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[ Official ] UPSC CSE Notification for 2024 - Application Form Self Help Group

Dear Friends ,

This is the self help thread for those applying for UPSC CSE 2024. Put all your queries and doubts here in this thread.

This has been made an official discussion thread.

The union Public Service Commission has officially released the notification for 2024 for 1056 posts .

The application form starts from today i.e. 14th February , 2024 , and the last date for application is 5th March , 2024 .

Key Highlights of U.P.S.C CSE ( IAS ) 2024 notification :

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality : For IAS, IFS and IPS - Citizen of India. For other posts, a candidate must be either an Indian citizen, subject of Nepal, subject of Bhutan, a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. A certificate of eligibility must be issued by the Government of India.
  • Age limits: Attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2024.
  • Upper age limit relaxations: OBC - 3 years, SC/ST - 5 years, PWBD - 10 years
  • Number of attempts: General – 6, OBC – 9, SC/ST – unlimited, PWBD – 9
  • Education qualifications: A graduate degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.

Key Dates to Remember:

  • Application form opening day :February 14, 2024.
  • Last day of application submission :March 5, 2024, 6 PM.
  • Modification in application form :March 6 – March 12, 2024.
  • Preliminary examination: May 26, 2024


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I am no knight. Do not call me Sir

DM,BattingBabaand6 otherslike this
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@Neyawn I did an error in this while filling date of photo (filled year 2000 instead of 2024). Will I able to do correction between 6-12 march ? As some are saying photograph can't be edited during that period. If someone has edited photograph last year, please reply. (In worst case scenario, if I am not allowed to edit, what should I do, will there be any problem on exam day because of this?)

Also, there are some students who have filled the form without including date and name in photograph, they are also having same doubt. 

Thank you


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@Neyawn sir, uploaded photograph in wrong format? Will they allow editing during the correction window? Can't fill another form like earlier due to OTR thing

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@Neyawn sir, uploaded photograph in wrong format? Will they allow editing during the correction window? Can't fill another form like earlier due to OTR thing

@Neyawn Sir I have the same problem

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is someone facing problems with sign in on OTR or site keeps crashing?
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@Pavan27 Try incognito mode in Chrome or Edge browser.


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@Mukzy tried both didn't worked


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@Neyawn Sir, is there any specific format to be followed, since UPSC has not given any sample, different people are suggesting different formats (slate/date name on photo itself).

Difficult to find a studio with this slate facility where I currently am, hence confused. 


Please guide if you can. 

IamThat,
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Dear All, 2 students got their signature wrong and one student has submitted his inverted signature. He went to UPSC and they said he will be allowed to edit the signature as well as other details once the correction window opens.


Same reply was given to both people - one woman and one man, unrelated and they went to UPSC felicitation counter at different days at different times.

Not sure about photo editing rights. If anyone has spoken in UPSC about rights to edit or change photo, please share


I am no knight. Do not call me Sir

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@DM Can you help people facing issues with their application with whatever experience you have?


I am no knight. Do not call me Sir

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Neyawnsaid

@DM Can you help people facing issues with their application with whatever experience you have?

Sure,sir I will try my best.

Thanks sir 


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@Neyawn @DM Sir I have uploaded photo along with date and name.

BUT in the photo I have little beard. (not long) But I do have some.Now they say that we should go clean shaved in Interview.So is it something to worry about ?



Are they really not going to allow someone just because I had a slight beard ?

Abhimanyu2603,Tarzann
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While uploading photo, there is a sample picture showing where exactly date and name should be


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@neywan I filled the form on the first day without reading the notification carefully or uploaded the photo without date, how can correctly it now? please
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Sir I have filled 'others' option where they ask about degree subjects because I did my bachelor's in three subjects and thus there was no such option available....

Is it right??

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@Neyawn @DM i have done Pharmacy so should i select others option? And do photograph need full name or just initial or initial and surname


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UPSC has issued notice on portal regarding correction of errors. Photo and signature can also be edited during correction window.
Neyawn,Abhimanyu2603and1 otherslike this
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by mistake provided wrong number of attempt in forest service 
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@aryabhata can you share the source of this information 


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How to convert CGPA into percentage?
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