• IAS Application Form 2023: Direct Link, Last Date, Fee

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UPSC IAS Application Form 2023 has been released by the Union Public Service Commission on 1st February 2023 on its website. IAS aspirants can apply for UPSC IAS 2023 exam from 1st February onwards through online mode. IAS apply online link remains active till 21 February. Get the direct link to apply for UPSC IAS exam, steps to apply, application fee, documents to upload and more in this post. 

UPSC IAS Application Form 2023

Applicants who are keen on applying for the UPSC IAS 2023 exam must do so by filling up the IAS 2023 application form first. One should go through the IAS eligibility 2023 to know if they are eligible to apply or it or not. It is mandatory for every candidate who wishes to qualify the UPSC IAS Prelims exam to register for it first. The IAS application form can be filled in two stages, the first stage is the registration process followed by the completion of the form. One needs to keep their academic, personal details, and scanned images ready for filling out the IAS application form.

One is also required to pay an application fee of Rs. 100/-, however, the fee is exempted for certain categories of candidates that we have discussed in the following post. UPSC has also provided the provision of withdrawal of IAS application form 2023 for which the date shall be updated here. The direct link to apply online for UPSC IAS 2023 exam is given below here: 

UPSC IAS Apply Online 2023

Here is a screenshot of the IAS application form 2023 page:

upsc ias application form

UPSC IAS Application Form 2023 - Overview

The following table gives you a brief of the UPSC IAS application form 2023. 

UPSC IAS 2023 Application Form Particulars Details

Exam name

UPSC Civil Service Examination

Examination conducting body

Union Public Service Commission

UPSC website


Application mode


Application fee

General/ OBC/ EWS - Rs 100

SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ PwD/ Female - NIL

Mode of payment

Online (Debit Cards/Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets) or Challan

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UPSC IAS 2023 Application Date

The UPSC IAS application form 2023 dates will be notified in the official IAS notification PDF. We shall update the UPSC IAS apply online date, last date, application form correction date, withdrawal date and other details in the table below once it is released by the Commission. 

UPSC IAS Application Form 2023 Events


IAS Prelims Registrations Starting Date

1 February 2023

UPSC CSE Prelims Registration Ends

21 February 2023

IAS application form correction  22 to 28 February 2023

UPSC CSE Admit Card Release Date

To be notified

IAS Prelims Exam Date

28 May 2023

UPSC IAS DAF-I apply online 2023

To be notified

Last date to fill UPSC IAS 2023 DAF-I

To be notified

IAS Mains exam date

15 September 2023

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How to Apply for UPSC IAS 2023 Exam?

The UPSC IAS Application Form 2023 is filled in two stages. The first stage of the IAS application form is registration by entering basic details. Through this stage, you will get a registration number for UPSC IAS 2023 exam. The second stage of IAS application form is where you will have to make the payment, selection of exam centre, uploading of documents. The step-by-step process for filling up the UPSC IAS application form is as follows:

IAS Part I registration: The candidate will have to fill in the basic information. On submission of details, the candidate will be prompted to check the details and make corrections, if any, in the application. The Online Application Process consists of Part-I and Part-II Registration:

IAS Part-II Registration: Filling up Payment details (except for fee exempted candidates), selection of examination centre, uploading of Photograph, Signature, Photo Identity Card Document and Declaration.

Step-1: Go to the Official Website of UPSC

The submission of the application will be online only through the official website of UPSC - www.upsconline.nic.in

upsc ias application form 2023

Step-2: Part-I Registration

Fill in your Personal details like Name, Gender, Category, and Nationality, etc., your Educational Qualification, Present Address, Photo ID Proof Details and Civil Services (Main) Examination Details.

IAS 2019 Application

 IAS 2019 Application

 IAS 2019 Application

Candidates need to confirm whether they are claiming age relaxation:

IAS 2019 Application

Give the Details of Photo ID Proof:

IAS 2019 Application

Give the Details for Civil Services (Main) Examination:

IAS 2019 Application

Candidates appearing in Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2023 will be required to indicate information such as (a) detail of Centres for Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (b) Optional subject to be selected for the examination, (c) Medium of examination for Civil Services (Main) Examination, (d) Medium of Examination for Optional Subject if he/she chooses any Indian Language as the Medium of Examination for Civil Services (Main) Examination and (e) compulsory Indian Language for Civil Services (Main) Examination at the time of the filling up online application itself.

Note: No changes in Civil Services (Main) Examination Specific Details will be allowed later.

Step-3: Generation of Registration Number

Candidate must press “I agree” button after he /she finds that information supplied by him /her is in order and no correction is required. Thereafter no correction/modification shall be allowed. When “I agree” button is pressed, a page with the Registration Number will be generated. Please note down the Registration Number or take a printout of the page.

