UPSC Detailed Application Form (DAF): Instructions, Last Date

By Shubhra Anand Jain|Updated : July 6th, 2022

DAF UPSC also known as Detailed Application Form is for the candidates who have cleared the UPSC Prelims Examination. These selected candidates have to go appear for the UPSC Mains exam, and before that, they have to fill up the UPSC DAF Form. UPSC released the UPSC DAF 2022 on the official website on 06 July 2022. As per the latest update, the UPSC DAF Last Date is 15 July 2022 till 6:00 PM

The candidates need to be extremely careful while filling out the UPSC DAF Form because any mistake can cause so much trouble for the candidates. Additionally, the commission also can reject the UPSC DAF Form if a candidate violates any rule. In this post, we have covered all about the UPSC DAF and the points to remember while filling up the DAF form. Make sure you go through the post before filling up the Detailed Application Form for UPSC Mains.

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UPSC DAF Form 2022

The commission has released the DAF UPSC Mains 2022 on the official website. The UPSC Prelims Result 2022 was released on 22 June 2022. Candidates who cleared the prelims exam can now fill the UPSC DAF Form 2022 on the official website to be eligible for UPSC Mains. It is important to note that the UPSC DAF Last Date 2022 is 15 July 2022. 

The UPSC Mains Exam Date 2022 is 16 September 2022. Candidates who successfully submit the DAF Form before the last date will be able to download the UPSC Admit Card for Mains 2022 after the release.

What is the UPSC DAF?

DAF UPSC of Detailed Application Form for IAS Exam is the application form that candidates need to fill and upload on the official website of UPSC to apply for the UPSC Mains exam. Those who clear the UPSC Prelims exam would be eligible to apply DAF form. The application for UPSC Mains is known as UPSC DAF 1 whereas, for the interview, applicants must submit DAF 2. 

Below we will be covering how to fill up the DAF form but before that let’s take a look at the important guidelines to follow below.

  • Candidates shouldn’t send the “DAF print preview or original one” to UPSC by mistake. The DAF must be submitted on the official website of UPSC only.
  • Candidates must register themselves by creating an account. They need to fill up their names, DOB, roll number, and Mail ID on the DAF registration module.
  • Candidates will get a password on their registered phone number and Mail ID. By using the password they will have to again log in with the roll number as the username and password that is sent to them by UPSC,
  • The UPSC DAF form comprises six modules- Personal information, educational information, parental information, employment information, documents uploading, and final submission.
  • Candidates must remember that before final submission, they are allowed to make changes. However, no changes will be allowed after the final submission.

How to fill UPSC DAF 2022?

Follow the instructions mentioned below to submit the DAF UPSC for the upcoming mains exam. 

UPSC DAF

  • Click on “Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2022”

DAF UPSC

  • Enter your Login ID/Roll No, Password and Captcha 
  • Click on “Login”

It is important to note that it is only for registered candidates. 

  • Fill all the details in the UPSC DAF Form 2022
  • Pay the fee of Rs.200/- either by cash or online. 

Points to Remember while Filling UPSC DAF

The DAF form consists of 8 parts, and candidates need to fill up each part. The candidates need to be extra careful while filling up UPSC DAF because once the DAF form is submitted, candidates won’t have a chance to change it.

  • After filling in the details of the fee paid on page 1, candidates need to sign on the right bottom of the page.
  • Candidates need to provide the proper main address on page 2. Candidates need to make sure there is no fancy email address used for the UPSC DAF Form.
  • The optional subject can’t be changed later. In addition, candidates need to make the right choice of language medium for the interview. Candidates need to sign on the right bottom of the page
  • Be very careful when filling out the educational and employment details in the DAF UPSC Form.
  • The summary sheet of the UPSC DAF Form contains the details of educational qualifications, extracurricular, and hobbies.
  • The summer sheet will be seen by each board member and questions would be asked from this page. Here the candidates also need to sign at the bottom of this page.
  • Candidates need to sign on the two places on the last page. One sign is after the declaration para and the other one is at the end of the page.

Documents Required for UPSC DAF

While filling up the DAF form candidates must keep the list of documents that we have mentioned below. Candidates must remember that the documents should be scanned with good clarity, documents should be consolidated into a single PDF, and also the PDF must be unlocked.

  • Matriculation Certificate for age verification
  • Degree certificate for educational qualification
  • Domicile certificate for verification of residency in notified areas like J&k, AP, etc.
  • Caste certificate (if any)
  • Disability Certificate(if any)
  • Undertaking(in the case of Government Servants)

UPSC DAF Service & Cadre Preferences

The preferences of Service and Cadre are one of the most important sections to be filled in DAF. candidates are required to think carefully before filling the service, and cadre preferences because they can’t be changed later.

