UPSC CSE Registration 2023

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts CSE (Civil service examination) annually, which is called UPSC CSE or IAS exam. The exam is conducted to recruit candidates who are suitable for the posts such as IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc. Union Public Service Commission releases notification of UPSC CSE exam registration 2023 on the official website. 

Candidates can apply on UPSC CSE application form 2023 link from 1 February 2023. Candidates need to apply on time so that they can escape from the rush at the end moment. This article provides details about UPSC registration dates, UPSC application form dates, application form steps, etc.

UPSC CSE Registration Process

Registration is the first process by which an account of a candidate is created on the UPSC website. In this process, candidates will have to provide the basic details. After entering the details, they will be provided with a registration number that will be sent to their registered email id and contact number.

The following details are required for UPSC Registration 2023.

  • Name
  • Category
  • Email ID
  • Address
  • Parents’ name
  • Educational Qualification
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Contact number
  • Marital status 
  • Community

After registration, candidates can apply for the exam and pay fees. UPSC online registration can be simply done from the official site of UPSC. 

UPSC CSE Application Form

The UPSC CSE application form is released separately for the preliminary and the main exams.  Filling application form involves three easy steps mentioned below:

  • Application fee payment.
  • Uploading of self-attested documents.
  • Exam center selection.

The competition to qualifying UPSC CSE 2023 is increasing with each passing year. Candidates who wish to appear for the exam should start their preparation well now so that they can improve their chances of qualifying for the exam with good marks. UPSC CSE 2023 will see lakhs of students as candidates to grab their coveted services. However, only a few hundred crack it. Check UPSC CSE Exam Cutoff 2023.

Online Platform for UPSC CSE Application Form

UPSC has launched some one-time registration (OTR) platforms for UPSC Application Forms. These platforms have been launched for candidates who want to submit Application Forms for CSE conducted by UPSC. The candidate's information will securely save on the Commission's servers when he/she registers on the portal of the OTR platform.

Apply Online for UPSC candidates have to verify that information. In turn, this will save the time of filling in personal details again and again.

Eligibility for UPSC Registration 2023 

Candidates must know UPSC CSE Eligibility Criteria 2023 before registering themselves on the official website of UPSC. If they meet the UPSC CSE eligibility requirements, they can apply for UPSC Civil Service Examination. 

The table below gives additional information on the eligibility requirements for UPSC Application Form 2023:

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Application Form 2023
Nationality Indian
Age Limit 21 to 32 years (Age relaxation is given to reserved category candidates.)
Educational Qualification Graduation from a recognized university.
Attempts Limit
  • General - 6
  • OBC - 9
  • SC/ ST - Till within the upper age limit

UPSC CSE Important Dates for Application Form

UPSC announced some important dates that a candidate must know. These dates include the date for the application, the last date for the application, exam dates, etc given below.

Events of UPSC Application Form 2023 Dates
Notification Release Date 01 February 2023
CSE Application Start Date/ UPSC Form Fill-up Date 01 February 2023
UPSC application form 2023 last date 21 February 2023
Prelims Admit Card Release Date May 2023
UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Date 2023 28 May 2023
CSE Prelims Result 2023 October 2023
UPSC CSE Mains Exam Date 2023 15 September 2023
UPSC CSE Mains Result Yet to be notified
Interview Date Yet to be notified
UPSC Result 2023 (Final List of Selected Candidates) Yet to be notified

How to apply for UPSC CSE 2023?

Candidates have to apply separately for each exam conducted by UPSC. There are separate application forms for UPSC Civil Services Examination Preliminary, Main, and Interview.

There is nothing complicated in the application process. To fill out the Application form online, the candidate should follow the steps given below.

There are two parts to the UPSC Civil Services Exam Application Form - Part I and Part II.

Part I

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

  • Visit the official website of UPSC to know about any notification released by the Union Public Service commission.
  • Click on Apply Online Link on the right-side panel.
  • Click on the Online Application for Civil service examinations of UPSC. 
  • Click on the link for Part I registration, then carefully read all the important instructions to fill out the online application form displayed on the screen. 
  • Click yes after reading the instruction.
  • Fill up personal details such as Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Father’s Name, Nationality, Address, etc in Part I registration. 
  • Fill up the educational qualification and contact details after filling up the personal details. 
  • Fill up photo identity details, marks obtained at graduation level, the number of attempts, and the center for preliminary exam details.
  • Preview the details and edit the application, if needed before the final submission of the application.
  • Click submit after previewing. The candidate will get the registration ID when Part I registration is completed.

