Candidates to ensure their eligibility for the examination
The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination; their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions
Mere issue of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission
Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents is taken up only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test
Last date for submission of Applications: The online Applications can be filled upto 1st March 2016 till 11.59 pm after which the link will be disabled
Penalty for Wrong Answers: Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers
The written examination for Combined Medical Service for two objective papers will be conducted in Computer based mode
A demo module for Computer based mode of this examination will be available on UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in at the time of the launching of e-Admit Card
Facilitation Counter for Guidance of Candidates: In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No.: 011-23385271 or 011-23381125/011
Starting Date to Apply Online: 1st March 2016
Last Date for Payment of Fee by Cash mode: 1st March 2016
Last date for Submission of Application Form: 1st April, 2016
Date of Examination: 12th June, 2016
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS :
(i) The completed application form must reach the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, New Delhi 110069
(ii) In respect of applications received only by post (by post/speed post) from the can-didates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep or abroad, the last date for receipt of applications is 12th October, 2009. The benefit of extended time will be available only in respect of applications received by post/speed post from the above mentioned areas/regions. In the case of applications received by hand or through courier service, benefit of extended time will not be available regardless of the place of residence of the applicant.
Candidates who are claiming the benefit of extended time should clearly indicate in column 13 (II) of the application form, the area code of the particular area or region (e.g. Assam, Meghalaya, J&K etc.) where they are residing. In case they fail to do so, the benefit of extended time will not be allowed to them.
NOTE I : Candidates should clearly note that the Commission will in no case be responsible for non-receipt of their application or any delay in receipt thereof on any account whatsoever. No application received after the prescribed last date will be entertained under any circumstances and all the late applications will be summarily rejected. They should therefore, ensure that their applications reach the Commi-
ssion’s Office on or before the prescribed last date.
NOTE II : Candidates can also deliver their applications personally at the Commission’s counter against proper acknowledgement. The Commission will not be responsible for the applications delivered to any other functionary of the Commission.
NOTE III : Applications received through Couriers or Courier Services of any type shall be treated as having been received “By hand” at the Commission’s Counter.
NOTE IV : Candidates should note that applications will be received by hand only one at a time at the designated counter(s) and not in bulk, till 5 PM only.
CORRESPONDENCE WITH COMMISSION :
The Commission will not enter into any correspondence with the candidates about their candidature except in the following cases:
(i) Every candidate for this examination will be informed at the earliest possible date of the result of his application. Admission certificates, indicating the Roll Nos. and centre will be issued to the candidates who are admitted to the examination. The admission certificate will bear the photograph of the candidate.
If a candidate does not receive his admission certificate or any other communication regarding his candidature for the examination one month before the commencement of the examination, he should at once contact the Commission. On receipt of such a communication, Admission Certificate or a duplicate copy thereof will be issued to the admitted candidate. Information in this regard can also be obtained from theFacilitation Counter located in the Commissions office either in person or over phone Nos. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543. In case no communication is received in the Commission’s office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of
his admission certificate atleast 3 weeks before the examination, he himself will be solely responsible for non-receipt of his admission certificate. No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he holds a certificate of admission for the examination. On the receipt of Admission certificate, candidates should check it carefully and bring discrepencies/errors if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.
The mere fact that a certificate of admission to the Examination has been issued to a candidate, will not imply that his candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission or that entries made by the candidate in his application for the examination have been accepted by the Commission as true and correct. Candidates may note that the Commission takes up the verification of eligibility conditions of a candidate, with reference to original documents, only after the candidate has qualified for interview for Personality Test on the results of the Written Examination. Unless candidature is formally confirmed by the Commission, it continues to be provisional. The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Examination shall be final. Candidates should note that the name in the Admission Certificate in some cases, may be abbreviated due to technical reasons.
(ii) In the event of a candidate receiving more than one admission certificate from the Commission, he should use only one of these admission certificates for appearing in the examination and return the other(s) to the Commission Office.
(iii) A candidate must see that communications sent to him at the address stated in his application are redirected, if necessary. Change in address should be communicated to the Commission at the earliest opportunity. Although the Commission make every effort to take account of such changes, they cannot accept any responsibility in the matter.
(iv) If a candidate receives an admission certificate in respect of some other candidate on account of processing error, the same should be immediately returned to the Commission with a request to issue the correct AC. Candidates may note that they will not be allowed to take the examination on the strength of an admission certificate issued in respect of another candidate.