The UPSC conducts nationwide exams for recruitment to candidates for several posts in Civil Services of the Government of India. The examination is held in three different levels: Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interviews. UPSC preparations also help broaden your horizon of understanding.
General Knowledge, or as it is commonly referred to as General Studies, involves questions and facts which can be included from literature, history, geography, political science, science, economy and the latest current affairs. UPSC has recently released the Civil Services 2019 Mains Exam Timetable on their official website http://upsc.gov.in.
The exam consists of 3 papers with two compulsory papers carrying 200 marks each. Each question will be marked 1/3 penalty for every wrong answer. The minimum cut off score changes every year and is different for different categories (General, OBC, SC, ST etc).
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I. General Studies – This paper helps you qualify to write for the Civil Services Mains exam. It carries 200 Marks and is a 2-hour test.
II. Aptitude test (CSAT) – This is just a qualifying test. If you pass the aptitude test, you would qualify for the Mains. This is also a 2-hour test and consists of 200 marks.