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Detailed Application Form (Mains 2019) - DAF related - all issues, home state, hobbies, background etc

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  • Hello everyone!

    The DAF is scheduled to open tomorrow (August 1). This thread can be a place to post our doubts, clarifications, queries etc. @crazyphoton (AIR 1, Gaurav Agarwal) had commented on the 2014 thread, which seems quite informative.
    Some of the doubts I have, having looked at past posts/blogs on this:

    (1) Any proofs needed for hobbies?
    (2) Home state guidelines? So far, it seems like UPSC does not regulate this very seriously. I've read that as long as you show some connection (education, present address, place of birth, place of employment etc), they accept it.
    (2a) Does the interview panel get to see what we have put as home state? Because the Summary Sheet doesn't have this section (only has place of birth, mother tongue, education and work).
    (2b) crazyphoton's 2014 thread/comment suggested that home state should be optimally selected for maximum chances at getting preferred cadres (considering 2:1 outsider:insider distribution).

    Eg. Say, I have lived most of my life in Delhi (school, college, work) and want AGMUT as my first preference. But I was born in Katra (Jammu & Kashmir), and this is there in my passport. My mother tongue is Kashmiri.

    My doubts:

    (a) Can I say my Home State is J&K? If yes, then when I put AGMUT as preference 1, it will make me an outsider and increase my chances at getting AGMUT (since vacancies are filled, 2:1). I know the rules say that if you do not put Home State as preference 1, it automatically becomes the last preference. Not an issue, since I would ideally like to avoid working/living J&K in any case (for personal and professional reasons).
    The prompt in the DAF (based on previous years) says, "Sl. No. 14. Having regard to the answers given against columns on 6 (mother tongue), 7 (place of birth), 13 (parents' profile) and 14 (educational qualifications), which is the state you would claim as Home State?". In my example, it's literally in the middle - 6,7 [J&K] and 13, 14 [Delhi].

    (b) In case (a) is acceptable, can it impact the interview? As far as I can tell, the interview panel will only have the Summary Sheet which has the Place of Birth mentioned, but not what you claim as your home state. I know they will see the Educational Background (which will say Delhi for school and college), but I am ready to prepare accordingly about J&K and Delhi.

    Hope this thread can help all of us clear our similar and unique doubts. Good luck!

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  • @Icann i think it will not allow you to proceed further asthe certificate number is the star marked field.. I. E required field.. This is wrong from upsc's point... Even I am confused.. Someone please help

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  • @Icann I too have the same problem with EWS. I called UPSC and they asked to mail which I did just now. please let me know if you get any further information. As without changing the category it is not possible to fill the DAF.

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