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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tell me all about upcs exam (IAS)

Rohan Goyal 20th Feb, 2020

Hi Divya,

IAS is a civil service examination which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission ( UPSC ) . There are three stages of this exam and if you clear all the three stages then you will be posted in best and highly posted civil service like:- IAS, IPS etc. This is one of the toughest exam of India. But this can be cracked with a proper strategy,  study . This is an offline mode exam and conducted once in a year. The age limit prescribed is 21 years to 32 years and other for reserved candidates.  This exam contains both MCQ and descriptive questions.

Stage 1 Preliminary Exam

Stage 2 Mains Exam

Stage 3 UPSC Personality Exam ( Interview)

For more information you can go the link given below.

Link :-

I hope you got your answer.

All The Best!


i want to know about nimset and preparing for 2021

Hrisheekesh Singh 19th Feb, 2020

Hi Bibhas,

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET), is the national level entrance exam conducted every year by one of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) for taking admissions on merit basis to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme.

This exam works across the NITs located in Agartala, Allahabad, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur, Warangal, Surathkal, Durgapur, Trichy, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Kurukshetra.

The application form of NIMCET 2020 will be released soon through which the candidates can fill the form and appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET admit card will also be released to be downloaded by candidates. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the result of the same will be declared on the official website of NIMCET 2020.

Total 809 seats are available and duration of exam is 2 hours.

NOTE:- NIMCET scores are used by many other universities and institutes for admissions to the MCA programmes offered by them.

You may refer to the source article for more information about NIMCET 2020 Exam.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!


Iw ant to be an IAS officer which field I will choose

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020

The eligibility criteria for UPSC is to have attained 21 years ago and passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. Even, final year students are eligible.

If you're asking this question in context of the fact that UPSC is more humanities oriented, then let me tell you from the past few years people from engineering, medical have made it to topper's list. So, what matters in this case is a good planning and strategy.Also  this is the very reason UPSC has made no discrimination, hence allowed people from every stream to apply for it. If you're interested in humanities stream, then go ahead with your choice but don't make it compulsory one in order to crack UPSC.

Is doing IT degree will be any help for IAS?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC is to have attained 21 years age and passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. Even final year students are eligible to apply.

So, you can pursue graduation in any discipline to apply for UPSC Civil Service. Now, coming to year question UPSC is more humanities oriented, so people belonging to this stream are acquainted with the subject in a good way. Science students do not study these subjects at 10+2 level. But, having said that let me tell you in the past few years, if you look at the toppers of this exam, many people from engineering, medical too have qualified. Hence, this is the reason UPSC makes no discrimination and allow people from all discipline to appear for this.

please recommend me the best book for IAS study Hindi medium

anima chaudhary 18th Feb, 2020

As per the reviews these are the best books for the IAS in hindi medium are-

For Indian history Plassi se vibhajan, Adhunik bharat ka ethas by bipin Chandra , bharat gandhi ke baad by ramchandra guha.

For world history -samkaleen vishwa ka ithas (1890-2008)

For indian geography for oxford school atlas (hindi), bhugol mukhya pariksha by Dkhullar

For world history- bharat avum vishva ka bhugol by magbook

Bharat evam vishwa ka bhugol.

For art culture bhartiya kala sanskriti evam virsat and bhartiya kala evam sanskriti.

For Indian society you can prefer samajik samasyayein by ram Ahuja.
These are the ideal books , you didn't mention about the subject?
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