UPSC Admit Card 2020 for IAS Prelims Released - Steps to Download UPSC Hall Ticket

UPSC Admit Card for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020 has been released. The commission has released the admit card on 1st August 2020. The IAS Prelims Examination is scheduled to take place on 4th October 2020. Candidates can read on to know how to download the admit card for UPSC CSE 2020.

Aspirants should visit the official website of UPSC for any updates related to the exam. All the exam-related relevant information is given in the UPSC Admit Card.

UPSC Admit Card 2020 – Salient Points

  • Candidates can download the UPSC admit card for Prelims 2020 from the UPSC official website –
  • By entering the Roll No. or the Registration ID, candidates can download their Admit Cards for Prelims 2020. The UPSC admit card 2020 can be downloaded till 4th October 2020.
  • Candidates who are unable to find their admit cards online are advised to download the UPSC notice that mentions the names of the candidates whose applications have been rejected due to fictitious fees payment.
  • UPSC 2020 Fictitious Fees Payment – Rejected Applications for Prelims 2020:- Download PDF Here
  • UPSC had started its application withdrawal process from 12th March 2020 and the same was finished at 6 PM on 18 March 2020.
  • UPSC 2020 Application Withdrawal Process Instructions

Steps to Download UPSC Admit Card for IAS Prelims 2020

  1. The IAS admit cards are UPSC e-admit cards i.e. they are not sent by post and candidates have to download them from the official UPSC website and take the printout.
  2. Navigate to in the browser and click on “Admit Cards” on the right or navigate to and click on “e-Admit Cards for various examinations of UPSC”
  3. Then you will be redirected to a page which lists the various UPSC exams for which the e-Admit Cards are available. Other than e-Admit cards for exams, UPSC also issues e-Summons and e-Admit cards for various recruitment posts.
  4. Click on Civil Services (Prelims) exam 2020 to download your IAS admit card for UPSC Prelims 2020 once it is released.
  5. Before downloading the IAS admit card, you will be asked to enter your Registration Id or Roll Number for the UPSC Prelims 2020.
  6. The IAS admit card will open as a PDF. Download it and take a print out of this UPSC hall ticket which you have to carry with you for both papers of IAS Prelims.

In case you have forgotten your Registration Id for UPSC Prelims and do not know your roll number yet, you can click on the “Forgot RID” option and fill in the required details (Your Name, Father’s and Mother’s Name, Your Date of Birth) and submit to view the registration id. You can proceed to download the IAS admit card following the normal process after this.

Following Details are Given on the UPSC Admit Card or IAS Hall Ticket

  1. Name of exam
  2. Date of exam
  3. Name of candidate
  4. Roll No.
  5. Father’s Name
  6. Mother’s Name
  7. UPSC exam centre
  8. Venue of exam
  9. Time Table of IAS Prelims
  10. General instructions for candidates

For reference of IAS aspirants, a template of UPSC hall ticket for Civil Services (Prelims) Examination is given below.

IAS Admit Card - UPSC Hall Ticket

Candidates should check out the complete syllabus for IAS exam 2020  as a reference for the upcoming exam.

General instructions on UPSC hall ticket for IAS aspirants

On the IAS admit card for UPSC Prelims, the following instructions for candidates are given:

  1. Mobile phones, calculators, communication and Bluetooth devices are not allowed in the exam hall. Disciplinary action will be initiated against the candidates flouting this rule.
  2. Candidates can only fill the OMR sheet for UPSC Prelims ( General Studies and CSAT) using a black ballpoint pen
  3. Candidates should read all the “Important Instructions” which they have downloaded along with their IAS admit card.

Candidates need to carry their two photographs in case their photo is blurry on the IAS admit card 2020. Also, an original photo identity card has to be brought along with the print out of the UPSC hall ticket on the day of IAS Prelims.

For the latest details on UPSC 2020 Exam, refer to the linked article.

Discrepancy, Omission or Mistake on UPSC Admit Card 2020

If any detail on the UPSC hall ticket for IAS Prelims 2020 is incorrect such as name/roll number/parents’ name etc., then candidates should immediately reach out to the UPSC at official email-id or call the facilitation counters between 9 AM – 6 PM on working days.

Postal Address: UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069
Facilitation Counter:
  • 011-23098543
  • 011-23385271
  • 011-23381125
  • 011- 23098591
Email: For Technical Problem –

For Applicant Data –

List of Exams Conducted by UPSC

UPSC follows a common procedure for making admit cards available to candidates, i.e through the official website and not through post or email. For the list of exams given below, follow the same procedure as for downloading the IAS admit card for UPSC Prelims 2020.

  1. Engineering Services Examination (ESE)
  2. Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination
  3. Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination
  4. National Defence Academy (NDA) Examination
  5. Naval Academy Examination
  6. Special Class Railway Apprentice
  7. Indian Forest Service examination
  8. Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination
  9. Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination
  10. Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination

UPSC Prelims 2020 Preparation Links


  1. Hello Sir,
    I m Ram and I have filled form for UPSC exam. At present, I m not getting an update of it. No syllabus, no admit card. Please help me with this.

    1. Hi Ram
      UPSC releases the admit card 3 weeks prior to the examination. For the time being, you can check the UPSC Syllabus in the linked article.

  2. When do we get admit card please tell me sir ? I am eagerly waiting

    1. Hi Saheel
      UPSC is going to announce the revised dates of Prelims 2020 on 5th June 2020. Admit card will then be released at least three weeks prior to the revised dates of prelims. You can keep checking our UPSC Exam Date page for updates on the same.

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