UPSC civil services Prelims 2021 on June 27
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the Civil Services preliminary examination for 2021 on June 27. The commission confirmed the date of the preliminary exam in a notification issued on Wednesday and said that the detailed notification will be released in due course.
"CS(P)E-2021 (including IFoS(P)E-2021) shall be conducted as per already declared schedule on 27.06.2021. Detailed Notifications for CSE-2021 and IFoSE-2021 shall be published in due course," read the notification.
The UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) examination is the first stage of the exam that applicants need to clear to qualify for the main examination. It is an objective type test consisting of two papers. However, the marks obtained in the examination are not included for determining the final merit list.
The preliminary test consists of paper-I and II. In the objective type, multiple choice questions are asked that carry a total of 400 marks. In the general studies paper – II, a candidate has to qualify with a minimum of 33 per cent marks.
Negative marking for every question is one-third of the marks assigned to that question. The questions in paper-I come from seven different test areas like 1) Science and technology, 2) history and culture, 3) geography, 4) Indian Polity, 5) Indian economy, 6) environment and ecology and 7) current events of national and international importance.
Once the detailed notification is out, candidates will be able to register for the examination by visiting the UPSC application website.