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UPSC releases Mains notification

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The UPSC on Tuesday released the DAF (Detailed Application Form) for the Mains to be held from December 1 to 5. Candidates have to apply to the Under Secretary- UPSC on the prescribed application form after filling in information online and submit the printed copy of the online application to the Commission. The UPSC has also advised the candidates that the hard copy of the DAF to be submitted by them should be printed back to back.

Last date to submit application: September 18

Hyderabad: The UPSC on Tuesday released the DAF (Detailed Application Form) for the Mains to be held from December 1 to 5. Candidates have to apply to the Under Secretary- UPSC on the prescribed application form after filling in information online and submit the printed copy of the online application to the Commission. The UPSC has also advised the candidates that the hard copy of the DAF to be submitted by them should be printed back to back.

The printout of the complete application form must reach the Under Secretary (CSM), UPSC, on or before September 18. Application can also be delivered at the counter at the UPSC office.

A fee of Rs 200 shall be remitted through Central Recruitment Fee stamps only by the general category and OBC students. No fee is required by the women candidates and students belonging to SC and ST communities. UPSC made it clear that money orders, demand drafts, postal orders, crossed cheques will not be accepted.

Nearly 460 students from AP qualified for the Mains. UPSC has also stated that under no circumstances will they be allowed a change in any of the optional subjects, Indian language paper (Paper-I) and medium of examination they have indicated in their application form for the main examination. No request for change of centre will be entertained.

Candidates have to choose one of the languages mentioned in the eighth schedule of constitution. Candidates will have the option to answer all the papers, except the qualifying language papers (Paper-A and Paper-B) in any of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India or in English. “Candidates should also decide in what language medium they want to answer the Essay (Paper-I), General Studies (Papers II-V) and Optional Paper (Papers VI-VII) and indicate the language, medium of their choice. It is not essential that a candidate necessarily chooses the same language for answering Paper A and for answering Papers I to VII. For instance, a candidate may choose Telugu for Paper A and Hindi for Papers I to VII. Alternatively a candidate may choose Hindi for Paper A and English for Papers I to VII. But the candidates should note that only one language can be selected by them for answering Papers I to VII” UPSC stated. In case of optional relating to Literature, candidates should answer in the same language they have indicated, it said.

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