The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan;
(i) Written Examination:
The written examination to be conducted by UPSC will comprise two papers as follows:
Paper-I: General Ability and Intelligence and Professional - 300 Marks (150 Questions and 2 Hrs 30 Mins Duration)
The questions in this paper will be of objective (multiple answers) type in which the questions will be set in English as well as Hindi. The paper will comprise two parts as follows:
Paper-A: General Ability and Intelligence (75 Questions) - 150 Marks
Paper-B: Professional Skills (75 Questions) - 150 Marks
Paper-II: Essay, Precis, Writing, and Comprehension - 100 Marks (2 Hrs Duration)
The candidates will be allowed the option of writing the Essay Component in English or Hindi for this paper, but the medium of Precis Writing, Comprehension Components, and other communications/language skills will be English only.
In Paper II, candidates should have to ensure that they should have to write the answers only in the medium allowed by the Commission for the different Components as mentioned.
Other than the allowed medium, no credit will be given for answers written other than the selected language. So, candidates will be required to indicate the medium of Essay Component in the Attendance Lists and on the Answer Book.
No credit will be given for the Essay Component if the candidate indicates a medium on the Attendance List and on the Answer Book other than the one in which he/she has written the Essay.
In each paper, there will be minimum qualifying marks separately as fixed by the Commission in their discretion.
The CISF will conduct Physical Efficiency Test first and thereafter the Medical Efficiency Test of only those candidates will be conducted who are declared qualified in the Physical Efficiency Test.
The candidates who qualify in the Medical Examination and Physical Efficiency Test shall be required to appear for Personality Test/Interview to be conducted by the Commission.
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The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Interview/Personality Test.
*Mobile Phone/other articles banned:
Mobile phones or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations
Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones or any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, as the arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured. A commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard