Important Details On UPSC Admit Card

The Union Public Service Commission had released the official notification for UPSC 2020 on 12th February at their official website. The exam date for UPSC Prelims is scheduled to be on 31st May, 2020. Candidates appearing for the upcoming UPSC examination are advised to kick start their preparation soon. The UPSC Admit Card is released by the Union Public Service Commission one week prior to the examination date. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website.

Candidates are advised  to check the official UPSC website for any change in the exam date. Given below are the steps to download the UPSC Admit Card.

How to download the UPSC Admit Card?

To meet the UPSC eligibility criteria, the candidates need to carry their admit card on the day of the examination. The candidates failing to bring their admit cards will be strictly prohibited to enter into the examination hall.

 Candidates must follow the steps given below to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of the Union Public Service Commission.
  • After reaching the Home Page, select the E-Admit Card link.
  • Select the respective UPSC exam you have applied for.
  • A new window will open up. Fill in the registration number and password received while filling the application and click on ‘Submit’.
  • The admit Card will be displayed on the screen. Download the admit card and ensure that you take a printout for the same.

Details on UPSC Admit Card

The admit card is a mandatory document and contains all the basic information related to the UPSC exams like:

  • Exam venue
  • Date of examination
  • Application / Registration number
  • Exam date
  • Post applied for
  • General Instructions

It is compulsory for the candidates to carry some of the following supporting documents, along with the UPSC Admit Card for verification purposes:

  • A recent passport size photo.
  • A photo ID proof (Aadhar Card/Driving License/ PAN Card, etc.).
  • A Caste Certificate for Reservation Claim, if required.

The UPSC Admit Card must be downloaded at least two days prior to the exam. Candidates must check the admit card details properly and ensure that the name of the candidate and date of birth match with the name and DOB as mentioned in the candidate’s ID card.

UPSC Prelims Cut Off

Before starting with their preparation, candidates should also have an idea regarding the previous year UPSC Prelims Cut Off. The UPSC releases the cut off marks for both Prelims and Mains, only after the final result of the Civil Services Exam for that particular year is declared.

Given below are the year-wise UPSC Prelims Cut off.

UPSC Prelims Cut Off
Year Gen OBC SC ST PH1 PH2 PH3
2018 98 96.66 84 83.34 73.34 53.34 40
2 116 110.66 99.34 96 75.34 72.66 40
2015 107.34 106 94 91.34 90.66 76.66 40
2014 205 204 182 174 167 113 115
2013 241 222 207 201 199 184 163
2012 209 190 185 181 160 164 111

The UPSC Prelims 2019 was conducted on June 2, 2019 and the expected UPSC Prelims cut off should be in the range of 95-100 for the General category. Only those candidates who score above the UPSC Prelims cutoff will qualify for the Mains stage of the exam.

What about 2017?

actually the cut off for 2017 exam was released in 2018 and that of 2018 exam was released  in 2019.

No problem. I just wanted to make sure you hadn’t missed out

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