The Union Public Service Commission has published an official press note regarding the admit card of the Civil Service 2020 Preliminary stage exam. The examination is scheduled to be conducted on October 04, 2020 through all major cities of the country. Admit card, mandatory to gain access to the exam centre has already been released by the Commission on September 1, 2020 at the official website. Successful applicants can download their copy from the official website upsconline.nic.in. It must be printed and produced at the exam centre on the exam day. However, candidates must also consider some very important points regarding the admit card and other exam day guidelines indicated in the latest press note available at upsc.gov.in.
The Commission has directed the candidates to carry a photo identity along with the admit card. This is the same Photo ID whose number is mentioned on the admit card and it must be produced in original at the allotted Venue of the exam. In addition, candidates are also being asked to carry 02 identical photographs lest the photograph printed on the e-admit card is blurry. One can always contact the Commission at [email protected] for any discrepancy related to the admit card. However, candidates have been advised to prevent delay in downloading the admit card to avoid last minute rush and read all the important instructions carefully.
It must be noted that the access to the exam centre is allowed only till 10 minutes before the scheduled time of the commencement of the exam i.e. 9.20 AM in the forenoon shift and 2.20 PM in the afternoon shift. One must report to the allotted centre only well before time.
UPSC has also provided some important exam day guidelines through the latest press note. Candidates must bring black ballpoint pen as the exam will be conducted on OMR sheets and signature on the attendance sheet will also be required to be done using black ball point pen only.
Various banned items that are prohibited in the exam hall must not be in possession of the candidates appearing for the test on Sunday October 04, 2020. Simple wrist watches are allowed but other than that, smart watches and watches fitted with any kind of communication devices are strictly prohibited. Candidates are also not allowed to carry mobile phones, pager or any other device or storage media. Calculators are also prohibited and candidates not abiding with such instructions are liable to attract disciplinary action including debarment from future examinations.
As a measure of prevention against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has also been made mandatory to wear a face mask to the exam centre. Those not abiding with such guidelines are not allowed to enter the exam center. Candidates are allowed to carry their own sanitizers in small transparent bottles and it is expected that everyone will abide with the rules of social distancing and maintain personal hygiene at the exam centre in the greater interest of public health and safety.