How to fill DAF for UPSC Exam


 Guidelines to Fill Detailed Application Form

Qualified Candidates in written part of the Examinations/Preliminary Examinations are required to fill the Online DAF
Aspirants are advised to read properly Rules of the Examinations before proceeding, which include conditions of eligibility etc. as published by UPSC (DAF) for Examinations.

Application Procedure

  • Candidates must fill up and submit Online Detailed Application Form by using the website

  • Candidates should ensure that all columns should be filled in correctly. No correspondence will be entertained by the Commission from candidates to change any of the entries made in the online Detailed Application Form.

Online DAF has SIX modules, namely:

  • Personal

  • Educational Information

  • Parental Information

  • Employment Information

  • Upload documents and Final Submission.

General Guidelines have to first get themselves registered before filling up the Online Detailed Application Form (DAF) at the website You can register by clicking on the link given below the “login” button.

On the registration page, Name (as on certificates), Roll Number (in six digit format) and Date of Birth (as on certificates) and one valid e-mail address are to be provided. Please notes that All the fields are compulsory of the registration form.

You must ensure that you provide an active e-mail address in the e-mail address field because your login details will be sent to that e-mail addresses provided by you.

After clicking the submission button, you will get a message on screen, clearly mentioning the name and e-mail that you have been registered and a password will be sent to your e-mail address. After this, you will be required to go back to the website ( and log in again with your six digit Roll Number along with the password.

NOTE: Aspirants are required to fill all the modules completely before finally submitting the Form ONLINE, using the Final Submission Module. Remember that you should save each module after completing the same. However, candidates will have the option to make changes in any module before final submission of DAF. No change will be possible Online after final submission.

Uploading Document

You are required to upload scanned copies of documents like:

  • Proof of Age

  • Educational Qualification

  • Community Certificate

  • PH Certificate etc. (as mentioned in the Instructions to Candidates for filling in the Detailed Application Form).

Please note that some fields namely Candidate's name, Date of Birth, Father's name, Mother's name, email address, Physically Challenged category, Disability percentage etc. have been pre-populated using the information provided by the candidate at the time of filling up the earlier Online Application Form for writing the Written Examination/Preliminary Written Examination. Such fields cannot be changed by the candidate.

However, if a Candidate notes any error / discrepancy in these fields, he may make a separate detailed representation to the Commission including all relevant documents, in support of his claim. The Commission will decide each such case on merit and its decision in such cases shall be final.

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