Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) As per Decision taken by the Government of India Certain Amendments has been made wide an Extra – Ordinary Gazette Notification No.202 dated 16/08/2014. in the Rules of Civil Services Examination 2014 notified earlier on 31/05/2014.
The Candidates appearing in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014 to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 24/08/2014 (Sunday) may please note the following changes made n the Scheme of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014 as per above mentioned amendments made by the Government.
- Both Paper – I and Paper – II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014 to be conducted on 24/08/2014 will be of two hours duration each.
- The Questions on English Language Comprehension skills (of Class X level) Contained in each set of Test Booklets of Paper – I are not be attempted as these Questions shall not be evaluated for gradation or merit. The Candidates are therefore, advised not to attempt questions on English Language Comprehension skills for which Hindi Translation has not been given in the respective Test Booklets of Paper – II.
- The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014 , Shall thus comprise of two compulsory papers of which paper – I will be of 200 marks and Paper – II will be of 200 Marks minus the maximum marks allocated to the questions on English Language comprehension skills.
- Final Marks for qualifying the candidates for the Civil Services (Main) written Examination will be drawn by using the aggregate marks obtained in Paper-I out of 200 Marks and Marks obtained in Paper-II out of 200 Marks minus minus the maximum marks allocated to the questions on English language comprehension skills (i.e. those questions in Paper-II for which Hindi Translation has not been Given).