IAS Main Exam Centers 2020 and Exam Day Instructions

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Apr 28, 2020

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Union Public Service Commission will conduct IAS Main Exam 2019 on September 20, 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2019 in 24 cities across India. Candidates are supposed to select their preferred exam city for both preliminary and main exam at the time of registration.

Latest: IAS Prelims qualifiers can fill Detailed Application Form for the Main exam from August 1 onwards. 

  • Separate IAS exam centers list is published by UPSC for preliminary and main exam. 
  • The address of the allotted exam center is mentioned on IAS Admit Card issued to the candidate.
  • One must carefully check the published list and select appropriate IAS Exam Center out of the given list, according to his/her convenience.
  • However, UPSC holds all the rights to allot an exam center other than the selected one by a candidate.
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IAS 2019 Main Exam Centers

Given below is the list of 24 Exam Centers for the Main exam by UPSC. A candidate can choose any IAS 2019 Exam Center from the given list while filling up the IAS 2019 Application Form.

Ahmedabad Dehradun Mumbai
Aizawl Delhi Patna
Allahabad Dispur (Guwahati) Raipur
Bengaluru Hyderabad Ranchi
Bhopal Jaipur Shillong
Chandigarh Jammu Shimla
Chennai Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram
Cuttack Lucknow Vijayawada

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IAS 2019 Prelims Exam Centers

Given below is the list of 71 IAS 2019 Exam Centers for the prelims exam. Candidates had to make a choice of the most preferred IAS Exam Center but the Commission has the authority of allocation of the center. A candidate can choose any IAS 2019 Exam Center from the given list, whichever is convenient for him/her.

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

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Allocation of IAS 2019 Exam Centers

Following points related to the allocation of IAS 2019 Exam Center must be known by every candidate:

  • Allotment of IAS 2019 Exam Center is done on ‘first-apply-first allot’ basis
  • Once the capacity of a particular IAS Exam Center is completely filled that center gets frozen and no candidate is able to choose that IAS Exam Center after that
  • It is under the discretion of IAS that the IAS 2019 Exam Centers and the date of examination can be changed
  • Applicants must note that only a limited number of candidates are allotted to each of the IAS 2019 Exam Center, except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata, and Nagpur
  • Applicants who fail to get IAS 2019 Examination Center of his/her choice, are required to choose an exam center from the remaining ones only
  • If the situation demands, the Commission reserves the right to change the IAS Civil Services 2019 Exam Center at their discretion
  • Applicants are advised to apply early so that they can get the desired IAS Examination Center
  • No request for the change of IAS 2019 Exam Center is entertained under any circumstance
  • All the IAS 2019 Examination Center for CS (P) 2019 Examination caters to examination for Low Vision Candidates in their respective center
  • Candidates admitted to the examination are informed of the time table and place or places of IAS 2019 Examination

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IAS 2019 Exam Day Instructions

  • A candidate can take only certain articles along with him/her inside the IAS 2019 Examination hall that includes a clipboard or hardboard on which nothing is written or marked, black ball pen of good quality for marking the response on the IAS Answer Sheet
  • A candidate cannot carry any extra sheet for rough work as it is provided by the invigilator inside the IAS Exam Hall.
  • Things like books, notes, loose sheets, electronic devices, any type of calculator, mathematical or drawing instruments, log tables, stencils of maps, side rules are not allowed to carry inside the IAS 2019 Exam Center. If any candidate is found with the said items inside the IAS 2019 Exam Hall, his/her candidature gets right away cancelled
  • Candidates are advised not to take any valuable item with themselves to the IAS 2019 Exam Center, as the commission is not responsible for the safety of any such belongings of any candidate
  • Any kind of misbehavior with anyone inside the IAS Exam Hall is not tolerated and strict actions are taken against such behavior

Unfair means and Practices

A candidate must take care of the following points while appearing for IAS Exam 2019:

  • A candidate must ensure that he/she fulfills all the IAS Exam Eligibility conditions before applying for IAS Exam 2019
  • Admission of a candidate remains provisional during all the stages of IAS Exam as it is a subject to their satisfying the prescribed IAS Exam 2019 Eligibility conditions
  • The commission can cancel the candidature of any candidate if, during verification, he/she is found not fulfilling the IAS Eligibility norms at any stage
  • If any of the claims made by the candidate is found to be incorrect, he/she might render himself/herself liable to disciplinary action
  • Any candidate who is found making use of any kind of electronic device or any other unfair means in the IAS 2019 Examination hall, his/her candidature is canceled by the commission right away

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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shobhna chaturvedi

Hi, yes, you can apply for this exam provided you will have to produce the degree at the time of appearing in mains exam.

akky cool
Hi sir /Madam I have one question UPSC EXAM detana aapan swtaha chy marjine aaplyla pahije to center choose karu shakto ka?.. Jase Mumbai /Aurangabad ya sarkhe city mi majhy marjine choose karu shakto ka?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Akky, candidate can choose exam center of his/her choice but the organization has the authority of allocating the center. Request of change of center will not be entertained once they are allocated to the candidates.
kaveri gaikwad
Can I apply for UPSC 2019 because my birthdate is 14 December 1998 ? Plz reply me
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Kaveri, kindly check the UPSC Eligibility Criteria from here.

blessy grace
Sir Upsc mains Examination Centers list In chennai
akansha expert

Hi Blessy, As you can check the officially link is https://www.civilserviceindia.com/upsc-exam-centers.html for getting the exam centers.

jyothi sattaru
Don Bosco school is selected for IAS mains exam 2018 or not
akansha expert
Hi Jyothi, Please contact to the Exam Authority for getting the information about the Application.
ranvijay singh
Mera exam nahi he buss pata lagana
akansha expert
Hi Ranvijay, As Above mentioned, you can check the centers and you may go through the official website of the exam.
ranvijay singh
Sir Ias main ka exam lucknow mein kaha he 2018
akansha expert
Hi Ranvijay, While you receiving your Admit card you will get the information about the Exam center with full address.
respected sir/madam ,for upsc prelims aurangabad as upsc prelims centre is in which state.....?Is it in bihar or maharastra...?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Govind, Aurangabad is a city in Maharashtra state.