Step-4: Part-II Registration

The application is incomplete without Part-II registration which involves payment, selection of centre, uploading of scanned photograph, signature, Photo Identity Card Document and agrees to the declaration.

IAS 2019 Application

Step-5: Application Fee and Mode of Payment:

Candidates (except Female/ SC/ ST/ Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only):


Applicable Fee

General and OBC Candidates (Male)

Rs. 100

Female candidates (All)


SC/ST/Physically Challenged


  • Applications without the prescribed Fee (Unless remission of Fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.
  • Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.
  • If any candidate who took the Civil Services Examination held in 2020 wishes to apply for admission to this examination, he/she must submit his/her application without waiting for the results or an offer of appointment.
  • Candidates admitted to the Main Examination will be required to pay a further fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two hundred only).

The IAS application fee can be paid in both offline and online mode:

  • Online Mode: Candidates can pay the application fee online through SBI Net banking or by cash through SBI bank challan or through credit card/debit card.
  • Offline Mode: To pay the fee in cash, the candidate should take a printout of challan generated online after completion of registration. The candidate may go to the nearest SBI branch for depositing fees after 24 hours of generation of challan. 

Step-6: Exam Centre Selection

While filling in his/her Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice of centre for the Examination. If any candidate appears at a centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in his/her Admission Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be evaluated and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation.

Step-7: Upload Photograph, Signature and Photo ID Proof

All the candidates applying for the UPSC IAS 2023 exam must ensure that they have uploaded their scanned copy of their photograph, signature and photo ID proof in the correct size.  

What is the Image Specification for IAS Application 2023?

The specification of the documents that have to be uploaded in the UPSC IAS online form have been summarised below: 

Document to be uploaded in IAS application form Dimensions Format, Size & Bit Depth

Minimum: 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height)

Maximum: 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height)

Format: JPG

Size: 20 KB - 300 KB

Bit Depth: 24 


Minimum: 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height)

Maximum: 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height)

Format: JPG

Size: 20 KB - 300 KB

Bit Depth: 24 

Photo ID card NA

Format: PDF

Size: 20 KB - 300 KB

Bit Depth: NA

Step-8: Final Submission of IAS 2023 Application Form

Candidates should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. Preliminary Examination, Main (Written) Examination and Interview Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the Preliminary Examination, Main (written) Examination and Interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions; their candidature for the examination will be canceled by the Commission.

How to Withdraw IAS Application?

UPSC has given the option of withdrawing the UPSC IAS application form to the candidates who have registered for the exam. The candidates can withdraw their IAS exam application through the following stages that are mentioned below here. 

  • Visit the official website - upsc.gov.in
  • Click on the What's new section
  • Go to the Withdrawal of Application: Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination
  • On the new screen, click on the link given for the withdrawal
  • Again click on the Application withdrawal link given in the right corner
  • Read the instructions and click on the Yes button 
  • Enter your registration-id and press continue
  • Enter the following details:
    • Name
    • Gender
    • Date of Birth
    • Fathers Name
    • Mothers Name
    • Mobile Number
    • e-mail id

And select the option for the withdrawal of the application and press agree.

Important Points to Remember while Filling UPSC IAS Application Form 2023

In case of Multiple Submission of IAS Application Form 2023: The applicants are advised to submit only a single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee, etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and the fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

Certificates: Candidates are not required to submit along with their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding Age, Educational Qualifications, Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes and Persons with Benchmark Disability, etc. which will be verified at the time of the Main examination only.

Restrictions on applying for the examination: (a) A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination. (b) A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Police Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to opt for the Indian Police Service in Civil Services Examination, 2023.

FAQs on UPSC IAS Application Form

What is UPSC IAS application form 2023 release date?

UPSC IAS application form 2023 is to be released on 1 February 2023. The candidates will be able to fill ut the online form through the UPSC official website. 

How to apply IAS exam 2023?

Interested and eligible candidates have to apply for UPSC IAS 2023 exam in online mode by visiting the UPSC website. One is required to fill out the basic details, qualification, select exam centre, uploaded documents and pay the application fee. 

What is the last date to fill out the IAS application form 2023?

The last date to fill IAS application form 2023 is 21 February 2023. It is advisable to fill the UPSC IAS application form at the earliest to avoid last minute rush. 

Who can fill UPSC IAS application form?

Candidates who are in their final year of graduation or have obtained a graduation degree can fill up the UPSC IAS Application Form. In addition to this, the candidates must be between 21 years to 32 years of age and should not have exhausted their IAS attempts. 

What documents are required to fill UPSC IAS Form 2023?

Candidates have to upload their photograph, signature and a valid photo ID in the UPSC IAS application form 2023. All the documents must be uploaded as per the specifications mentioned in the UPSC IAS notification. 

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