UPSC Exam Centre for Prelims, Mains and Personlity Test

By Durga Prashanna Mishra|Updated : September 14th, 2022

UPSC Exam Centre list is released by the Union Public Service Commission for UPSC Prelims and UPSC Mains examination. UPSC Mains exam is conducted 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. Candidates need to easily check the list of UPSC Exam Centres to pick the nearest and most convenient venue.

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UPSC Exam Centre

Candidates need to know that there will be a maximum number of applicants allowed to each UPSC Exam Centre except Dispur Chennai, Kolkata, and Nagpur. Allocation of Centres will be based on a first-apply-first-allot. 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 recommended to apply for the Centre as soon as possible to get the desired location. The change of the exam Centre for the UPSC exam is not allowed.

UPSC Exam Centres List

UPSC Exam is conducted in three stages- UPSC Prelims, UPSC 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 centre while applying for the Prelims exam from the below-given list.

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

Those who clear the UPSC Prelims, can apply for the UPSC Mains and choose their UPSC Exam Centre from the below list.

UPSC Centres for Mains Exam

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

UPSC Exam Centre for Personality Test

Personality Test is the third stage of the UPSC Civil Services Examination, and those who clear the UPSC 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 housed at Dholpur House in Delhi.

Facts About UPSC Exam Centres

Candidates preparing for the UPSC Exam must select the UPSC Exam Centre based on 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 no limit on the number of candidates who can be accommodated. All other exam Centres have a limit on their 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 candidates in their respective exam Centres.

Things to Remember While Report to IAS Exam Centre

UPSC Prelims exam Centres are spared all over the country to ensure a maximum number of candidates can appear for the exam in all parts of the country. However, the UPSC Exam Centres for Mains are limited. For Mains, there are 24 exam Centres are chosen. Here are some important things candidates can’t miss while reporting to the exam Centres for the UPSC exam.

  • Candidates must bring their UPSC Admit Card, ID proof, and black ballpoint pen to the UPSC Exam Centre.
  • Candidates must not carry any valuable things cause the commission won’t guarantee their safety.
  • Candidates are not allowed to bring l 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 Centre staff won’t be tolerated, and such candidates can be barred 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. The UPSC Mains will be conducted at 24  exam centres across the country, and the candidate can choose one per his/her preference.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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