UPSC Engineering Services Examination (ESE/IES) 2018 Admit Card will be issued online on the official website of the commission at The commission will issue 2 admit cards and 1 call letter. The UPSC IES Admit Card is meant for written tests, while call letter is meant for Personality test/ interview.  UPSC IES 2018 Prelims Examination is going to be held on 7th January 2018. And the tentative dates by which the admit card will be made available is 04th week of December 2017. Then the UPSC IES 2018 Main Examination is going to be held on 01 July 2018. And the tentative dates for issuing the UPSC IES 2018 Admit card is 04th week of June 2018. To download these admit cards the candidate must have Registration Number and Password.  

UPSC IES 2018 Recruitment exam is a major event, therefore, each and every step has been carefully designed and conducted. Once, the written tests have been conducted, and it is possible to get to know the overall personality of the candidates, a Personality will be organized by UPSC. more than 3x times candidates than the post vacant will be called and undergo personal interview. To allow candidates appear at the venue, a call letter or e-summon shall be issued to them. This call letter will inform the entrants about the place to reach for Personality test. It will be mandatory for the candidates to bring a photo-Id Proof for the verification process.

Important dates UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2018 Admit Card

The Commission will issue 3 admit cards. One for candidates who are going to appear in the Preliminary examination to be held on 07 January 2018. So, Preliminary stage admit card will be issued in or around 04th week of December 2017. Another one for the Main examination. Preliminary is a qualifying stage. Those who secure minimum marks will proceed to next stage and will be issued admit cards in 4th week of June 2018. Main exam will take place on 01 July 2018. Then, a call letter or e-summon will be issued in the name of those who clear the second stage as well. Third level is Personality test.

Events Dates
Last date for receiving applications 23 October 2017
Admit card issue date for Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2018 04th week of December 2017
UPSC Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2018 Prelims exam 07 January 2018 (SUNDAY)
Admit card issue date for Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2018 04th week of June 2018
IES Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2018 Main Exam 01 July 2018 (SUNDAY)
Call letter for personality test To be announced later

Important Instructions: IES/ ESE Prelims Admit Card 2018

  • Engineering Services Examination or IES admit card 2018 shall contain personal details of the candidate + the exam centre details, exam date and duration along instructions for what to carry in the exam hall.
  • In case, any candidate discovers any sort of discrepancy in the printed details, you should bring it to the notice of concerned officials.
  • Carry an original Photo Id-Proof and a Xerox of the same.
  • Do not carry Electronic gadgets like Calculator, Mobiles, etc
  • Keep the Admit Card for IES/ ESE 2018 safe and secure till the last stage of the selection process completes.

Things to be Kept Nearby While Downloading UPSC IES 2018 Prelims Admit Card

Successfully registered candidates will be issued IES/ ESE Prelims 2018 Hall Ticket by UPSC. To do that, visit the official website at and look for “Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2018” under Active examination in Examination section. The link would be available on the home page itself. Each every candidate must possess the following few things with them (i) Registration Id, (ii) Date of Birth, (iii) Name, etc. You will be able to download your admit card for UPSC Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2018 Prelims exam to be held on 07 January 2018 tentatively from 04th week of December 2017.

Steps to Download ESE / IES Admit Card 2018

  • Visit the official website at or click the available here on this page when the admit card has been issued by UPSC.
  • Click on the “Admit Card” Tab
  • Click on the Link “Download IES Admit Card 2018”
  • It will lead to the window shown below.

  • Choose Registration Id or Roll Number
  • Admit Card of IES 2018 Prelims Exam will be displayed on the computer screen of the candidates
  • Download the admit card and take out a hard copy for future use.

Documents to be Carried on the Exam Day

The candidate should bring at least one of the below-mentioned document for verification process at the examination centre.

  • ESE/ IES 2018 Admit Card
  • Valid Photo-Id Proof authorised by the Government of India
  • Id proof documents can be- College Id / PAN Card / Aadhar Card / Bank Passbook / Driving Licence, etc.

Admit Card of UPSC IES/ ESE 2018 Main Examination

Admit card for Engineering Services Examination Main exam will be issued in online mode in or around 04th week of June 2018. It will be obtainable by visiting the official website at or using the link on our page. To download the admit card, candidates have to repeat the above mentioned steps. UPSC has planned the day for conducting the Main exam. The exam will be conducted on 01 July 2018 and the admit card must be produced on demand of invigilator.

Call letter of ESE/ IES 2018 Hall Ticket for Personality Test

UPSC will issue a notification informing the qualified candidates about the update regarding the e-letter for appearing in the Personality Test. Thereafter, IES/ ESE Main exam qualified entrants shall download the e-summon by providing their credential details and download its attachments for the Personality Test. No Summon letter will be sent by medium of post.

FAQs on UPSC IES Admit Card 2017

Below we have discussed some common queries, which candidates face every year.

Q. My picture in the admit card of IES is clear, do I still need to carry the ID proof?
A. It is advised that candidates do carry it as there is no harm in doing so. If required, it can be shown. If not required then simply keep it to the invigilator to safeguard and after the exam take it back.

Q. I forgot my Registration Number. What should I do now?
A. Candidates need not worry, in such case, they just need to click on ‘Forgot RID? – Click Here’ link.

Next, the candidates will have to submit Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, and Date of Birth to retrieve the Registration ID.

Q. What to do if I am unable to get the UPSC ESE 2017 Admit Card?
A. If you do not receive e-admit card or any other communication regarding candidature for the examination two week before the commencement of the examination, you should at once contact the Commission. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person.

You can also contact over phone Nos. 011‐23381125 /011‐23385271 /011‐23098543.

Note: In case no communication is received in the Commission’s Office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of UPSC admit card at least one week before the examination, candidate will be solely responsible for non receipt of the e-Admission Certificate.

Q. While downloading the IES admit card 2017 the session time expired. What should do now?
A. On expiry of session time, the below given window will be displayed. The candidates just simply need to click on “E-Admit Card Home”

After this, the candidates will be direct to the admit card downloading window.

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