(Getting Started) Important Exam Day Guidelines For UPSC CSE Prelims 2020
Finally, after a lot of debates over whether UPSC will conduct the Preliminary Examinations as per the revised schedule amidst the rising Corona numbers, the council has released Admit Cards as per schedule and Supreme Court has given go ahead for the exams. The exam will be held on the 4th of October, 2020, as planned. However, to ensure safety for aspirants and staff alike, UPSC has released a series of guidelines for the exam day. Aspirants need to follow these guidelines in order to be allowed to sit for the examination on the day.
The Most Important Guidelines (Specific To COVID-19)
This is the most important of the usual guidelines released by UPSC. To ensure a safe examination environment, UPSC has made it mandatory for the below rules to be followed -
Mask/face cover must be mandatorily used for all aspirants. Anyone without mask/face cover is not to be allowed entry to the exam hall, or even the venue.
Aspirants their own hand sanitizers in transparent bottles. Note that opaque bottles are not allowed.
All COVID-19 norms of ‘social distancing’ and ‘personal hygiene’ are to be followed by everyone present within the examination hall and the premise of the venue.
Paper Admit Card NOT To Be Issued
All admit cards have been uploaded to upsc online .nic.in like every year for the convenience of aspirants. Paper Admit Not To Be Issued. Aspirants will have access to the online copies till 4 P.M. on 4th October 2020. They are expected to hang on to the copy of their admits until the whole exam process is completed.
Admit Card And Photo ID Must Be Carried To Venue
For both sessions of General Studies Paper-I and CSAT Paper-II, aspirants must have a photo ID and print out of their admit on them. These documents will be verified once during entrance to the venue and then again during the examination.
Carry 2 copies of your passport size photographs. In case the photograph printed on either the admit card or/and the examination roll-call sheet is hazy, these photographs are used. It is always safer to carry them just in case.
Be On Time: Gates Close 10 Minutes Early
UPSC guidelines dictate that gates to the venue are shut exactly 10 minutes before the exam begins. DO NOT BE LATE. It is one of the most important examinations of your career, the least you can do is reach the venue an hour early.
Only Black Ball-Point Pens Allowed
OMR Sheets support black ball-point pens only. Using any other pen on the answer script or the attendance sheet will lead to disqualification. Please carry the right pen and ensure you only use it.
No Accessories Allowed
Any digital device or any device with the capability of establishing or accessing a wireless connection is not allowed inside the examination hall. This includes mobile phones, digital watches, calculators, etc. UPSC recommends not bringing expensive pieces of equipment to the exam centre as the authorities will not be responsible for the loss of any item.
Best Of Luck
Do not stress yourself too much. Stress only has a negative impact on your examination performance. Relax and do your best. You will surely be a step closer to achieving your dream.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD UPSC TOPPERS NOTES