UPSC CSE 2023 DAF II Released: A Step-by-Step Guide to Filling DAF II

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Detailed Application Form II (DAF II) for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2023. This crucial form marks the beginning of the next phase for candidates who have successfully cleared the CSE Main 2023. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with an overview, important dates, and a step-by-step guide on how to apply online.


The UPSC CSE Main 2023 took place from September 15 to September 24, and successful candidates must now gear up for the interview round. The commission emphasizes the significance of filling out the DAF II, as it is mandatory for candidates moving forward in the selection process.

Important Dates:

  • DAF II Application Window: Open now
  • Deadline for DAF II Submission: December 15, 6:00 PM

Candidates should note that the interview round will take place at the official UPSC office located at Dholpur Road, Shahjahan Road, Delhi-69. The interview schedule will be announced shortly.

How to Apply Online:

  1. Visit the official UPSC website:
  2. Log in using your credentials.
  3. Navigate to the DAF II section.
  4. Fill in the required details in the registration module.
  5. Provide information such as name (as per Matric/Secondary Examination certificate), roll number (in a six-digit format), date of birth (as mentioned in the Matric/Secondary Examination certificate), and email address.

Tips for DAF Filling:

Since the interview round is crucial, candidates should pay special attention to hobbies and extracurricular activities mentioned in the DAF. Questions during the interview may be related to these details, so be prepared.


The DAF II submission is a critical step for candidates aiming to secure a spot in the final selection for the UPSC CSE 2023. Ensure accuracy and completeness in the provided information, as this form plays a vital role in determining your eligibility for the interview round. Best of luck on your UPSC journey!

B.L Rakhla

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