IAS (UPSC CSE) Admit Card 2021: Check Documents Required and Instructions

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Mar 19, 2021

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) IAS prelims 2021 is scheduled for June 27, 2021. The IAS Admit card 2021 should be available three weeks prior to this which is tentatively, June 8, 2021. For each step of the exam, there is a seperate application process as well as admit card. It is mandatory to carry the admit card along with an ID proof to the IAS exam center to be allowed for the IAS exam.

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After downloading the admit card, candidates should check and verify all the details mentioned in it. In case of any discrepancy, you must report it to the authorities by email to consists of important details like the candidate’s name, father’s name, DOB, photograph, signature, address of the allotted IAS Exam Centre.

IAS Admit Card

IAS (UPSC CSE) Admit Card 2021

The admit card for IAS Exam will be issued online and candidates have to download it from the official website. Here is a list of requirements to download IAS Admit Card 2021:

  • Registration Number and Date of Birth or
  • Roll Number and Date of Birth
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Steps to Download IAS (UPSC CSE) 2021 Admit Card

Step1: Visit the official website of UPSC

Step 2: Click on the link ‘Download IAS Admit Card 2021’.

Step 3: Enter either Registration ID or Roll Number. Click on Login.

Step 4: You will be redirected to your IAS Admit Card 2021.

Step 5: Save the admit card and take its print out.

What after Downloading IAS (UPSC CSE) Admit Card?

  1. Once you have IAS Main Admit Card in your hand, cross-check all the details mentioned on it.
  2. In case of any incorrect detail, you must contact the authority immediately.
  3. In case, your photograph/ signature is blur, carry a photograph to the exam hall along with a photo ID in original.

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Steps to Download

Steps to Download the IAS (UPSC CSE) Admit Card if Forgot Registration ID

To regenerate the registration ID, the aspirants require to follow the below mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC

Step 2: Click the available link of IAS Admit Card from the home page

Step 3: Before you click the ‘Yes’ option, all the given instructions should be read thoroughly.

Step 4: Click on the “Forgot RID’ option

Step 5: Provide the below mentioned details:

  • Name of the candidates
  • Name of the Father
  • Name of the Mother
  • Date of birth
  • Captcha code as displayed on the screen

Step 6: Click the Submit option

Once you complete the process, a registration ID will be re-generated.

Admit Card Deatils

Details Mentioned on IAS Admit Card 2021

IAS Admit Card specifies all important information about the candidate and the exam they are appearing for. They must verify all the particulars and ensure that every detail mentioned on IAS Admit Card is accurate and true. Information on admit card of IAS is given below:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s roll number
  • Candidate’s date of birth
  • Name of the candidate’s father
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Date and timing of the exam
  • The venue of the test center
  • General Instructions for exam

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IAS Discrepancy

Discrepancy in UPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2021

In case there is any discrepancy in the details mentioned on IAS Admit Card, a candidate should immediately contact the concerned authorities for its remedy. If you do not alert the authorities before the examination, you might have to face problems on the exam day.

You can contact the concerned authorities in the following cases:

  • If your name is misspelled in IAS Admit Card
  • If your PwD/ DA status is incorrect in the IAS hall ticket
  • If a different test city is allotted rather than the one filled during IAS Registration.
  • If your photograph is not visible on admit card
  • If you are unable to download admit card despite successful registration

In all these cases, you must immediately contact UPSC, the exam conducting authority. You can contact the helpdesk from Monday to Saturday between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The facilitation counter is located at the commission’s office or contact over the phone through the numbers that have been listed below:

  1. 011-23381125
  2. 011- 23385271
  3. 011-23098543

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Documents Required

Documents Required at IAS (UPSC CSE) Exam Center 2021

  • A candidate is required to bring an original and Xerox copy of a valid photo Id proofalong with UPSC Civil Services (Main) Admit Card.
  • Candidates applying under reserved categories are also advised to carry the original copy of their Caste/Disability certificateon the day of the exam.
  • Those who have changed their nameswith due procedure should also carry their respective document along with their IAS Admit Card.

Candidates appearing for IAS 2021 should carry any oneof the following documents as their photo identity proof to IAS Exam Center:

  1. Passport
  2. PAN Card
  3. Voter ID
  4. Aadhar UID
  5. Driving License

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Items Barred at IAS Exam Center

  • Any electronic material such as a watch, microphone, Bluetooth, earphone, mobile, health band, calculator, pager and pieces/bits of paper, pencil box, etc. is not allowed inside the exam hall.
  • It is recommended to wear open footwear not closed shoes.
  • Candidates are also advised not to put Mehendi or any cosmetic color on their hands as it may cause an error while doing digital fingerprint scan recording on the exam day.
  • They cannot sit for the exam unless they clear the fingerprint scanning.

