What is the mode of payment of application fee for IFS exam?
A: For Paper or Off-Line Applications, candidates should pay the fee by means of ‘Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS)’only. CRFS stamps are available at all Departmental Post Offices of the country. Recruitment Fee Stamps should be pasted on the application form in the space earmarked for the purpose and got cancelled at the Counter of Post Office of issue with the date stamp of the Issuing Post Office in such a manner that the impression or the cancellation stamps partially overflows on the Application Form itself, taking care at the same time that the impression is clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and Post Office of issue at any subsequent stage. After getting the Recruitment Fee Stamps cancelled from the Post Office, the candidate must submit their application to the concerned Regional Office/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission in the usual manner after completing other formalities.
The candidates submitting their applications On-Line should pay the requisite fee only through State Bank of India Challan or on-line account with SBI. Challan Form will be generated on-line. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Fee paid by modes, other than CRFS for paper/ off-line applications and SBI in case of online application will not be considered and the applications of such candidates will be rejected forthright and payment made shall stand forfeited. Candidates submitting their application online shall make their payment through the SBI.
Candidates may please note that non-cancellation of stamps from the concerned Post Office in the manner indicated above, may lead to rejection of his/ her application form. Therefore, it is in the interest of candidates that they get the CRFS cancelled from the concerned Post Office.