UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued the UPSC IAS 2019 Admit Card for the preliminary examination on April 30, 2019. The admit card has been released at the official website i.e. For downloading the admit card candidates have to select any one login option i.e. By Registration Id or By Roll Number. In the login page candidates have to enter the registration id/roll number and date of birth. The preliminary examination is scheduled to be conducted on June 02, 2019 in pen paper mode. After exam, candidates can download answer key of IAS 2019. Get here all the details of UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019.

Latest: The UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019 for preliminary examination has been released. Scroll down to check the same.

UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019

The candidates who have filled the application form on time for those Civil Services Admit Card 2019 is issued. It should also be noted that the Commission not sent it via post. We are providing here all the important dates for both prelims and mains so that the candidates should not miss out on important events.

UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019 Important Dates
Preliminary examinations admit card 30 Apr 2019
UPSC preliminary exam 02 Jun 2019
Admit card for UPSC main examination September 2019
UPSC main examination 1st week of October 2019
Result for UPSC main examination Jan 2019

Download Admit Card: Click here to download the Civil services 2019 admit card of the preliminary examination.

UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019 for Prelims

Once the application process of UPSC IAS 2019 completes, UPSC scrutinizes the application form. Later the candidates who form is accepted and for those the admit card is issued for the preliminary examination. The candidates can download the admit card form this page, as a direct link for the admit card is provided on this page.

How to Download UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019?

Here are the simple steps through which the candidate can download the civil services prelims admit card:

  • At first, click at the above-provided link.

UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019 - Downloading link page

  • On clicking at the above link Important Instruction page will open read the instruction and then click on the submit button.

UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019 - Important Instruction Page

  • Thereafter, the selection of login option page will open from that page select any one option ( by registration ID or by roll number) to download the admit card.

UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019 - Login Option Page

  • If choosing the registration id option, then the candidate needs to enter the registration ID (RID) same as issued at time of filling application form of IAS 2019, date of birth and a random number.

UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019 - Login by Registration ID

  • If choosing roll number option, then-candidate needs to enter the roll number, date of birth and the random numbers for verification.

UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019 - Login by Roll Number

  • After entering all the details click on the submit tab.
  • On clicking the submit tab admit card page will display on the screen
  • Now, candidates can download the admit card and print it on an A4 sheet.

What To Do if Unable To Download the UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019?

In case the candidate is unable to download the admit card, due to any technical issue, then they should Communicate to the Commission ASAP, they should bring this issue in the notice of UPSC at least two weeks prior to the examination. The UPSC has provided the helpline numbers 011-23381125/011- 23385271/011-23098543. The candidates can send their issues in written format via doing an email at  [email protected]

How To Deal Discrepancy on UPSC IAS / Civil Service Admit Card 2019

In the admit card, if any mistake is found, UPSC gives the facility of getting the mistakes corrected. As soon as the candidate receives the admit card, it should be checked carefully by the candidate for any mistake. If found, it should be reported to the Commission at earliest. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter in  Commission’s Office either in person or over phone numbers as given in the official notification.

  • 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.

Details Mentioned on UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019

The admit card is an important document which should be carried by the candidate on the day of the examination. It contains the basic details of the candidates such as name, details of the examination such as the venue details, the timing of the examination, etc.

The admit card of UPSC contains the following details:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll Number of the candidate
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Date of exam
  • Name of exam
  • Name of conducting body
  • Center
  • Reporting time
  • Mode of exam
  • Photograph of candidate
  • Venue of Examination
  • Time table of the examination
  • important instructions to be followed by the candidates.

It should be ensured by the candidate that the details on the admit card should be correct as per the information entered by him during the registration.

Keep it safely. You will need roll number again at time of checking result of IAS 2019.

What To Carry Along With UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019 On the Day of Exam?

On the day of the examination, the candidates have to carry the following things to get the easy entry in the examination hall.

  • A hard copy of the admit card
  • Valid identity proof any one of Aadhaar Card, Voter Id card, Pan card, Driving License, passport, any Govt issued photo bearing admit card.
  • A ballpoint pen (black)

Do not carry a rough sheet. Rough sheets will be provided in the examination hall.

Any electron gadgets, Calculator, textaul materials are strictly prohibitted in the examination hall.

Examination Pattern for UPSC IAS / Civil Services

IAS Prelims is the first step for all the aspirants of Civil Services 2019. The candidates who want to clear this examination have to first clear the prelims so that they qualify for the Main examination. Each paper will be of 2 hours duration and of 200 marks each. It will be a multiple choice question (MCQ) type. The paper will be conducted in both Hindi and English.

Mode of the exam – Pen Paper-based
Type of Exam – Objective type
Total number of question in the paper I – 80
Total number of question in paper II – 100
Negative marking – 1/3 of assigned marks will be deducted on the occurrence of the wrong answer.
The language of paper – Bilingual (English and Hindi)

Paper and Subject Marks Duration
Paper I – General Ability Test 200 02 hours
Paper II – General Studies 200 02 hours

The General Studies (GS) Paper II will be the qualifying paper for which a minimum 33% marks are to be secured by the candidate to qualify for the mains.

Examination Scheme for UPSC IAS 2019

Mode of the exam – Pen Paper-based
Type of Exam – Descriptive
The language of paper – Bilingual (English and Hindi)

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

List of Optional Subject in the main examination:

  • Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics, Electrical Engineering
  • Geography, Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Management. Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science
  • Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration
  •  Sociology, Statistics, Zoology
  • Literature in any one Indian languages

Check the entire pattern of IAS 2019 examination from here.

Scheme of Interview

The qualifier of prelims and mains will have to appear for the Personality test often abbreviated as the interview. The interview will be of 275 marks. The candidates are interview by the Board. The main aim to judge the caliber of the candidates for the Services and the personality of the candidates for the supreme service of the country.

