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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
UPSC’s CSAT prelim application form 2011
No onelikes to read instruction manuals be it mobile phone or UPSC application.But still ….
Your name in 10thstandard certificate. (i.e. Matriculation, secondary orhighschoolwhatever you call that thing.)
Different names in college and school certificates
1.In college degree, your name isAbhishekBacchan,but your 10thmarksheetsays itsBacchanAbhishekAmitabhbhai, then you write what 10thmarksheetsays.
Name change after marriage
2.your10thmarksheetsays "JayaBhaduri" but after marriage your name is changed to "JayaBacchan" then you write what 10thmarksheetsays.
Name changed after college, with court affidavit
Your name in 10thwasYatinKhannabut later you changed it toRajeshKhannain order to become a film-star (or whatever) again you write the name given in 10th.
Still no answer, then file an RTI application to UPSC.
Be VERYCAREFulabout this, you must make sure you've the required documents. E.g. some people come in State's backward list, but their caste is not in Central OBC list. Prelim form doesn't require any documents but in mains form, UPSC will ask you to give photocopies of every document and you'll be in trouble, if you don't have them.
If you belong to Minority
Fee Remission Claimed
General category and OBC have to pay fees. [Rs.100 for paper application and Rs.50 for online]
SC/ST/Physically challenged and Women don't have to pay fees.
Suppose your address is changed later on, don't worry just call the helpdesk and they'll send you ticket to your new address after asking you some questions like date of birth etc.
1.If you filled up prelim forms in 2009, but did not appear in the exam then that attempt doesn't count. So you write 00
2.You appeared in 2009,2010, then you write 02 attempts. (whether you passed prelim or failed in the exam that doesn't matter) Number of attempts allowed, General= 4 OBC=7 SC/ST= infinite till they reach upper age limit. Physically handicapped and Ex-servicemen = complex rules, for more info see this link http://j.mp/fGn8cF
1.If regular college degree, make sure its recognized by UGC
2.Ifdistant education degree, it must be recognized by( Distant Education council)
3.American or any foreign degree, you must get certificate from Association of Indian Universities. Their building is next toMaulanaAzad Medical College, New Delhi.
4.IfYou'rein last year or last semester in your college, you can still appear IF you'll get your final degree (or mark sheet) before August-end 2011.
Are you claiming exemption
from appearing in Indian
MOST IMPORTANT. They ask asking about compulsory regional language paper in mains (its marks are not counted in final merit list, but still you've to pass this paper)
Butcandidates from North-Eastern Statesof Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim are exempted from this paper.
Got it? In simple words, if you're not from North-east, you CANNOT claim exemption in this paper, and have to pick one language paper likeGujarati,Marathi,Hindi,Urduwhatever applies. (Againits marks are not counted in merit list)
Its continuation of above question, if you don't claim exemption, then you pick up one language, like I took Gujarati.
Optional Subject 1:
This is only for statistical purpose; you can change youroptionalsafter prelims are over. So, if you're still undecided about subjects,don't worryjust write anything for filling up the form.
Only keep in mind that following combos are not allowed
(a) Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration;
(b) Commerce & Accountancy and Management;
(c) Anthropology and Sociology;
(d) Mathematics and Statistics;
(e) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.
(f) Management and Public Administration;
(g) Of the Engineering subjects, viz., Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering–not more than one subject.
(h) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science.
Optional Subject 2:
Centre for CSM Examination:
Mains exam is held in every city, where prelim exam is held. So pick up any center according to your convenience. Keep in mind Mains are held normally in October-end. So if you're changing job or hostel, think about wherewill yoube at that time.
Medium of written
VERY IMPORNTAT. So pay attention. This is only for mains
Supposeyou take English then, following papers
1.GS I,II, must be written in English
2.Essay must be written in English
3.Optional-I and II must be written in English.
4.Compulsory English paper = obviously in English
5.Compulsory regional paper (likeHindi,Gujarati,Marathi)=ofcoursenot in English but in that particular regional language!
Suppose one of your optional subject is literature ofUrdu,Marathi,Gujaratiwhatever THEN you must write that optional in its script, even if you've English medium.
e.g. Candidate took English language, his 1stoptional Public Administration = he'll write in English and his 2ndoptional is Literature ofGujratithen he must write it in Gujarati.
You cannot change language for Essay and GS, e.g. if you took English then you write essay in English and CANNOT write it in Hindi or Oriya.
For interview, if you wrote mains exam in English, you must talk in English in the interview. (as per the rule)
If you wrote mains exam innon-englishlanguage (Gujarati,Hindi,etc) then you'll be given two options for interview medium: either talk in that regional language or talk in English.
