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New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) decided not to issue paper admit cards for this year’s civil services main examination scheduled to begin from Friday. All the candidates were requested to download their e-admit cards and take a printout of it.

Notably, UPSC mains exams will be held in 23 centers.


UPSC conducts the civil service examination annually in three phases. A preliminary exam is followed by main and interview. The examination is aimed at selecting officers for the posts of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service(IPS).

“The candidates have to download their e-admit cards from the Commission’s website www.upsc.gov.in and produce it at the respective exam venue”, said a press release of the UPSC.

According to the UPSC guidelines, a candidate must carry an identical photograph for each session along with the proof of identity such as valid identity card, Aadhar card, voter identity card, driving license, passport etc. to the venue of the examination. 15,000 candidates have qualified this year’s civil services preliminary examination, results of which were declared on October 12.

A total of 15,000 candidates had qualified for this year’s civil services main examination, results of which were declared on October 12.

A record number of 9,45,908 candidates applied for the exam this year with 4.63 lakh appearing for the test held on August 23. This is 49 per cent of the total applicants.

(With inputs from agencies)

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