UPSC Civil Services Prelims Admit Card 2021: Hall Ticket Download Link

UPSC admit card for UPSC CSE Prelims exam is now available on its official website. Civil Services are jobs directly related to public service and are widely considered prestigious in India. UPSC Civil Services Prelims Admit Card 2021, Exam Date and Hall Ticket download links are available online on the USPC’s official website –

Union Public Service Commission conducts Civil Service Exams for Central Government job vacancies while PSC in each state fills the State Government job vacancies. There are about 24 services that come under the Civil Services Exam conducted by UPSC every year. These services include IAS, IFS, IPS etc.

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UPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2021

Broadly, UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination in three phases, namely:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Personality Test (Interview)

In this article, we are going to cover the age limit, educational qualification, syllabus and how to download the admit card for the Preliminary Examination, which is scheduled to be conducted on October 10, 2021, across the country at various exam centers.

Age Limit, Educational Qualification & Number of Attempts

Age Limit21 to 32 (General & EWS)
Age Relaxation21 to 35 (OBC, Defence Services Personnel, Persons with Benchmark Disability); 21 to 37 (SC/ST)
Number of Attempts06 (General & EWS); 09 (OBC); SC/ST (up to age limit)
Educational QualificationGraduation from any recognised University
NationalityIndian (for IAS and IPS)

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Syllabus

The prelims exam consists of two papers, Paper-I and II. In each paper, objective type or multiple-choice questions are asked, which carry a total of 400 marks. As a minimum qualification in the general studies paper – II, a candidate must score at least 33 percent of the total marks.

For every wrong answer, negative marks equal to one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.

UPSC Syllabus for Paper-I – 200 marks

This objective paper is for a duration of two hours. There will be 100 questions. Marks of only this paper is counted to decide the toppers of the preliminary exam. The syllabus of GS Paper 1 is given below:

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science.

UPSC Syllabus for Paper-II – 200 marks

This objective paper is for a duration of two hours. There will be 80 questions. Marks of this paper is counted to decide the toppers of the preliminary exam. This paper is only qualifying in nature. Aspirants just need to ensure that they score at least 33% marks in this paper. The syllabus of GS Paper 2 (CSAT) is given below:

  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)

The exam will be conducted in two shifts. The first shift for this exam will be conducted from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm and the second shift will be conducted from 2:30 am to 4:30 pm.

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Admit Card 2021: How to Download Hall Ticket?

The admit card is the crucial document required for entry into the examination hall. Union Public Service Commission has released UPSC Civil Services Prelims Admit Card 2021 on September 16, 2021.

Candidates who will appear for the Civil Services Preliminary examination can download the admit card through the official site of UPSC on The admit card will be available on the official site from September 16 to October 10, 2021.

Candidates who will appear for the prelims exam can download the admit card by following these simple steps given below: 

Steps to download UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021 Admit Card

  • Visit the official site of UPSC on
  • Click on admit card link available on the home page.
  • A new page will open where candidates will have to click on admit card exams conducted by UPSC link.
  • You will be redirected to a new page where UPSC Civil Services Prelims Admit Card 2021 link will be available.
  • Click on the link and enter the login details.
  • Your admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Check the admit card and download it.
  • Keep a hard copy of the same for further need.

Here’s the direct link to download admit card

Important Notice

Candidates may please note that UPSC Civil Services Prelims Admit card 2021 will not be sent. Candidates are required to download the e-admit cards from the official website. Entry to the examination centre would be strictly on the basis of the admit card and no candidate would be allowed admission otherwise. Examination centre and city along with reporting time would also be available on the admit card.

Candidates need to carry their admit cards, along with the photo identity proof mentioned in the hall ticket to the exam center. Those without a clear copy of their photographs on the hall ticket will be required to bring a photo identity proof and two passport size photographs, along with an undertaking, while appearing for the test.

“If a candidate does not receive his UPSC Civil Services e-Admit Card or any other communication regarding his/her candidature for the examination three weeks before the commencement of the examination, he/she should at once contact the Commission,” the UPSC has said.

The exam will be held in accordance with COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing and personal hygiene.

Candidates can carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer to the exam center. No applicant will be allowed into the exam hall without a face mask. However, candidates have to remove the mask for verification by the exam authorities whenever required

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