[Mains-2016] Hallticket, Cab-pooling, Room-Sharing and exam-center location doubts

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UPSC Paperset
  1. Hallticket & Instruction
  2. Cab pooling & Room Sharing
  3. Timetable for Mains 2015

Instructions for UPSC Mains exam

  1. UPSC Civil Services Mains-2016 Hallticket available here: Click me to download
  2. If any discrepancies in the admit card- bring to notice of UPSC immediately. (In CSE-2014, Some toppers’ service allocations were withheld for a few weeks just for petty issues like “fathers name written in prelim e-card but not in mains e-card and so on. So you must be vigilant about any discrepancies.)
  3. Cross out any empty spaces/pages before the QCA booklet are handed over to the invigilator.
  4. If you don’t have a clear photographs on the e-admit card, then you must bring a photo identity proof viz. Adhar Card, Driving Licence, Passport,Voter I Card etc. and two passport size photographs one for each session for appearing in the examination with an undertaking.
  5. You may bring Scientific (Non-Programmable type) Calculators.
  6. Don’t bring valuable items, mobiles, gadgets in exam hall.
  7. If problem, contact Email: [email protected]; [email protected] or its Unhelpdesk numbers: 23385271, 23098543, 23381125
  8. Telephone Directory of senior officials: click me.

Cab pooling & Room Sharing

@Mains-2016 players: Please Post your exam-center/travel/accommodation details in comments, IF:

  1. You’re Seeking/offering any shared transport / vehicle pooling during the exam days.
  2. If you’ve any doubts on center-location/travel/accommodation AFTER Google Maps (e.g. In google maps: college name is right but area name is different, or what is the best place to stay near xyz center? etc.)
  3. If you’re a senior player (or resident of same city) and want to share some tips on the travel/lodging etc.

This could help save lot of money, time and inconvenience– particularly of players from outside the city.

UPSC mains cab pooling room sharing

plz post comment in this format so others can scan through discussion easily

Please use following format in comments so others can scan quickly
[City name] your name e.g. [A’bad] DevAnand
Message box
Centrename of your centre
Travel Plan
  • I’m going via bike/car and offering ride if you share cost
  • I’m looking for bike/car/taxi pooling
  • I’m going via metro/bus/rickshaw need directions/hints.
  • staying at xyz place
  • need suggestion on closest and affordable hotel/lodge near exam centre
Contactyour email id/ facebook id/ cell no.
Sidenotesif you want to share. e.g. optional subject/medium etc.


  1. Before posting comment, go through earlier comments first and check google map.
  2. If you found a potential pool-buddy in the comments belowbetter directly contact him on his given email / phone, rather than replying to his comment here. because he may not re-check this page immediately again.
  3. Please avoid posting chat-comment (hi hello, best luck, thank you etc.) that way comments are not cluttered unnecessarily. And needy person can swiftly glance through the pages. I might remove such chat-comments without meaning any disrespect to you.
  4. I’ve put permanent link of this page to left hand top corner of the website: titled “Mains Cabpool”. So you may check this page again.
  5. While posting comment, you may tick “Notify me of follow-up comments by email.” that way you can keep tab on the replies.
  6. Will update this page to include any wisdom shared about travel/lodging tips for a particular exam-center.
  7. Any other suggestions also welcome.
Timetable for Mains 2016
Date/Day Forenoon Session
9.00 A.M. to 12.00 P.M.
Afternoon Session
2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.
3.12.2016 (Saturday) Essay No paper
4.12.2016 (Sunday) Holiday but a soldier is never off duty
5.12.2016 (Monday) GS1 (History, Geography, Social Science) GS2 (Polity, Governance, IR)
6.12.2016 (Tuesday) GS3 (Economy, Agriculture, Science Tech, Disaster, Environment, Internal Security, cyber security) GS4 (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
7.12.2016 (Wednesday) Indian Language English
8.12.2016 (Thursday) No Paper but a soldier is never off duty.  
9.12.2016 (Thursday) Optional Subject Paper-1 Optional Subject Paper-2
10.12.2016 Mukti (until the result is announced)

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289 Comments on “[Mains-2016] Hallticket, Cab-pooling, Room-Sharing and exam-center location doubts”

  1. anyone from bangalore

  2. Centre- Shashi sr.secondary school, modern shahdara, new Delhi
    Need Room near by, kindly contact if same centre and any lodging facility is present.
    I m totally clueless about the centre and locality.
    Currently living in Karol bagh. But need to stay in shahdara to avoid any hassle.

  3. Contact no. – 8884800051

  4. Am from Old rajinder nagar(staying near tank)….and my centre is at –
    (001)M.D.Indraprastha sr.sec.public school,plot no 32, BARWALA ROAD, BEGUMPUR EXT., OPP. SEC 22 ROHINI, DELHI-110086
    LOOKING FOR A CAB SHARE-pls contact me at 9944033090

    1. mob no. 9650594886

    1. correction – on esp on 5th, 6th, and 9th Dec or all 5 dates.

  5. My center to l d college plz contact me

  6. My center to same with you plz contact me

  7. same center for me also

  8. any one chandigarh ??

  9. Anybody with centre in Kolkata WBPSC building

  10. Where are you staying!?


    from old rajendra nagar

  12. Yes mine also same centre. I stay near water tank ORN. Interested in cab pooling. Suresh 07042975548.

    Travel Plan: I’m looking for car pooling
    From: west patel nagar

  14. Abhinav public school(008) pitampura. Cab pooling from old rajender nagar/ rajendra place. Suresh 07042975548. Let me know soon. Good luck!

  15. From Mukerjee nagar to UPSC

    Sms 9991475275

  16. Any one got Jaipur Centre??

  17. (014) BM Bharti Model School , D-Block, Rama Vihar ( Near Rohini Sector 22) ,Village Majri , Post – Karala Delhi – 110081.

    Travel Plan : I am looking for car pooling from Kashmere Gate.


  18. Name: Naveen Mavi
    Place i live: Sector-41, NOIDA
    Centre: UPSC Dholpur House
    Contact No.: +919999868497
    Plan: Will leave by my car in the morning at 7-7.30
    Anybody wish to join me can contact me at above given number, i can pick/Drop them at City Centre Metro Station Gate No.2.

    400004. (SUB-CENTRE-‘A’) ??

  20. Anyone frm Jammu (jammukashmir) giving mains .where is ur center in Jammu?

  21. Hi
    I hv gt same centre…
    Call me 8826668156
    From old rajind. Ngr

  22. Any one Hyderabad centre ,I need accomidation

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