Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The prestigious exam to select the country's IAS and IPS officers among others will be held on June 2. Ahead of the exam, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has come up with an important direction for the civil services aspirants.

The UPSC has asked candidates to ensure safe custody of their e-admit card, stating that the onus to prove innocence would be on them in case other person is found using their examination ticket. The commission has also asked the candidates to preserve the e-admit cards till the final declaration of the results.

"You are responsible for safe custody of the e-admit card and in the event of any other person using this e-admit card, the onus lies on you to prove that you have not used the service of any impersonator," the UPSC said.

The candidates will have to bring the e-admit card (print out) along with the original photo identity card, whose number is mentioned in the e-admit card, in each session to secure admission to examination hall.

"e-admit card must be preserved till the declaration of the final results of the civil services examination, 2019," the commission said.

The exam is conducted annually in three stages -- prelims, main and interview -- to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

The UPSC said that use of watches fitted with any special accessory that might be used as communication device or smart watches is strictly prohibited and candidates are not allowed to take such watches into the examination rooms/halls.

"Use of normal or simple wrist watches by candidates is allowed inside the examination rooms/ halls," the UPSC said.

Candidates who do not have clear photographs on the e-admit card will have to bring a photo identify proof and two passport size photographs, one for each session for appearing in the examination, with an undertaking, it said.