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UPSC Admit Card 2023 (Out): Dates, Direct Link to Download Admit Card

UPSC Mains admit card 2023 has been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on its official website. The CSE Mains exam 2023 will start from September 15, 2023
UPSC Admit Card 2023

UPSC Admit Card 2023

UPSC Admit Card 2023 Latest Updates: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC Mains admit card 2023 on its official website. The admit card is available to download for candidates till September 24, 2023. Candidates can download their admit cards either with their registration number or roll number. The CSE Mains exam 2023 is scheduled to be conducted from September 15, 2023. 

IAS Admit Card 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has published the IAS Mains Admit Card 2023 on its official website. The admit card can be downloaded by successfully registered candidates using their registration number and date of birth. The UPSC admit card is a crucial document that registered candidates must bring to the examination centre. Candidates who do not bring it would be unable to take the UPSC CSE exam. The UPSC IAS Mains exam 2023 is scheduled to be conducted from September 15, 2023.

The IAS admit card contains all of the candidate's personal information that was submitted into the application form. The IAS admit card includes information like the candidate's name, roll number and address, category, and father's name. It also offers exam details such as the exam date, time, and location. Candidates must ensure that their passport-sized photograph, which they uploaded when filling out the UPSC Application form 2023, appears on the admit card.

The admit card also contains exam day instructions, which must be properly read by the candidate to avoid confusion on exam day.

IAS Admit Card

Each phase IAS admit card is published separately. Candidates who qualify for the mains and interview rounds will receive their admit cards and call letters via the official website. The UPSC Prelims admit card is only issued to those who have accurately submitted their application form. As a result, candidates must properly fill out their application form, otherwise, their candidature may be dismissed.

UPSC IAS Prelims Admit Card

The admit card is released only for those candidates who have successfully registered for the prelims examination. Candidates failing to submit their UPSC application form correctly will not be issued the admit card.

UPSC IAS Mains Admit Card

The UPSC Mains admit card is released only for candidates who have cleared their prelims cutoff and have filled out the Detailed Application Form (DAF) accurately. Candidates must make sure they fill in all the required details asked in the DAF.

UPSC IAS Interview Call Letter (Admit Card)

Candidates will receive their interview call letter or admit card if they clear the UPSC mains examination. It is important to carry the IAS Interview call letter to the interview centre along with other required documents.

How to Download the UPSC IAS Admit Card?

The UPSC admit card is released on the official website of the commission. Candidates can check the steps below to download their admit cards:

  • Visit the official website of the UPSC
  • Click on the IAS Admit Card link available on the website
  • Choose one of the two choices provided. - Using the Registration ID or the Roll Number.
  • Enter the registration ID or roll number as selected by you along with the date of birth.
  • Click on the submit button and the admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download and print off the admit card. Also, save it for future reference.

If you are having difficulty downloading your IAS admit card, please follow the steps below:

  • Candidates, if facing trouble downloading their admit cards, must contact the UPSC office immediately to resolve the download issues. 
  • Candidates can contact the UPSC's Facilitation Center if they have issues regarding downloading their admit cards.
  • Candidates can either visit the office in person or contact them over the phone at 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

UPSC IAS Admit Card Dates 2023

UPSC has already released the calendar for the UPSC CSE exam 2023. Candidates can check the table below to learn more about UPSC Exam Dates.



UPSC Prelims Application Form Release Date

February 01, 2023

UPSC Prelims Application Form Closing Date

February 22, 2023

UPSC Prelims Examination Date

May 28, 2023

UPSC Prelims Admit Card Release Date

May 8, 2023 

UPSC Mains Exam Date

September 15, 2023

Details Mentioned on the UPSC IAS Admit Card

The IAS admit card includes details about the candidate and the exam. Upon downloading their admit card, candidates should check all the details carefully. The following details are mentioned in the admit card:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s roll number
  • Candidate’s date of birth
  • Candidate’s father name
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Exam Centre
  • Date and timing of the exam
  • Exam Instructions

Documents Required to carry with UPSC IAS Admit Card

Candidates who have registered for the exam are required to carry a few important documents along with the admit card. These documents serve the purpose of verification of the candidates’ identity. It is mandatory to bring the verification documents to the examination centre. The list of documents are as follows:

  • Voter Identification Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence

IAS Exam Day Instructions

UPSC exam day instructions are outlined in the admit card in detail. Candidates must go through all instructions to avoid any confusion on the examination day. Below are the general instructions that must be taken care of by the candidates during the examination process:

  • The format of the IAS prelims admit card has changed this year. The UPSC has placed the identity card number on the admit card this year, and applicants must provide an identical Government identity card to the test location.
  • Candidates should be at the UPSC test centres 30 minutes before the start of the IAS prelims exam. Candidates are also asked to undergo the frisking process, which takes time.
  • At the exam centre, all electronic or communication devices are forbidden. Candidates are not permitted to bring their mobile devices, even while turned off. If the applicant is discovered to be in possession of such a device, disciplinary action will be taken against him/her, which might result in a future suspension.
  • Candidates should only use a black ballpoint pen to indicate their responses on the OMR sheet. Any responses marked with a different colour pen will not be assessed.
  • Candidates should be aware that any omission/error/discrepancy in encoding/filling in details in the OMR response sheet, particularly the Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code, will result in the answer sheet being rejected. It can, however, be modified at the exam site if the invigilator allows it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will IAS admit card be released?

IAS admit card will be tentatively released in the first week of May 2023.

From where IAS admit card can be downloaded?

IAS admit card can be downloaded from the official website of the UPSC. The commission releases the admit card a few days before the scheduled exam date.

What documents need to carry along with the IAS admit card to the exam centre?

Candidates must carry a few more documents such as Aadhar Card, Voter ID card or any other verification document along with the IAS admit card.

What to do if your IAS admit card is not released?

If your admit card is not released due to technical reasons, please try again with your registration ID and date of birth. Otherwise, contact the UPSC on their official email ID or contact number mentioned on the UPSC website.

I have lost my UPSC Admit Card, what to do now?

If a candidate loses his or her UPSC Admit Card, he or she can re-download it from the UPSC official website. However, if anybody downloads the admit card more than a specific number of times, UPSC will suspend the admit card. In that scenario, the aspirant must reach out to the helpline number of the commission.