Union Public Service Commission
Correspondence with the Commission:
The Commission will not enter into any correspondence with the candidates
about their candidature except in the following cases:
(i) 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 Admission Certificate atleast 3 weeks before the examination, he/she
himself/ herself will be solely responsible for non-receipt of his/her Admission
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
Candidates should note that the name in the Admission
Certificate in some cases, may be abbreviated due to technical reasons. (ii) 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.
(iii) 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
(iv) If a candidate receives an e-Admission Certificate in
respect of some other candidate the same should be immediately returned to the
Commission with a request to issue the correct e- Admission Certificate.
Candidates may note that they will not be allowed to take the examination on the
strength of an Admission Certificate issued in respect of another candidate.
(v) Candidates must ensure that their email IDs given in their online
applications are valid and active.
Important : All communications to the Commission should invariably
contain the following particulars.
1. Name and year of the examination.
2. Registration ID (RID)
3. Roll Number (if received)
4. Name of candidate (in full and in block letters)
5. Complete postal address as given in the application.
N.B. I. Communication not containing the above particulars may not be
N.B. II. 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.
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