UPSC releases a notification every year to fill in several vacancies in various administrative departments. Let’s understand the UPSC CSE 2024 fee structure and application process here.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is one of the most prestigious examination bodies in India, responsible for conducting examinations to recruit candidates for several civil services and government positions.
Aspirants from across the country dream of a career in civil services, and the UPSC examinations serve as the gateway to fulfilling that dream.
Candidates willing to appear in the UPSC CSE must know about the fee structure and application process as well.
For the convenience of aspirants, we have provided all such information here.
UPSC CSE 2024 Fee Structure
It’s important to understand the fee structure associated with the UPSC Civil Services Examination. Applicants have to pay a minimum amount of Rs. 100 for the prelims examination. SC/ST/PH/Female Candidates are exempted from it, which means they do not have to pay any examination fee to appear in the exam.
Those who will successfully clear the UPSC prelims exam will have to apply for the UPSC mains exam as well. For that, they have to fill in a Detailed Application Form (DAF) and have to submit a fee of Rs. 200/-. SC/ST/PH/Female Candidate’s fees are also exempted at this stage.
Preliminary Examination Fee:
- General and OBC Category Candidates: Rs. 100/-
- SC/ST/PH/Female Candidates: Exempted (No Fee)
Main Examination Fee:
- General and OBC Category Candidates: Rs. 200/-
- SC/ST/PH/Female Candidates: Exempted (No Fee)
Personality Test (Interview) Fee:
- No Fee for all categories
UPSC CSE Application Process 2024
The application process for the UPSC Civil Services Examination is a well-structured and organized procedure that involves several stages. To apply for the exam, aspirants have to first apply for One Time Registration (OTR). The OTR is mandatory for applying online for various examinations of UPSC. Registering for OTR will help aspirants in applying for any examination advertised by the UPSC in the future.
UPSC OTR Process (New Registration)
To complete the OTR process for UPSC CSE, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: To complete the OTR process, visit the official OTR website of UPSC which is upsconline.nic.in.
Step 2: Click on the registration section and provide the following details.
- Name and Verify Name
- Full Name, if any
- Gender and Verify Gender
- Date of Birth and Verify Date of Birth
- Father’s Name and Verify Father’s Name
- Mother’s Name and Verify Mother’s Name
- Minority Status
- Valid Mobile Number (to be used as Login ID)
- Alternate Mobile Number, if any
- Valid Email ID (to be used as Login ID)
- Alternate Email ID, if any
- Board Examination Roll No (Class X)
- Security Questions
Step 3: Revarify all the information provided and submit it.
UPSC CSE Online Registration
To complete the online registration for the UPSC CSE prelims, follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Visit the official UPSC website (https://www.upsc.gov.in) and find the “Apply Online” link.
Step 2: Select the examination you want to apply for, such as the Civil Services Examination (CSE).
Step 3: Log in using the OTR registration number. Complete the application form with the rest of the details asked.
Step 4: You will be required to upload scanned copies of your photograph and signature as per the specified guidelines. The image files should be in JPG format with a specific size and resolution.
Step 5: Pay the prescribed examination fee based on your category.
Step 6: After successful submission, take a printout of the application form for your records.
Release of UPSC CSE Admit Card
Once your application is accepted, UPSC will release the admit card for the Preliminary Examination 10 days prior to the exam date.
Mains Examination and Interview
If you successfully clear the prelims exam, you will qualify for the Mains Examination, and you will be notified to fill out a Detailed Application Form (DAF).
Appear for the Mains Examination and, if successful, the Personality Test (Interview).
UPSC CSE Final Result
The final result will be published on the UPSC website, and successful candidates will be notified of their allocation of services.
The UPSC examination process is a very difficult but rewarding journey that allows candidates to serve their country in various capacities. Understanding the UPSC CSE fee structure and application process is important for aspirants as it forms the foundation of their pursuit.
It is important to keep abreast of the latest updates and follow the instructions provided by UPSC in their official notifications. With determination and hard work, aspiring civil servants can successfully navigate the path to serving the nation through the UPSC examinations.
Article Written By: Priti Raj