UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020
Updated on Feb 6, 2020 - 2:18 p.m. IST by Piyush.Dixit
#UPSC Civil Services Exam

UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020 - Union Public Service will release UPSC IAS 2020 admit card for preliminary stage tentatively on March 28 in online mode at Candidates can download the admit card of UPSC IAS 2020 till May 31 which is the day of exam. Applicants can download UPSC IAS admit card 2020 by entering login credentials such as application number and password/ date of birth. After downloading UPSC Civil Services 2020 admit card, candidates should check all details to verify their accuracy. Along with carrying the UPSC IAS 2020 admit card, candidates must also carry a valid photo ID while appearing for the exam. UPSC Civil Services exam is gateway to recruit into IAS, IPS, IFS and many more class A jobs. Read complete article to know how to download UPSC IAS admit card 2020 along with list of permissible photo ID proof and exam day instructions.
Latest: UPSC IAS Application Form 2020 is available now.

UPSC Indian Administrative Services 2020 prelims exam is slated to be conducted on May 31, 2020 in pen and paper mode for General Studies paper 1 and General Studies paper 2 (CSAT).

UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020 - Overview



UPSC Civil Services preliminary admit card 2020

March 28, 2020 (Tentative)

UPSC IAS exam date

May 31, 2020

Civil Services Mains admit cardAugust 25, 2020 (Tentative)
UPSC IAS mains examSeptember 18, 2020

Admit card Issuing authority

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Official website to download civil services admit card

Login Credentials to download IAS admit card

Registration number/ Roll number and Date of Birth

Details mentioned

Date of exam, Candidate's Name, Roll number, Father’s name, Mother's Name, Venue of exam, Exam time, Subject, subject code, Exam day instructions and Bar code

Document to carry at test centre

Admit card, passport size photograph, valid original photo ID

Vacancies (Tentative)

Around 1,000 (Tentative)

UPSC IAS helpline contact details

Union Public Service Commission

Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,

New Delhi - 110069

Email ID:

Telephone No. 011-23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543 (on working days between 10 am to 5 pm).

How to Download UPSC IAS Admit Card for Prelims?

Candidates can check the below-mentioned steps to download the admit card of UPSC Civil services 2020 exam.

Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC (

Step 2: Click on the e-admit card link given on the page to download UPSC IAS admit card.

Step 3: Read the exam instructions carefully before downloading the admit card.

Step 4: Enter registration number /roll number of UPSC IAS and date of birth followed by captcha code

Step 5: Admit card of UPSC IAS 2020 will be displayed on the screen

Step 6: Download and print a copy of UPSC IAS admit card 2020

Image of login window of UPSC Civil Services Admit Card


Steps to download UPSC IAS admit Card- Video

Details mentioned in admit card of UPSC IAS 2020

After downloading UPSC IAS 2020 admit card for Prelims/Mains stage, candidates will find the below mentioned details in it.

Name of candidate

Date of birth

Reporting time

Examination time

Roll number

Exam centre and city

Photograph and signature

Centre code

IAS Exam dates

Photo ID as entered in UPSC IAS application form

Documents to Carry Along with UPSC IAS 2020 Admit Card

Applicants need to carry any one of the below mentioned photo-identity proof along with the admit card of UPSC IAS 2020 to the exam hall. In addition to this, candidates must carry one passport size photograph ( as uploaded in UPSC IAS application form) to the exam hall.

1. Aadhaar card

2. Voter ID card

3. Passport

4. Pan card

5. Driving license

Forget RID of UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020

Applicants who forget their registration id of UPSC Civil Services exam 2020 during downloading the admit card can check the below mentioned steps to retrieve their RID.

  1. Click on the link Forgot RID

  2. Enter name of applicant, father's name, mother's name and date of birth.

  3. The registration ID will be sent from officials.

  4. Use the same to download the admit card


Unable to Download UPSC IAS Admit Card - What to Do?

Candidates who face any technical issue while downloading UPSC IAS 2020 admit card should check the below mentioned steps to resolve this issue.

