The Application Procedure for the Civil Services Examination has been completely digitized at the preliminary level and applications can be made only online. This is going with the need for bureaucrats to be net savvy. No more the forms that need to filled and posted to UPSC. Even admit cards will be issued online and candidates are expected to download their copies between fixed days.
Scheme of the Examination
The successive stages of examination are:
Preliminary Examination for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination
Main Examination (Written) for the selection of candidates for interview for a Personality Test.
Interview (Personality Test)