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Hyderabad, Tirupati Refined As A UPSC Exam Centre

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UPSC Includes Tirupati-AP As Exam Centre
The UPSC on Thursday included Hyderabad and Tirupati in the list of exam centres for the prelims exam. Only Vizag had appeared in the list of exam centres that the UPSC released on Tuesday, leading to widespread panic among aspirants.

While about 30,000 students from the state register for the prelims exam every year, 80 per cent of them are from Hyderabad. UPSC sets up nearly 40 centres in Hyderabad for prelims exam every year.

City students had been confident that it was only a "goof-up" on the part of the UPSC to omit Hyderabad from the list of centres and that proved true as Hyderabad was included in the list of centres on the UPSC website on Thursday.

Exam Centres Are:
Agartala, Gangtok, Panaji (goa) , Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Patna, Aizawl, Imphal, Port blair, Allahabad, Itanagar, Raipur, Bangalore, Jaipur , Ranchi, Bareily, Jammu , Sambalpur, B, hopal, Jorhat, Shillong, C, handigarh, Kochi , Shimla, Chennai , Kohima , Srinagar, Cuttack, Kolkata , Thiruvanan, Dehradun, Lucknow , Thapuram, Delhi , Madurai , Tirupati, Dharwar, Mumbai, Udaipur, Dispur , Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam

Changes in UPSC Civil Service Examination.

On Tuesday, the UPSC assured the changes in Civil Service Examination. Bringing into effect from this year it gives more wightage to General Studies as well as Aptitude Skills. It has also introduced an English Language paper, and this marks shall count in final selection of aspirants for elite services like IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS and more.

Under this new pattern, the commission continued with the easy paper having 200 marks, but it also introduced an additional English Language Paper worth 100 marks. The English Language paper will test aspirants in their comprehensive and writing ability, in tune with the demand of modern-day administration, where English has become a main language of official communication across the nation.

Also, for the first time the General Studies paper will also include components testing aspirants on "Ethics, integrity and aptitude". This new paper having 250 marks will use the case study approach to determine ethics, integrity and aptitude of the candidates.

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