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.

Pakistan thrash holders India to win Champions Trophy
Azam (46), Mohammad Hafeez (57 not out) and Imad Wasim (25 not out) then made sure Pakistan reached the insurmountable total. They played the ball according to its merit and made full use of the conditions despite losing the toss.

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.

Recommended News

  • Authorities must listen to Grenfell Tower residents

    Authorities must listen to Grenfell Tower residents

    Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood said " security concerns " was to blame for Mrs May staying away from local residents. He told Sky News: "I've looked at what she's said and read it all".
    Grief over Grenfell Tower disaster turns into angry protests

    Grief over Grenfell Tower disaster turns into angry protests

    The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very sombre mood" on what is normally a day of celebration. By Saturday, officials counted 58 people missing and presumed dead, including 30 deaths previously confirmed.
    Mamata Banerjee leaves for The Netherlands even as Darjeeling stir continues

    Mamata Banerjee leaves for The Netherlands even as Darjeeling stir continues

    Ms Banerjee was flown to the Hague on an United Nations programme where she will address the Public Service Day on June 22. The strike was called even after the Chief Minister assured that the new rule would not be imposed in the hill districts.
  • Rep. Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious'

    Rep. Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious'

    Six people were injured during the attack, including two congressmen , a congressional aide, a lobbyist and two police officers. Mika and the other victims were honored at the annual congressional charity baseball game at Nationals Park on Thursday night.

    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".

    The Philando Castile Verdict Was a Miscarriage of Justice

    However, he was reaching into his pocket to retrieve his identification for the officer, as requested, when shots were fired. During the stop, the former cafeteria worker informed Yanez that he was carrying a gun just moments before he was shot.
  • Hurricane center says storm 'likely' to develop in Gulf soon

    The thing to note is all of the models keep the storm west of the Florida Peninsula and in some cases WELL west of our area. The NHC adds the US Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to investigate this area on Sunday, if necessary.

    Vehicle hits people near London mosque, causing casualties

    A vehicle hit pedestrians in London's Finsbury Park community, causing "a number of casualties", according to authorities. Witnesses said a van veered off the road into crowds outside Finsbury Park mosque, the Independent newspaper reported.
    LG to unveil G6 with extended memory capacity

    LG to unveil G6 with extended memory capacity

    The new LG G6 plus come with more storage than the original G6 and it also comes with premium sound and a range of new features. Lastly, the update introduces automatic call recording feature and lens blind alert feature for wide angle photos.
  • Fans cheer ahead of Ind vs Pak Champions Trophy final

    India opener Shikhar Dhawan is the tournament's leading run scorer with 317 runs in four matches and will look to continue his momentum against Pakistan .
    NHL: Cullen eyes another Cup

    NHL: Cullen eyes another Cup

    Through four games, the Predators are getting about 56 per cent of the available shot attempts at 5-on-5. The Penguins can still win this series, but there is one trend they are going to have to reverse.
    Koepka wins US Open title

    Koepka wins US Open title

    Amid a crowded leaderboard and facing hard conditions, Brooks Koepka barely broke a sweat en route to winning the U.S. By the time he got to No. 18, the only question remaining was whether or not he would break McIlroy's record.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.