IAS Admit Card 2020: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the admit card for IAS 2020 at upscgov.in. To download UPSC IAS admit card, candidates have to log in using the registration ID or roll number. All applicants must carry the admit card along with a photo ID card, uploaded at the time of registration, to the examination center. After postponing the prelims due to COVID-19, the Commission is going to conduct the exam on October 04, 2020. Get all the information related to UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020 including the process to download, details present on the admit card, and examination centers in this article.
Latest: UPSC IAS 2020 prelims have been rescheduled to October 04, 2020. The Main exam is rescheduled to January 08, 2021.
UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020
UPSC IAS Admit Card is issued to eligible candidates about 3 weeks before the examination. It contains important information about the candidate and the allocated exam center, date, and timings. For information related to IAS admit card 2020 dates, check the table.
|UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020||Important Dates|
|Issuance of admit card for prelims||To be announced|
|IAS 2020 Prelims exam date|
04 Oct 2020
|Issuance of admit card for mains||To be announced|
|IAS 2020 Main exam date|
|Release of answer key||To be announced|
Download admit card here: Candidates can download IAS admit card 2020 as per schedule at upsc.gov.in.
Last year, UPSC released IAS admit card on April 30, 2019, when the examination was on June 02, 2019 that is 32 days before the examination. So this year, candidates can expect admit card about 30-32 days before examination.
UPSC IAS 2020 New Exam Time Table Released
After postponing the UPSC IAS 2020 exams from May 31, 2020, the UPSC has now rescheduled the exam to October 04, 2020. The announcement came out in the form of the revised time table of events which also includes the revised dates of the Main exam. As per the time table, the Main exam is tentatively scheduled to be held on January 08, 2020.
UPSC IAS 2020 Prelim Exam Posponed
UPSC has decided to postpone the preliminary examination to be conducted on May 31, 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in India, UPSC earlier announced that they are reviewing the dates of all upcoming examinations. However, UPSC has now postponed the Civil Services exam. The new dates can be announced on May 20, 2020 after reviewing the current situation.
How to download UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020?
IAS admit card 2020 is released through online process on the UPSC website. The steps to download the hall ticket for IAS 2020 are given below.
1st step: Visit the UPSC website, upsc.gov.in
2nd step: Click on the link ‘Admit card’ to download the IAS 2020 admit card.
3rd step: On the next window, click on the link ‘e-admit card for various examination of UPSC’.
4th step: On the next tab, link to download the admit will be available. Click on ‘download’ link.
5th step: Name of the examination will appear on the next screen. Click on ‘Click here’ to download the admit card.
6th step: Lastly, a PDF having important instructions will display. Read the PDF and proceed to download hall ticket.
7th step: On the next screen, you will be asked to provide your registration Id or roll number. After providing correct details, your admit card will appear on screen. Download it for future use.
How to retrieve Registration Id of UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020?
In case you do not remember your registration ID then follow the instructions mentioned below. It will help you in retrieving your registration ID.
1st step: Follow all the mentioned above from step 1 to step 7.
2nd step: Click on ‘forgot registration ID’ link.
3rd step: On the next screen, enter details like your name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth and enter the random image.
4th step: Click on submit button.
5th step: Now, your admit card will display on the screen.
Details in the UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020
After downloading the IAS admit card 2020, candidates are advised to carefully check details present. The details present on IAS admit card should match the details entered at the time of application. Here is the list of details which will be on the admission ticket of IAS.
- Name of the applicant
- Name and year of the examination
- Registration ID
- Roll number
- Complete postal address (as provided in the application form)
- Important instructions to follow during exam
- Photograph of the candidate
- Signature of the candidate
Things to carry along with UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020
At the examination center allotted to candidates for IAS 2020, candidates have to carry the given below documents with them. Without any of these, candidates will not be allowed to take the examination.
- A hard copy of the IAS 2020 admit card.
- A government approved photo identity card.
- Carry a ballpoint pen.
Things not to carry to the examination centre of IAS 2020
Given below is the list of items which are not allowed in the IAS examination centre. It is advised not to carry any banned item to the examination centre as it may cause cancellation of the candidature.
