UPSC SO/Steno - Admit Card


Form Date: 15 Sep - 05 Oct 2021 (Tentative)

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Form Date: 15 Sep - 05 Oct 2021

UPSC SO/Steno Admit Card 2021: Dates, Basic Instructions, How to download?

Updated On - August 02 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

UPSC SO/Steno Admit Card 2021 will be released by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The admit card will be released in an e-ticket format. Candidates can download their admit card only through their registered email given at the time of the application form. The admit card will contain essential details such as the Candidate's name, roll number, centre for examination, timing, etc.  Admission ticket releases 3 weeks before the commencement of the examination. For more details regarding UPSC/SO Admit card and how to download it, candidates can go through the whole article.

UPSC SO/Steno Admit Card Important Dates 2021

Candidates can take a look at all the important dates for UPSC SO/Steno 2021:

Important eventsImportant Dates (Tentative)
Start date of application15 September 2021
Last date to apply05 October 2021
Issuance of admit cardThree weeks before the exam
Exam date11 December 2021
Note: Candidates must keep visiting the page for all the updates on the dates.

Basic Instructions for UPSC SO/Steno Admit Card 2021

Candidates are expected to keep the following rules or instructions in mind for UPSC SO/Steno Admit Card 2021.

  • Date and centre of examination provided on the admit card can change due to administrative problems. The commission makes every effort to provide a candidate with a centre of their choice. If there is any change in the exam centre or date, Candidates will be informed about the same.
  • If any candidate appears in the examination centre other than mentioned in the admit card, the Documents are needed along with UPSC SO/Steno Admit Card 2021.

How to download UPSC SO/Steno Admit Card 2021?

To download UPSC SO/Steno Admit card 2021, there are steps that the candidates must follow.

  • Step 1: Navigate to the Official website of UPSC i.e
  • Step 2: On the home page, click on the ‘admit card’ tab that is given to the right side.
  • Step 3:  After clicking access the link for downloading the admit card.
  • Step 4: Enter the registered email id.
  • Step 5: Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 6: Now candidates can take the printout of the admit card for future uses.

Details mentioned in UPSC SO/Steno Admit Card 2021

The list of details are mentioned on the UPSC SO/Steno admit card 2021.

  • Name of the candidates
  • Test centres
  • Date of the examination
  • Centre for examination
  • Registration Id/Date of birth/ roll number
  • Name of the examination
  • Complete postal address as given in the application

Things to carry to UPSC SO/Steno Exam 2021

Candidates are advised to carry the following documents to the examination centre. In the absence of any document, the entry will not be granted.

  • A hard copy of e-admission ticket
  • Official identity card

Things not to carry to UPSC/SO Exam 2021

 UPSC has listed certain items that are not allowed inside the exam hall. Listed items should not be carried to the UPSC SO/Steno exam centre/hall.

  • Candidates are not allowed to carry electronic gadgets like mobile phones, pager, Bluetooth, or any other gadget used for communication, during the exam.
  • Any paper, notes, textbooks, study notes, guides, or any kind of study material is also not allowed inside the examination hall centre.

UPSC SO/Steno Exam Pattern 2021

There will be 3 papers that will be conducted for SO/Steno Exam 2021. Candidates must check the given mentioned information regarding the UPSC SO/Steno 2021 Exam Pattern to get an idea about the question paper structure:

Paper 1 and 2
Exam ModeOffline Mode
Duration 120 Minutes
Type of QuestionMultiple Choice Question/ Objective type questions
Maximum marks150 Marks
Paper 3 Exam Pattern

Go through the given below table related Paper 3 structure:

Exam ModeWritten Exam
Duration03 Hours
Maximum Marks200

UPSC SO/Steno Result 2021

The UPSC SO/Steno Admit card releases on the official website of UPSC. UPSC result releases in the form of a merit list in PDF format. The name and roll number of all the qualified candidates are mentioned in the merit list. The merit list based on their aggregate marks secured by the candidate is prepared. The shortlisted candidates have to be present for the further round of selection. As per the process, UPSC will also release a category wise list of the selected candidates.

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Form Start Date:

15 Sep 2021

Form End Date:

05 Oct 2021

The forms will open on 15 Sep 2021



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₹ 100

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