Admit cards for 2018 UPSC Prelims are out
With less than a month to go for the UPSC Prelims 2018, the Union Public Service Commission has released admit cards for candidates. The same can be downloaded from the official website. Those who qualify in the Prelims on June 3 will be eligible to appear for the Main in October. This time, candidates will be chosen for about 780 vacancies.
To download the admit card, visit the UPSC's official website at www.upsc.gov.in, then click on 'e-Admit Card: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018.' On the next page, click on 'Click here' to proceed; follow the same procedure in the next page too. You will have to enter either your registration ID/roll number along with date of birth and security code. Make sure you take a printout.
The Civil Service Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) annually. Successful candidates are chosen for roles in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others. About half-a-million candidates appear every year for about a thousand posts. This year, the number of vacancies was initially estimated to be 980.
Graduates or final year degree students are eligible to apply for the UPSC exams. Candidates have to clear three rounds - the Prelims, which is an objective written test; the Main, a subjective written test; and an interview. There is negative marking for wrong answers in the objective paper. Only those who clear one test can move on to the next.
Total scores of candidates who appear for the interview but aren't shortlisted will be disclosed publicly. Candidates have the option of signing out of this scheme while applying, in which case the UPSC won't reveal their details.