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IAS Exam Online Application Form

IAS applications for 2023 will be available online on February 1, 2023, following the official notification. The Commission will only accept online applications for the IAS exam; no physical application forms will be accepted. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will give applicants twenty days to complete their IAS applications online. The deadline for online applications for the IAS exam 2023 is February 21.

Before submitting the IAS application 2023, candidates must read the IAS eligibility criteria to ensure that they meet all of the requirements. The candidates’ candidacy is provisional until the final result is announced. On the day of the interview, the UPSC staff cross-checks the documents mentioned in the application, as well as the Detailed Application Form (DAF), filled out after the prelims result.

Candidates must pay the appropriate IAS application fee as specified in the official notification for their category. Candidates can finally submit their applications after paying the application fee. UPSC also allows you to withdraw your IAS application one week after it has been submitted. To determine their eligibility, candidates must read the IAS eligibility conditions. IAS aspirants eagerly await the UPSC notification to learn about UPSC vacancies.

The information provided in the online IAS applications is critical, and it should be filled out carefully because it will become the official record later. If incorrect information is provided on the application form, it will be replicated on the admit card.


Overview of UPSC IAS Application Form

Examination bodyUnion Public Service Commission
Name of ExaminationUPSC Civil Service Examination
UPSC websiteupsc.gov.in
Mode of Application Online
Application feeGeneral/ OBC/ EWS – Rs 100SC/ ST/ Ex Serviceman/ PwD/ Female – NIL
Mode of paymentOnline (Debit Cards/Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets) or Challan

Application Dates for IAS Exam 2023

On May 5, the UPSC calendar 2023 was released, notifying the application and exam dates for all of its exams. The following are the application dates for IAS 2023:

IAS 2023 Exam EventDate
IAS 2023 Application start date01-Feb-2023
IAS 2023 Application end date21-Feb-2023
IAS 2023 Prelims exam date28-May-2023

Steps to Apply Online for IAS Exam 2023

The UPSC IAS application 2023 will be divided into two parts. Part one and two.

  • Visit the UPSC’s official website at upsconline.nic.in.
  • Navigate to the Exam Notifications tab.
  • Click the Apply Online button.
  • Select the link for Civil Services Part-I registration.
  • Read the application form instructions thoroughly before clicking Yes.

Fill out the part-I application form with all of your basic information, such as:

  • Permanent address
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Marital status
  • Parents’ names Community
  • Name
  • Email ID
  • Educational qualification
  • Contact number
  • Category

Once all of the information has been entered, click Continue. Check all of the information in the online form carefully before clicking Submit.

Documents required to fill the UPSC IAS Application Form

The following details and documents are required to apply online for the UPSC IAS Exam.

  • Personal and academic details
  • Other documents required (if applicable)
  • Valid photo ID card details
  • Fee payment details debit/ credit card
  • Valid email id and mobile number
  • Scanned photograph and signature as per dimensions mentioned by the UPSC

Candidates must complete the following steps to register for Part II:

Step 1: Pay the IAS application fee either online (via SBI Net Banking/debit card/credit card) or offline (via cash via SBI bank challan).
Step 2: Upload scanned images of your photograph, signature, and photo ID card in accordance with the specifications listed below:

DocumentDimensionsFormat, Size & Bit Depth
PhotoMinimum: 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height)Maximum: 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height)Format: JPGSize: 20 KB – 300 KBBit Depth: 24 
SignatureMinimum: 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height)Maximum: 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height)Format: JPGSize: 20 KB – 300 KBBit Depth: 24 
Photo ID cardNAFormat: PDFSize: 20 KB – 300 KBBit Depth: NA

Step 3: Fill out the online application form for the Civil Services (IAS) with the following information:

Application fee payment details (except for fee exempted candidates)Selection of examination centre

Step 4: After reading the declaration, click the ‘I Agree’ button.

Step 5: When you click the button, a page with a registration number will appear. Take a note of the registration number or print the page.

Application Fees for UPSC IAS Exam

Candidates can pay the IAS Exam application fee online or in person.

Candidates can pay the application fee online using a Visa/Master/RuPay credit/debit card or SBI internet banking.
Offline mode: Candidates can pay the application fee offline in cash at any SBI branch. According to the official website, “Applicants who opt for ‘Pay by Cash’ mode during part II registration should print the system generated pay-in-slip and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only.” Candidates should be aware that the ‘Pay by Cash’ option will be disabled one day before the application process closes. Candidates who generated their pay-in-slip before the process was deactivated, on the other hand, can make the payment at any SBI branch during banking hours on the closing date.

CategoryPreliminary Exam FeeMains Exam Fee
General/ OBCINR 100INR 200
Females/ SC/ ST/ Persons with Benchmark DisabilityNilNil

Image Specifications for IAS Application Form

After paying the application fee, candidates must click the Continue button and select their preferred Civil Services Exam centre. Following that, candidates must upload their scanned photo and signature in accordance with the specifications listed below:

DocumentFile Size
Photo3 KB – 40 KB
Signature1 KB – 40 KB

Candidates must then click the Continue button. When you click the button, a declaration page will appear on your screen. To agree to the UPSC declaration, candidates must click the I Agree button. Following that, candidates can submit the form by clicking the Submit button.

To register for Part II, candidates must go to the UPSC official website and click on the Click Here for Part II link. After clicking the link, a new page will open in which candidates must enter their registration ID and date of birth before clicking the Submit button. The Civil Services (IAS) Exam Part-II application form will appear on the screen after you click the button. Candidates must enter all requested information and then click the Submit button. It completes the online IAS application.


Withdrawal of IAS Application Form

Candidates may withdraw their application for the IAS exam by doing the following.

  • Go to the Upsc.gov.in which is the official website.
  • Navigate to the What’s New section.
  • Navigate to the Withdrawal of Application: Civil Services page (Preliminary) Examination
  • Click the link for withdrawal on the new screen.
  • Again, in the right corner, click on the Application withdrawal link.
  • Read the instructions and then press the Yes button.
  • Enter your registration number and click Continue.
  • Enter the following information:
  1. Name
  2. Gender
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Fathers Name
  5. Mothers Name
  6. Mobile Number
  7. e-mail id

And then select the option to withdraw the application and click agree. Candidates can withdraw their IAS application in the manner described above.

Note: Candidates must submit separate applications for the IAS Preliminary and Mains exams. “In case of any guidance/ information/ clarification regarding their applications, candidature, etc., candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate C of its campus in person or over telephone number 011-23385271/ 011-23381125/ 011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. Can a candidate change their date of birth after submitting an online application?

Ans. The Commission does not allow candidates to change the Date of Birth that they provide at the time of registration and that the Commission records on any grounds. As a result, candidates are advised to provide accurate information during the online application process.

Ques. How much time are candidates given to apply online?

Ans. Candidates have three weeks to one month to complete the application process.

Ques. When should I apply if I want to pay with a Bank Challan?

Ans. Candidates who pay by Bank Challan must submit their online application at least one day before the notified closing date. The application will not be submitted unless the online application fees are paid, and candidates will not be permitted to take the exam.

Ques. What if a candidate fills out multiple online applications?

Ans. This should be avoided, but if it is, the Commission will accept the data provided in the final application that is successfully submitted online. Previous applications will be rejected. All candidates are advised to complete only one application form.


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