UPSC Civil Services application withdrawal process begins; things to know

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has activated the application withdrawal link for the civil service aspirants.

This is for the first time the UPSC has introduced this facility for aspirants to withdraw applications, if any candidate does not want to appear for the examination. Only the application can be withdrawn, as per the UPSC rules. The application fee is non-refundable.

The facility of withdrawal of Application is available for those candidates who do not want to appear for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.

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The online Applications can be withdrawn from March 12, 2020 to March 18, 2020 till 6.00 PM after which the link will be disabled. Request for generating OTP for withdrawal of application will be accepted only till 5.30 PM on March 18, 2020.

No request for withdrawal of candidature will, however, be entertained after the expiry of the specified period by the Commission under any circumstances.

Candidates are advised to provide the details of registered application with registration-id which was completed and submitted finally. There is no provision for withdrawal of incomplete applications.

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Before making the request for withdrawal, candidate must ensure that they have access to the registered mobile number and email-id which were provided by them at the time of submission of application. Separate OTPs will be sent by the Commission on the registered mobile number and email-id. Request for withdrawal will be accepted only after it is confirmed by validating the OTP details sent on candidate’s mobile and email-id. Such OTPs will be valid for 30 Minutes only.

If a candidate has submitted more than one application form then the higher registration-id of Application (latest) will be considered for withdrawal and all earlier applications will be treated as cancelled automatically.

After the final acceptance of the request for online withdrawal of application, the candidate must print the authenticated receipt. Once application has been withdrawn by the candidate, it cannot be revived in future.

UPSC has no provision to refund any fee amount paid by candidates, so in case of successful withdrawal of application the fees will not be refunded.

On successful completion of withdrawal of application, an auto-generated email and SMS will be sent on candidate’s registered email-id and mobile. In case any candidate has not submitted the request for withdrawal of application he/she may contact UPSC on email-id: immediately.

Courtesy: TOI

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