FEES (GENERAL AND OBC ONLY)
Like I said ago,women,SC,STand physically challenged people DONOT need to pay fees.
-Gotopost office, get a Rs.100Central recruitment stamp(NOT Regular or court stamp, mind it)
-After you paste it on your form, give your form to the clerk and he'll put the post-office's stamp on it. This procedure is called'getting your stamp cancelled'. You must do this.
-You also need to getRs.6Postal ticket, and paste it on your acknowledgement card.
ONLINE APPLICATION AND INFINITE SBI LINE
-After completing part-I of registration, they'll give you 2 options, either pay online via credit card or print the SBIchallanslip andgotonearest SBI branch. Pay the money, the clerk will write a number on your slip, come back home and write that number in part-II of application.
-Given the long queues in SBI,itsnot advised to visit it between 1 PM-3.30 PM (like you're 20thnumber in line at 1PM, by the time your number comes, its 2 PM and clerk goes on recess and comes at 3PM, in the mean time you too go somewhere and when you come back @3PM you're again 30thnumber in the line and everyone in front of you has transections of 5 lakh rupees (j/k) so each take 20 minutes, and by the time your number comes, the branch is closed.so you end up wasting your whole day in this vicious cycle.
Postal paper application
Must have name and Date of birth printed on it
So you go to photographer, get a new photo and ask him to print name-DOB on it.
3.5 cm. x 4.5 cm
-Scanned Photodoesn't need name or DOB printed on it.
-Don't take photo with webcam or cellphone like you do infacebookororkut. You need to have a proper passport sized photo and then get it scanned. BECAUSE you'll have to paste the same photo in your mains application form.
Size limit :
1.Height 140px and
You must meet these three conditions, but it's very easy just use the tutorial given inhttp://j.mp/ejoYtt
Merely writing your name in capital like "MRUNAL PATEL" doesn't make it signature. UPSC will not allow it.
Postal Paper application
Some people use 3 different signatures, one for official use, one in bank and one for signing couriers. YouMUST remember your signaturein prelim form, because you'll have to do the same signature in exam-hall. So better get a Xerox of filled up application form.
White paper, black ball pen. Sign and get it scanned.
Btw, unhappy with scanned signature quality or want to know what is acceptable signature in UPSC form, then visithttp://j.mp/hxeExJ
1.After filling up the form, get it Xeroxed. And only then you send it via post.
2.The application form number is veryveryimportant. You save it in your mobile as a 'contact'
3.Rs.6/- postal ticket on acknowledge-card (for everyone)
4.In case of missing application form, Speed post's receipt comes handy to get admitted at later stage.
5.I'm told by my seniors, that clerks at UPSC don't like to sign anything, so they don't take applications sent via Registered post or courier. So better send it via normal or speed post.
1.Registration number very important, save it in your mobile as a 'contact'
2.Print down the final completed application form.
3.If you don't have print thengotoFile>Save as>Save as complete webpage> to anywhere in yourharddisk. And get it printed later on.
Last but not the least
*CAUTION* MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS BY SAME PERSON
1.UPSC says they'll accept only one application and reject the duplicate applications by same person
2.But in reality they send admit-card to everyone. So if you apply twice, you get two hall-tickets. Simple use any one and discard the other one. But you need to checkwhich hall-ticket is allotted to which application-form??
-Suppose infirst form you mistakenly wrote your Date of birth as 1-1-1985 and sent it but then you realized the mistake, so you filled up a new form with correct date of birth like 1-1-1986.
-Now if you get two admit cards, you'll be in trouble if you use the hall-ticket allotted to first application(because it has wrong Date of birth).
-So to fix this, once you get your hall-ticket,gotoUPSC websiteenteryour application form number (or registration number) and it'll show you the roll number allotted to it.
-Since online application has been started for the first time, UPSC is unlikely to reject your application on trivial issues like low quality photo/signature so don't worry.
APPLICATION LOST DURING POSTAL TRANSFER
·If that happens, you can still get admitted if you've docs to prove that you indeed applied. That's why speed post receipt comes in help.
·I'm told by my seniors, that clerks at UPSC don't like to sign anything, so they don't take applications sent via Registered post or courier.
DONT BE A LORD CURZON AND GET A PHOTOCOPY OF FINISHED APPLICATION FORM
·Whether you're applying for single time or multiple times,ALWAYS get a photocopyof finished paper-application form, before sending it.
·I've seen careless people, who never take photocopy of finished form and after a week or two they start doubting whether they filled up the form right or not, so they send a new form.
·Sometimes they don't receivehallticketon time and don't even know theirstupid application form numberso even theUPSChelpdesk can't help them. So always get a photocopy, before sending a Government job application.
·same thing for online application, do take a printout or save the whole webpage