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Civil Service Examination, 2012

Notification Preliminary Examination - 2012

F. No. 1/4/2011-E.I(B) : Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 20th May, 2012 in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 4th February, 2012.

 

Civil Service Examination, 2012

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2012 on 20/05/2012 for recruitment of various posts of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and certain other Group 'A' and Group 'B' Central Services / Posts.

Eligibility:

  • Age : Not less than 21 years and not more than 30 years as on 01/08/2012. The upper age is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the Notice.
  • Educational Qualification: Degree of a recognised university or an equivalent qualification.
  • Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to the Regulations given in notice.
  • Number of Attempts: The maximum number of attempts permissible to different categories of aspirants, who are otherwise eligible will be as follows:
    • General Category : Four
    • Physical Handicapped : Seven
    • OBC : Seven
    • SC / ST : No Limit
Online Application Submission : Candidates must apply Online also at http://upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php upto 05/03/2012.

Fee: Deposit Rs.50/- (No fee for Female/ SC/ST/PH candidates) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/ Sate Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card.

Candidates can obtain details of the examination, venues of the examination and syllabus etc. athttp://upsc.gov.in/exams/notifications/2012/csp/upsc%20civil%20services%202012.pmd.pdf.

The List of Services Participating in the

Civil Services Examination, 2012

Sl No. Name of the Service Category (IES) for which identified Functional Classification Physical requirements
1. Indian
Administrative  Service
(i) Locomotor  disability BA, OL, OA, BH, MW S, ST,W, SE, H, RWT
(ii) Visual impairment LV
(iii) Hearing impairment PD
2 Indian Foreign  Service (i) Locomotor disability OA, OL, OAL S, ST, W, RW,
C,MF,SE
(ii) Visual impairment LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
3 Indian Revenue Service (Customs &
Central Excise Gr. 'A')
(i) Locomotor  disability OL, OA S, ST,W, BN,L
SE,MF, RW,H,C
(ii) Hearing impairment HH
4 Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Gr. 'A' (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, OAL BL S, W, SE, RW, C
(ii) Visual impairment LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
5 Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Gr. 'A' (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, OAL S, ST,W,BN,
SE,RW,H,C
(ii) Visual impairment LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
6 Indian Defence Accounts Service, Gr. 'A' (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, OAL BL S, ST, W, BN,
SE, RW, C
(ii) Visual impairment LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
7 Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Gr. 'A' (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, OAL BL S,ST,W,SE,
RW,C
(ii) Hearing impairment HH
8 Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Gr. 'A' (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, OAL S,ST,W,BN,RW
SE,H,C
(ii) Visual impairment LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
9 Indian Postal Service, Gr. 'A. (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, OAL  BL S, ST, W, BN,
RW, SE, H, C
(ii) Visual impairment B, LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
10. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Gr. 'A' (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, OAL  BL S,ST,W,SE,
RW,H,C
(ii) Visual impairment LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
11 Indian Railway Accounts Service, Gr. 'A' (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, OAL  BL S,ST,W,SE,
RW,H,C
(ii) Visual impairment LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
12 Indian Railway Personnel Service, Gr. 'A' (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, S,ST,W,BN,
SE,RW,H,C
(ii) Visual impairment B, LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
13 Indian Railway Traffic Service Group 'A' Locomotor 
disability
OA,
OL,
S,ST, W, SE, RW
H, C
14 Indian Defence Estates Service Gr. 'A' (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, S,ST,W,BN,
MF,PP,KC,
SE,RW,H,C
(ii) Visual impairment LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
15 Indian Information Service, Gr. 'A' (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, OAL  BL S,ST,W,SE
RW,H,C
(ii) Visual impairment B, LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
16 Indian Trade Service Gr. ‘A’ (Gr.III) (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, OAL  BL S,ST,W,BN,
MF,SE,RW
H,C
(ii) Visual impairment B, LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
17 Indian Corporate Law Service, Group 'A' (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, BL ST, RW, SE
S,BN,H
(ii) Visual impairment LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
18 Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Gr.'B'
(Section Officers'Grade)
(i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL S,ST,W,BN,
MF, SE, RW,
H,C
(ii) Visual impairment LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH
19 Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands,Lakshadweep,
Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil
Service, Gr. 'B'
(i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL S,ST,W,SE
RW, MF, H,C
(ii) Hearing impairment HH
20 Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Lakshadweep,
Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police
Service, Gr. 'B'
(i) Locomotor  disability OL S,ST,W,BN,
PP, KC, MF
SE, RW, H,C
(ii) Hearing impairment HH
21 Pondicherry Civil Service,( Group B) (i) Locomotor  disability OA, OL, OAL
BL, LV
S,ST,W,SE,
RW,H,C
(ii) Visual impairment LV
(iii) Hearing impairment HH

