UPSC IAS Exam Centers 2024: City-wise Test Centers for Prelims Exam

Indian Administrative Services 2024 ( IAS )

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Exam On: 20 Sep '24 - 29 Sep '24

Rachit Kumar Saxena

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Updated on Jun 3, 2024 16:08 IST

The Union Public Service Commission will mention the UPSC IAS exam centre 2024 in the UPSC CSE admit card only. The candidates will be required to download their admit card from the official website - upsc.gov.in. The candidates will be required to carry their admit card and photo identity proof to establish their identity at the UPSC exam centre. The Commission conducted the UPSC IAS exam 2024 on June 16, 2024. The IAS 2024 exam (prelims) is expected to be conducted in 80 cities across the nation while the main exam is conducted in 26 to 28 cities only.

Also Read: UPSC Exam Timing 2024

Earlier, the Union Public Service Commission dropped the Imphal exam centre for the UPSC IAS prelims exam 2024. The Commission referred the Delhi High Court order for the Manipur candidates. The candidates who opted for the Imphal exam centre for the UPSC IAS prelims exam 2024 were asked to change their exam centre. The last date to request such a change was April 19, 2024. 

Also Read: UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2024

Q:   How many exam centres are there in IAS prelims exam?

A:

The Union Public Service Commission mention the number and names of the exam cities in the official notification. The IAS 2024 notificatin was released online on February 14, 2024. The Commission mention that the IAS 2024 prelims exam will be conducted in 80 cities across the nation.

The IAS prelims exam is conducted offline simultaneously across the nation. The candidates are required to opt for three exam centres in the IAS application and the Commission allots the exam centre on first apply first allot basis. 

 

Q:   What is the duration of IAS prelims exam?

A:

The IAS prelims exam is conducted offline in a pen and paper mode. The IAS prelims exam in conducted in two shifts on a single day.  The candidates are required to appear in both the papers and clear both of them. The IAS prelims result is prepared based on the marks scored in the General Studies paper 1. The IAS prelims General Studies paper 2 is qualifying only.

The Union Public Service Commission will conduct the IAS 2024 exam on June 16, 2024. The Commission is expected to release the IAS 2024 admit card online in the last week of May 2024.

 

UPSC IAS Exam Centres List - Prelims

The number of UPSC IAS prelims exam centres are as follows.

Agartala

Gorakhpur

Patna

Agra

Gurgaon

PortBlair

Ajmer

Gwalior

Puducherry

Ahmedabad

Hyderabad

Pune

Aizawl

Imphal

Prayagraj (Allahabad)

Aligarh

Indore

Raipur

ALMORA (UTTARAKHAND)

Itanagar

Rajkot

Anantpuru (Andhra Pradesh)

Jabalpur

Ranchi

Aurangabad

Jaipur

Sambalpur

Begaluru

Jammu

Shillong

Bareilly

Jodhpur

Shimla

Bhopal

Jorhat

Siliguri

Bilaspur

Kochi

Srinagar

Chandigarh

Kohima

Srinagar (Uttarakhand)

Chennai

Kolkata

Surat

Coimbatore

Kozhikode (Calicut)

Thane

Cuttack

Leh

Thiruvananthapuram

Dehradun

Lucknow

Tiruchirapalli

Delhi

Ludhiana

Tirupati

Dharwad

Madurai

Udaipur

Dispur

Mumbai

Varanasi

Faridabad

Mysuru

Vellore

Gangtok

Nagpur

Vijayawada

Gaya

Navi Mumbai

Vishakhapatnam

Gautam Buddh Nagar Nasik

Warangal

Ghaziabad

Panaji (Goa)

Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh)

Mandi, (Himachal Pradesh)

 

 

IAS 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of IAS 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

20 Sep '24 -

29 Sep '24

IAS Main 2024 Exam Date

22 Jan '25 -

11 Feb '25

IAS 2025 Application Dates

May '25

IAS Prelims Admit Card 2025 Issue Date

TENTATIVE

25 May '25

IAS Prelims 2025 Exam Date

22 Aug '25 -

31 Aug '25

IAS Main 2025 Exam Date

DatesPast Exam Dates

16 Jun '24

IAS Prelims 2024 Exam Date

07 Jun '24 -

15 Jun '24

IAS Prelims Admit Card 2024 Issue Date

14 Feb '24 -

06 Mar '24

IAS 2024 Application Dates

UPSC IAS Exam Centres List - Main Exam

The UPSC IAS main exam is conducted on weekends and most of the time it takes two weekends to complete. The candidates need to make accommodations or travel various times to the exam centre. So the candidates need to include the travelling time to the IAS exam centres in their UPSC IAS preparation plan to avoid the hassles of the last minute. The candidates can see the UPSC IAS exam centre list for the IAS main exam as notified by the UPSC.

Ahmedabad

Dehradun

Mumbai

Aizawl

Delhi

Patna

Prayagraj (Allahabad)

Dispur (Guwahati)

Raipur

Bangaluru

Hyderabad

Ranchi

Bhopal

Jaipur

Shillong

Chandigarh

Jammu

Shimla

Chennai

Kolkata

Thiruvananthapuram

Cuttack

Lucknow

 Vijayawada

Note: The official website informs that the exam centres (for both preliminary and mains) will be allotted on a first-apply-first allot basis. Once the capacity of a particular UPSC IAS exam centre is attained, the same will be frozen and applicants will have to choose a centre from the remaining options. Applicants are, therefore, advised to apply early so that they can get an exam centre of their choice.

UPSC IAS Exam Centres 2024 FAQs

The candidates can see here important questions related to UPSC IAS exam centre.

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