How To Apply



(a) Candidates may apply online using the website Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the abovementioned website.

Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding  permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled.


NOTE 1::

While filling in his/her Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice of centre for the Examination. More than one application from a candidate giving different centres will not be accepted in any case. Even if a candidate sends more than one completed application the Commission will accept only one application at their discretion and the Commission's decision in the matter shall be final.


If any candidate appears at a centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in his/her Admission Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be valued and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation.




Since these Application Forms are to be processed in a computerised system, due care should be taken by the candidates to fill up their Application Form correctly. Necessary instructions for filling up the Form may be seen at Appendix II (B). No relevant columns of the application should be left blank. Incomplete or defective applications shall be summarily rejected. No representation or correspondence regarding such rejection shall be entertained under any circumstances.


Candidates are not required to submit along with their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding Age, Educational Qualifications, Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes and Physically disabled etc. which will be verified at the time of the Main examination only. The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages  of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. Preliminary Examination, Main (Written) Examination and Interview Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the Preliminary Examination, Main (written) Examination and Interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.

If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, they may render themselves liable to disciplinary action by the Commission in terms of Rule 14 of the Rules for the Civil Services Examination, 2011 reproduced below:


A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of:


(i) Obtaining support for his/her candidature by the following means, namely:–

(a) Offering illegal gratification to, orr

(c) Blackmailing, or threatening to blackmail any person connected with the conduct of the examination, or

(ii) Impersonating, orr

(iii) Procuring impersonation by any person, or

(iv) Submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with, or

(vi) Resorting to the following means in connection with his/her candidature for the examination, namely

(a) Obtaining copy of question paper through improper means,,

(b) Finding out the particulars of the persons connected with secret work relating to the examination.

(c) Influencing the examiners, or

(vii) Using unfair means during the examination, or

(viii) Writing obscene matter or drawing obscene sketches in the scripts, or

(ix) Misbehaving in the examination hall including tearing of the scripts, provoking fellow examinees to boycott examination, creating a disorderly scene and the like, or

(x) Harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of their examinations, or

(xi) Being in possession of or using mobile phone, pager or any electronic equipment or device or any other equipment capable of being used as a communication device during the examination; or

(xii) Violating any of the instructions issued to candidates along with their Admission Certificates permitting them to take the examination, or

(xiii) Attempting to commit or as the case may be abetting the Commission of all or any of the acts specified in the  foregoing clauses; may in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable.

(a) To be disqualified by the Commission from the examination for which he/she is a candidate and/ or

(b) To be debarred either permanently or for a specified period

(i) by the Commission from any examination or selection held by them;

(ii) by the Central Government from any employment under them; and

(c) If he/she is already in service under Government to disciplinary action under the appropriate Rules. Provided that no penalty under this Rules shall be imposed except after

(i) giving the candidate an opportunity of making such representation, in writing as he/she may wish to make in that behalf; and

(ii) taking the representation, if any, submitted by the candidate within the period allowed to him/her into consideration.


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