UPSC Exam Centre- Prelims, Mains, Interview, Maharashtra, U.P , Odisha Centres

By Durga Prashanna Mishra|Updated : December 20th, 2022

UPSC Exam Centre list is released by the Union Public Service Commission for UPSC Prelims and UPSC Mains examination. UPSC Mains centers are mostly in the state capitals and some major cities. The UPSC Exam Centre will be mentioned in the official admit card. Candidates must report to their allotted exam center for the UPSC exam as per the prescribed time on the admit card.

The UPSC Exam Centres are not allotted in all the districts, so candidates sometimes need to travel to the nearest district. It is highly recommended to candidates check the UPSC exam centers and pick out the opportune centers. The candidates must note the point that it is not mandatory that the exam centers allotted to them will be among the choices filled by them, it rules on a first-come-first-allot basis.

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UPSC Exam Centre

Aspirants must be knowledgeable that there will be the highest number of applicants allowed to each UPSC Exam Centre except Dispur Chennai, Nagpur, and Kolkata. Allocation of Centres will be in accordance with the first-apply-first-allot system. A UPSC Exam Centre will be frozen or blocked once the maximum number of allocation of candidates is reached.

Those who don’t get to their desired Centre can apply for another near UPSC Exam Centre from the list. That’s why it is suggested to the candidates to apply for the Centre as soon as possible to get the opportune center. A change of the exam Centre for the UPSC exam is not allowed.

UPSC Prelims Exam Centres List

UPSC Exam is conducted in three stages- UPSC Prelims, Mains, and Interview round. The location for the interview round is fixed, but for Prelims and Mains, UPSC releases a list every year. UPSC lists various UPSC Exam Centres for the commencement of Prelims and Mains exams. Any changes in the exam Centres made by the UPSC of their choice will be updated here. Below we have provided the list of exam Centres for UPSC Prelims and UPSC Mains.

UPSC Centres for Prelims Exam

The UPSC Exam Centre list for Prelims is given below. Candidates can choose their desired center while applying for the Prelims exam from the below-given list. The UPSC admit card for prelims will comprise the exam center details, it is highly recommended to the candidates reach the specified exam center on time to avoid facing any ordeal.

UPSC Centres for Prelims Exam

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)

UPSC Mains Exam Centre List

Those who clear the UPSC Prelims, can apply for the UPSC Mains and choose their UPSC Exam Centre from the below list. The aspirants who will be able to attain the desired and requisite marks to clear the UPSC prelims cut off will be able to take the mains exam. Check here the complete list to get to know the UPSC mains centre in Maharashtra, and other places such as Odisha, Karnataka etc. 

UPSC Mains Centre

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

IAS Exam Centre in India

The IAS exam will be taken up by a multitude of candidates. The UPSC exam centres are alloted by the official authorities to the candidates through UPSC admit card. Check here the UPSC prelims exam centre in Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka etc and other details to get an idea of the centers of the exam and fill in the preferences accordingly.

UPSC Exam Centre State-Wise

Arunachal Pradesh 

Itanagar

UPSC exam centre in Delhi

Delhi

UPSC Exam Centre in Assam

Dispur

Jorhat

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Tirupati

Anantapur

Vishakhapatnam

Vijayawada

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

UPSC Exam Centre in Bihar

Patna

Gaya

Chattisgarh

Raipur

Bilaspur

Goa

Panaji

Haryana

Gurgaon

Faridabad

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Rajkot

Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar

Jammu

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

Jharkhand

Ranchi

UPSC Exam Centre in Karnataka

Dharwad

Mysore

Bangalore

Ladakh

Leh

Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram

Kochi

Kozhikode [Calicut]

UPSC Prelims Exam Centre in Maharashtra

Mumbai

Nasik

Aurangabad

Nagpur

Navi Mumbai

Pune

Thane

Manipur

Imphal

Mizoram

Aizawl

Meghalaya

Shillong

UPSC Exam Centre in Odisha

Sambalpur

Cuttack

Nagaland

Kohima

Punjab

Ludhiana

Puducherry

Puducherry

UPSC Exam Centre in Rajasthan

Udaipur

Jaipur

Jodhpur

Ajmer

Sikkim

Gangtok

Telangana

Hyderabad

Warangal

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

Coimbatore

Tiruchirapalli

Vellore

Madurai

Tripura

Agartala

UPSC Exam Centre in West Bengal

Siliguri

Kolkata

Uttarakhand

Srinagar

Dehradun

UPSC Exam Centre in U.P

Aligarh

Agra

Ghaziabad

Bareilly

Gorapkhpur

Prayagraj

Varanasi

Gautam Buddh Nagar

Lucknow

UPSC Exam Centre for Personality Test

The personality Test is the third stage of the UPSC Civil Services Examination, and those who clear the Prelims and then UPSC Mains can apply for this round. As mentioned above, the UPSC Exam Centre for the Personality test or the Interview round is fixed. The Interview will be held at the Union Public Service Commission office located at Dholpur House in Delhi.

Facts About UPSC Exam Centres

Candidates preparing for the UPSC Exam must select the Centre in accordance with their convenience and preference. However, there are some facts that every candidate should remember while choosing exam Centres for UPSC Prelims or Mains.

  • UPSC follows the first-come-first-allot rule for the candidates
  • Candidates can be allotted to exam Centres other than their choice
  • Only Nagpur, Chennai, Dispur, and Kolkata have does not specify limit on the number of aspirants who can be allotted this centre and accommodated there. All other exam Centres have a limit on the number of candidates.
  • Candidates can’t request a change of UPSC Exam Centre
  • Only UPSC can change the Centres at its discretion based on the needs and requirements
  • Facilities will be given for differently-abled aspirants in their specified exam Centres.

IAS Exam Centre- Things To Remember

UPSC Prelims exam Centres are spared across the country to ensure that the highest number of aspirants can take the exam in all parts of the country. However, the UPSC mains exam centers are limited. For Mains, there are 24 exam centers chosen. Here are some important things candidates can’t miss while reporting to the exam centres for the UPSC exam.

  • Candidates must present their UPSC Admit Card, ID proof, and black ballpoint pens to the centres. The candidates can select the best pen for UPSC mains to perform well in the exam.
  • They must not carry any valuable things because the commission won’t guarantee their safety.
  • Candidates are not allowed to bring any electronic devices like calculators and phones, mathematical or drawing instruments, Books, slide rules, stencils of maps, and study material inside the exam Centre.
  • Misbehavior with the exam center staff won’t be tolerated, and such candidates can be disqualified from taking the UPSC exam.

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FAQs on UPSC Exam Centre

  • Those who clear the UPSC Prelims exam can apply for the UPSC Mains. There are 24 Mains exam centers across the country, and the candidate can choose one per his/her preference. It is not mandatory for the candidates to get the same exam centers as filled. The candidates can refer to these articles for performing well in the mains exam.

  • UPSC Prelims 2022 was conducted in a total of 77 cities in India. There was an increase in the IAS Prelims exam centres in 2022. The prelims exam centers are more so that all the candidates can take the exam. Refer to the under-mentioned articles for getting complete knowledge of the Prelism exam.

  • Once you have chosen the UPSC Exam Centre, you won’t be able to make further changes to choosing the centre. So you need to be extremely careful when choosing an exam centre for the UPSC exam.

  • The Union Public Service Commission allot centre to the candidate on the basis of ‘First-apply-first-allot’. Once the limit of one exam centre is reached, that option won’t be available for the applicants.

  • The aspirants who are able to succeed in the prelims and mains stage will step up on the Personality test. The location of Personality test is located at Dholpur House in Delhi. The candidates can take help from the under-noted articles for performing exceptionally well in the UPSC interview.

  • The candidates appearing for the IAS exam must keep a check on a few points to avoid getting into any hassle or trouble. They must bring in their ID proof, admit card, and black ball pen to the UPSC exam center. Electronic devices like calculators and phones are not allowed inside the exam centers.

  • The UPSC exam centres are allotted by the official authorities and the candidates are informed about the same through the admit card. The UPSC exam centre in Maharashtra is present at under-noted places.

    • Mumbai
    • Nasik
    • Aurangabad
    • Navi Mumbai
    • Nagpur
    • Pune
    • Thane
  • The candidates moving through the prelims exam will be able to reach the mains stage. The mains exam has a lesser number of centers as compared to the prelims. The mains exam centre in Maharashtra is in Mumbai.

  • The UPSC exam centre of Odisha for Prelims is at two places, Sambalpur and Cuttack. The candidates will have to travel to these places for taking the prelims exam. Since the number of centres gets reduced in mains, the UPSC mains exam centre for Odisha is located only in Cuttack.

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