Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the Civil Services Main exam on September 28, 29, 30 2018 and October 06 & 07, 2018. The qualifiers of prelims can now download IAS 2018 Admit Card from upsc.gov.in. The IAS preliminary exam was held on June 03, 2018. Those who will successfully clear the prelims will be eligible for mains. UPSC will not send the IAS Admit Card by post or by any secondary method. The only mode of getting the IAS Mains Admit Card is online. In order to fetch the IAS 2018 Admit Card, the candidates have to provide the registration number and password. Read more to know the process for downloading UPSC IAS 2018 Admit Card, exams and special instructions for the Scribe please read out this page.

IAS 2018 Admit Card

Through this examination, UPSC will select 782 candidates. The exam is conducted for A and B Grade post in Central Civil Services, which is regarded as prestigious positions. Last year, around 11 lakh candidates appeared for the exam and of these only (approx.) 900 candidates were selected. It is indeed one of the toughest paper. But with determination, all can be cracked. The schedule about the releasing of the admit card is given below.

UPSC IAS Exam Important Dates
Issuance of the Prelims Admit Card 07 May 2018
Date of Prelims examination 03 Jun 2018
Result for Prelims examination Jul 2018
Issuance of the Mains Admit Card To be announced
Main Examination date 28, 29, 30 Sep & 06, 07 Oct 2018

Admit Card: The candidates will able download the IAS 2018 Mains Admit Card at www.upsc.gov.in

UPSC IAS Mains 2018 Admit Card

The second stage of the UPSC IAS examination is the Mains exam. The candidates who will obtain the minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies Paper-II. And total qualifying marks in GS Paper-I of Civil Services Prelims Examination they are eligible for mains. The method of releasing mains admit card is as follows

How to download the IAS 2018 Admit card?

The candidates who submitted their applications for the IAS examination can download the admit card by following the steps below:

  • First of all get your Registration ID to download the UPSC IAS Admit Card.
  • After getting your Registration ID now click on the above link.
  • Now you will get the instruction manual which you should download and print.
  • After doing so now click on the yes button.
  • Here you will get two options to download the admit card. First one is the By Registration Id and the Second one is the By Roll No. The page will look like this image shown below.

IAS 2018 Admit Card (Released)   Download Here UPSC Civil Services Admit Card

Admit card downloading by entering Registration ID

Now if you have chosen for the first option then you should follow these steps to download the admit card.

  • Here you will able to see the page with three text field which is asking for the information.
  • The text fields are Registration Id, Date of Birth and Capta image.
  • Fill all the fields properly.
  • Now hit the Submit button.
  • For resolving the confusion we have provided the image of the page.

IAS 2018 Admit Card (Released)   Download Here UPSC Civil Services Admit Card

Admit card downloading by entering Roll Number

If you don’t remember the registration Id then it such case you can opt for the second option i. e. by via Roll Number. The process of downloading the admit card via Roll no is exactly the same as the Registration no. Enter roll number instead of the registration number. 

IAS 2018 Admit Card (Released)   Download Here UPSC Civil Services Admit Card

How to Remove Discrepancy in IAS 2018 Admit Card

Sometimes, due to the discrepancy on the admit card the candidature is canceled. Hence, after downloading the Admit Card the first thing you should do is to check all the details in it. If any of the detail is incorrect then candidates must inform UPSC. To do so, visit Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or Call / E-mail at:

  • Phone Number – Nos. 011-23381125/011- 23385271/011-23098543.
  • E-mail Address[email protected]

Note: If you fail to communicate with the commission. Then you will be responsible for the non-receipt of your e- Admission Certificate.

Examination Pattern of UPSC Civil Services for Mains

As the stages are three in the selection process. So you need to know all the major points of the IAS examination scheme.

Main Examination Pattern

The main examination will be subjective type. The candidates have to write the essays and the conventional answers for the question. Let’s understand the whole pattern for the main examination.

Paper Name of the Paper Marks Duration in Hours
Paper A Any selected Indian languages as in schedule
8th of Constitution – Qualifying in nature
300 03
Paper B English – Qualifying in nature 300 03
Paper I Essay 250 03
Paper II General Studies I 250 03
Paper III General Studies II 250 03
Paper IV General Studies III 250 03
Paper V General Studies IV 250 03
Paper VI Optional Subject 250 03
Paper VII Optional Subject 250 03

The main examination will be of conventional type. So there will be no negative marking. But if the writing of the candidate is not easily readable. The deduction will be made.

Instruction for Scribe in IAS 2018 Exam

UPSC releases the admit card for the Scribe separately. The admit card and the instructions list is present here on this page. For more information please go through the image.

IAS 2018 Admit Card (Released)   Download Here UPSC Civil Services Admit Card


Important Instructions Related to UPSC IAS 2018 Admit Card and Exam

When downloading the admit card you will get a set of instruction on the official website. You should print and follow the instructions. We have also covered those instructions here.

  • It is very important to carry your admit card in the examination hall in each session. This will help you to secure your admission into the Examination hall.
  • After printing the admit card you should check for any discrepancy on the admit card. If you found so then contact immediately to the UPSC Commission.
  • The candidate should reach at the examination venue at least half an before the examination time. As the entry shall be closed 10 minutes before the exam. That means you have to enter in before 09:20 AM in morning and 02:20 PM in the noon.
  • UPSC will not allow any electronic gadgets inside the exam hall. And do not bring your bag and valuable items at the exam venue. You will be liable for any loses.
  • Do not tamper with the admit card. If possible then take several prints of the admit card.
  • In case your image on the admit card is not clear. Then you have to bring the ID proof, 02 passport size photograph, and an undertaking document in the examination hall.
  • After getting the question paper and the answer sheet. Please write your roll number immediately on it. While doing so please make sure that you do not omit any zeros in the roll no.

Examination Center of IAS 2018

UPSC conducts the main examination all over the country. The center list for examination is given below.

Examination Centers list for the main examination

  • Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad,
  • Bangalore, Bhopal
  • Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack
  • Dehradun, Delhi, Dispur (Guwahati)
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur, Jammu
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai,
  • Patna
  • Raipur, Ranchi
  • Shillong, Shimla
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Vijayawada

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