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iasprosp_7988 - THE CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION 2010 The...

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1 THE CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2010 The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as a common examination for recruitment to various services like the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service and Indian Police Service, as well as Group A and Group B Central Services. The notification for the examination, (giving rules and the syllabus for all subjects included in the exam) is published in the month of November/December every year in Employment News /Rozgar Samachar and Gazette of India as well as in some Newspapers. All students are advised to get a copy of this notification from the Employment News or other publications. The Civil Services Examination will consist of a. Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates to the Main Examination b. Civil Services Main Examination (Written) and c. A Final Interview for those who pass the Main Exam. SCHEME OF EXAMINATION I. Preliminary The Preliminary Examination is usually held by the UPSC on a Sunday in the latter half of May every year. The exact date will be published in the Notification. The Preliminary Exam will have two papers of Objective (Multiple Choice) type questions and carries a maximum of 450 marks. Paper I (General Studies) - will carry 150 marks and Paper II (one subject to be selected from the prescribed list of optional subjects) carries 300 marks. Each paper will be of two hour duration. The course content of the syllabi for the optional subjects will be of the degree level.
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2 Negative Marking: * 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. i) 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 a penalty. ii) 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 Vishakhapatnam.* 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 Examination of that year, provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.
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