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IAS Prelims 2021 Exam Centers and Exam Day Instructions

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Jan 16, 2021

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The UPSC IAS exam centers 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 alloted their choice of center. for IAS 2020 Prelims some of the exam centers were Kolkata, Bhopal, Bangalore, Mumbai, Aizwal, Jaipur, Shillong, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Kohima- to name a few. The exam center and venue is mentioned in the IAS admit card and cannot be changed. However, for 2020, an exception was made where candidates were given a second chance to update their choice of exam center before the admit cards were issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 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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Important dates

Important Dates of UPSC IAS 2021 Exam Centres

Events Particulars
iAS Mains 2020 exam dates January 8-17, 2021
Exam centre correction window (phase 1) July 7 to 13, 2020 (Released)
Exam centre correction window (phase 2) July 20 to 24, 2020 (Released)

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IAS prelims Exam Centers

IAS 2021 Prelims Exam Centers

GCandidates 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 2021 Exam Center from the given list, whichever is convenient for him/her. Usually the number of IAS Prelims exam center is more than IAS Mains exam centers as there are more candidates to be accomodated.

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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IAS mains Exam Centers

UPSC IAS Mains Exam Centre 2021

The IAS mains 2020 exam is ongoing across 51 cities of the nation. This will also give you an idea about probable exam centers for IAS 2021 exam. Check the following table to know more about it:

Aurangabad

Jabalpur

Rajkot

Bangalore

Jaipur

Ranchi

Bareilly

Jammu

Sambalpur

Bhopal

Jodhpur

Shillong

Bilaspur

Jorhat

Shimla

Chandigarh

Kochi

Siliguri

Chennai

Kohima

Srinagar

Coimbatore

Kolkata

Thane

Cuttack

Kozhikode (calicut)

Thiruvananthapuram

Dehradun

Lucknow

Tiruchirapalli

Delhi

Ludhiana

Tirupati

Dharwad

Madurai

Udaipur

Dispur

Mumbai

Varanasi

Faridabad

Mysore

Vellore

Gangtok

Nagpur

Vijayawada

Gaya

Navi Mumbai

Visakhapatnam

Ghaziabad

Gautam Buddh

Nagar

WARANGAL

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IAS Exam Center Allocation Rules

Allocation of IAS 2021 Exam Centers

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

  • Allotment of IAS 2021 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 2021 Exam Center, except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata, and Nagpur
  • Applicants who fail to get IAS 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Exam Center is entertained under any circumstance
  • All the IAS 2019 Examination Center for CS (P) 2021 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 2021 Examination

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Important Instructions

IAS 2021- 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

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Unfair means and Practices

A candidate must take care of the following points while appearing for IAS Exam 2021:

  • 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

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

Comments


19 Comments
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koyena biswas
What items are banned at the Examination Venues during Examinations and during conduct of the Personality Tests (Interviews) in the UPSC premises?
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kavita rani

Hi kOyena. Candidates are not supposed to carry mobile phones, electronic gadgets, digital watches, calculators, and any other such devices, while going inside the IAS exam hall. Use of unfair means inside the examination hall is strictly prohibited. Other details can be checked here.
 

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avinash sahu
Is it essential to carry Photo ID Card for appearing at an Examination/Interview?
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kavita rani

Hi Avinash. Candidates are suggested to carry their photo ID card, whose number is given on the e-admit card, while giving the exam.

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sadim ansari
What are the timing for reporting at the Examination Venue and time of closure of entry into the Examination Venue?
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kavita rani

Hi Sadim. The exam venue will be closed 10 minutes before the exam and no candidate will be allowed to enter into the examination venue after the closure of the entry.

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nafisa khatoon
What is the best institution to prepare for IAS in Kolkata?
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kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. Some of the institutes in Kolkata, which you can join to prepare for IAS exam include Apti Plus in Kolkata, Impulse IAS Coaching in Kolkata, ALS IAS Academy in Kolkata, Geo IAS Academy in Kolkata, etc.

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laxmi mishra
What are the coaching centers in Bhubaneswar for the UPSC IAS exam?
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kavita rani

HI Laxmi. Plutus IAS Coaching in Bhubaneswar, The Hinduzone IAS Coaching in Bhubaneswar, Chanakya IAS Coaching in Bhubaneswar, Dhyeya IAS Coaching in Bhubaneswar, etc. are some of the coaching centers from where you can take UPSC IAS coaching.

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utkarsha khatri
Which is the best IAS coaching in Pune?
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kavita rani

Hi Utkarsha. Some of the best IAS coaching in Pune include Plutus IAS – IAS Academy in Pune, Paradigm IAS Academy Pune, Abhyankar’s IAS Academy in Pune, Study Circle IAS Coaching in Pune, among others.

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devisingh
Which are the top five best coaching centers for the IAS exam preparation in Rajasthan?
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kavita rani

Hi Devisingh. Some of the best coaching centers for the IAS exam preparation in Rajasthan include Sahay IAS Academy, Zenith Point, Astitva I.C.S, Rao’s IAS Study Circle, Chanakya IAS Academy, Engineers Academy, etc.

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kashish tomar
What are best coaching center in bengaluru for IAS exams?
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kavita rani

Hi Kashish. Some of the best coaching center in bengaluru for IAS exams include Plutus IAS Coaching in Bangalore, National IAS Academy Bangalore, Himalai IAS Coaching Institute, Analog IAS coaching center, among others.

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pradeepraje
What is the best IAS institute for coaching in Ahmedabad?
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kavita rani

Hi Pradeepraj. Chahal Academy, Chanakya IAS Academy, IAS Kuber, Utthan Coaching and Career Academy are some of the renowned coaching institutes for IAS preparation in Ahmedabad.

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gemeshwari sahu
Plz.... Give details of upsc mains exam
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rajni

Greetings!

For all the details about UPSC mains, kindly have a look on: UPSC EXAMS

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kanchan raut
Thanks
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I AM FINAL YEAR STUDENT CAN I APPLY THIS JOB?
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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.

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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?
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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.
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kaveri gaikwad
Can I apply for UPSC 2019 because my birthdate is 14 December 1998 ? Plz reply me
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shobhna chaturvedi

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

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blessy grace
Sir Upsc mains Examination Centers list In chennai
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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.

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