UPSC launches one-stop registration system for government job applicants

New Delhi: UPSC has launched a One Time Registration (OTR) system for government job applicants who will now no longer be required to provide their basic information each time they apply for different recruitment exams.

Aspirants, who wish to apply for any future Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination, are required to register on the OTR platform by filling in their basic personal details given there.

“A large number of aspirants apply for a multitude of examinations held by UPSC throughout the year to select officers for different central government departments/organizations. The OTR platform will help them save time and make the application process easier,” a senior official said on Wednesday.

Once an aspirant’s registration is complete, the information will remain securely stored on the Commission’s servers, the UPSC said.

A candidate’s information will be automatically filled into the online application form for an exam they are applying for, he said.

The OTR will be very useful for applicants as it will not only save them from re-filling their basic personal data for any subsequent review conducted by UPSC, but will also eliminate any possibility of incorrect information being submitted by them as basic personal data. the details will be validated by the applicants themselves, the Commission said.

In order to facilitate the process of candidates submitting applications for its examinations, the Union Civil Service Commission is pleased to launch the One Stop Registration (OTR) platform on the Commission’s website at address and upsconline.nic. on a 24 X 7 basis, he said in a statement.

Since approximately 70% of an OTR aspirant’s information will be automatically pre-populated into an exam’s online application form, the time required to complete or submit an online application form will be significantly reduced, a said the UPSC.

Aspirants were advised to read the OTR instructions and fill in the information with extreme care to avoid any complications in the future, he said.

The Commission has also published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Civil Service Examination Attempts.

The Civil Service Examination is held annually in three stages – Preliminary, Main and Interview – to select officers from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

Candidates belonging to the General/Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category are allowed six attempts, those belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) are given unlimited chances, nine each to those belonging to the other backward classes (OBC) and for people with reference disabilities (unlimited for SC/ST), according to the answer to one of the FAQs.

An attempt at the preliminary examination is considered an attempt at the civil service examination: if a candidate actually appears in a test during the preliminary examination, it is indicated.

It is the primary responsibility of the candidate to keep a record/trace of the number of attempts they have used, the UPSC said, responding to an FAQ on how an aspirant would know the number of attempts already used by them / she in the public service competition?

The number of attempts made by a candidate for the Civil Service Examination is monitored/verified from the data/records available from the Commission at the appropriate stage of this examination, he said.

In all cases of misleading information on the number of attempts made by the candidates, the Commission cancels the application of the said erroneous candidates for this particular examination of the civil service and also excludes them for 10 years for all future examinations / selections of the Commission, the UPSC said.

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