IAS 2018 Admit Card – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the IAS 2018 Admit Card at upsc.gov.in on September 11, 2018. UPSC is releasing it for conducting the Civil Services Main exam on September 28, 29, 30 2018 and October 06 & 07, 2018. The qualifiers of prelims can download IAS 2018 Admit Card. Candidates have to provide either Registration Number and Date of Birth of Roll Number and Date of Birth for downloading the admit card. UPSC will not send the IAS 2018 Admit Card by post or by any secondary method. The only mode of getting the IAS 2018 Admit Card for main is online. Read more to know the process for downloading UPSC IAS 2018 Admit Card, exams and special instructions for the Scribe, the process of fetching the RID if you forget that, please read out this page.

Latest: UPSC has released IAS 2018 Admit Card for Mains. Scroll down to check the same.

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 IAS 2018 Admit Card is given below.

UPSC IAS Exam Important Dates
Issuance of the Prelims IAS 2018 Admit Card 07 May 2018
Date of Prelims examination 03 Jun 2018
Result for Prelims examination 14 Jul 2018
Issuance of the Mains IAS 2018 Admit Card 11 Sep 2018
Main Examination date 28, 29, 30 Sep & 06, 07 Oct 2018

Admit Card: Click here to download the UPSC IAS Main Admit Card.

UPSC IAS 2018 Admit Card for Main Exam

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


IAS 2018 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.

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

  • Here you will be 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 Random image.
  • Fill all the fields properly.
  • Now hit the Submit button.
  • For resolving the confusion we have provided the image of the page.


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


In Case Candidates Forget The RID

UPSC has provided the option to download the admit card with help of the Roll Number, but it is essential to remember your RID. AT least you should record it anywhere for future purpose.

Hence UPSC has provided the feature to fetch the Registration ID by providing the basic details such as

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Date of Birth

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

Important Books for IAS 2018 for Mains

The right selection of books in UPSC IAS exam can be a game changer. We have shared some of the important books and their review form IAS toppers. These books are presented hereafter topper’s review of the book.

How to Remove Discrepancy in IAS 2018 Admit Card

Sometimes, due to the discrepancy on the IAS 2018 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 IAS 2018 Admit Card for the Scribe separately. The IAS 2018 Admit Card and the instructions list is present here on this page. For more information please go through the image.

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Important Instructions Related to UPSC IAS 2018 Admit Card and Exam

When downloading the IAS 2018 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 IAS 2018 Admit Card in the examination hall in each session. This will help you to secure your admission into the Examination hall.
  • After printing the IAS 2018 Admit Card you should check for any discrepancy on the IAS 2018 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 IAS 2018 Admit Card. If possible then take several prints of the admit card.
  • In case your image on the IAS 2018 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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