UPSC DAF: Service Preference

  • IAS
  • IFS
  • IPS

Above Three are Interchangeable 

  • RS (IT)
  • IRS (Customs)
  • IAAS
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (King of Railways)
  • Indian Railways Accounts Service
  • Indian Defence Estate
  • Indian Defence Accounts
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service
  • Indian Postal Service
  • Indian Information Service
  • Indian Trade Service
  • Indian Corporate Law Service
  • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service
  • DANICS
  • DANIPS
  • Armed Force HQ
  • Pondicherry civil service

UPSC DAF Cadre Preference

Many candidates feel confused while filling the cadre preference, so choose the cade that you truly want and which satisfies you.

UPSC DAF Form: North Indian Candidates

  • Rajasthan
  • Bihar
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Jharkhand
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • Haryana
  • Tripura
  • Nagaland
  • Manipur
  • AGMUT
  • Kerala
  • West Bengal
  • Assam, Meghalaya
  • Maharashtra
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Karnataka
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Telangana
  • Odisha
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Sikkim
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Punjab
  • Gujarat

UPSC DAF Form: South Indian Candidates

  • Karnataka
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Kerala (A good State but developed State)
  • Rajasthan
  • Bihar
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Telangana
  • Odisha
  • Maharashtra
  • Nagaland
  • Manipur
  • Gujarat
  • West Bengal
  • Jharkhand
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • AGMUT
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Punjab
  • Uttarakhand
  • Haryana
  • Assam, Meghalaya
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Sikkim
  • Tripura

UPSC DAF: North East Candidates 

  • Assam, Meghalaya
  • Sikkim
  • Tripura
  • Nagaland
  • Manipur
  • Rajasthan
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Kerala
  • Maharashtra
  • West Bengal
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Bihar
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Odisha
  • Jharkhand
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Gujarat
  • Punjab
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Karnataka
  • Telangana
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Haryana

Strategy to Prepare UPSC DAF for Civil Services Interview

UPSC DAF plays a significant role in the selection of candidates for the UPSC exam. Questions from the DAF form will be asked in the interview round, and that’s why candidates must fill out the UPSC DAF very carefully and invest enough time and effort in it. Candidates should thoroughly prepare their answers filled in both DAF I and II. The information filled on the DAF should be well thought out, as it could form the basis for the questions posed by the interview panel.

  • Candidates need to be truthful about their achievements and hobbies. Because the interview panel can test your knowledge of that particular hobby.
  • The panel also checks if a candidate has an Indian or regional mindset through the cadre preferences. So while answering the cadre-related questions, candidates must be politically neutral and patriotic.
  • The panel can ask about the service preference as well, so candidates must be ready with a well-thought answer.
  • Candidates with flat feet and vision-related problems like color blindness will be rejected for certain services. Therefore, one has to go through the service eligibility conditions carefully while filling out UPSC DAF.

What after UPSC DAF?

Candidates must utilize this time and ensure that they complete UPSC Mains Syllabus is covered before the IAS Exam. It is very important to practice UPSC Previous Year Question Papers to be well versed with the kinds of questions asked in the exam. 

Download UPSC Mains 2021 Question Paper to practice UPSC answer writing. Check expert strategy on how to prepare for UPSC mains

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FAQs on UPSC Detailed Application Form (DAF)

  • UPSC DAF is a Detailed Application Form, and the candidates who clear the UPSC Prelims must fill-up the DAF before appearing in the UPSC Mains exam. The DAF includes all the information on the candidates such as name, address, hobbies, service preference, cadre preference, etc.

  • As per the latest UPSC Mains Notification 2022, teh last date for DAF UPSC 2022 is 15 July 2022. The last date to deposit the fee by cash is 14 July 2022. 

  • There are two UPSC DAF forms such as - DAF-I and DAF-II. DAF-I is for the candidates who have cleared the UPSC Prelims exam, and DAF-II is for the candidates who have cleared the UPSC Mains exam. 

  • The documents required for UPSC DAF are Matriculation Certificate, Degree Certificate/Final year appearing certificate, Domicile Certificate, Caste Certificate Along With Income/Property Proof, Disability Certificate(IF any), Undertaking(in case of Government Servants).

  • The Detailed Application-2 is for the candidates who have qualified for the UPSC Mains examination. The DAF-2 contains the preference for Services and for the cadre. 

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