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Civil Services Examination, 2010
Examination Notice No. 04/2010-CSP
Dated : 02-01-2010
Last Date : 01.02.2010

Appendix II : General Instructions

1. Candidates must use only the form supplied with the information Brochure purchased from any of the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices listed in Appendix III. Form should be purchased from designated post offices only and not from any other agency. Candidates must use the form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy/reproduction/unauthorisedly printed copy of the Form. The form will NOT be supplied by the Commission’s office.

2. The application form must be filled in by the candidates in their own handwriting. Since this form will be processed on computerised machines, candidates should exercise due care in handling and filling up the application form. They should use HB pencil only to darken the circles. For writing in the boxes, they should use blue or black pen.

Since the entries made by the candidates by darkening the circles will be taken into account while processing the applications on computerised machines, they should make these entries very carefully and accurately. Entries in the boxes are meant for confirmatory purposes and these should also, therefore, be made correctly. There should be no variation between the entries made by the candidate by darkening the circles and those written in the accompanying boxes.

In case of any variation between the entries made by the Candidates in the boxes and the accompanying circle, the entries in the boxes will be treated as authentic and final.

3. Candidates should ensure that the signatures appended by them in all the places viz. in their application form, Attendance List etc. and in all the correspondence with the Commission, should be identical and there should be no variation of any kind. If any variation is found in the signatures appended by him at different places, his candidature will be liable to be cancelled by the Commission.

4. No change in the entries made in original application form will be allowed under any circumstances.

5. The candidates are advised in their own interest to ensure that the applications reach the Commission’s Office on or before the closing date. Applications received in the Commission’s Office after the closing date will not be considered.

6. While filling in his application form, the candidate should carefully decide about his choice for the centre and optional subject for the examination. More than one application from a candidate giving different centres and/or optional subjects 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.

7. On the Acknowledgement Card, the candidates should write their application form No. (as printed below the bar code on the form) and the name of examination viz. “Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2010″. They should also write clearly and legibly their mailing address on the Acknowledgement Card. A postage stamp of Rs. 6/- should be affixed on the card. The Acknowledgement Card should not be stapled or pinned or tagged or pasted with the Application Form.

Eligibility Conditions (in brief)

(i) Age limits :

Prescribed age-limits are 21-30 years as on 1st August, 2010 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 Females/SCs/STs/Physically disabled only).

Instructions to candidates for filling up the Application Form for the
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2010.

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 2010 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 Female, 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). Female/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, 2010 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2010) 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, 2010 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.

List of Optional Subjects

Subject

Code

Subject

Code

Agriculture

01

Mechanical Engineering

13

Botany

02

Philosophy

14

Chemistry

03

Physics

15

Civil Engineering

04

Political Science

16

Commerce

05

Psychology

17

Economics

06

Sociology

18

Electrical Engineering

07

Zoology

19

Geography

08

Statistics

20

Geology

09

Animal Husbandry &
Veterinary Science

21

Indian History

10

Law

11

Public Administration

22

Mathematics

12

Medical Science

23

(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. 04/2010 and date of publication of Notice in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar viz., 02.01.2010 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.

Verify the following before mailing the application

  1. That you have used the application form purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices only.
  2. That you have filled in all the relevant columns of the application form by blackening the appropriate circles and also writing the corresponding code(s) in boxes. It may be carefully checked that there is no varation between the entries made by you by darkening the circles and those written in the accompanying boxes.
  3. That you have affixed your recent photograph preferably in black & white (unsigned and unattested) in column 11 of the application form.
  4. That in case you are required to pay fee, you have affixed a single Central Recruitment Fee Stamp of Rs. 50/- denomination in column 12 of the application form and have got it cancelled from the Post Office.
  5. That you have signed in column 24 of the application form.
  6. That only one application form and one acknowledgement card is being mailed in the envelope supplied to you with the Brochure and no other enclosure is attached therewith.
  7. That you have written the name of examination viz., “Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2010″ on the envelope meant for despatch of application form and acknowledgement card.


 

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  1. Girish Nair
    January 23rd, 2010 at 00:44 | #1

    I’ld like to know the commission’s notice no and employment news date for UPSC 2010 Engineering services.Also what is the last date of submission for the same.
    Waiting for your reply

  1. January 2nd, 2010 at 10:36 | #1