Centres of Examination - 2012

The Examination will be held at the following Centres:

Table of Examination Centres:

AGARTALA CHENNAI JAIPUR NAGPUR SRINAGAR
AHMEDABAD CUTTACK JAMMU PANAJI (GOA) THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
AIZAWL DEHRADUN JODHPUR PATNA TIRUPATI
ALIGARH DELHI JORHAT PUDUCHERRY UDAIPUR
ALLAHABAD DHARWAD KOCHI PORT BLAIR VISHAKHAPATNAM
AURANGABAD DISPUR KOHIMA RAIPUR
BANGALORE GANGTOK KOLKATA RANCHI
BAREILLY HYDERABAD LUCKNOW SAMBALPUR
BHOPAL IMPHAL MADURAI SHILLONG
CHANDIGARH ITANAGAR MUMBAI SHIMLA

The centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. While every effort will be made to allot the candidates to the centre of their choice for examination, the Commission may, at their discretion allot a different centre to a candidate, when circumstances so warrant. Blind candidates will, however, be required to take the examination at any one of the seven centres viz. Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Dispur and Mumbai. Candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of examination. The candidates should note that no request for change of centre will be granted.

 

Eligibility Conditions

Nationality

For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.

For other services, a candidate must be either :—

  • a citizen of India, or

  • a subject of Nepal, or

  • a subject of Bhutan, or

  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

Age Limits :

(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2012, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1982 and not later than 1st August, 1991.

(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable :

  • upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.

  • upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.

  • upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.

  • upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.

  • upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2012 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2012) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment.  (vi) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2012 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

  • upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped persons.

NOTE :

  • Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of para 3(ii)  (b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, persons domiciled in the State of J & K, blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped etc. will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.

  • The term ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as ex-servicemen  in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.

  • The age concession under para 3(ii) (b) (v) and (vi) will not be admissible to Ex- Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs who are released on own request.

  • Notwithstanding the provision of age-relaxation under para 3 (ii) (b) (vii) above, a physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she (after such physical examination as the Government or appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical  and medical standards for the concerned Services/posts to be allocated to the physically disabled candidates by the Government. SAVE AS PROVIDED ABOVE THE AGE LIMITS PRESCRIBED CAN IN NO CASE BE RELAXED. The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate.  These certificates are required to be submitted only at the time of applying for the Civil Services (Main) Examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted. The expression Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.

NOTE:

  • Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate as on the date of  submission of applications will be accepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

  • Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been claimed by them  and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change will be allowed  subsequently (or at any other examination of the Commission) on any grounds whatsoever.

  • The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in the online Application Form for the Preliminary Examination. If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules. (iii) Minimum Educational Qualifications: The candidate must hold a degree of any of 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 as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or ossess an equivalent qualification.

NOTE I : Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the results as also the  candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Main Examination. The applications for the Main Examination will be called sometime in the month of July/August, 2012.

NOTE II : In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he/ she has passed examination conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to the examination.

NOTE III : Candidates possessing professional and echnical qualifications which are recognised by Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree
would also be eligible for admission to the examination.

NOTE IV : Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided they submit along with their application a copy of certificate from the concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination. In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce at the time of their interview original Degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University/Institution that they had completed all requirements (including completion of internship) for the award of the Degree.

(iv) Number of attempts : Every candidate appearing at the examination  who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted four attempts at the examination. Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible. Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are  otherwise eligible shall be seven. The relaxation
will be available to the candidates  who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates. Provided further that a physically handicapped will get as many attempts as are available to other non-physically handicapped  candidates of his or her community, subject to the condition that a physically handicapped candidate belonging to the General Category shall be eligible for seven attempts. The relaxation will be available to the physically handicapped candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.

NOTE :

  • An attempt at a Preliminary Examination shall be deemed to be an attempt at the Examination.

  • If a candidate actually appears in any  one paper in the Preliminary Examination, he/she shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the Examination.

