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UPSC CSE Prelims Admit Card 2024 Out at upsc.gov.in, Direct Download Link

The UPSC Civil Services Exam is a national-level competitive exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit candidates for the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, and Indian Police Service. This year, the UPSC Civil Service prelims exam 2024 is going to be held on 16th June 2024 (Sunday) in two shifts from 9:30 am to 11:30 am from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

UPSC CSE Prelims Admit Card 2024 has been released by UPSC on its official website https://upsc.gov.in/. UPSC Admit Card is an authority letter that allows the candidates to appear for the exam. Candidates are required their Registration Number or Roll Number and date of Birth to download their respective admit cards.

UPSC Prelims Admit Card 2024 Out

All exam relation information including exam timing, reporting time, exam center etc are released along with the UPSC Prelims Admit Card 2024. Candidates must carry a UPSC Admit Card (printout) along with the photo identity card (original), whose number is specified in the e-admit Card, during each session to appear for the examination.

Through the UPSC CSE 2024 exam, a total of 1056 vacancies will be filled for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Police Service (IPS), and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). The selection process for the said posts includes the Prelims, Mains, and Interview rounds.

Events Dates
Admit card release date 07th June 2024
Written exam date 16th June 2024 (Sunday)

UPSC CSE Prelims Admit Card 2024 Link

The UPSC Prelims Admit Card 2024 link is now available for download on the official portal of UPSC at https://upsc.gov.in/. All those candidates going to attend the UPSC prelims exam are advised to download their admit card right away by visiting the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) or by clicking on the link given here.

Steps to Download UPSC CSE Prelims Admit Card 2024

Candidates can download their UPSC CSE Prelims Admit Card from the official website of UPSC by following the steps given below.

  1. Visit the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) i.e. https://upsc.gov.in/.
  2. Click on the ‘Admit Cards’ link that appears on the right side of the homepage.
  3. Click on E-Admit Cards for various examinations of UPSC.
  4. Now click on e-Admit Card, Download displayed in front of “Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (सिविल सेवा (प्रारंभिक) परीक्षा) 2024”.
  5. A new page opens, again click on “Click Here”.
  6. An instruction pdf opens, take a printout of the pdf as it is mandatory.
  7. Now click ‘By Registration ID’ or ‘By Roll Number’.
  8. Enter the details required i.e. Registration Number/ Roll Number and Date of Birth, captcha, and click on ‘Submit’.
  9. UPSC CSE prelims admit card PDF along with complete exam-related information appears on the screen.
  10. Download and take printouts of admit cards to carry to the exam hall and for other future purposes.

UPSC CSE Exam Day Instructions

Candidates need to know the basic rules and behavior expected during the UPSC Civil Services Exam at the exam center. Here’s a summary of all the instructions for the UPSC CSE exam.

  1. During each session of the UPSC Exam, candidates must ensure they have their UPSC Admit Card with them.
  2. The admit card should be kept safely with the candidate until the selection process ends which is till the final results are announced.
  3. Candidates need to arrive at the UPSC CSE exam center 30-40 minutes before the scheduled time. This allows for a smooth process and gives ample time for security checks.
  4. Visually challenged and orthopedically challenged candidates should enter the exam centers with their valid admit cards and an admit card for their respective scribe.
  5. Candidates are prohibited from bringing any electronic devices such as mobile phones, smart watches, calculators, pen drives, cameras, Bluetooth devices, or any other communication tools into the examination venue, even if they are switched off. If any candidate is found with such devices during the examination, disciplinary action will be taken, which may result in a ban from future attempts at the exam.
  6. The use of unfair means inside the examination hall is strictly prohibited like carrying chits, talking, etc.
  7. The candidates are allowed to mark their answers on the OMR sheet only with a black ballpoint pen. The answers marked by any other color pen will not be checked.