1. IAS Admit Card 2020 is best suitable on the latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Browsers.

2. Javascript should be enabled on your browser to check Civil services admit card 2020.

3. Do not use mobile or other gadgets for downloading UPSC admit card 2020. Preferably applicants are advised to use Windows OS on Desktop Machine.

4. If applicants find problems in downloading the admit card of UPSC IAS 2020 in suggested browsers then they have to clear the cache and cookies of the browser using browser setting

How to download UPSC IAS admit card 2020 if it is blocked by UPSC server?

  • In case any applicants get blocked by the official server due to repetitive downloading of admit card, they must contact UPSC Administrator immediately through email.

  • Candidates must e-mail to in order to unblock their account for downloading UPSC IAS 2020 admit card.

How to correct Discrepancies in the Admit Card of UPSC IAS 2020?

After downloading UPSC IAS admit card 2020, applicants may check for any discrepancies. In case candidates find that their signature or photograph blurred or some other mistakes in their details, they should immediately contact exam conducting authorities to correct it. Candidates can email a copy of their UPSC IAS 2020 admit card along with application form.

UPSC IAS Helpline

Union Public Service Commission Office Address:

UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’,

Dholpur House,

Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069

Candidates can email at or call on 011-23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543 (on working days between 10 am to 5 pm).

Details to be Mentioned while Emailing the Contracting Authorities

  • Name and year of the examination

  • Registration ID (RID)

  • Roll Number (if received)

  • Name of candidate (in full and in block letters)

  • Postal Address as given in the application.

UPSC IAS Exam Centres

Authorities have provided a list of cities across the country as exam centres. There are a total of 72 exam centres for Civil services prelims exam while 24 are for mains stage of exam. Applicants have to choose three exam centres during filling UPSC IAS application form 2020. After this centre will be allotted by UPSC on first come first serve basis. Candidates should note that there is a ceiling on the number of candidates from a city except for Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. It is advised to the candidates fill the application form of Civil Services 2020 within time to obtain their desired centre.

UPSC IAS 2020 Prelims Exam Centres



Panaji (Goa)






Port Blair



Prayagraj (Allahabad)







Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh)

























Navi Mumbai



Gautam Buddh Nagar


UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020 - Exam Day Instructions

  • Applicants should report early because entry to the examination hall closes at 9:15 am in the morning session and at 2:15 pm in the afternoon session.

  • Candidates must carry admit card along with the photo ID for verification before appearing in the exam.

  • A good black ballpoint pen must be used by candidates to enter details or mark their answers.

  • Aspirants whose photo is not clear on the Civil services 2020 admit card must bring a photo identity certificate and one passport size photograph with them for both the session.

Items Prohibited Inside Examination Hall of UPSC IAS 2020

Applicants are not allowed to carry the following items to the exam hall.

  1. Any Stationery items like books, notes, loose sheets

  2. Electronic or any other type of calculators

  3. Mathematical and drawing instruments

  4. Log Tables, stencils of maps, slide rules

  5. Mobiles, phones, Bluetooth, pagers or any other communication devices

How to prepare for IAS- Video

UPSC IAS Selection Process 2020

Candidates who appear in the exam must be aware about the selection process of UPSC civil services 2020. The selection process of UPSC IAS is of three stages- prelims, mains and interview. Along with knowing the selection process applicants should also be aware about exam pattern of UPSC IAS. After knowing the pattern candidates should prepare their strategy to qualify for the exam by wholeheartedly following Civil services syllabus. Public Service Commission releases UPSC IAS answer key of prelims stage and cut off for all the stages after declaration of final result.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020

Question: How can I download the UPSC IAS admit card 2020 ?


To download UPSC Civil services admit card candidates have to enter login id and password

Question: When will UPSC release Civil services admit card 2020 ?


Union Public Service will release the admit card of IAS tentatively on March 28 in online mode at

Question: Is a Colour print out needed for UPSC 2020 admit card?


No candidates who will appear in exam can take either black & white or coloured print out of admit card

Question: What should I do to download the admit card if I forgot the registration id of UPSC IAS ?


