1. Instructions for UPSC Mains exam
  2. Cab pooling & Room Sharing
  3. Timetable for Mains 2015

Instructions for UPSC Mains exam

  1. UPSC Civil Services Mains-2015 Hallticket available here: upsconline.nic.in/eadmitcard
  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: uscsp-upsc@nic.in; web-upsc@nic.in or its Unhelpdesk numbers: 23385271, 23098543, 23381125
  8. Telephone Directory of senior officials: click me.

Cab pooling & Room Sharing

@Mains-2015 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
Centre name 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
Contact your email id/ facebook id/ cell no.
Sidenotes if 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 2015
Date/Day Forenoon Session
9.00 A.M. to 12.00 P.M.
Afternoon Session
2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.
18.12.2015 (Friday) Essay English
19.12.2015 (Saturday) GS1 (History, Society, Urbanization, Geography) GS2 (Polity, Policies, HRD and IR)
20.12.2015 (Sunday) Holiday but a soldier is never off duty
21.12.2015 (Monday) GS3 (Economy, Agriculture, Science Tech, Disaster, Environment, Internal Security, cyber security) GS4 (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
22.12.2015 (Tuesday) Indian Language No Paper
23.12.2015 (Wednesday) Optional Subject Paper-1 Optional Subject Paper-2