The IAS (UPSC CSE) exam centres are there all over the country. It is alloted on a first-come-first-serve basis and candidates should register at the earliest to ensure that they are allotted their choice of centre for IAS Prelims 2021. The exam centre and venue are mentioned in the IAS admit card and it cannot be changed. Do note that, as per the final verdict from Supreme Court, candidates who are age-barred after UPSC 2020 for exceeding the age limit, will not get an extra attempt.
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Candidates had to make a choice of the most preferred IAS Exam Center but the Commission has the authority of allocation of the centre. A candidate can choose any IAS Exam Center 2021 from the given list, whichever is convenient for him/her. Usually, the number of IAS Prelims exam centres is more than IAS Mains exam centres as there are more candidates to be accommodated.
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The list of 72 IAS (UPSC CSE) Prelims exam centres has been highlighted in the following table:
|State||IAS Exam Centres (Prelims)|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Anantapur (Anantpur)|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu|
|Gautam Buddha Nagar|
The IAS mains exam was held across 51 cities. This will also give you an idea about probable exam centres for the IAS exam 2021. Check the following table to know more about it:
|Ghaziabad||Gautam Buddh Nagar||Warangal|
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The following points related to the allocation of the IAS 2021 Exam Center must be known by every candidate:
A candidate must take care of the following points while appearing for IAS Exam 2021:
Ques: How many exam centres are there for IAS Mains Exam?
Ans: There are 51 cities that have exam centres for IAS Mains Exam.
Ques: Are there any exam centres for blind candidates?
Ans: Yes, there are 7 exam centres for blind candidates- Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Dispur.
Ques: Are the candidates allowed to change their preferred exam centre?
Ans: The candidates are allowed to change their preferred exam centre only if the capacity has been full.
Ques: What is the basis of the allocation of exam centres?
Ans: The allocation is done on the basis of first-come-first.
Ques: Is a mobile phone allowed in the exam hall?
Ans: No, electronic devices are not allowed inside the exam hall.
Ques: Can I carry my admit card/call letter on my phone?
Ans: The Admit Card/Call Letter has to be printed out and carried to the exam hall to be allowed inside.
Ques: What is the number of seats available at the exam centre of Kolkata?
Ans: Kolkata, Chennai, Dispur, and Nagpur does not have any limit on the number of seats.
Ques: Where can I find the updated list of Exam Center?
Ans: UPSC releases the list of exam centres for every year with the official notification of that year. The candidates should check the official notification and the list of exam centres before filling up the application form.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.