IAS Admit Card 2018 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Interview Schedule for IAS 2018 at upsc.gov.in. The IAS 2018 Interview will run from February 11, 2019, to March 29, 2019. UPSC will release the IAS Admit Card 03 weeks prior to the examination. The candidates who have qualified the main examination have to appear in the interview. The main examination result was announced on December 20, 2018. The candidates will be able to download the IAS Admit Card 2018 for interview by entering Registration Number and Date of Birth or Roll Number and Date of Birth for downloading the admit card. From this page, candidates will get full information regarding IAS Admit Card 2018.

Latest: UPSC has released the Interview Schedule. Scroll down to check the same.

IAS Admit Card 2018

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 Admit Card 2018 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
Availability of admit card for the interview Jan 2019
Conduction of interview 11 Feb to 29 Mar 2019

Admit Card: Candidates will be able to download the UPSC IAS Interview Admit Card 2018 from upsc.gov.in.

UPSC IAS 2018 Interview Schedule

IAS Admit Card 2018 for Interview

UPSC is to release the interview admit card for the qualifiers of main. The candidates have to download the interview admit card from upsc.gov.in. The candidates have to download the admit card by following these steps

  • At first, the candidates have to click on the above link which will redirect to the instruction page.
  • Thereafter the candidates will have to read all the instruction carefully and proceed for downloading the admit card.
  • Then candidates have to enter the By Registration Id and Date of birth or roll number and Date of birth.
  • On entering the details the admit card will open, now download it on an A4 sheet.

UPSC IAS 2018 Admit Card for Main Exam

The second stage of the UPSC IAS examination is the Mains exam. The candidates who obtained 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 was as follows

How to download the IAS 2018 Admit card?

The candidates who submitted their applications for the IAS examination downloaded 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.
  • After getting instruction manual candidates proceeded to download the admit card.
  • The candidates had to download the admit card by entering Registration Id and the Second one is the By Roll No. The page looked like this image shown below.

Login window for downloading the admit card.

IAS 2018 Admit Card downloading by entering Registration ID

The candidates got two options to download the admit card. Either by entering Roll number and date of Birth Or by entering Registration number and date of birth. The candidate has chosen the first option then

Downloading admit card with help of Registration IDAdmit card downloading by entering Roll Number

If you didn’t remember the registration Id then it such case you could opt for the second option i. e. by via Roll Number. The process of downloading the IAS 2018 Admit Card via Roll no was exactly the same as the Registration no. 

Downloading admit card with help of Roll Number.

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

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.

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

UPSC Civil Services

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