- Candidates are not allowed to carry any electronic gadget like mobile phone, Bluetooth, earphones, headphones, etc to the hall.
- Do not carry any valuable or costly item to the centre. UPSC does not ensure any security of your items.
- Any study material like notes, books, copies, etc are not allowed inside the examination venue.
IAS 2020 Exam Pattern
Check the examination pattern for IAS 2020 below.
Pattern of Preliminary Exam:
Language: Question paper of pre exam is provided in both English and Hindi language.
Exam Mode: Conducted in Offline mode.
Sections: Pre exam is divided into 02 sections.
Negative Marking: 0.33 marks allotted to the question will be deducted.
Type of Questions: Pre exam is based on Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
Minimum Qualifying Marks: Candidates have to secure minimum 33% marks to qualify to appear for main exam.
Pattern of Main Exam:
Language: IAS question papers for the main exam are provided in English and Hindi, except for the language papers.
Exam Mode: Main exam is conducted in offline mode.
Sections: It consists of 9 papers.
Type of Questions: Main exam consists of descriptive type questions.
Duration: 03 hours (for each paper).
Total Marks: A total of 1750 marks
IAS 2020 Exam Centers
The examination centres are provided to candidates through IAS admit card 2020. Given below are the two tables for examination centres of IAS preliminary and main examination for year 2020.
Exam centre for Preliminary Exam:
|Anantpur (Andhra Pradesh)||Itanagar|
|Gautam Buddh Nagar||Warangal|
Exam centre for Main Exam:
|Dispur (Guwahati)||Prayagraj (Allahabad)|
IAS 2020 Bell Timings
Due to a large amount of candidates participating in IAS 2020, examination is conducted in 2 shifts – morning and evening shifts. Below are the previous year, IAS 2019, examination timings.
|Morning shift||9 AM to 12 PM|
|Evening shifts||2 PM to 5PM|
Technical instructions to download IAS Admit Card 2020
UPSC has provided some technical instructions to avoid any issues related to network. Keep these instructions in mind while download hall ticket.
- Use suitable versions of Google chrome and mozilla firefox browser.
- Do not use mobile phone or any other gadget to download the admit card. Use windows operating system or Desktop machine.
- If you are facing problem while downloading the admit card with suitable browser, then clear your system background from all cache.
- If you are blocked by the server due to repetitive attempts then contact UPSC administration through email.
Important instructions as Given on UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020
Before downloading the admit card, a pdf having instructions related to IAS examination is displayed. Read the pdf carefully or the instructions provided below.
- Reach examination hall 30 minutes before the commencement of the examination. Entry to the examination hall is closed 10 minutes before the examination time for each session.
- Do not carry any gadget with you to the centre as it may be considered against the decorum of the exam hall.
- Candidates who do not have clear photographs on the admit card have to bring a clear passpost size photograph to the centre.
- Make sure that answers are correctly marked on the space provided.
- Mention name, roll number, registration Id, and name and year of the examination in all correspondence with UPSC.
What after UPSC IAS Admit Card 2020?
The answer key for IAS is released on the UPSC official website, upsc.gov.in once the exam is done. To download the answer key, click on the tab ‘examination’ provided on the top of the screen. On the drop down list, answer key option will appear. Candidates can download it directly from that link.
Answer keys are important to calculate the estimated scores of IAS 2020. For each correct answer, +2 marks are awared. And for every incorrect answer, 2/3 marks are deducted from the marks secured. Result is repared on the basis of official answer keys released by UPSC.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is conducting the examination for Indian Administrative Services (IAS). IAS is one of the prestigious examinations of India. Last year, around 8 lakh + candidates applied for IAS examination. Eligibility criteria for IAS is to have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university. The minimum age required for IAS is 21 years. Selection procedure for IAS includes a preliminary examination , main examination and interview round. Declaration of final result is done after all the rounds of selection procedure is completed.
IAS 2020 Admit Card Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : Registration Id and roll number will be present on the admit card of IAS.
Ans : Candidates have to carry admit card and photo proof to the examination centre.
Ans : No. Nothing is allowed inside the examination hall except for admit card, ID proof and pen.