Important Instructions for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2020: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is all set to conduct the Civil Services (Main) Exam 2020 from September 20 to September 29. Also, the commission has released the UPSC Civil Services 2020 main exam e-admit cards on its official website: upsc.gov.in. As per UPSC, a total of 11,845 candidates have been shortlisted to appear for the UPSC Civil Services (Main) 2020 examination.
UPSC Civil Services Main Exam dates 2020:
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is all set to conduct the Civil Services (Main) Exam 2020 from September 20 to September 29.
The commission conducts the civil services examination for recruitment to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and other central services and posts in accordance with the rules published by the Department of Personnel and Training in the Gazette of India extraordinary.
Important Instructions for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2020:
1. Bring this e-Admit card (print out), along with the (original) photo identity card, whose number is mentioned in the e-Admit Card, in each session to secure admission to the examination hall. The E-admit card must be preserved by the candidate.
2. You are responsible for the safe custody of the e-admit card and in the event of any other person using this e-admit card, the onus lies on you to prove that you have not used the services of any impersonator(s).
3. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuables/costly items in the examination halls as safekeeping of the same cannot be assured. The commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
4. Enter the examination hall 30 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the examination in each session. Entry to the examination hall closes 10 minutes prior to the scheduled commencement of the examination in each Session.
5. If you appear at a center/sub-center or in an optional subject, other than the one indicated by the commission in your e-admit card, your answer scripts will not be evaluated and your candidature will be liable to be canceled.
6. Possession (even in switch off mode)/use of mobile phones and other electronics/communication devices are banned at the examination premises. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations under the rules of the examination.
7. Candidates who do not have clear photographs on the e-admit card will have to bring passport size photographs, one for each session, for appearing in the examination with an Undertaking.
8. The use of scientific (non-programmable type) calculators is allowed and if considered necessary may be brought by candidates. Programmable type calculators are, however, not allowed in this examination.
9. Candidates must note that they should strictly answer all parts and sub-parts of a question in the Question Cum Answer (QCA) booklet in the space provided under each question/part in the QCA booklet. Read the Instructions for Candidates printed on the QCA booklet carefully. Any infringement of the instructions in the QCA booklet might entail penalty in the form of deduction of marks scored by the candidate and disciplinary action including debarment from future examinations under the rules of the examination.
10. Candidates are advised to ensure that spaces/pages remaining blank are clearly crossed out before the QCA booklets are handed over to the Invigilator.
11. Candidates for each session are required to hand over their QCAB to the Invigilator after detaching the question paper available in the detachable form at the end of the QCA Booklet, before leaving the examination room/hall.
12. Violation of any instruction(s) shall entail cancellation of candidature of the candidate in addition to any other appropriate action that may be taken by the commission against the candidate under the rules of the examination.
13. Mention your Name, Roll Number, Registration ID and Name and Year of the examination in all the correspondence with the commission.
14. The candidate is also advised to bring a black ballpoint pen to the examination hall for making entries in the attendance list. Important Instructions for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam.
Exam pattern of UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2020:
The main examination will consist of a written examination and an interview test. The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects set out in subsection (B) of Section II out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature. Also, see Note (ii) under Para I of Section II (B) Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper-I to Paper-VII) and marks obtained in an interview for personality test will be counted for ranking.
Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the main examination as may be fixed by the commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by them for an interview for a Personality Test, vide sub-section ‘C’ of Section II.
The number of candidates to be summoned for the interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. The interview will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).
Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the main examination (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and posts.
Selection procedure for UPSC Civil Services Exam:
The competitive examination comprises two successive stages:
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts
Number of attempts:
Every candidate appearing at the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination.
UPSC Civil Services exam details: The UPSC conducts the civil services examination for recruitment to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and other central services and posts in accordance with the rules published by the Department of Personnel and Training in the Gazette of India extraordinary.