Part II

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

  • To fill out Part II of the application, use the Registration ID (received after completion of Part I registration) and date of birth to log on.
  • In this part, candidates have to pay the Application Fee Online (Through SBI Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card) or Offline (By Cash Through SBI Bank Challan). (Fee - Female / SC / ST / PWBD - Nil; All other candidates - Rs.100)
  • Select the examination center.
  • Upload scanned images of the photograph, signature, and photo ID card as per the following UPSC format and size.
Documents Dimensions Format Size
  • Minimum: 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height)
  • Maximum: 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height)
JPG Size: 20 KB - 300 KB
  • Minimum: 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height)
  • Maximum: 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height)
JPG Size: 20 KB - 300 KB
Photo ID card NA PDF Size: 20 KB - 300 KB
  • After uploading all the documents in the prescribed size format, click on upload.
  • After reading the declaration, apply by clicking on the 'I Agree' button.
  • After the final submission, the candidate will receive a message confirming the completion of the application on the registered mobile number and email address.

After applying, make sure candidates go through the UPSC CSE Syllabus 2023 and UPSC CSE Exam Pattern 2023.

UPSC CSE Application Fee

UPSC charges a small fee from the candidates for Prelims and Mains. UPSC Application Form for CSE will not be accepted until and unless you have paid the required fee as per your category. Candidates can pay the UPSC Exam Application Fee online or offline mode.

Online Mode

Candidates can pay the application fee online through Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking of SBI.

Offline Mode

Candidates can pay the application fee offline by paying cash in any branch of SBI. Applicants who choose the ‘Pay by Cash’ mode should print the system-generated pay-in-slip during Part II registration and pay the fee at the counter of the SBI branch on the next working day only. Candidates should note that the 'Pay by Cash' mode will be deactivated one day before the closing of the application process. However, candidates who have generated their pay-in-slip before the deactivation of the process can make the payment at any SBI branch during banking hours on the closing date.

Category IAS Exam Application Fee
Female/ SC/ ST/ PwBD Nil
All other candidates' prelims fees INR 100/-
All other candidates' mains fees INR 200/-

How to Withdraw UPSC CSE Online Form 2023?

If any applicant does not want to take the exam, UPSC has also given the option to withdraw the UPSC Application Form. The application form can be withdrawn from specific dates that are yet to be announced. Candidates can withdraw their UPSC application form by the following steps:

  • Visit the UPSC's official website.
  • Go to the ‘What's new’ section. 
  • Click on the withdrawal of application: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.
  • Click on the link given for the withdrawal given at the right corner
  • on the next screen.
  • Read the instructions that appeared on that page and click on the ‘Yes’ button.
  • Enter your registration number and press the ‘continue’ button.
  • Enter the details such as your name, gender, Date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, mobile number, and e-mail id.
  • Select the option for the withdrawal of the UPSC application form and then press agree.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. How can I register for UPSC CSE?

Ans. You can simply register yourself for UPSC CSE by visiting the official website of UPSC. After that, go to the “What's New” section and click on the link for the UPSC CSE exam 2023. Fill up all the details for the UPSC CSE application form.

Q2. Who can apply for UPSC CSE 2023?

Ans. Candidates must know the eligibility criteria for UPSC CSE before applying for UPSC CSE 2023. Candidates who are Indian graduates in any discipline, and in the age group of 21 to 32 years can apply for the UPSC CSE 2023. 

Q3. What is UPSC salary?

Ans. In India, the basic IAS salary per month starts from Rs. 56,100 (excluding DA, TA, and HRA). This scale can go up to Rs 2,50,000 per month which is the salary for the post of Cabinet Secretary of India. But candidates have to qualify for the UPSC CSE exam for becoming an IAS officer.

Q4. When should we apply for IAS Exam?

Ans. The minimum age of the candidate for the IAS Exam should be at least 21 years and should not exceed 32 years. They can apply after UPSC official notification between these age limits.

Q5. How many vacancies were there in IAS 2023?

Ans. The recruitment process for Civil Services 2023 has been started by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). UPSC announced the application form for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 for approximately 712 vacancies. 

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