The UPSC 2020 application process for Prelims has started(February 12, 2020) and will be closed on 3rd March 2020. Candidates who are planning to apply for the exam will have to select an examination centre based on their preference and convenience. The examination centres are allotted by the UPSC on a first come first allot basis. Hence, there is a possibility that candidates may be allotted a centre other than their choice. Here are a few rules that the UPSC follows for allotment of IAS exam centres in Prelims:
- Candidates who have applied first will be allotted a centre first.
- Only Nagpur, Kolkata, Dispur and Chennai have no limit on the number of candidates who can be accommodated. All other UPSC exam centres have a ceiling on the number of candidates.
- The UPSC can change centres at its discretion allotted to candidates based on requirements of the commission.
- A request for a change of IAS exam centre by candidates will not be entertained by the commission.
- Facilities for differently abled candidates will be available in their respective exam centres.
UPSC Exam Centre 2020
The following table provides the list of 72 cities which will host UPSC exam centres for Prelims 2020:
|ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS||PORT BLAIR|
|ANDHRA PRADESH||ANANTAPUR (ANANTPUR)|
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||JAMMU|
|GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR|
UPSC Prelims exam centres are spread all over the country to ensure that the maximum number of candidates can appear for the exam from all parts of India. The Mains exam which is held based on the results of Prelims is held in selected cities across the country. The number of cities that will host IAS Mains exam centres is 24. Here are a few things to remember while reporting to an IAS exam centre:
- Candidates can only bring their UPSC admit card, identity document and black ball point pen inside an UPSC exam centre. No valuables should be carried as the safety of these will not be guaranteed by the exam centre or the commission. Extra sheets for rough work will be provided by the UPSC and none should be carried from outside.
- Books, study material, electronic devices like calculators and phones, slide rules, stencils of maps, mathematical or drawing instruments are not allowed inside the IAS exam centre and are defined as unfair means, which would result in cancellation of candidature and being barred from all UPSC exams in the future.
- Misbehaviour with exam centre staff will result in immediate action, such as the candidate may be barred from taking UPSC examinations in the future, and their candidature for the current IAS exam may be cancelled.
IAS Candidates should note that the Prelims examination has been scheduled for 31st May 2020. Candidates can download study material from BYJU’S as well as read articles on UPSC preparation by visiting the following links: