The UPSC Civil Services Pre Online form will be open for registration from 10th February 2021, and the portal will be closed on March 3, 2021. The registration process requires personal credentials and details to be filled in, and once submitted, cannot be altered. The pre online form is available on the official website for civil services exams,

It is also important to go through all the eligibility criteria and requirements to make sure that the registration does not get cancelled. There are no separate UPSC Civil Services IAS, IFS, and IPS pre-online forms. The registration for all these service exams is done through a common form, which is for preliminary and mains examination. All notifications related to the exam are also published on the website itself.

How to Apply for UPSC Pre Online Form 2021?

The pre online registration form for UPSC exams is to be filled in two parts, part I and part II. Following are the steps to register for the part I:

  • The candidate should go on the official UPSC website
  • Clicking on the apply online link under the tab for exam notifications.
  • The option for filling civil services part 1 registration form appears, on which the candidate is required to go through all the instructions and click on YES.
  • The candidate is required to fill in the information like name, date of birth, category, gender, email address, permanent address, marital status, parents’ name, community, and educational qualification.

Civil Services Part-II Registration

  • The UPSC IAS application fee is to be paid either through online mode (SBI net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode (cash through SBI challan).
  • The next step is to upload documents like passport-sized photographs, signature, and photo id in the given size and format.
  • The candidate has to click on ‘I agree’ after going through the declaration.
  • The registration link is generated once this process is complete and the candidate has to note it down or take a print out of the form.

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UPSC Pre Online Form Fee Payment

Fee payment and registration are different for each part of the exam, i.e prelims exam, and mains exam. Following is the fee structure for payment:

  • For the General and OBC category, the prelims exam fee is INR 100 and for the mains exam is INR 200.
  • The females, SC, ST, and persons with benchmark disabilities are exempted from the fee payment.

Online payment can be made through net banking, debit card, or credit card on the online registration portal.

Offline payment can be made by depositing cash at the SBI branch through a bank challan. If the offline payment mode is chosen during registration, a pay-in-slip is generated, which is to be presented at the SBI branch during cash payment. The pay-in-slip is applicable till a day before the registration portal closes.

Withdrawing the UPSC Pre Online form Registration

The candidate can withdraw his application if he/she wishes to do so for any reason. The withdrawal will be done on the same official website of UPSC in the following procedural steps:

  • Going on the what’s new section on the official UPSC website
  • Under the tab Withdrawal of Application, select the exam application for preliminary
  • The candidate will go through all instructions related to cancellation and agree to any requirements.
  • The registration id of the candidate will be entered
  • Details like name, date of birth, parents’ name, email address, and phone number have to be filled in for verification.
  • The withdrawal process is complete after clicking on the withdraw, or I agree, or Yes button.

Are the UPSC Civil Services Pre Online Forms Different for IAS and IFS?

IAS, IFS, and IPS are three major departments under the All India Services which are allotted on the basis of examinations. For the registration process, the forms are similar for all these positions, and the only difference is separate applications for prelims and mains exam. The positions can be chosen later as per the score and rank achieved in the exams.

IAS refers to Indian Administrative Services and the officers in this department are responsible for implementing and working on the policies and regulations imparted by the government of India. IFS refers to the Indian Forest Service and the officers in this position are engaged in the maintenance and conservation of forests, the environment, and wildlife species.


Other than IPS, IAS and IFS are the most sought after positions that can be acquired through the UPSC civil services examination. The candidates should be well informed about the dates for Pre online form registrations, and timely fill all details along with the payment of the fee. Surely, this blog would have cleared most queries about how to apply for the process. Do let us know about more of your queries in the comments section below.

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