UPSC has released IAS Admit Card 2018 for Prelims Exam. Candidates can download it by clicking on the official link provided on this page. UPSC Prelims Admit Card is an important document as it acts as a ticket to enter the examination hall. In case an applicant is unable to show the Civil Services Admit Card while entering the exam centre, he / she may be debarred from the UPSC exam. All the candidates who have applied for the exam before the last date has been issued UPSC IAS Admit Card 2018. It contains all the important details like exam venue, code of subject and centre and time of paper. To know how to download IAS 2018 admit card, things to carry while appearing for the paper, exam pattern and much more read the article below.

Latest: Detailed schedule of UPSC Civil Services (IAS) 2018 Main Exam has been released, check it from below.

UPSC IAS Admit Card 2018

IAS 2018 admit card for Preliminary and Main will be issued separately. Candidates who pass the prelims have to download Main admit card approximately three weeks before the Main exam. In the following table you can find the schedule of UPSC IAS Admit Card 2018 and the exam:

UPSC IAS Admit Card 2018 Important Dates
Last Date to Submit Application Form 06 Mar 2018
UPSC IAS Admit Card 2018 for Prelims 07 May 2018
Prelims (CSAT) Exam conducted on 03 Jun 2018
Prelims Exam Result is Going to be Declared on Jul 2018
IAS 2018 Main Exam Admit Card will be Available on 3 weeks Before the Exam
UPSC Civil Services (IAS) 2018 Main Exam will be Conducted on 28, 29, 30 Sep & 06, 07 Oct 2018
Main Exam Result is Going to be Declared on 2nd week of Jan 2019
  • Download Prelims Admit Card: Click here to download IAS 2018 Admit Card for Prelims.
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UPSC IAS 2018 Main Exam Time Table

UPSC IAS Admit Card 2018 for Prelims

Candidates who are appearing for the exam must qualify prelims to be eligible for the Main exam. To appear for Prelims, you have to download the UPSC IAS admit card 2018 which has been provided for the pelim examination.

How to Download IAS 2018 Admit Card for Prelims?

To appear for the exam, you must download the UPSC IAS Admit Card 2018 which has been provided. You can follow the below mentioned simple steps to be able to download the admit card:

Step 1: Click on the link which has been provided on this page above. You will be redirected to the official website of UPSC where admit card is available.
Step 2: You now have to click on the link provided against Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018.
Step 3: Now you will be able to see the important instructions provided by Union Public Service Commission. Read all the instructions carefully and click on ‘Yes’.
Step 4: Now all you have to do is select the method through which you want to download the upsc ias admit card 2018. To select click on ‘By Registration ID’
Step 5: If you select ‘By Registration ID’ then a form will appear in front of you where you will be required to enter your registration id, date of birth and the content that appears in the image. Now click on ‘Submit’.
Step 6: IAS 2018 admit card will appear on your screen. You have to now take a print out of it and keep it safe so as to appear in the Prelims examination.

Things to Carry Along with UPSC IAS Admit Card 2018

While appearing for the exam, you must carry following things to avoid any problem:

  • Print out of UPSC IAS Admit Card 2018
  • Photo identity proof such as Aadhar card, voter card, passport, driving licence
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Black ballpoint pen

You must ensure that the above-mentioned things are with you. Without these, you may not be allowed to appear for the exam. Also, you must mark your responses only using black ball point pen only. Answers marked with other than a black pen, will not be considered.

IAS 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern

The preliminary examination is going to be conducted in offline mode only. Both the papers will be of objective type (MCQs) and candidates have to qualify the IAS 2018 Prelims to be considered for the Main exam.

Paper-II of the Preliminary examination will be of General Studies and is the qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks of 33%.

Both the papers will be of 200 marks each.

A candidate has to appear for both Paper-I and Paper-II which will be conducted for the time duration of 2 hours individually.

In the table below you can find the complete details of exam pattern for preliminary.

Paper Duration Marks
Paper-I General Ability Test 2 hours 200
Paper-II General Studies (CSAT) 2 hours 200

IAS 2018 Admit Card for Main

Admit card for Main will be issued to all such applicants who qualify the preliminary exam of Civil Services. The admit card will enable the candidate to appear for the exam in a hassle-free manner.

How to Download IAS 2018 Admit Card for Main?

To download the admit card all you have to do is visit the official website There a link will be available in the news section. Click on it and you will be redirected to the page of an e-admit card for Main. Read the instructions provided there and select the method to download UPSC IAS Admit Card 2018 either through registration id or by roll number. You will also be required to enter your date of birth to get access to UPSC IAS Admit Card 2018.

Take a print out of it and keep it safe to be able to appear for IAS 2018 Main exam.

IAS 2018 Main Exam Pattern

Main will be a written examination where Paper A and B be qualifying papers. On the other hand, rest all the papers will be counted for merit. Once you score minimum cut off marks, you will be invited for the personality test/interview round.

There will be a total of 9 papers in the written exam of IAS 2018. Paper A and B are compulsory papers for the applicants if they want to be considered for the interview process. Out of the remaining 7 papers, 2 are optional subjects. Here, you have to attempt the questions from the subjects which were opted by you while filling the application form
The complete exam pattern for IAS 2018 Main can be understood easily from the table provided below:

Paper Marks
Paper A (Candidate need to select any one of the Indian languages stated in schedule 8th of Constitution) (Qualifying) 300
Paper B English (Qualifying) 300
Paper- I Essay 250
Paper- II General Studies I (Indian heritage and culture, history and geography of India and the World) 250
Paper- III General Studies II (Constitution, Governance, Social Justice, Polity and International Relation) 250
Paper- IV General Studies III (Technology, economic development, biodiversity, environment, security and disaster management) 250
Paper- V General Studies IV (Integrity, Ethics and Aptitude) 250
Paper- VI and VII Optional Subjects 500
Total 1750

Note: (i) Paper A and Paper B of the Main exam will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained by you in these papers will be considered for ranking. Minimum marks required to qualify in these papers is 25%.
(ii) Marks obtained by you in Paper-I to VII will be considered only for merit rank.

IAS 2018 Admit Card / Call Letter for Interview

Candidates who qualify the Main exam, will be considered for an interview process. Only those candidates will be called for the interview process, whose name appears in the merit list. A PDF file will be made available on the official website, which will contain the details like

  • Roll number
  • Date of interview
  • Session reporting time

Candidates have to abide by the details mentioned in it and appear for the personality test which will be of 275 marks. You will be tested on the skills of mental alertness, clear and logical expositions, critical powers of assimilation, a balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, intellectual and moral integrity, ability for social cohesion and leadership.

Importance of IAS 2018 Admit Card

  • The admit card serves as your ticket to enter the hall where the examination is to take place.
  • All the necessary details are available for the candidates in their admit cards.
  • The details related to your timetable of the examination, venue, address of the venue, code of the centre, code of the subject.

A candidate is usually allowed to choose his/ her choice of centres where he/she wants to appear for the test only in few cases due to the unavailability of the seats the centre allocation may be changed.

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