Home > Civil Services, UPSC > Civil Services Examination Eligibility

Civil Services Examination Eligibility

Share Facebook Twitter Orkut SMS

Eligibilty

(i) Age limits : Prescribed age-limits are 21-30 years as on 1st August, 2009 for all the services/posts (Upper age limit relaxable for SCs/Sts, OBCs and certain other categories as specified in Para 3(ii) of Notice).

(ii) Educational Qualifications : Degree of a recognised University or equivalent. (Para 3(iii) of Notice).

(iii) No. of permissible attempts : Four (Seven attempts for OBCs and P.H. Candidates belonging to General Category and no limit for SCs/STs (Para 3 (iv) of Notice).

(iii) Fee : Rs. 50/- (Rupees fifty only) (No fee for SCs/STs/Physically disabled only).

Instructions to candidates for filling up the Application Form for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2009.

Side 1 of Application Form

Column 1 : Examination for which applying

Darken the circle against “CSP”, in the box pertaining to Name of examination, write CSP starting from the first box on the left. Also write 2009 in the boxes meant for year of examination. Candidates are advised to ensure that the name of Examination viz. CSP is correctly written by them in the box. Any error in this regard may result in rejection of their application form.

Column 2 : Fee

If you have paid the requisite fee of Rs. 50/- (Rupees fifty only), darken circle 1 and write 1 in the box; or If you have not paid the fee and are claiming fee remission as SC, ST or Physically disabled, darken circle 2 and write 2 in the box.

N.B. : Fee is payable only in the form of Central Recruitment Fee Stamp, as per instructions against Column 12.

Column 3 : (I) Whether Physically Handicapped?

If you are not a physically handicapped person, darken circle 1 for No and write 1 in the box; or If you are a physically handicapped person, darken circle 2 for yes and write 2 in the box.

(II) If yes, indicate category

* Fill up this Column only if your answer to Column 3(I) is yes.
* If you are Orthopaedically handicapped, darken circle 1 and write 1 in the box; or
* If you are Blind, darken circle 2 and write 2 in the box; or
* If you are Deaf-Mute, darken circle 3 and write 3 in the box.

Column 4 : Community

* If you belong to SC, darken circle 1 and write 1 in the box; or
* If you belong to ST, darken circle 2 and write 2 in the box; or
* If you belong to OBC, darken circle 3 and write 3 in the box; or
* If you belong to General Category (Others), darken circle 4 and write 4 in the box.

Note 1 : Candidates belonging to OBCs but coming in the Creamy Layer and thus not being entitled to OBC reservation should indicate their community as General Category (Others) Code No. 4″.

Note 2 : Candidates belonging to neither SC, ST, nor OBC communities should write Code No. 4 (General Category) against the Column for Community and not leave it blank.

Note 3 : No change in the community status indicated by a candidate in his/her application form for the Preliminary Examination will ordinarily be allowed by the Commission at a subsequent stage.

Column 5 : Sex

* If you are Male, darken circle 1 and write 1 in the box; or
* If you are Female, darken circle 2 and write 2 in the box;

Column 6 : Nationality

* If you are an Indian national, darken circle 1 and write 1 in the box; or
* If you are not an Indian national, darken circle 2 and write 2 in the box.

Column 7 : Name of the candidate

For filling up this column, first write in the boxes your full name (in English) in capital letters exactly as recorded in your Matriculation/High School/Secondary or equivalent examination certificate. Write a single letter in a box. Leave a box blank between any two parts of the name. Then darken the corresponding circle below each letter. Do not darken a circle below a blank box. Do not overshoot the boxes. Abbreviate name only if necessary. Do not use any prefix such as Shri, Kum., Dr. etc with your name.

Column 8 : Date of Birth

Darken the appropriate circles for the day, month and year of your birth as recorded in your Matriculation/High School/Secondary or equivalent examination certificate. Then write in the boxes using numerals 01 to 31 for day; numerals 01 to 12 for month and the last two digits for the year of birth.

Column 9 : Father’s Name

Write your father’s name (in English) in capital letters. Write a single letter in each box. Leave a box blank between any two parts of the name. Do not use any prefix such as Shri, Dr, etc.

Column 10 : Address

Write your complete mailing address including your name in English capital letters or Hindi within the box provided for the purpose. Also write the PIN Code therein. Write with blue or black ball pen only. Do not write outside the box. Please note that this address will be photocopied as such in all letters to be sent to you and therefore, it should be very clearly and legibly written. If you make any mistake in writing the address, cover the whole box with an exact sized white paper slip and rewrite your address on that.

Column 11 : Photograph

Paste firmly in the space provided your recent photograph of 4 cm. x 5 cm. size (preferably in black & white). Do not staple the photograph. Photograph should neither be signed by you nor it should be got attested.

Column 12 : Space for CRF Stamp

Fee to be paid for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination is Rs. 50/- (Rupees fifty only). SC/ST and Physically Handicapped candidates are not required to pay any fee. No fee exemption is however available to OBC candidates and they are required to pay the prescribed full fee.

Fee is payable only through Central Recruitment Fee Stamp (Not postage stamps). No other mode of payment is acceptable. Obtain only one single CRF Stamp of Rs. 50/- denomination from the post office and paste it firmly within the box. After pasting the CRF Stamp on the form, get it cancelled from the post office of purchase in the space provided. Do not staple the CRF Stamp.

