50% candidates from Telangana give UPSC prelims a miss

The preliminary exam consisting of two papers of two hours duration each was held without any reported incidents of protests official sources said. Representational Image. DH

50% candidates from Telangana give UPSC prelims a miss

Questions on worldwide political relationships and new schemes and policies implemented by the central government, including the much talkedabout Goods and Services Tax (GST) left students appearing for the civil services preliminary examination on Sunday befuddled.

The exam is held in three stages - preliminary, main and interview. It is the centralized authority that conducts civil services examination, engineering services examination, combined medical services examination, combined defence services examination and much more.

Every year, IAS Prelims 2017 is conducted in two phases - Prelims and Mains. The Paper 2 consists of Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) carries question from reasoning, verbal, and quant. In the past few years UPSC has shifted its focus more on the factual knowledge instead of conceptual and had been giving more emphasis on the current affairs rather than the static portion of the prelim exam. The number of candidates who registered for UPSC Prelims past year was approximately 11.36 lakh.

UPSC permits six attempts to each candidate for the examination.

UPSC civil services answer key 2017 will be released for both papers I and paper II. "Naturally, all candidates who appeared for the Preliminary Examination are curious to know the correct answers and the expected cut off soon after the exam".

As per the schedule released by the Commission, the main exam is scheduled for October. The questions were framed cleverly as they did not only test candidate's knowledge in many dimensions but also made candidates to cull out the relevant information. The CSAT paper (paper 2) is evaluated first and GS Paper or Paper 1 is evaluated only of those candidates who have qualified in Paper 2 or got 33% or 66 marks in CSAT. This is the central level examination conducted by UPSC. For each question, there are four options.

Name of the exam: civil services prelims exam.

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