UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2017: Expected cut-off

UPSC Prelims

UPSC Prelims

UPSC civil services prelims exam was successfully completed and official answer key will be released in a few days.

Both papers - General Studies and Civil Services Prelims - were conducted from 9.30am to 11.30am and 2.30pm to 4.30pm respectively.

Meanwhile, the unofficial answer keys of the preliminary examination have been released here. The main examination will be conducted on 28 October 2017.

The UPSC had earlier said that no paper admit card will be issued for the UPSC examinations. The GS paper has 100 questions carrying two marks each while the CSAT has 80 questions carrying 2.5 marks each.

Mrunal Patel, faculty for General Studies and Economy at Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA) said, "Compared to previous year, the paper was tough because there was a sudden rise in the number of questions on politics, geography, global relations, schemes and policies".

In another surprising development, several students and invigilators chose ICC Champions Trophy final India vs Pakistan match over UPSC Prelims exam. Reports from across the state of Haryana and New Delhi have confirmed that the attendance at the UPSC Preliminary Examination 2017, also scheduled for today has shown lower than average turnout in the first leg of the examinations for selection of the IAS, IPS and other administrative departments in the Government of India, a report said. As per the revised rules, the candidates are required to score minimum 33% marks in GS Paper 2, while the marks obtained in GS Paper 1 will be used for screening the candidates for mains. In case candidate has given more than one answer, it is treated as wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.

Zaman, Amir propel Pakistan to rout India for first Champions Trophy title
This is the second time Pakistan have won a global title in the 50-over format after their triumph at the 1992 World Cup. "I mean, today was a bit too far-fetched because we knew one more wicket and it will keep getting tougher".

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2017 went off smoothly across the four cities in the State on Sunday.

UPSC permits six attempts to each candidate for the examination.

Approximately, more than one million (11 to 12 lakh) candidates across the nation are appearing for the IAS Prelims 2017.

The candidates were allotted a test centre for the Preliminary exam which also mentioned the test timing and subject names.

Take a print out of the answer key.

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