Side 2 of Application Form

Column 13 : (I) Are you residing in a remote area or abroad

If you are residing in a remote area specified in Para 6 of the Notice of the Examination or abroad, darken circle 1 against Yes and write 1 in the box; or

If you are not residing in a specified remote area/abroad, darken circle 2 against No and write 2 in the box.

N.B. : Candidates residing in a remote area specified in the Notice of the Examination or abroad are entitled to one week’s additional time for submission of application form.

(II) If yes, indicate area code :

Darken the appropriate circles for the area code as given below and then write the same code in the boxes.
AREA CODE FOR REMOTE AREAS AND ABROAD
Area Code Area Code
Assam 01 Jammu & Kashmir 09
Meghalaya 02 Lahaul and Spiti District
and Pangi Sub Division of
Chamba District of
Himachal Pradesh 10
Arunachal Pradesh 03
Mizoram 04
Manipur 05
Nagaland 06 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 11
Tripura 07 Lakshadweep 12
Sikkim 08 Abroad 13

Column 14 : Examination Centre Code

Choose the Examination Centre from the list given below where you wish to appear and its code. Darken the appropriate circles and then write the same code in the boxes. Do not indicate more than one Centre.
List of centres of Examination
Centre Code Centre Code Centre Code
Agartala 45 Gangtok 42 Panaji ( Goa ) 36
Ahmedabad 01 Hyderabad 10 Patna 15
Aizawl 47 Imphal 44 Puducherry 20
Aligarh 21 Itanagar 48 Port Blair 37
Allahabad 02 Jaipur 11 Raipur 49
Aurangabad 38 Jammu 34 Ranchi 41
Bangalore 03 Jodhpur 22 Sambalpur 53
Bareilly 54 Jorhat 46 Shillong 16
Bhopal 04 Kochi 24 Shimla 17
Chandigarh 35 Kohima 43 Srinagar 18
Chennai 12 Kolkata 06 Thiruvananthapuram 19
Cuttack 07 Lucknow 26 Tirupati 50
Dehradun 14 Madurai 40 Udaipur 52
Delhi 08 Mumbai 05 Vishakhapatnam 51
Dharwad 39 Nagpur 13

Dispur 09

Column 15 : Educational Qualification Code

Codes prescribed for educational qualification are as follows :

* Code Educational qualification
* 01 If you have already passed the degree or equivalent Examination;
* 02 If you have appeared/appearing at the degree or equivalent Examination;

Choose the correct code applicable in your case and darken the appropriate circles. Write the same code in the boxes.

Column 16 : (I) Whether claiming age relaxation

* If you are claiming age relaxation, darken circle 1 for Yes and write 1 in the box; or
* If you are not claiming age relaxation, darken circle 2 for No and write 2 in the box.

(II) If Yes, indicate category code

Fill up this Column only if your response to Column 16(I) is Yes.

Darken the appropriate circles for category code given below and then write the same code in the boxes.

Category – Codes for Claiming Age Relaxation

(Refer Para 3(ii) (b) of Commission’s Notice published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar)
Code No. Category Extent of Age Relaxation Permissible
01 SC and ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 Blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons. 10 years
04 Blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons+ SC/ST 15 years
05 Blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons+ OBC 13 years
06 Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. 3 years
07 Defence Services Personnel (as against Code No. 06) + SC/ST 8 years
08 Defence Services Personnel (as against Code No. 06) + OBC 6 years
09 Ex-Servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/ SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2009 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2009) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or (iii) on invalidment. 5 years
10 Ex-Servicemen including Commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs(as against Code No. 09) + SC/ST 10 years
11 Ex-Servicemen including Commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs(as against Code No. 09) + OBC 8 years
12 ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2009 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment. 5 years
13 ECOs/SSCOs (as against Code No. 12) + SC/ST 10 years
14 ECOs/SSCOs (as against Code No. 12) + OBC 8 years
15 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to31st December, 1989. 5 years
16 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of J & K (as against Code No. 15) + SC/ST 10 years
17 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of J & K (as against Code No. 15) + OBC 8 years

Columns 17 to 18 :

Candidates applying for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination are not required to fill any of these columns. They should, therefore, leave these columns blank.

Column 19 : Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.

(I) Optional subject

Choose any one optional subject from the list given below and see its code. Darken the appropriate circles and then write the same code in the box. Do not indicate more than one optional subject.

(II) No. of attempts already made

Write the number of attempts already made by you in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination in the boxes and darken the appropriate circles. If no attempt has been made by you earlier, darken circles ‘00’ and write ‘00’ in the boxes.

Columns 20 to 22 :

Candidates appearing for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination are not required to fill any of these columns. They should, therefore, leave these Columns blank.

Column 23 : Declaration

The candidate must read the declaration carefully before signing. In Sub-para (i), the candidates must fill up the Examination Notice number viz. 04/2009 and date of publication of Notice in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar viz., 06.12.2008 in the spaces provided before the asterisk marks.

Column 24 : Signature of candidate

Make your usual signature in blue or black ball pen within the box provided. Your signature must not overflow or touch the border of the box provided. Do not merely write your name in capital letters in place of signature. Unsigned applications will be rejected.

Also write the place and date of signing the form in the spaces provided for the purpose.

Also see :

We will send you some more information related to Civil Services Examination Eligibility. Enter your email address:
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.
You must be logged in to post a comment.