UPSC has released notice regarding Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2020, Exam scheduled on 4th October 2020.

UPSC CSE 2020 Preliminary Notice
UPSC CSE 2020 Preliminary Notice

UPSC CSE 2020 Preliminary Notice: Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination-2020 on 04.10.2020 (Sunday) all over India. The Commission has uploaded the e-Admit Card for the convenience of the admitted candidates on its website ( The candidates are advised to download their e-Admit Cards and take a printout thereof. e- Admit Card must be preserved till the declaration of the final results of the  Civil Services Examination, 2020. No paper Admit Card will be issued for this Examination.

The candidates will have to produce the printout of their e-Admit Card at the allotted Venue for appearing at the Examination. The candidates are also required to carry along the Photo ID Card, whose number is mentioned in the e-Admit Card, for appearing at each Session of the Examination.

In case the photograph is not clear, blurred or not available on the e- Admit Card, candidates will have to carry two (2) identical photographs (one photograph for each Session) along with Photo ID Card and the printout of e- Admit Card at the Venue of the Examination for appearing at the Examination with an undertaking.

In case of any discrepancy in the e-Admit Card, the same may be communicated to the Commission immediately by email (at email ID uscsp- [email protected]) for taking the decision in the matter.

The candidates are advised to take a printout of the e-Admit Card well in advance to avoid the last minute rush. “Important Instructions to the candidates” must be read carefully by the candidates.

It may also be noted that entry into the Examination Venue shall be closed 10 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the Examination i.e. 09:20 A.M. for the Forenoon Session and 02:20 P.M. for the Afternoon Session. No candidate shall be allowed the entry into the Examination Venue after closure of the entry.


UPSC CSE 2020 Preliminary Notice pdf


Candidates should also note that they shall not be allowed to appear at any other Examination Venue except the Examination Venue mentioned in the e- Admit Card.


Candidates are also advised to bring Black Ball Point Pen as the candidates shall be required to fill the OMR Answer Sheets and Attendance List with Black Ball Point Pen only.

Use of normal or simple wrist watches by candidates is allowed inside  the Examination Rooms/ Halls. However, use of watches fitted with  any special accessory that might be used as communication device or smart watches is strictly prohibited and candidates are not allowed to take such watches into the Examination Rooms/ Halls.

Mobile phone, (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or Bluetooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device and calculator are banned inside the Examination Hall. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action against the concerned candidates including debarment from future Examination / Selection.

Valuable / costly items and bags are also not allowed inside the Examination Venue.

Wearing of mask/face cover is mandatory for all candidates. Candidates without mask/face cover will not be allowed entry into the Venue. Further, candidates are allowed to bring their own hand sanitizer in transparent bottles. Besides above, candidates have to follow COVID 19 norms of ‘social distancing’ as well as ‘personal hygiene’ inside the Examination Halls/Rooms as well as in the premises of the Venue.

Union Public Service Commission

New Delhi-110069, Dated the 09th September, 2020