Candidates need to indicate the order of preferences for which they are interested to be allocated to, in the on-line Detailed Application Form-II, before the commencement of Personality Test (Interviews) of the examination. With this form, a candidate will also be required to upload documents and certificates for higher education, achievements in different fields, service experience, OBC Annexure (for OBC category only), EWS Annexure (for EWS category only), etc.
Candidates can obtain the UPSC Civil Service DAF II from the official website of Commission — upsc.gov.in. The last date to submit DAF II is January 27, 2020.
The official notification reads “A candidate who wishes to be considered for Indian Administrative Service or Indian Police Service shall be required to indicate in his on-line Detailed Application Form-II his order of preferences for various Zones and Cadres for which he would like to be considered for allotment in case he is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or Indian Police Service and no change in preference of Zone and Cadre once indicated by a candidate would be permitted.”