  • Notwithstanding the disqualification/ cancellation of candidature, the fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination will count as an attempt.

  • Restrictions on applying for the examination : A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination. In case such a candidate is appointed to the IAS/IFS after the Preliminary Examination of Civil Services Examination, 2012 is over and he/she continues to be a member of that service, he/she shall not be  eligible to appear in the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2012 notwithstanding his/her having qualified in the Preliminary Examination, 2012. Also provided that if such a candidate is appointed to IAS/IFS after the commencement of the Civil Services (Main) Examination,  2012 but before the result there of and continues to be a member of that service, he/she shall not be considered for appointment to any service/post on the basis of the result of this examination viz. Civil Services Examination, 2012.

  • Physical Standards : Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Civil Services Examination, 2012 as per guidelines given in Appendix-III of Rules for Examination published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 4th February, 2012.

 

Application Fees

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs.50/- (Rupees Fifty only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

For the applicants in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and a list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission website within two weeks after the last day of submission of online application. These applicants shall also be intimated through e-mail to submit copy of proof of their payment to the Commission at the address mentioned in the e-mail. The applicant shall be required to submit the proof within 10 days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the Commission. In case, no response is received from the
applicants their applications shall be summarily rejected and no further correspondence shall be entertained in this regard. All female candidates and candidates belonging Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ Physically Handicapped categories are exempted from payment of fee. No fee exemption is, however, available to OBC candidates and they are required to pay the prescribed fee in full. Physically disabled persons are e xempted from the payment of fee provided they are otherwise eligible for appointment to the Services/Posts to be filled on the results of this examination on the basis of the standards of medical fitness for these Services/ Posts (including any concessions specifically extended to the physically disabled). A physically disabled candidate claiming fee concession will be required by the Commission to submit along with their Detailed Application Form, a certified copy of the certificate from a Government Hospital/ Medical Board in support of his/her claim for being physically disabled. NB : Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision for fee exemption, a physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she (after such physical examination as the Government or the Appointing Authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services/ Posts to be allocated to physically disabled candidates by the Government.

NOTE:

  • APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THE PRESCRIBED FEE (UNLESS REMISSION OF FEE IS CLAIMED) SHALL BE SUMMARILY REJECTED.
  • Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.
  • If any candidate who took the Civil Services Examination held in 2011 wishes to apply for admission to this examination, he/she must submit his/her application without waiting for the results or an offer of appointment.
  • Candidates admitted to the Main Examination will be required to pay a further fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees Two hundreds only).

 

 

How To Apply

Candidates are required to apply online using the websitehttp://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the
abovementioned website. The applicants are advised to submit only single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

All candidates, whether already in Government Service, Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission. Persons already in Government Service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as workcharged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are however, required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing to their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled.

Note: While filling in his/her Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice of centre for the Examination. If any candidate appears at a centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in his/her Admission Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be evaluated and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation.

 

Syllabus

Preliminary Examination Paper - I

The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

Paper I - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development -Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialisation
  • General Science.

Note 1 : Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper- II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

Note 2 : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/ she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.

 

 

Preliminary Examination Paper- II

Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problemsolving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

Note 1 : Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper- II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

Note 2 : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/ she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.

 

 

Instructions to the Candidates For Filling Online Applications

Candidates must apply Online using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.inSalient features of the system of Online Application Form are given hereunder :

  • Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.

  • Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions available in the above mentioned site through drop down menus.

  • The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) either by remitting the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using any Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

  • Before start filling up on Online Application, a candidate must have his photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.

  • The Online applications (Part I and II) can be filled from 4th February 2012 to 5th March, 2012 till 11.59 p.m. after which link will be disabled.

  • Applicants should avoid submitting multiple applications. However, if due to any unavoidable circumstances any applicant submits multiple applications then he must ensure that the applications with higher RID is complete in all respects.

  • In case of multiple applications, the applications with higher RID shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

  • Candidates are strongly advised to apply well in time without waiting for  last date for submission of online application.



Special Instructions To Candidates For Objective Type Tests

Articles permitted inside Examination Hall  Clip board or hard board (on which nothing is written), a good quality H.B. pencil for making responses on the Answer Sheet, eraser, pencil sharpener and a pen containing blue or black ink. Answer Sheet and sheet for rough work will be supplied by the Invigilator.

