The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is an organisation that works under the central government to recruit staff for various posts in the various ministries and departments, and in subordinate offices. The commission also conducts examinations for the recruitment in various departments of the state.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the civil service preliminary examination on Sunday, June 18.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit cards for the Civil Services Preliminary exam 2017 on the official website, the link for which is upsc.gov.in.
How to download the admit cards:
– Log on to the official website, upsc.gov.in
– Click on the active link of ‘e-admit card for UPSC Civil Services Prelims examination’ from the What’s new display.
– Enter your name, roll number, registration id, name & year of examination
– After Entering the details, click submit
– Admit cards will be displayed
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) this year has pre-poned the examination month of the civil services preliminary examination. According to the official notification, the exam will be conducted in the month of June instead of August after a gap of three years. As per the official order, the preliminary examination will be held by the Commission on June 18 this year.
Further, those who clear the prelims can appear for the main exam which is scheduled to be held on October 10.
- The preliminary examination will consist of two papers of objective types (multiple type questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out in sub-section (A) of section II
- The General Studies paper-II will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33 per cent
- The question papers will be set in both Hindi and English
- The duration of each paper will be two hours.
- Current events of national and international importance
- History of India and Indian National Movement
- Indian and world geography – Physical, social, economic geography of India and the world
- Indian polity and governance – Constitution, political system, panchayati raj, public policy, rights issues, etc
- Economic and social development – Sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives, etc
- General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change that do not require subject specialisation
- General science.