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Civil Service Admit Card

The admit card is the important document required for entry into the examination hall. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the admit card at least four weeks before the exam date. The registered candidates can download the admit card only from the official website. 

IAS Prelims 2020 examination will be held on October 4, whereas the Mains examination will be held from January 8, 2021, onwards. The exam will be held for 5 days. Aspirants can download the Civil Services e-admit card by logging on to the below link.

Candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate 3 weeks before the date of examination. Admit Card for Civil Services Main Exam and Preliminary Exams is made available on the official website, i.e.

Candidates who have successfully submitted the online application along with a fee can download the UPSC admit card from the above website.

UPSC Admit Card Highlights 

Exam Civil Services Examination 
Conducted by Union Public Service Commission 
Admit card mode Online 
Details required to download  Registration ID/ Roll number 
Availability  4 weeks before exam 
Admit card Preliminary date September 1, 2020 (Released)
Preliminary exam date  October 4, 2020 
Admit card Main date December 2020 
Official website 

IAS Admit Card 2020 Released

The Commission has released the IAS Preliminary admit card 2020 on the official website on September 1. Candidates who have registered for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) Preliminary can visit the official website to download IAS Prelims admit card 2020. One should use their login details to download Civil Services admit card 2020. The UPSC admit card 2020 will be available till the exam date, i.e., October 4. 

In case aspirants find any problem in downloading UPSC e-admit card for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 or discrepancy, one should contact the Commission without any delay. The UPSC has also released the list of candidates who have withdrawn their online applications for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020. 


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How To Download UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination E-Admit Card 2020?

  • Visit the official website -
  • Click on e-Admit Cards
  • Then Click on e-Admit Cards for various examinations of UPSC
  • Again click on Click Here
  • Read the instructions and click on Yes
  • Click on By Registration Id or By Roll Number
  • Download your Admit Card and take a printout for further reference

Follow the link for IAS Prelims admit card 2020 - 

UPSC Admit Card 2020: COVID-19 Important Instructions 

The Commission has decided to go ahead with the IAS Prelims 2020 exam amid Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. It has released some important instructions for candidates along with admit card. 

  • Wearing of mask/ face cover is mandatory. Candidates without mask/face cover will not be permitted to enter the examination venue.
  • Candidates will be asked to remove their masks for verification purpose whenever required. 
  • Aspirants may carry their own hand sanitizer in a transparent bottle. The bottle size should be small.   
  • Candidates must follow the ‘social distancing’ as well as ‘personal hygiene’ at the venue premises and inside the examination hall/room.
  • The UPSC 2020 exam will be conducted as per the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health. 

How To Download UPSC Civil Services (Main Exam) E-Admit Card 2020 

Most of the candidates know how important an admit card is in the competitive entrance examinations such as Civil Services. Aspirants who qualify in Civil Services Preliminary are allowed to appear for the Main exam, which will be held in September. The UPSC will release Civil Services Main exam admit card at least a couple of weeks before the examination. 

Over 11,000 candidates are expected to appear for the Civil Services (Main) Exam 2020. This descriptive (conventional) exam will be held from January 2021 for five days. Candidates who obtain a minimum cut-off score in Main Exam will be called for the next phase of the selection process, i.e., Interview. Here, we have listed simple steps to access IAS Main exam admit card 2020.  

  • Visit the official website of UPSC –
  • Go to ''Admit Card'' section. 
  • Click on ''E-Admit Cards for various Examinations of UPSC''
  • Find the UPSC Civil Services 2020 Main Exam e-Admit Card link 
  • Click on the link to land on the admit card page. 
  • Enter the login details such as roll number.
  • Submit the details to download IAS Main Exam admit card. 
  • Take a printout of admit card and carry the same to the examination centre. 

Link to download UPSC Admit card:

Important Instructions Printed On UPSC Admit Card 

On the UPSC admit card, there are two important instructions. Candidates should know the two important instructions printed on the UPSC admit card prior to release.

  • Bring this e-admit card (print out), along with the (original) photo identity card, as mentioned above and black ballpoint pen in each session to secure admission to the examination hall. The e-admit card must be preserved until the declaration of the final results.
  • Please note that entry into the examination venue shall be closed 10 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the examination in each session. No candidate shall be allowed the entry into the examination venue after the closure of the entry. 

Details On UPSC Admit Card 

After downloading the UPSC admit card, candidates need to check all the details whether they are printed correctly or not. The most important details to check on the UPSC admit card are listed below. 

  • Date of examination
  • Name 
  • Roll number 
  • Photo identity card such as Aadhaar Card number 
  • Father's name 
  • Mother's name 
  • Centre 
  • Venue of examination 
  • Candidate's photograph
  • Registration ID below the photograph
  • Time Table

Note 1: No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.

Note 2: Check the e-Admit Card carefully and bring discrepancies, if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.

Note 3: Bring this e-Admit Card in each session to secure admission to Examination Hall. e-Admit Card may be preserved till the declaration of written result as its production before Service Selection Boards is necessary.

Note 4: You are responsible for the safe custody of the e-Admit Card and in the event of any other person using this e-Admit Card, the onus lies on you to prove that you have not used the service of an impersonator.

Note 5: If you appear at a centre / sub-centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in your e-Admit Card, your answer scripts will not be evaluated and your candidature is liable to be cancelled.

Note 6: Candidates who do not have clear photographs on the e-admit card/signatures on the Scannable Attendance Lists will have to bring a photo identity proof viz. Aadhar Card, Driving Licence, Passport, Voter I Card etc. and three passport size photographs one for each session for appearing in the examination with an undertaking.

Technical Issues While Downloading UPSC Admit Card

The Civil Service's aspirants should download their admit card on the Commission's website. Candidates are advised to make a note of below points to avoid any technical issues while downloading the UPSC e-admit card. 

  • Use the latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Browsers for smooth downloading of the admit card application.  
  • Aspirants should enable the Javascript on the browser. 
  • It is advised to use the desktops for downloading the e-admit card instead of mobile or other gadgets. 
  • Clear the cache and cookies of browser using the browser setting in case of any issue while downloading the admit card. If aspirants face the same again, try to download the admit card on other computer machines. 
  • Candidates are advised to contact the UPSC Administrator to unblock in case of repetitive downloading of e-admit card. 
  • If any issue while downloading the UPSC admit card, aspirants should contact on e-mail. 
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  • For applicant data problem – 

Aspirants Can Clarify Doubts By Following Steps

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding candidates applications, candidature etc., candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone Nos. 011 ‐ 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098543 on working days between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The Commission also has Website at address, i.e. over which the candidates can obtain details of the examination as well as information about registration of their applications, venue of the examination and results etc.

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