5 Things That Can Cost You Your UPSC Admit Card


The Union Public Service Commission releases the UPSC Admit Card two to three weeks before the exam. The Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2020 is scheduled from May 31st, 2020. Hence, the candidates can expect the admit card for UPSC 2020 by the end of April or first week of May.

Candidates gearing up for the UPSC prelims 2020 exam will be able to download the admit card for the same from the official website of the commission. However, there are certain important things to keep in mind before downloading the UPSC 2020 admit card.

Sometimes, the commission (UPSC) due to various reasons reject candidates’ application and does not issue admit cards to them. Therefore we are listing out the major cases or reasons when the commission happens to take the step of application rejection.

Major Reasons Why UPSC Rejects Candidates’ Application

  1. Application rejection is done on the grounds of bad quality of the submitted photograph or bad quality of submitted signature.
  2. Application is rejected when candidates swap photographs with that of signature.
  3. Rejection on the ground when only PART-I of the application is submitted to the Commission and thus the application stands incomplete because of nonsubmission of PART-II.
  4. Rejection is done when the Fee Payment details against one Registration ID has been submitted to another Registration ID because the fee once paid against a single registration ID, is not allowed to be adjusted against another RID).
  5. Candidates application is rejected on the grounds of non-submission of payment proof to the Commission within the specified time in case of fictitious payment. In such cases, the applicants are intimated to them through an email as well as a notice published on the website of the Commission within two weeks after the last date of receipt of online application.


Fictitious payment cases are those cases for which the Commission does not receive any information from the bank authorities to which the applicant has claimed to have deposited his/her fees.

Not just this, UPSC has also asked the candidates to ensure safe custody of their admit cards. Candidates have to preserve their admit card till the declaration of the final result. If any other person is found using the UPSC Hall Ticket, it would be candidates responsibility to prove their innocence.

Therefore, candidates willing to appear for the UPSC examination are advised to keep a note of these cases and precisely fill the application forms.

Following details are given on the UPSC admit card

  1. Name of exam
  2. Date of exam
  3. Name of candidate
  4. Roll No.
  5. Father’s Name
  6. Mother’s Name
  7. UPSC exam centre
  8. Venue of exam
  9. Time Table of IAS Prelims
  10. General instructions for candidates

If any detail on the UPSC hall ticket for IAS Prelims 2020 is incorrect such as name/roll number/parents’ name etc. Or If candidates are unable to download the UPSC admit card 2020, then candidates should reach out to UPSC in the shortest possible time.

The communication address for UPSC is given below:

Official email-id or call the facilitation counters between 9 AM – 6 PM on working days.

Postal Address:UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069
Facilitation Counter:
  • 011-23098543
  • 011-23385271
  • 011-23381125
  • 011- 23098591

Candidates all prepped up for UPSC 2020 must go through the UPSC Question paper for a quick revision. The previous year’s UPSC question paper is utmost important for effective preparation.

Good Luck For UPSC 2020!

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