IAS aspirants whose roll numbers are in the list of shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the Personality Test (Interview) for selection to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’).
Those who have qualified for the Interviews are required to fill and submit their Detailed Application Form-II (DAF-II) mandatorily.
What is UPSC CSE DAF 2 Form?
The UPSC DAF-II form is a Detailed Application Form that all candidates who qualify for the UPSC Civil Services Personality Test/Interview based on the result of the CSE Mains exam are required to submit. This form is used to collect information about the candidate’s background, education, and preferences for participating services. The candidates are advised to indicate preferences for various services or posts very carefully and as per the extant Cadre Allocation Policy applicable for the CSE 2023, those who wish to indicate IAS/IPS as their Service preference are advised to indicate all the Zones and Cadres in the order of preference in their online DAF‐II.
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Regarding the same, a few provisions have been made in the Civil Services Examination, 2023 Rules which are as follows;
(1) Before the commencement of the Interview/Personality Test of the Examination, a candidate shall be required to mandatorily indicate the order of preferences only for those Services that are participating in the Civil Services Examination‐2023 and for which the candidate is interested to be allocated to in case of eventual selection, in the on‐line Detailed Application Form‐II (DAF 2). OBC Annexure (for OBC category only) and EWS Annexure (for EWS category only) are required to be mandatorily submitted. Any delay in submission of the DAF‐II or documents in support beyond the prescribed date will not be allowed and will lead to cancellation of the candidature for the CSE‐2023. A candidate may also upload additional documents/certificates of higher education, achievements in different fields, service experience, etc.
(2) In case of recommendation of candidature by UPSC for Service Allocation, the candidate shall be considered by the Government for allocation to one of those Services for which the preference has been indicated by the candidate in the online Detailed Application Form‐II subject to fulfillment of other conditions. No change in preferences for Services once submitted by a candidate would be permitted. In case preference for none of the Services is indicated, the candidate will not be considered for Service Allocation.
(3) A candidate who wishes to be considered for the Indian Administrative Service or Indian Police Service shall be required to indicate in the online UPSC CSE DAF 2 the order of preferences for various Zones and Cadres for which the candidate would like to be considered for allotment in case of appointment to the IAS or IPS. No change in preference of Zones and Cadres once submitted by a candidate would be permitted.