How to Fill Government Job Online Application Form?

How to fill Government Job Online Application Forms?

Government Jobs are the most sought after career option in India for most young job seekers. Indian Government Jobs provide respect, long term secured stable and career progression and also several other benefits that can make you lead your life happier and prosperous. Without any doubt, government jobs are the best career choice as per the majority of job seekers.

These are steps generally involved in Government Jobs Recruitment Process in India:-

  • Government Issues Government Job notification
  • Asking candidates to apply on or before the last date 
  • The online application is filled in fix dates
  • Generally, the application fee is accepted little after last of online application submission
  • You take a print out of the system generated 
  • You Appear in the Recruitment Examination (Preliminary and/or Main)
  • Appear for the interview if a written examination is cleared
  • Wait for the result.
  • Join the Government Job if selected

Governments in India, whether Central or State one, generally, ask application from suitable candidates either through offline method or by online methods.  Offline method is being used less and less nowadays and generally, all government job application processes are shifting to complete online systems. Earlier, when the government started the online system, they have a partial online application system whereas application form to be submitted online but needs to send its print out the concerned department on or before the last date. in this system application fee still being asked by bank Demand Draft and/or Indian Postal Order. But as most job applications are now filly online in which not only application is submitted online but the application fee is also submitted online. Moreover, there is no need to send system generated printout of the online government job application by post.

UPSC Online Application Form

Government Job Recruitment Process

Well, sadly there is a lengthy process involve in Government Jobs (Sarkari Naukri) in India whether it Central Government Jobs by UPSCSSCIBPS or direct recruitment by particular department/organization/ institute OR State Government jobs by State Public Service Commission (PSC) or by any other particular department/organization, Recruitment by Armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force) or Para-Military Forces (BSF, CISF, CRPF, SSB, Assam Rifles, ITBP) or Police OR Recruitment in Public Sector Units (PSU) or Recruitment in Indian Universities/Institutes under Central or State Government OR in Indian Courts or by IBPS for Banking Recruitment.  You have to bear it.

Therefore, It is a lengthy process and you may miss something or other in the whole process. You have to very cautious while understanding and filling the application form for particular government job notification.
Here is the common guidelines/procedure of filling up the application form on the websites of various government recruitment agencies or on the website of the respective department/organization. The candidates should be well aware or know all the technicalities and difficulties before apply online for any position whether it is for clerk or officer. A little mistake in the application may ruin your career and break your dream to do the job in Government Sector.

Following are cautious steps and approaches to fill government job application forms –

Make Scanned and Photocopies of Documents Ready

At first, before applying, candidates must ensure that they have all eligibility documents scanned in the PDF format as well as photocopies, scanned passport size photograph and scanned copy of signature for the purpose of uploading on the official website. Also before uploading documents, kindly see the permissible type and size of the documents and photographs/images.

Read Government Job Advertisement Carefully

Please read the government job vacancy advertisement carefully and understand the instructions given for requirements, the procedure of applying to it, application fee details, closing dates, etc. Also please keep safe this advertisement with you in safe custody, there may be many finer points in the advertisement which you may need to understand at a later stage.

Registration on the Recruitment Website

Almost all online application form submission websites require you to first register yourself at the site. Basic information like name, email, date of birth, mobile numbers are generally required in this process. Provide all the fields and get registered.

Valid E-mail ID/Mobile Number

Always provide a valid mobile number and email ID on the application form for future communication because this address plays a very important role to receive your roll number, admit card and result. The email id should be valid and active till the date of receiving the admit card and final selection. Most of the agencies and Government departments send it by email.  Always check your spam mail folder for the recruitment exam notification if any is send on your valid email id.

Fill Application Form by Yourself

Candidates are suggested to fill the online application form with confidence and should fill only by the candidates him/her self as there are so many formalities and queries in the application form which the only candidate can understand. A minor mistake could result in your application being rejected.  However, you can take the help of any of your friends, colleague, parents, etc. in understanding and completing the filling up of application form.

Choose correct category

Make sure that you are choosing the right category and position. Sometimes application form is for various posts and positions and you should carefully select the position for which you would like to apply. Many times candidates fill the wrong category which is difficult to change at the later stage. Also, some application form does not provide a facility to modify the content at the later stage.

Personal details

Fill up all the column of application with required personal details. The information which you have entered must the same as in the certificates. If there is some conflict between them then you should have proof of changing and legal compliance as required by the Government agency or department. Male/Female (sex) and the date of birth details are prone to error, therefore fill the form very carefully.

Fill correct  and complete details

Candidates must ensure that no column should be left blank. All the columns are required to fill up by the candidates but sometimes if the column does not belong to you then write N/A. Please clearly mention all additional details like your birth date, sex, age, citizenship, education records, qualification, and other specifications. The information should be matched with your qualification certificates and other documents like Aadhar etc.

Take Print-out of application form

After successfully filling in all respect, take a soft copy in PDF in your record and also take a print out of duly filled application form for sending it at the concerned offices if required and for your future references. The print out should be taken with a good quality printer only.

Clarify all doubts

If any types of the problem arise regarding filling any section of the application form, don’t be hesitate to ask from your seniors, teachers or friends but don’t write any meaningless entry because partially filled applications forms will be summarily rejected.  Generally in the government recruitment document, they provide details of the help desk, etc. to clear your doubts if any OR detailed instructions are provided along with a recruitment advertisement document.

Apply before the Last Date

Most of the candidates submit the online application form on the last date of application. Never do that! With thousands of Lakhs of candidates applying for the same government job on the last date of submission of application brings in excessive load on a website. At times due to this reason some technical fault occurs and it hampers the submission of application forms online.  Sometimes, you be busy with something on the last day or you may forget to fill the application form and then you may lose an important job.

Use Laptop/Desktop Only

Never use Smart Phone for Applying: It is no always. Never use a smartphone to apply for any government job. It is advisable to use desktops or laptops for applying for any government job. Smartphones sometimes can go through technical glitches which can bring in hurdles in the way of your application process.


You have to very cautious while understanding and filling the application form for particular government job notification. Candidates are advised to visit the official relevant websites for any updates from time to time. It is advisable for all the candidates to see their email inbox and spam box regularly and prepare hard for getting your desired government job.

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