If Any Discrepancy on UPSC Admit Card 2024

In cases of a discrepancy, candidates must immediately contact the UPSC helpdesk from Monday to Saturday between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Postal Address of UPSC office: UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069

Facilitation Counter: 011-23098543, 011-23385271

E-mail: web-upsc@nic.in (For Technical Problem) | uscsp-upsc@nic.in (For Applicant Data Problem)

UPSC CSE Exam Pattern 2024

Understanding the exam pattern provides insights into the nature of the exam and the topics that will be covered. This understanding will help in creating a well-organized study plan, allowing candidates to allocate appropriate time to each section based on its weightage in the exam.
There are 2 papers in the UPSC Prelims Exam: GS Paper 1 and GS Paper 2 (CSAT). The CSAT Paper (GS Paper 2) is qualifying, and candidates need to score at least 33% to qualify. The prelims cut-off is calculated based on GS Paper 1 only.

UPSC CSE Exam Pattern 2024
Mode of Exam Offline
Type of Questions MCQs (Objective)
Number of Questions CSAT: 80 questions
GS: 100 questions
Total Marks CSAT: 200 marks
GS:  200 marks
Exam Duration 2 hours for each paper
Negative Marking 1/3rd of 2 marks
Medium of Exam English & Hindi

UPSC Prelims Exam Centre 2024

Along with the notification pdf, the Union Public Service Commission has released the list of 80 exam centres where the UPSC Prelims exam will be conducted. Now the Imphal exam centre has been dropped from the UPSC Prelims Exam Centres List 2024 and exam will be held at 79 exam centres. The names of the exam centres are as follows:

List of Exam Centres for Prelims Exam 
1. Agartala 21. Dharwar 41. Kochi 61. Raipur
2. Agra 22. Dispur 42. Kohima 62. Rajkot
3. Ahmedabad 23. Faridabad 43. Kolkata 63. Ranchi
4. Aizwal 24. Gangtok 44. Kozhikode (Calicut) 64. Sambalpur
5. Ajmer 25. Gautam Buddh Nagar 45. Leh 65. Shillong
6. Aligarh 26. Gaya 46. Lucknow 66. Shimla
7. Almora 27. Ghaziabad 47. Ludhiana 67. Siliguri
8. Anannthapuru 28. Gorakhpur 48. Madurai 68. Srinagar
9. Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar [Aurangabad (Maharashtra)] 29. Gurgaon 49. Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) 69. Srinagar (Uttarakhand)
10. Bareilly 30. Gwalior 50. Mumbai 70. Surat
11. Bengaluru 31. Hyderabad 51. Mysuru 71. Thane
12. Bhopal 32. Imphal (Dropped) 52. Nagpur 72. Thiruvananthapuram
13. Bilaspur (Chhatisgarh) 33. Indore 53. Nasik 73. Tiruchirapalli
14. Chandigarh 34. Itanagar 54. Navi Mumbai 74. Tirupati
15. Chennai 35. Jabalpur 55. Panaji (Goa) 75. Udaipur
16. Coimbatore 36. Jaipur 56. Patna 76. Varanasi
17. Cuttack 37. Jammu 57. Portblair 77. Vellore
18. Dehradun 38. Jodhpur 58. Prayagraj (Allahabad) 78. Vijaywada
19. Delhi 39. Jorhat 59. Puducherry 79. Vishakhapatnam
20. Dharamshala (HP) 40. Kargil 60. Pune 80. Warangal

UPSC Prelims Admit Card 2024- FAQs

Q1. Is UPSC CSE Prelims Admit Card 2024 released?

Yes, UPSC CSE Prelims Admit Card 2024 has been released on 07th June 2024.

Q2. How can I download UPSC Prelims Admit Card 2024?

Candidates can download UPSC CSE Prelims Admit Card 2024 from the official website of UPSC or direct link shared in the article by following the steps mentioned above in the article

Q3. What to do in case of a discrepancy in the UPSC Admit Card 2024?

In case candidates find any discrepancy in the UPSC Admit Card 2024, contact the Union Public Service Commission. The details of the contact are as: Union Public Service Commission Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi 110069.

Q4. What is UPSC CSE Preliminary Exam Date 2024?

The UPSC CSE Preliminary Examination 2024 is scheduled to be held on 16th June 2024 (Sunday).

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