The UPSC conducts the civil services exam every year to recruit officers into the Indian civil services. The exam is conducted in three stages namely, the UPSC prelims, the mains and the interview. Generally, the UPSC releases its notification for the civil services exam in the month of February. This exam is considered one of the toughest in India. Lakhs of aspirants take the prelims exam but only a fraction of it, i.e., about 900 people get selected to the services in the end.
Candidates who wish to take the exam should apply for the UPSC prelims through the online application portal on the UPSC official website. There are a few eligibility conditions for UPSC exam which candidates should satisfy for taking the IAS exam. After checking for the eligibility criteria, candidates can apply online for the IAS exam. The Commission will then process the applications and upload the UPSC admit card for each legitimate applicant online. The UPSC civil admit card will not be sent to the candidates by post or email; every candidate should take a printout of the civil services UPSC admit card from the official UPSC portal. This holds true for both the UPSC admit card mains exam and the UPSC Prelims admit card. Once the prelims exam is over and the results declared, qualified candidates will have to apply for the IAS mains exam online in the same manner as they did for the IAS prelims exam. Again, the Commission will only upload the UPSC e admit card for each candidate on its portal and will not send it by post or mail. The procedure for the UPSC admit card download is very simple. Candidates have to log on to the UPSC portal using the registration ID that they get during the application process and then follow the instructions from the website itself.
The UPSC releases the admit cards for all the exams conducted by it (like the UPSC CDS admit card, UPSC NDA exam, etc.) in the same manner, i.e., on its portal only and not by post. Some of the other exams conducted by the UPSC include the Engineering Services Exam, the Combined Defence Services Examination, the Combined Medical Services Examination, the Indian Forest Services Exam, the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination and the Central Armed Police Forces Exam among others.
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