Applicants should click on forget RID to retrieve their login details to download admit card of Civil Services 2020.

Question: What should I do If there is a discrepancy in the IAS admit card?


Candidates have to inform the examination authorities by sending an e-mail at : (For Technical Problem), (For Applicant Data Problem).

Question: In my UPSC IAS 2020 admit card, my father's name is wrongly printed. What should I do ?


Applicants have to immediately contact exam conducting authorities on immediate basis either through email or by making a call.

Question: What is eligibility to apply for UPSC IAS 2020 ?


Applicants who fulfill UPSC Civil Service eligibility are eligible to apply for the exam

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is this academy provide bsc or ba course along with ias coaching????

Pankhuri Kumari 16th Feb, 2020
Hii Rashmi!
Which academy are you talking about? Seems like you forgot to mention the name of the academy nor to tag it with your question. I request you restructure your question and ask again including the necessary details. This will help us to serve you better and provide correct information. Hope you understand.
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which course study is help to IAS

Sheshan Pradhan 16th Feb, 2020

If you are a student of Law or arts or economics, then it becomes easier for you to cover the syllabus for IAS. But it is not necessary that students of these subjects only clears the IAS. If you are a hard working guy then you can crack it either way.

You can start you preparation from today itself by following these websites (// (// and (


is it possible to become IAS after 4 yrs course? what are the steps should take?

Shareef 14th Feb, 2020

If you want to become an IAS officer, you should write UPSC exam. You can become a graduate in any discipline to write UPSC exam. So B.Tech is also acceptable degree. UPSC exam is done in 2 phases namely prelims and mains. Those who qualify in prelims will write mains exams. Those who are selected in mains will appear for Final interview. Prelims is a pen and paper based objective type question paper. Mains is a written exam with subjective type of questions. Interview is a personality test. Check this page for more details:


can we prepare for ias side by side while studing for

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 13th Feb, 2020


Definitely, you can start your preparation in gradual manner. like reading newspaper on a daily basis and going through NCERTs. The biggest advantage you have right now is time and if you use it wisely, you'll succeed in your very first attempt.

UPSC Civil Service Exam consists of three level-

  • Preliminary
  • Mains
  • Interview

Preliminary numbers are not added in the final list, you just need to score the required cut offs against your category.It mainly consists of GS Paper-I and CSAT. Both consists of 200 marks, MCQs based.

Mains is more of a subjective type, one needs to write answer for Four General Studies Paper,Two Optionals, One Essay, two language paper, there are total nine papers here. 250 marks for each paper, total is 1750

You can go through the gradual steps as mentioned below in order to start your preparation for UPSC:

Be well acquainted with UPSC Syllabus, learn it by heart, that's the most crucial step to crack this exam, to know what to read and what to skip. In addition to this, never ever make a differentiation between prelims and mains, what I mean is do not prepare separately for each, because nowadays what's happening is even in prelims, UPSC frame questions based on Mains syllabus, So, the first towards preparation shall be a combined preparation for both.

Read any newspaper like The Hindu, or Indian Express on a regular basis to be updated as well as gaining knowledge which shall be highly useful to you in future exam preparation part.

Start with basics, for each subject, you can do with NCERTs for this.

As you progress, move on to other relevant books, keep your resources minimum like Polity by Laxmikanth, History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra etc.

Start practicing answer writing in advance, even in a little way, writing mains is a huge task for nine paper, it requires immense practice along with knowledge.

Practice previous year question paper which you can get from the site of UPSC,in addition mock papers, and test series which you can get it from any of the sites extensively dedicated to UPSC, , it's highly important to evaluate your performance while doing so.

Prelims is mcq based, but still it requires knowledge coupled with speed, and for mains, as I already mentioned the importance of answer writing.


i am final year btech student, one more semester is left , can i apply for upsc exam

Sharon Rose Student Expert 12th Feb, 2020


Yes, you are eligible to appear in UPSC Civil Service Exam.The eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have passed bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised board or univeristy.Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible.There is no minimum percentage requirment.

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