The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared
that this year's civil services main examination will not witness paper admit
cards being issued. The Mains exam of UPSC is scheduled to begin from 3rd
December, 2016 and will go on till 9th December, 2016. The e-admit cards have
been uploaded by the Commission on its website -- www.upsc.gov.in.
"The candidates are advised to download their e-admit cards and take a
print-out thereof. The candidates will have to produce the print-out of their
e-admit cards at the allotted venue for appearing in the examination.
"In case the photograph is not visible or available on the e-admit cards,
candidates are advised to carry identical photograph for each session along
with proof of identity such as Aadhaar card, voter identity card, driving
license, and passport etc. to the venue of the examination. No paper-admit card
will be issued for this examination by the Commission," announced UPSC, in
a public notice.
The UPSC exam is conducted to select officers of the prestigious Indian
Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian
Police Service (IPS), besides other Group A and Group B services under the
central government. The mother of all exams, the civil services examination comprises
of three stages - preliminary, mains and interview.
In order to gain entry into the examination hall, it is mandatory for the candidates
need to bring e-admit card print-out in each session. The Commission has said
that the Commission said e-admit card may be preserved till the results for
written exam are declared.
In case there is any discrepancy in the details on the e-admit card, the
candidate may contact UPSC facilitation counter in person or call on --
011-23381125, 23098543 and 23385271.