UPSC Notification For Civil Services Exam 2024

EXAMINATIONNOTICENo05/2024-CSP                                                    DATE:14.02.2024





All candidates (male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Civil Services Examination notified by the Government (Department of Personnel and Training) and this Notice of Examination derived from these  Rules. The  Candidates  applying for the  examination should ensure  that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility  conditions. Mere issue of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The Commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.


Candidates are required to apply online by using the website It is essential for the applicant to register himself/herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform, available on the Commission’s website, and then proceed for filling up the online application for the examination. OTR has to be registered only once in life time. This can be done anytime throughout the year. If the candidate is already registered, he/she can proceed straightway for  filling  up  the  online  application  for  the examination.

  • Modification in OTR Profile:

In case, the candidate  wants  to effect any  change  in  his/her OTR  profile, it shall be allowed only once in the lifetime after the registration at OTR platform.  The  change  in  OTR  profile  data  shall  be available  till  expiry of 7 days  from the  next day after the closure  of application window   of   his/her first final application for any  Examination  of  the  Commission. In the  case,  the candidate  after registration of OTR applies for the first time in this examination last date of modification of OTR would be 12.03.2024.

  • Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile):

 The Commission has also decided to extend the facility of making correction(s) in any field(s) of the application form for this examination from next day of the closure of the application window of this Examination. This window will remain open for 7 days from the date of opening of the same, i.e., from 06.03.2024 to 12.03.2024. In case a candidate wants to carry out  any  change  in  his/her  OTR  profile during this period, then he/she should login to the OTR platform and do the needful accordingly. In other words, no change in the OTR profile can be made by visiting the window for Modification in application form.

  • The candidates will not be allowed to withdraw their applications after the submission of the same.
  • Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the  State/Central Government. The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. This Photo ID Card will be used for all future  reference  and  the  candidate  is advised to carry this Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test.



The online Applications can be filled upto 5th March, 2024 till 6:00 PM. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card on the last working day of the preceding week of the date of examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [ ] for downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post.


Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for  wrong  answers  marked  by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.


5. Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep):

The Commission has introduced a time frame of 7 days (a week) i.e. from the next day of the Examination Date to 6.00 p.m. of the 7th day is fixed for the candidates to make representations to the Commission on the questions asked in the Papers of the Examination. Such representation must be submitted through the “Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep)” only by accessing the URL http://upsconline/nic/in/miscellaneous/QPRep/. No representation by email/post/hand or by any other mode shall be accepted and the Commission shall not involve into any correspondence with the candidates in this regard. No representation shall be accepted under any circumstances after this window of 7 days is over.


In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.


  • The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
  • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as no arrangement for safe-keeping will be made at the venue of the examination.

8. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, as no arrangement for safe-keeping will be made at the venue of the Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.

9. Instruction in respect of uploading of Photograph while filling up online application form :-

(a) The photograph, uploaded by candidate should not be more than 10  days old  from the start of the online application process (i.e. the application commencement date.

(b)Ensure that the name of candidate and the date on which the photograph was taken are clearly mentioned on the photograph.

(c)The candidate’s face should occupy 3/4th of the space in the

(d) The candidates must ensure that their appearance must match with their photograph  at each stage of the Examination Process i.e. at the time of Preliminary, Main (Written) and Interview/Personality Test. For instance, If a candidate uploads a bearded photograph, he must appear with the same look in the Preliminary, Main (Written) and Interview/Personality Test. Same would be the case with spectacles, moustaches, etc.

10. The candidates should reach the venue of the Examination well in time at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of each session of the No  late entry will be allowed inside the Exam-venue under any circumstances.

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