UPSC 2016: Preliminary Exam Date Released

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services preliminary examination is scheduled to be held on August 7. Aspirants who are interested can apply online till May 27, 2016.

Paper Pattern:

  • Union Public Service Commission preliminary examination will comprises of 2 papers, which are of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a total of 400 marks
  • General Studies Paper - II (Preliminary) examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum marks of 33 percent
  • The question papers will be both in Hindi and English
  • Exam duration for each paper: 2 hours
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 UPSC 2016: Preliminary Exam Date Released

Selection Procedure:

Selection of candidates will be based on candidate's performance in the preliminary examination followed by the main examination and interview.

Important Dates:

  • Last date to apply: May 27, 2016
  • Date of preliminary examination: August 7, 2016
  • Date of main examination: December 3, 2016


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