UPSC has released important instructions for candidates appearing in UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released important instructions for aspirants preparing for UPSC CSE 2020.
The date of UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam is October 04 2020.
COVID-19 Precautions for Candidates Appearing in UPSC CSE Prelims 2020
Wearing of mask/face cover is mandatory for all candidates. Candidates without mask/face cover will not be allowed entry into the Venue.
Candidates, however, will have to remove their masks for verification, whenever required by the Examination functionaries.
The candidate may carry his/her own hand sanitizer (small size) in a transparent bottle.
Candidates 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.
Bring E-Admit Card, Photo Identify Proof and Two Passport Size Photographs
Bring the e-Admit Card (print out) along with the (original) Photo Identity Card, whose number is mentioned in the e-Admit Card, in each session to secure admission to Examination Hall. E-Admit Card must be preserved until the declaration of the final results of the Civil Services Examination, 2020.
Candidates who do not have clear photographs on the e-Admit Card will have to bring a photo identity proof and two passport size photograph one for each session for appearing in the Examination with an undertaking.
Bring Black Ball Point Pen
Answers other than those made by Black Ball Point Pen will not be evaluated.
Normal Wrist Watches are permitted; but not smartwatches
Use of normal or simple wristwatches by candidates is allowed inside the Examination Rooms/ Halls. However, use of watches fitted with any special accessory that might be used as a communication device or smartwatches is strictly prohibited and candidates are not allowed to take such watches into the Examination Rooms/ Halls.
No mobile phones or other electronic devices!
Candidate should not be in possession of or using any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smartwatches, 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 during the examination. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future Examinations.
Don’t bring any valuables to the exam venue
Candidates are advised not to bring any valuables/ costly items and bags to the Examination Venue, as safekeeping of the same cannot be assured. The Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
Separate e-Admit Card for Scribes
Candidates, who have opted for their own scribe, may note that their own scribe will be allowed for the Examination only with a separate e Admit Card for such scribe. The e-Admit Cards for the own scribes will be issued separately.
Reach Exam Venue well in advance
Candidates are advised to enter the Examination Venue well in time for frisking.
Please note that entry into the Examination Venue shall be closed 10 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the Examination i.e. 09:20 AM for the Forenoon Session and 02:20 PM for the Afternoon Session. No candidate shall be allowed the entry into the Examination Venue after closure of the entry.
Read the Special Instructions
Read the ‘Special Instructions for candidates admitted to the Examination’ given in the ‘Rules for the Examination’ available in Examination Notice and the ‘Poster’ containing instructions displayed outside the Examination Venue.
Candidates should note that they shall not be allowed to appear at any other Examination Venue except the Examination Venue mentioned in the e-Admit Card.
Your candidature to the Examination is provisional.
You are responsible for the safe custody of the e-Admit Card and in the event of any other person using this e-Admit Card, the onus lies on you to prove that you have not used the service of any impersonator.
Candidates should check the e-Admit Card carefully and bring discrepancies, if any, to the notice of the UPSC immediately.
Mention your Name, Roll Number, Registration ID, Name and Year of the Examination in all the correspondence with the UPSC.
Be careful while filling the OMR answer sheet
Candidates should note that any omission/ mistake/ discrepancy in encoding / filling in details in the OMR answer sheet, especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code, will render the answer sheet liable for rejection.
There will be negative marking
There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in both the question papers of the Examination.
Note: To download the instructions in PDF format, click here.