37% students appear for UPSC prelims

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

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

Union Public Service Commission is conducting Civil Services Prelims Examination 2017 today.

UPSC is the centralised authority that organises examinations like civil services examination, combined medical services examination, engineering services examination, combined defence services examination and others.

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As Per Latest Update Morning Shift Exam Was Successfully Completed The questions asked in UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017 were more concept-based and tested the mental ability the candidates.

The answer keys of yesterday's exam are available now, candidates may check their answers with the UPSC Prelims 2017 Answer Key. GS Paper 2 comprised of questions to test comprehension, logical reasoning and analytical ability, quantitative and verbal ability of the applicants.

NeoStencil COO Kush Beejal said, "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".

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, worldwide relations, schemes and policies". Both paper I and paper II carries 200 marks. This is the central level examination conducted by UPSC. Candidates are advised to carry a photo ID proof along with them to the examination hall. There is a penalty of 33% marks out of the allocated marks for every wrong answer.

The paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Seventy-six candidates who had appeared for paper-I did not turn up for paper-II.

Candidates who qualify the exam would have to apply again for the main exam, which is likely to be held in October, in a detailed application form.