The UPSC has introduced negative marking for wrong answers in
objective type of question papers from CSE 2007. The relevant clauses
governing negative marking are given below for guidance.
There will be a
penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers
marked by a candidate in the objective type of question papers.
For each question for which a wrong answer has been given,
1/3rd of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as
If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a
wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be
correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate,
there will be no penalty for that question.
The Examination Centres for the Preliminary Examination are: Agartala,
Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Aligarh, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly,
Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad,
Dispur , Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur,
Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur,
Panaji (Goa), Patna, Pondicherry, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur,
Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Tirupati, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and
II. Main Examination
Only those who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the
Preliminary Examination in a year, are eligible for admission to the Main