UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 - 11:55 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.

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


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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I want to do the IPS and IAS. But i am studying in diploma in mechanical engineering(final year). What to do....?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020

If you want to become and IAS or an IPS you will have to appear in Union (Public Service Commission)UPSC examination conducted every year.This exam is of three stage (Prelims(objective), Mains(written) and Interview).

But the eligibility to appear in UPSC examination requires a candidate to have completed graduation(UG) from a recognized university.
So, diploma diploma holders are not eligible for the upsc exams so i would recommend yo to complete your diploma and do graduation in any stream of your choice.

I hope this helps.

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anima chaudhary 19th Jan, 2020


There are a few channels who provide the best content for the IAS preparation. The content is actually based on the relevance to the exam, quality of the content.

1.Rajya Shaba tv

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4. Vision IAS

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To becoming an IAS bsc law is good or ba llb?

Kanupriya Gupta 18th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

First let's see the basic difference between BSc. LLB and B.A. LLB. Both of them are integrated courses and the general duration for these courses across the universities and colleges on India is of 5 years as they are an integration of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts respectively and with that the subject matter of law is also imparted to the candidates. The subjects for the law remain the same but in BA LLB, arts, humanities and social sciences subjects were also integrated. In BSc LLB, Physics, Chemistry etc. such subjects are integrated. One major problematic aspect of this is that only B.Sc. LLB can only be pursued by those students who have studied science in 10+2 as their main subject. Owing to this, if you are a science student and you wish to apply for this, the option is available but otherwise it is not so that naturally pitches BSc LLB out of the picture.

Subjects like History, Geography, Polity, Public Administration, Economics, Ecology, Environment, Science & Tech, Philosophy and Psychology are a part of General Studies paper which are all humanities subjects. So it will give you a upper hand in the paper and you would not have to utilise your time in understanding the subject later. So BA LLB works for people from any academic background and also aids the subjects that are to be studies in IAS.

Though this doesn't mean the BSc. LLB is not a good option as it can also aid you in your optional subject. Nevertheless, Take something which interests you more and fits your understanding of the same.

Hope this helps. All the best!


which is the best college giving IAS coaching along with bsc in tamilnadu?

Indrajit Gupta 14th Jan, 2020
Hello varshini,
Hope you doing well!
There are some best IAS coaching Institute in Tamilnadu:-
1.Shankar IAS Academy.
2.Officers IAS Academy.
3.Sucess IAS Academy.
4.Impact IAS Academy.
5.Manidha Naeyam IAS Academy.
6.Brilliant Tutorials Private. Limited
I hope this helpful for you.
Best wishes!!

I want to become IAS officer,what course I can do for it ? Im currently in 12 commerce.

Khusji 14th Jan, 2020


First of all, you need to obtain adequate qualification for IAS. Basically any graduate can apply for this test. Candidates must have completed 21 years to apply. After graduation, you can apply for the selection test through the portal of UPSC. UPSC portal contain adequate information on selection test (CSAT and mains).

For this exam Number of Attempts:
four attempts for General
seven attempts for OBC
No limit for SC/ST

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