Marking Scheme in Prelims and Main Exam

The candidates who are in appearing for the examination should have the exact knowledge of the marking scheme if each examination od UPSC IAS.

Marking Scheme of prelims

General Studies I paper have 100 questions of 200 marks, hence

  • Marks Assigned for each question – 01
  • Marks deducted on each negative answer – 1/3

General Studies II paper (General Aptitude Test) contains 80 questions of 200 marks

  • Marks Assigned for each question – 5/2
  • Marks deducted on each negative answer – 5/6

Marking Scheme of the Main exam

As the main examination is descriptive in nature hence there is no negative marking. But if the handwriting of the candidates is not legible then there will be the deduction of marks.

Download the syllabus of IAS 2019.

Exam Center for UPSC IAS/Civil Services 2019

The preliminary examination will be conducted in all over the country. The list of the cities where the prelims exam will hold.

Agartala Dharwad Jorhat Rajkot
Agra Dispur Kochi Ranchi
Ajmer Faridabad Kohima Sambalpur
Ahmedabad Gangtok Kolkata Shillong
Aizawl Gaya Kozhikode (Calicut) Shimla
Aligarh Ghaziabad Lucknow Siliguri
Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) Gautam Buddh Nagar Ludhiana Srinagar
Aurangabad Gorakhpur Madurai Thane
Bangalore Gurgaon Mysore Thiruvananthapuram
Bareilly Gwalior Nagpur Tiruchirapalli
Bhopal Hyderabad Navi Mumbai Tirupati
Bilaspur Imphal Panaji (Goa) Udaipur
Chandigarh Indore Patna Varanasi
Chennai Itanagar Port Blair Vellore
Coimbatore Jabalpur Prayagraj (Allahabad) Vijayawada
Cuttack Jaipur Puducherry Vishakhapatnam
Dehradun Jammu Pune Warangal
Delhi Jodhpur Raipur

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 IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019 for Main Exam

The admit card for IAS Main exam 2019 is issued only to those candidates who qualify the Preliminary exam. The candidates have to download the admit card by entering the roll number/ registration id and date of birth. The admit cards for mains examination is scheduled to be released in the month of September 2019. Candidates can download the admit card for the mains examination from the official website of UPSC.

Books for UPSC Civil Services 2019

For clearing any examination with high competition, it is essential that the candidate has the right set of books and material with him so that he can prepare the best. We are providing a list of the important books for both prelims and mains for UPSC preparation.

Books for Prelims Link to buy Books for Mains Link to Buy
Geography of India -Majid Hussain Buy Here Contemporary Essays by Ramesh Singh Buy Here
Oxford School Atlasspan> Buy Here Social Problems in India Buy Here
Certificate Physical And Human Geography Buy Here India after Gandhi Buy Here
Environment -by Shankar IAS Buy Here History of Modern World Buy Here
Indian Economy- Ramesh Singh Buy Here India’s National Security Buy Here
History of Modern India Buy Here Lexicons for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude Buy Here
India’s Struggle for Independence Buy Here Pax Indica by Shashi Tharoor Buy Here

Apart from these books, for prelims candidates should also read NCERT books of class 6th -12th for preparation of prelims. They should also read editorials from major papers such as The Hindu, The Indian Express and other magazines and be updated about the current affairs around the globe.

UPSC IAS/ Civil Services Admit Card 2019 for Interview

Once the main examination overs, the qualifiers have to fill the Detailed Application Form. Those who will fill the form will be issued the admit card for the interview. UPSC will issue the admit card at the official, website at The candidates will have to enter the registration number/ roll number and date of birth for downloading the admit card.

FAQ’s on UPSC IAS/ Civil Sevices Admit Card 2019

Aspirants of UPSC Civil services 2019 must be having some questions which they want to get clarified. Here we are providing some basic FAQs with respect to the admit cards for both prelims and mains so that candidates should not have any doubt regarding it.

Q1. When will I receive Admit Card (AC) once I had submitted my completed application?
Ans) All admitted candidates can download e-AC with details of centre address around three weeks ahead of Examination Date. The admit cards will be uploaded on the official website of UPSC

Q2. How will I get the admit card if I have submitted the application online? Whether I will get an e-mail or I will get the admit card by post or it is to be collected personally from the commission’s office or it will be available on the website of the commission?
Ans) All admitted candidates can download e-Admit cards with details of center address around three weeks ahead of Examination Date once Admit Card is uploaded on the official website . No e-mails will be sent in this regard.

Q3. I have received my admit card but I want to change the exam centre. How can I do so?
Ans) No requests for change of centers will be entertained after the admit cards are released.

Q4. What other things do I need to carry with UPSC IAS admit card?
The candidate should carry a valid ID proof such as Aadhar Card, driving license, voter id etc, a black ballpoint pen and a clipboard or hardboard to mark the answers in the examination.

Q5. When IAS 2019 Prelims result will be declared?
Ans) After analyzing the pattern of result declaration by UPSC, we can estimate the result will be available in the month of August 2019.

Q6. Does UPSC provide answer key if yes? then when?
Ans) UPSC release the answer key of each exam which is conducted in the form of MCQ, but it releases the answer key after the declaration of result.

Q6. When will ain examination admit card will be issued?
Ans) Usually the Commission conducts the main examination end of September, and UPSC release every admit card 03 weeks prior to the examination. Hence the candidates can expect the admit card in the month of September itself.


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  1. Hello MK,
    UPSC Civil Services 2019 (IAS) Prelims Admit Card will be issued online, in the month of June 2019. This exam is conducted in two parts: Prelims and Mains.The admit card for IAS 2019 will be released separately for both the parts of the exam.

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