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Exam Day Instructions

IAS (UPSC CSE) 2021 Exam Day Instructions

Candidates though know about the basic instructions and disciplinary rules followed during the exam and at IAS Exam Center. The candidates can go through some specific set of instructions related to IAS Exam 2021.Candidates must keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Candidate must remember to carry UPSC Civil Services (Main) Admit Card in each session of the IAS Exam.
  • IAS Admit Card must be preserved till the IAS Recruitment is over.
  • Candidate must reach IAS Exam Center well before the specified time to avoid any trouble.
  • If an orthopedically or visually impaired candidate has opted for a scribe, they will need to produce a separate IAS Admit card for the scribe as well.
  • The candidate must not possess mobile phones, electronic gadgets, digital watches, calculators, and any other such devices, while inside the IAS exam hall.
  • Use of unfair means inside the examination hall is strictly prohibited.



Ques. How to download IAS 2021 Admit card?

Ans. Once the Admit card is released by UPSC, you will find the live link to download the admit card on the official website of UPSC. You need the registration number/ DOB and password to login and download the admit card.

Ques. When will the IAS 2021 Prelims Admit card be issued?

Ans. The IAS 2021 Prelims exam is tentatively scheduled for June 27, 2021. The admit card should be released 2-3 weeks prior to that.

Ques. Can I show the digital version of the Admit Card at the exam center?

Ans. No, the candidates must carry a print out of the admit card to the exam center as no gadgets or other items except for pen and photo ID proof is allowed.

Ques. What Information does the IAS Admit card have?

Ans. The admit card has details about the exam center and venue address, the exam schedule, the name and roll number of the candidate, and the name of the examination and exam code, if applicable.

Ques. Can I discard the IAS admit card after the exam?

Ans. The admit card should be retained till the results are out for future reference as it contains the roll number of the candidate.

Ques. Is the IAS Prelims Admit card necessary for the IAS Mains?

Ans. For the IAS Mains exam, a different admit card will be issued after applying for the DAF.

Ques. What to do if there is any error in the admit card?

Ans. In case there is an error in the admit card, candidates must contact the UPSC office at the earliest with proper evidence (a printout of the Application form) to get it corrected.

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ananya pandey
Can you tell the phone number to contact the help desk?
jaya garg

Hi. In all these cases, you must immediately contact UPSC, the exam conducting authority. You can contact the helpdesk from Monday to Saturday between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. You can call on 011-23381125 or 011- 23385271.

tanishka shah
Whom should I contact in case of any discrepancy in admit card?
jaya garg

Hi. In case of any discrepancy, candidates must report it to the authorities by email to Admit card include all the important details like the candidate’s name, father’s name, DOB, photograph, signature, address of the allotted IAS Exam Centre.

koyena biswas
When can I expect IAS prelims admit card?
jaya garg

Hi. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) IAS prelims 2021 will be held on June 27, 2021. The IAS Admit card 2021 will be made available at least three weeks before the exam.

ankur jain
I have submitted multiple online applications, what will be happen now?
jaya garg

Though candidates are suggested to avoid submitting more than one online application, in case of doing so, the data provided in the last application which is successfully submitted online, will be considered by the Commission. And all the last applications will be ignored. Further details are here.

saurav kumar
What to do in case there is some delay in accessing the page?
jaya garg

Delay in accessing the Page is based on several factors like Internet Speed, more applicants trying to register the application at the same time, etc. Thus you need to registration sometime later, please retry after some time, it might be the peak hours.Further details are here.

jatin sharma
Are there any detailed instructions that needs to be followed while submitting an online application? Also tell me the process to download the admit card?
jaya garg

yes, all the candidates while filling Online Recruitment Application" need to follow all the steps mentioned on the home page. Detailed procedure to download the admit card is mentioned here.

avinash sahu
Can a candidate appear at a Centre/Venue other than the Venue mentioned his/her e-Admit Card?
jaya garg

Hi avinash. Candidates will not be allowed to appear at any other venue other than the centre mentioned on the e-Admit Card.

fi za
am know upsc exam eligibility Graduation pass but am confused inter exam Am qualify only 46.6% in 3rd division can i able to attempt this exam
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Fiza, there is no criteria for graduation marks. Student should be graduated and should be able to produce the marksheet at the time of verification. Other Eligibility Criteria can be checked from here.

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sarthak mahajan

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