How to Register for UPSC Online

The UPSC Online Registrations for 2022 were closed on February 22, 2022. At the moment the UPSC has kept the application withdrawal process open until March 7,2022. The UPSC Online Registration process has many lengthy steps which must be carefully followed so that the registration of a candidate is not cancelled. 

Even though the registration is closed, candidates can still refer to these steps when they register next year for UPSC 2023. Along with this candidates will also be familiarised with the steps to withdraw their applications for the UPSC Exams as well

Steps to complete online registration for UPSC 2022

  1. VIsit the official UPSC website –
  2. Go to the Exam Notification tab
  3. Select the Apply Online Link
  4. Then one must click on the link showing ‘Part-I’ registration
  5. Once the application form has been successfully read and understood, candidates must click on Yes
  6. Then fill all basic information like Name, Address, Date of Birth, Email ID, Contact Number, Educational Qualification, Parents name etc.
  7. Once the details are filled, click on Continue. Once all the details in the online form are carefully read through they can click on the submit button.

Fee payment and documents upload

  1. The UPSC Fees can be paid online through NetBanking/Debit or Credit Card. Offline modes include cash ath the nearest SBI branch or through a challan 
  2. The scanned images of photographs, signature and other IDs must be uploaded as per the specifications desired by the UPSC
  3. Once the fees and documents have been uploaded, the examination centre must be selected.
  4. Finally the terms and conditions as well as a declaration that all the information is correct will pop up to which ‘I Agree’ should be clicked on.
  5. On clicking the button, a page with a registration number will be generated. Note down the registration number. Take a printout of the page.

Points to be noted during UPSC Online Registration

Note 1: Only the applications with higher Registration ID (RID) will be entertained with regards to multiple applications. The commission states that the fee paid against one RID will not be adjusted against any other RID.

Note 2: When filling the Application form, the candidate should carefully select the examination centre. In case of the event that a candidate will appear at an examination centre not previously selected by him/her then the papers of such a candidate will be liable to be cancelled and thus will not be evaluated.

Note 3: Candidates need to only submit their certificates with regards to Age, Education Qualifications, Caste Certificates etc. as they will be verified at the time of the Main exam only. The candidates must ensure that they require the full eligibility conditions for the examination when applying for it.

Steps to withdraw UPSC Application

  • The following steps must be followed when withdrawing the UPSC Application form:
  • The registered candidates must provide the details provided at the time of the application chief among being their registration-id
  • Only applications that have been successfully registered is this facility available to
  • Candidates must have their mobile number and email-id provided at the time of application submission handy
  • An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number and email-id. The application withdrawal request will be accepted after the OTP has been entered
  • In case of more than one registered id, onl the latest application will be considered for withdrawal 
  • A  candidate cannot recover the application following the withdrawal. Hence, the application fee cannot and will not be refunded.
  • Once the successful application of withdrawal is completed an SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number.