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IAS Exam 2018 Application Form

Updated On - February 6th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

IAS 2018 Application Form for Prelims will be available in February 2018. Candidates can apply for the Online IAS Exam on the official website. The IAS application form will be available till March 2018. Candidates are advised to keep all their documents handy while registering for IAS.

In order to avoid last minute rush, aspirants are advised to apply before the last date of IAS Application form. Application Fee for IAS Prelims is INR 100 and IAS prelims is INR 200. Reserved Category candidates are exempted from paying IAS 2018 Application fee.

IAS Prelims 2018 Dates

Release of Notification for IAS PrelimsFebruary, 2018
Availability of application form for IAS PrelimsFebruary, 2018
Last date to fill the online form for IAS PrelimsMarch, 2018
Availability of Admit cardsFirst week of June, 2018
IAS Prelims exam dateJune, 2018
Announcement of result of IAS Prelims examAugust, 2018

IAS Prelims 2018 Registration

The Candidates appearing for IAS prelims exam should fill out the application form at Students who qualify IAS Prelims are invited to apply for IAS prelims 2018. All IAS Aspirants have to register separately. Application for IAS Prelims will not be considered for IAS prelims. Application Form for IAS prelims is open to all the eligible graduates. The following steps should be followed to apply for IAS prelims.

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Steps to Apply for IAS Exam 

IAS Form Application Form will be available on the official website from August 17, 2018. Candidates are advised to gather their documents before starting their IAS prelims Application Process. 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

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 the declaration and submit the complete IAS Online Form.

IAS Prelims 2018 Application Fee

Fee of INR 100 is required for IAS Exam 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 prelims, Fee of INR 200 should be paid.

CategoryIAS Exam prelims Fee
General and OBC Candidates (Male)INR 200
Female candidates (All)Exempted from fee payment
SC / ST / PH candidatesExempted 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 for IAS Prelims

Candidates are required to assemble the following documents prior to IAS Exam 2018 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
  • IAS Prelims 2018 Admit Card

Important Instructions

Following pointers should be kept in mind while registering for IAS prelims. 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 prelims 2018 Admit Card

IAS Prelims 2018 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 multiple dates starting from June, 2018. IAS prelims 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 prelims 2018 Admit Card at the IAS Exam Centre.

IAS prelims 2018 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.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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Rishabh Anand

hii what should be the educational qualification for this job

16 Oct, 2018 20:30
Akansha Expert

Hi Rishabh, IAS Exam Eligibility: Minimum Qualification

IAS Exam sets eligibility criteria for the candidates who wish to get recruitment in All India Services. A candidate who wishes to sit for IAS exam must hold a degree of any University which has been incorporated by Act of Parliament or which is to be declared as a Deemed University by University Grants Commission or he/she must possess an equivalent qualification for IAS Exam. However, there are several exceptions which may be treated by the commission under the following conditions:

  • Candidates who have appeared for the exam or are waiting for the IAS Results to obtain qualification as required by the IAS for sitting in the IAS Exam can be declared as eligible for IAS Exam. Such candidates will have to produce the proof of passing the requisite exam along with IAS application form to sit for IAS Mains. The candidate requires the same at the time of appearing for IAS Mains after the commission declares them as qualifying candidates for the same. If a candidate fails to do so, he/she will not be admitted in the IAS Mains.
  • IAS may also accept applications from those candidates who have not acquired the above-mentioned degree. The IAS Exam Eligibility is considered on the basis that he/she has passed an exam conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to the IAS Exam 2018.
  • Candidates with professional and technical degrees as recognized by Government of India will also be eligible to appear for IAS Exam.
  • IAS will provisionally admit candidate with professional MBBS degree or candidate who has passed any other medical examination but has not completed an internship. This is applicable only if he/she submits a copy of the certificate from the concerned authority of the University/Institution along with the IAS Online Application. It must mention that the concerned candidate had passed the requisite final professional medical examination.  

17 Oct, 2018 12:56

My age is 20. Am I eligible for prelims exam?

24 Sep, 2018 14:16
Akansha Expert

Hi Roopal, Age Limit for IAS Exam Eligibility

  • The lower age limit for IAS Exam 2018 is 21 years as on August 1, 2018, while upper age limit is 32 years.
  • There is upper age relaxation for reserved category candidates, which is as follows:
    1. SC/ST- Upto 5 years
    2. OBC- Upto 3 years
    3. Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities- Upto 3 years
    4. Ex-servicemen- Upto 5 years
    5. ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service- Upto 5 years
    6. PwD candidates- Upto 10 years
    7. Domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989- Upto 5 years. Check IAS 2018 Eligibility

24 Sep, 2018 18:25

when do we know whether our appication is approved or rejected for upsc application?

08 Mar, 2018 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

There is no need to check the status of upsc application form, If your application will get rejected then you will be informed through sms or through e-mail, but if something like that didn't happens then it means your form is accepted and shortly you will get the admit card before few days of the exam.

28 May, 2018 16:32

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06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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