Civil Services Preliminary Examination – IAS Exam 2018 Acknowledgement of Application
UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam will be held on 3rd June, 2018 Important Instructions
Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Civil Services ( Preliminary ) Examination-2018 on 03rd June, 2018 ( Sunday ) all over India. The Commission has uploaded the e-Admit Card for the convenience of the admitted candidates on its website www.upsc.gov.in The candidates are advised to download their e-Admit Cards and take a printout thereof. The admitted candidates will have to produce the printout of their e-Admit Card at the allotted Venue for appearing at the Examination.
In case the photograph is not clear, blurred or not available on the eAdmit Card, candidates will have to carry two (2) identical photographs ( one photograph for each Session ) along with proof of Identity such as Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Passport, Voter ID Card etc. and the printout of e-Admit Card at the Venue of the Examination for appearing at the Examination with an undertaking. No paper Admit Card will be issued for this Examination. In case of any discrepancy in the e-Admit Card, the same may be communicated to the Commission immediately by email ( at email ID firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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.
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.
Candidates may submit representations, if any, on the questions asked in the Question Papers of this Examination to the Commission through the “Online Question Paper Representation Portal ( QPRep )” only by accessing the website upsconline.nic.in / miscellaneous / QPRep / during the period from 4th June, 2018 to 10 June, 2018. No representation through any other mode and after 10th June, 2018 shall be accepted by the Commission.
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.
Correspondence with the Union Public Service Commission The Union Public Service Commission will not enter into any correspondence with the candidates about their candidature except in the following cases
The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available on the UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post. If a candidate does not receive his e-Admission Certificate 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. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over phone Nos. 011-23381125 / 011-23385271 / 011-23098543.
In case no communication is received in the Commission’s Office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of his / her e-Admission Certificate at least 3 weeks before the examination, he / she himself / herself will be solely responsible for non-receipt of his / her e- Admission Certificate. No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he / she holds a certificate of admission for the examination. On downloading of e- Admission Certificate, check it carefully and bring discrepancies / errors, if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.The candidates should note that their admission to the examination will be purely provisional based on the information given by them in the Application Form. This will be subject to verification of all the eligibility conditions by the UPSC.
The mere fact that a certificate of admission to the Examination has been issued to a candidate, will not imply that his / her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission or that entries made by the candidate in his / her application for the Preliminary examination have been accepted by the Commission as true and correct. Candidates may note that the Commission takes up the verification of eligibility conditions of a candidate, with reference to original documents, only after the candidate has qualified for Civil Services ( Main ) Examination. Unless candidature is formally confirmed by the Commission, it continues to be provisional.
The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Examination shall be final.Candidates should note that the name in the Admission Certificate in some cases, may be abbreviated due to technical reasons.
In the event of a candidate downloading more than one Admission Certificate from the Commission’s website, he / she should use only one of these Admission Certificates for appearing in the examination and report about the other(s) to the Commission’s Office.
Candidates are informed that as the Preliminary Examination is only a screening test, no marks sheets will be supplied to successful or unsuccessful candidates and no correspondence will be entertained by the Commission, in this regard.
Candidates must ensure that their emails IDs given in their online application are valid and active.
All communications to the Union Public Service Commission should invariably contain the following particulars.
- Name and year of the UPSC Civil Service examination.
- Registration ID ( RID )
- Roll Number ( if received )
- Name of candidate ( in full and in block letters )
- Complete postal address as given in the UPSC IAS application.
N.B. 1 : Communication not containing the above particulars may not be attended to.
N.B. 2 : Candidates should also note down their RID number for future reference. They may be required to indicate the same in connection with their candidature for the Civil Services ( Main ) Examination.
Physical Requirements for the Disabled Candidates
The eligibility for availing reservation against the vacancies reserved for the physically disabled persons shall be the same as prescribed in ” The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.”
Provided further that the candidates of Persons with Benchmark Disability shall also be required to meet special eligibility criteria in terms of physical requirements / functional classification ( abilities / disabilities ) consistent with requirements of the identified Service / Post as may be prescribed by its Cadre Controlling Authority at note-II of Para-1 of this Notice.
The physical requirement and functional classification can for example be one or more of the following
Code Physical Requirements
H Hearing / Speaking
RW Reading and Writing
MF Manipulation by Finger
PP Pushing & Pulling
KC Kneeling and Crouching
CP Cerebral Palsy
LC Leprosy Cured
Code Functional Classification
OH Orthopaedically Handicapped
VH Visually Handicapped
HH Hearing Handicapped
OA One Arm
OL One Leg
BA Both Arm
BH Both Hands
MW Muscular Weakness
OAL One Arm One Leg
BLA Both Legs and Arms
BLOA Both Legs One Arm
LV Low Vision
PD Partially Deaf
FD Fully Deaf
BL Both Legs
A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidates belong is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government. If a candidate indicates in his / her application form for Civil Services ( Preliminary ) Examination that he / she belongs to General category but subsequently writes to the Commission to change his / her category to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Commission. Similar principle will be followed for candidates of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities categories also.
While the above principle will be followed in general, there may be a few cases where there was a gap of not more than 3 months between the issuance of a Government Notification enlisting a particular community in the list of any of the reserved communities and the date of submission of the application by the candidate. In such cases the request of change of community from general to reserved may be considered by the Commission on merit. In case of a candidate unfortunately becoming physically disabled during the course of the examination process, the candidate should produce valid document showing him / her acquiring a disability to the extent of 40% or more as defined under The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 to enable him / her to get the benefits of PwBD reservation.
Candidates seeking reservation / relaxation benefits available for SC / ST / OBC / Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation / relaxation as per eligibility prescribed in the Rules / Notice. They should also be in possession of all the requisite certificates in the prescribed format in support of their claim as stipulated in the Rules / Notice for such benefits, and these certificates should be dated earlier than the due date ( closing date ) of the application for Civil Services ( Prelims ) Examination, 2018.
Withdrawal of Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2018 Applications No request for withdrawal of candidature received from a candidate after he / she has submitted his / her application will be entertained under any circumstances.