UPSC Civil Services 2021 - Know what to carry and what not to test centre

The Union Public Service Commission has clearly mentioned what are the documents which the candidates are allowed to carry to the UPSC CSE prelims exam centre along with the list of prohibited items.

UPSC Civil Services 2021 - Know what to carry and what not to test centre
Richa Kapoor | Oct 8, 2021 - 6:05 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI - The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) which will conduct the UPSC CSE prelims examination 2021 on October 10 has mentioned what are the documents that the candidates are expected to carry with them on the day of the exam. Also the UPSC has mentioned in the UPSC IAS 2021 admit card, the items that are not allowed at the test centre.

Along with the admit card of UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam 2021, candidates must ensure that they also carry with them a valid photo identity card and it should be original along with a black ball point pen.

Also Read: UPSC CSE 2021 Prelims Live Updates – Dress Code, Last Minute Tips, Exam Analysis, Question Papers, Pattern

What are the documents to be carried to the UPSC IAS Test Centre 2021

Along with the IAS admit card, candidates have to carry with them any one of the following original photo identification proof:

  • PAN Card

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Permanent Driving License

  • Passbook with photograph

Also read: UPSC IAS 2021: Mistakes to avoid on exam day

What are the items prohibited at the UPSC Civil Services Exam Centres 2021?

Candidates are not allowed to carry with them any of the following electronic gadgets or expensive items to the examination centre.

List of prohibited items inside the UPSC IAS hall

Mobile Phone

Pen Drive

Smart watch

Bluetooth devices


Note: Those who will appear for the UPSC civil services examination 2021, they must remember that they should not bring or carry with them any valuables or costly items or bags to the test as its safety is not the responsibility of the authorities at the test centre.

Photograph to be brought at the UPSC IAS test centre

Candidates whose image is not very clear on the E-admit card, must ensure that they bring with them at least two to three passport size images to the test centre. The photograph of the candidate should be the same as that was used on the UPSC IAS application form 2021

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