UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination On 20 May 2012

Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned in the announcement will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 20th May, 2012. Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the website. The online Applications can be filled up to 5th March, 2012 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.

Preliminary Examination UPSC details

The Preliminary Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).

(ii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

However, questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level will be tested through passages from English Language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

(iii) Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.

(iv) Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind candidates will however, be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes at
each paper.

Details about the list of services covered, eligibility, application guidelines and fee details etc are provided in the notification which can be downloaded from the below link.

Download or View UPSC Notification

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