Articles not permitted inside Examination Hall  Do not bring into the Examination Hall any article other than those specified above, e.g., books, notes, loose sheets, electronic or any other type of calculators, mathematical and drawing instruments, Log Tables, stencils of maps, slide rules, Test Booklets and rough sheets pertaining to earlier session(s), etc. Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions should entail disciplinary action including ban from future examination. Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones /pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping cannot be assured.

PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS THERE WILL BE PENALTY (NEGATIVE MARKING) FOR WRONG ANSWERS MARKED BY A CANDIDATE IN THE OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION PAPERS EXCEPT SOME OF THE QUESTIONS WHERE THE NEGATIVE MARKING WILL BE IN BUILT IN THE FORM OF DIFFERENT MARKS BEING AWARDED TO MOST APPROPRIATE AND NOT SO APPROPRIATE ANSWER FOR SUCH QUESTIONS.

  • There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

  • If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.

  • If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Unfair means strictly prohibited No candidates shall copy from the papers of any other candidate nor permit his papers to be copied nor give nor attempt to give nor obtain nor attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description.

Conduct in Examination Hall  No candidates should misbehave in any manner or create disorderly scene in the Examination Hall or harass the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination. Any such misconduct will be severely penalised.

Answer Sheet particulars

  • Write in ink or ball point pen your Centre and subject followed by test booklet series (in bracket), subject code and roll number at the appropriate space
    provided on the answer sheet at the top. Also encode (in pencil) your booklet series (A, B, C or D, as the case may be), subject code and roll number in the
    circles provided for the purpose in the answer sheet. The guidelines for writing the above particulars and for encoding the above particulars are given in Annexure. In case the booklet series is not printed on the test booklet or answer sheet is un-numbered, please report immediately to the Invigilator and get the test booklet/answer sheet replaced.

  • All corrections and changes in writing the roll number must be initialed by the candidates as well as by the Invigilator and countersigned by the Supervisor.

  • Immediately after commencement of the examination please check that the test booklet supplied to you does not have any unprinted or torn or missing
    pages or items etc. If so, get it replaced by a complete test booklet of the same series and subject.

Do not write your name or anything other than the specific items of information asked for, on the answer sheet/test booklet/sheet for rough work.

Do not fold or mutilate or damage or put any extraneous marking in the Answer Sheet. Do not write anything on the reverse of the answer sheet.

Use HB pencil to mark answer Since the answer sheets will be evaluated on computerised machines, candidates should exercise due care in handling and feeling up the answer sheets. They should use HB pencil only to darken the circles. For writing in boxes, they should use blue or black pen. Since the entries made by the
candidates by darkening the circles will be taken into account while evaluating the answer sheets on computerised machines, they should make these entries very carefully.

Method of marking answers In the “Objective Type” of examination, you do not write the answers. For each question (hereinafter referred to as “Item”) several suggested answers (hereinafter referred to as “Responses”) are given. You have to choose one response to each item. The question paper will be in the Form of Test Booklet. The booklet will contain item bearing numbers 1, 2, 3 ............ etc. Under each item, Responses marked (a), (b), (c), (d) will be given. Your task will be to choose the correct response. If you think there is more than one correct response, then choose what you consider the best response. In any case, for each item you are to select only one response. If you select more than one response, your response will be considered wrong. In the Answer Sheet, Serial Nos. from 1 to 160 are printed. Against each numbers, there are circles marked (a), (b), (c) and (d). After you have read each item in the Test Booklet and decided which one of the given responses is correct or the best, you have to mark your response by completely blackening with pencil to indicate your response. Ink should not be used for blackening the circle on the Answer Sheet. For example, if the correct answer to item 1 is (b), then the circle containing the letter (b) is to be completely blackened with pencil as shown below :- Example : (a) (c) (d) To change a wrong marking, erase it completely and re-mark the new choice.

Signature on Attendance List You are required to write the serial number of the Answer Sheet and Test Booklet. You are also required to darken the Test Booklet Series issued to you and darken the Answer Sheet Serial No. supplied to you on the Attendance List and to sign in appropriate column against your name. Any change or correction in these particulars should be authenticated by the candidate by putting his signatures.

Please read and abide by the instructions on the cover of Test Booklet. If any candidate indulges in disorderly or improper conduct, he will render himself
liable for disciplinary action and/or imposition of a penalty as the Commission may deem fit.


 

 

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