAS Prelims and UPSC IAS Mains. The IAS online form for UPSC IAS Prelims will be available on the official website from Febraury 22 – March 17, 2017. The candidates can avail the IAS Online Form for UPSC Mains on the official website in the last week of October 2017. The steps followed to fill the IAS Online form are given below:

Step 1 Registration Part I

  • Visit the official website and click on the link to apply for UPSC Civil Services
  • Enter the details Name, Gender, Category, Nationality and other personal details.
  • Click on Submit button
  • You are redirected to the payment step

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Step 2 Payment of Application Fee

  • Choose the payment method between online or offline mode
  • Offline mode includes downloading the Pay-in-slip provided on the page and paying in cash at nearest branch of State Bank of India during working hours of the bank
  • Online mode includes payment through debit/credit card or net banking
  • If you choose Debit Card, enter the Card number, Validity and CVV number
  • If you choose Credit Card, enter the Card number, Validity and 6 digit special PIN number
  • For net banking, enter the account details of the bank account
  • Click on pay now post filling the details
  • You are redirected to the Part II of the UPSC Online Form

Note: This step is not applicable for candidates who are exempted from paying the fee.

Step 3 Registration Part II

  • Post receipt of the fee payment, fill the other details of the IAS Application form
  • Enter the choice of IAS Exam Center
  • Enter the qualification and other communication details asked correctly
  • Post verification, click on submit to proceed to the next step

Step 4 Uploading the Images

  • Click on the link or blank space provided to upload the photograph
  • Browse the location of the image and select the image
  • Click on open/upload
  • Check if the image is opened correctly and clearly
  • Repeat the same steps to upload the image of the signature
  • Click on “I Agree” to approve of the declaration and submit the complete IAS Online Form.

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IAS 2017 Application Fee

Fee of INR 100 is required for UPSC IAS Prelims Registration. The Fee can be paid either via online or offline mode. Female and SC/ST/PwD candidates are exempted from Fee payment. For IAS Mains, Fee of INR 200 should be paid.

CategoryUPSC IAS Prelims FeeUPSC IAS Mains Fee
General and OBC Candidates (Male)INR 100INR 200
Female candidates (All)Exempted from fee paymentExempted from fee payment
SC / ST / PH candidatesExempted from fee paymentExempted from fee payment

The fee can be paid in both offline and online mode. For offline method of fee payment, the candidate must remit the amount in any Branch of SBI. For online options the candidate can opt either for Net Banking facility or for payment through a debit / credit card.

Candidates paying cash will need to take a print out of the system generated Pay-in-slip. The Pay in Slip is generated during part II of the registration process. Cash must be deposited at the counter of a SBI Branch on the next working day only.

Candidates failing to pay the fee by cash by the closing date, despite having valid pay-in-slip, will have to resort to online modes of fee payment.

Documents Required

Candidates are required to assemble the following documents prior to UPSC IAS 2017 Registration to ensure accurate and correct data. Any mismatch between the actual information and the registered information will result in cancellation of candidature

  • Class X Mark sheet
  • Class XII Mark sheet
  • Graduation Mark sheet
  • Medical certificate, if reuiqred
  • Category certificate, if required
  • Scanned Photograph
  • Scannned Signature

Important Instructions

Following pointers should be kept in mind while registering for UPSC IAS Prelims and Mains. It is of utmost importance to follow the mentioned instructions.

  • The candidate must not impersonate any other person in order to submit a successful application.
  • Offering illegal gratification to a person related to the exam conducting body so as to have their application accepted must not be engaged in.
  • Applying pressure on any member of the exam authority in relation to the application process is strictly prohibited.
  • Threatening or blackmailing any of the authorities is not allowed.
  • Submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with as part of the application is prohibited.
  • Candidates must refrain from making incorrect or false statements with regard to their application.
  • Submitting multiple applications should be avoided.
  • In case of multiple applications, the application with higher RID will be considered.
  • The candidate must ensure that the application with the higher RID is complete in all respects.
  • Care must be taken to provide a valid and active email address at the time of application.

IAS 2017 Admit Card

IAS 2017 Admit Card will be available for download prior two weeks of IAS Exam. Aspirants can download IAS Admit Card from the Official website of UPSC. No admit card will be delivered through Post. The exam will be conducted on June 18, 2017. The IAS Admit Card contains important details such as the candidate’s name, roll number, photograph, date and venue of exam and test timing.

The admit card is the primary document that needs to be carried on the day of the exam and must be kept safe. Without the hall ticket, entry inside the test centre will not be allowed. Along with Admit Card, a valid Photo ID must be presented along with IAS 2017 Admit Card at the IAS Exam Centre.

Frequenly Asked Question

Regarding to the most asked queries about IAS Exam, refer to the folllowing FAQs.

Ques.1 How much time is given to the candidates for applying online?

Ans. A candidate gets 3 weeks to 1 month to complete the application procedure.

Ques. 2 What happens if a candidate submits multiple online applications?

Ans.  This must be avoided but, in case of doing so, the data provided in the last application that is successfully submitted online will be accepted by the Commission. All previous applications will be ignored.

Ques.3 When should I apply if I choose to pay by Bank Challan?

Ans.  Candidates, who make payments through Bank Challan, are required to submit the online application at least a day before the notified closing date.

Ques. 4 Can a candidate change the Date of Birth after having submitted the online application?

Ans.  The Commission does not allow change of Date of Birth that has been furnished by a candidate and recorded by the Commission on any ground whatsoever.

Ques. 5 What action is taken by the Commission in case of submission of false information by the candidates?

Ans.  A candidate found to be furnishing false information to the Commission or suppressing information, adopting various unfair means in the examination like impersonation, etc., is liable to be disqualified or debarred from writing IAS Exam as decided by the Commission.



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