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Firoz Shah

Firoz Shah

Asked on 23 September, 2018

What is the cut-off for the UPSC exam?

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There is no fixed cut-off for the UPSC exam. It changes every year. The estimated cut-off for finals in UPSC for various categories is as follows: General(850-889), SC(815-835), ST(800-815), OBC(810-845), and PH(800-820). The previous year cut-off is provided on the official website of UPSC.

Meera Renju

Meera Renju

Asked on 15 September, 2018

Will my name change affect my application form for UPSC? I have ID proofs with the new name and certificates with the old name.

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If you have ID proofs with your new name and you've filled the form using the new name, then it won't affect your application form for UPSC. But if you had used your old name in the application form, and you have a legal document supporting your new name, then either you must fill the form again or you should talk to the administrative section of UPSC

Nandini Subramani

Nandini Subramani

Asked on 9 September, 2018

Do they take personality tests individually or in groups?

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Only those candidates who have qualified in the mains examination will be called interview round where the personal interview round takes place. The interviews are not held in groups.

tulsi nag

tulsi nag

Asked on 8 September, 2018

When can I register for the next Preliminary Exam of IAS?

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The registration process for the next IAS examination will start in February 2019. You can apply for that exam by registering yourself on the official website of UPSC.

parveen kumar

parveen kumar

Asked on 8 September, 2018

Please specify whether we can choose two language papers or two optional papers?

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The second stage of the IAS exam, i.e. the Mains examination comprises two types of exams- Qualifying papers and the papers considered for merit computation. There would be 2 language papers in the first category- English, and one of candidate's own choice and 2 optional papers in the second category. The second category consists of 7 papers in total.

anasuya bagdevi

anasuya bagdevi

Asked on 8 September, 2018

How many optional subjects can we choose in UPSC Mains?

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The second stage of the IAS exam, i.e. the Mains examination comprises two types of exams- Qualifying papers and the papers considered for merit computation. The second category consists of 7 papers in total. These include the essay test, 4 general studies papers, and 2 optional papers. Therefore, you can choose only 2 optional subjects.

swatantra kaushik

swatantra kaushik

Asked on 8 September, 2018

What is the upper age limit for IAS Examination?

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The upper age limit in IAS examination for general category is 32 years, for OBC- 35 years, for SC/ST- 37 years and for the differently abled candidates- 42 years.

ARVENDRA Kushwaha

ARVENDRA Kushwaha

Asked on 8 September, 2018

When will the application process of IAS examination 2019 start?

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The application process of IAS exam 2019 will start in February. The exact date will be announced later on the official website of UPSC. The application process ends in March.

Arijit Mete Guddu

Arijit Mete Guddu

Asked on 7 September, 2018

What are the languages that are recognized in UPSC Mains?

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The languages in which you can take UPSC Mains are the 22 languages that are officially recognized by the Government of India. The 22 languages are listed in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India. The languages are Bengali, Bodo, Assamese, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Santali, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

rajbir singh

rajbir singh

Asked on 7 September, 2018

Can an undergraduate degree student apply for UPSC?

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A student can only apply for UPSC if he/she has completed her graduation or is in the last year of the course. The minimum age limit to appear for the UPSC exam is 21 years.

Aman Sahu

Aman Sahu

Asked on 7 September, 2018

How can I prepare for the UPSC exam?

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To prepare for the UPSC exam, you can read NewsBytes daily to stay updated on recent topics. Solve mock tests as many as possible to increase your speed. Read NCERT books thoroughly as they provide most of the content required for UPSC.

Techi Tagung Tayo

Techi Tagung Tayo

Asked on 7 September, 2018

Which part of the Newspaper or magazine should I read? And how I should prepare for UPSC from now?

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While reading a newspaper, go through all the sections i.e, National, World, and Sports. Make notes on topics that you think is important and have international prominence. Follow up the stories if it has any development. Read NewsBytes to get news topic-wise and category-wise. It will be easier for you to get the details quickly.

B Adithya

B Adithya

Asked on 7 September, 2018

When will the UPSC job notification be announced?

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There are various exams conducted under UPSC every year. Notifications regarding the vacancy in government jobs and exams are published on the official website of UPSC. One can visit the website frequently to stay updated on all job notifications.

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