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CSE 2021 Application Form(Started): Dates, Fees, How to Apply?

Updated On - April 15 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

CSE 2021 Application form has released online on the portal of UPSC. The candidates will be given a facility to withdraw their form if they do not wish to appear in the exam. Union Public Service Commission will conduct the IAS 2021 Examination to recruit candidates for the All India services and central civil services. Candidate can fill the application form through online mode with the Application fee of Rs.100/- for General/OBC/EWS and other categories candidates have to pay zero charges. Candidates are advised to read the whole article to know more about the Civil Service Examination (CSE) 2021 application form.
Latest Update:
  • UPSC CSE 2021 Prelims Application Form process has started from 04 March 2021 till 24 March 2021.
  • CSE 2021 Application withdrawal window has open from 31 March 2021 to 06 April 2021.

CSE 2021 Application Form Dates

Candidates must check the important dates regarding the Civil Service Examination 2021 Application form from the below-given table.

Important EventsDates
Start Date of Application Submission04 March 2021
Last Date of Application Submission24 March 2021
Application form withdrawal31 March 2021-06 April 2021
UPSC CSE 2020 Prelims Exam Date27 June 2021

The above-mentioned dates are as per the notification released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on their official website.

CSE 2021 Application Form

Civil Service Examination 2021 Application form has been released on the official website of the UPSC. Candidates must read the below-given details for avoiding any mistakes while filling the form.

  • Candidate can fill the Civil Service Examination form from the official website only.
  • Candidates have to fill all the required fields as per the guidelines mentioned by the authority.
  • Only Indian citizens are eligible for the Indian administrative service/Indian Police service.
  • The applicant has to upload the photograph and signature as prescribed by the authority.
  • Candidates must keep checking the status of the Civil Service Examination(CSE) 2021 to know whether the form is accepted or not.
  • Take a print of the filled application form for further process.

How to fill the CSE 2021Application form?

Candidates are advised to follow the below-mentioned steps for filling the application form to avoid mistakes.


  • Visit the official Website of the Union Public Service Commission.
  • Click on the link "Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC"
  • After clicking the link, the candidate will be redirected to a new page where the candidate needs to choose the exam for which application needs to be filled.
  • Afterwards, the candidate needs to click on the "click here for Part-1" option under the part-1 registration tab.

Filling the details

  • On clicking the link an information page will get opened and candidate needs to click on the "yes" button.
  • On clicking the button, the Registration form will get open, the candidate needs to fill the basic details such as:
    1. Name
    2. Gender
    3. date of birth
    4. Nationality
    5. Marital Status
    6. Parent's name
    7. Email-Id
    8. Postal Address
    9. Education Qualification etc.

Uploading Documents

Candidates have to upload the documents while filling the Application form in the prescribed format only. The Documents needed to upload while filling the form are mentioned in the below-given table.

DocumentsPixel sizeFormat
Photograph( 3.5 cm X  4.5 cm ).JPG
Signature( 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm).JPG

The above-mentioned details are as per the details mentioned by the conducting authority.

Application Fee Payment

Candidates are required to make the Application fee payment for the submission of the form. Candidate needs to pay the Application fee after filling all the basic and education details.

Mode of payment
Candidate can pay the application fee via online mode only. The candidate may refer to the below-given table for details regarding the CSE 2021 Application Fee.
 CategoryApplication Fee
General,OBC,EWSRs. 100/-
SC/ST/PWD and Female candidatesRs 0

The above-mentioned details are as per the guidelines by the conducting authority.

Submitting the form

After a candidate has completed the payment, Candidates are required to submit the Online Application form by clicking on the "Submit" button. After submitting the form candidate must check the status of the form for verification.

  • Candidates are advised to make multiple printouts of the application form for safety and further use.

CSE 2021 Application form Correction 

The authority will announce the dates to make changes in the filled form for a specified period only. Also, they will be able to make changes in the few details only, hence it is advised to fill the form correctly with all relevant details.

CSE 2021 Admit Card

CSE admit card will be released online on the official website of the UPSC. Candidate must log in on the official website with the registered ID and PAssword to download the admit card. Candidate must carry the hardcopy of the admit card at the CSE 2021 examination hall, without the admit card candidate can't be allowed to attend the examination.

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Form Start Date:

04 Mar 2021

Form End Date:

24 Mar 2021

The last date to submit the form was on 24 Mar 2021
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