What are the optional subjects in UPSC Mains Exam?

These are two papers of any one optional subject that the candidate may choose from amongst the list of Optional Subjects given by UPSC The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ …

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What is the latest syllabus of UPSC Mains Exam?

The Main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio‐ economic goals, objectives …

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What is the latest syllabus of UPSC Prelims Exam?

At the Preliminary Examination stage, there will be two objective-type question papers common for all the candidates. This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only and the marks obtained by the successful candidates (who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination) will not be counted for determining their final order …

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Can a candidate who has completed education from open school/university apply for CSE?

Yes, a candidate holding a degree from an Open University is also eligible to appear for CSE exam. He must hold a degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed …

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Whether the relaxation on number of attempts and reservation applicable to all candidates included in the Central List of OBC’s?

Candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC), Creamy layer category (‘Creamy layer’ is defined by the income limit beyond which OBC category candidate is not eligible for quotas) are not eligible for any type of reservation benefits. Right now, the Creamy Layer bar stands at earnings of over rupees 6 lakhs annually. More details about …

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What precautions must be taken by candidates for claiming community reservation or reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)?

Candidates seeking reservation/ relaxation benefits available for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes/Economically Weaker Sections/Persons with Benchmark Disabilities/Ex-servicemen must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation/ relaxation in accordance with the eligibility prescribed in the Examination Rules/Notice. They should also be in possession of all the requisite certificates in the prescribed format in support …

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What are the relaxations available for reserved categories, physically handicapped, etc?

UPSC have given relaxation for reserved categories in following aspects:- Number of Attempts: Number of attempts for General Category candidates are 06; for OBC category and PwBD 09 and candidate belonging to SC/ST category have no restriction on number of attempts. Age Limit: Age Limit for General Category is 32 years, for OBC category 35 …

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