Is it likely that my evaluated performance suffers because my answer books were evaluated by a ‘strict’ examiner, while another candidate benefits as his answer books were evaluated by a ‘liberal’ examiner?
No, to achieve uniformity in valuation, where more than one Examiner is involved, the UPSC arranges a meeting of the Head Examiner with the Additional Examiners after the Examination is over.
Who is an IAS officer and how can one become a member of this prestigious group?
Indian Administrative Services is the highest service among the All India Services and is the most reputed one. The IAS officers heads all the major departments, autonomous bodies, statutory bodies like and Ministries in India.
What is “UPSC Civil Services Rationalization Plan” of the Central Government?
In an attempt to rationalize the nation’s prestigious Civil Services in the country, Central government is preparing a plan to cut down more than 60 Civil Services to just 3 or 4 categories.
What is the training schedule of an IPS Officer?
The cadre of the Indian Police Service is apprised as the still frame of national law and order. So, the training of the selected IPS officers takes a long time of 3 years.
Can a candidate choose an optional subject, which he has not studied at graduate/post graduate level?
Yes, a candidate can choose an optional subject which he/she did not have as there graduation/ post-graduation subject. However, there are few things that you should keep in mind while figuring your optional.
What happens if a candidate submits multiple online applications to the UPSC?
While an aspirant should avoid submitting more than one online application. In case of doing so, the data provided in the last application (highest RID Number), that was successfully submitted online, is accepted by the Commission.
What are the Cut-off Marks for the compulsory language Papers?
The minimum qualifying standards in each of the two Qualifying Papers i.e. English and Indian Languages (candidates hailing from the States of
Is the Indian language Paper compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim?
The Paper A on Indian Language is not compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.
Can a candidate write the Civil Service (Main) Examination in English and take the interview in Hindi or any other Indian language?
Candidates opting for Indian Language medium for the written part of the Civil Services (Main) Examination may choose either the same Indian Language or English or Hindi as the medium for the interview.
Can a candidate write different papers of Civil Service (Main) Examination in different languages?
No, the Candidates have the option to write their answers either in English or in any one of the Eighth Schedule languages