UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Concludes, Main Exam In October
Keeping aside the buzz of India-Pakistan cricket match, civil services aspirants have appeared for the preliminary phase of the UPSC CSE selection process. The exam was held smoothly in all exam centres across the nation. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had been actively participating in preparing candidates for the exam day. The Commission had regularly updated candidates about exam day rules
, do's and don'ts and had also urged them to download their admit cards on time. This was the first time after many years, the Commission conducted the exam in June. Next year the same trend will be followed. Click here for UPSC Annual Calendar 2018
As per the schedule released by the Commission, the main exam is scheduled for October. Candidates who qualify CSE prelims will be eligible to appear for the main exam on 28 October 2017. The exam will be held for 5 days.
Soon after the completion of the exam, web portals managed by study centres have uploaded analysis of the question paper along with the answer key.
This year questions on Goods and Services Tax (GST), benami transactions and schemes run by the central government were asked in the civil services preliminary examination held on 18 June 2017. Candidates were asked questions related to National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), 'Vidyanjali Yojana' and 'Smart India Hackathon', all of which are the NDA government's initiatives.
UPSC Civil Services 2017 will recommend 980 candidates for appointment to top bureaucracy levels of the country.
11.35 lakh candidates had appeared for UPSC civil services prelims previous year. However the Commission has not made the exact number of candidates public this year.
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