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One of the most prestigious and toughest competitive exams in India ‘UPSC Civil Service’ is Conducted every year to recruit the candidates for Indian Administrative Services (IAS) ,  Indian Police Services (IPS) and Other Allied Services. The examinations are conducted by the Union Public Service Commission that also includes Indian Foreign Services exams. Also, every year the number of vacancies varies for each post.

The examination consists of three formats i.e. Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test.

In Prelims, there are two sets of papers containing objective type questions (MCQs) based on the following subjects:

  1. General studies
  2. Civil Service Aptitude Test (Qualify test, needs only 33% marks to qualify)

Only Prelims exam qualified candidates are eligible to proceed with the further examinations for Civil Service Examination.

Moreover, the Mains Exam comprises of nine subjective papers while in the Personality Test the candidates get selected based on the attentiveness, intelligence, the balance of judgment and human qualities such as leadership, honesty, and integrity.

Points to Be Noted

  • There is a negative marking on answering wrong by 1/3 marks of total marks assigned to a question.
  • In Paper 1, there will be 2 marks awarded to answer correctly for General Studies however 0.66 is bound to deduct for each wrong answer.
  • In Paper 2, for each correct answer, the candidates will be rewarded by 2.5 marks and 0.833 marks is set to deduct on answering the wrong answer.
  • When a candidate leaves a question without attempting to answer, there will be no deduction of marks in both papers.
  • The marks of Prelims Examination won’t be included in the merit list or final result.

Points to Be Noted

  • Paper A and Paper B are two qualifying papers in the Mains examination carrying 300 marks each.
  • The qualifying papers are of two languages in which you have any Indian language from eight schedule and English language paper.
  • All the candidates appearing for the exams needs to score 25% in each qualifying papers which is 75 marks for each paper.
  • Apart from the qualifying papers, the remaining seven papers are scoring papers that are all the marks achieved in these papers will be included in the final result to make the merit list.
  • Except Qualifying Language Papers i.e. ‘Paper A’ and ‘Paper B’, all the candidates have options to answer all the question papers in any of the language included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India or English. Despite, the candidate has an option to write the Optional Papers in English. The candidate has the option to write Paper I-V excluding the Qualifying Language Papers i.e. Paper-A and Paper-B, can opt for anyone of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India.
  • The candidate appearing for Civil Service Exam has to opt for any of the subject available in the table as his or her Optional Subject for the Paper VI and Paper VII.

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