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The UPSC will conduct the Civil Services (Main) exam from 1st December to 5th December, 2013 for candidates who had successfully qualified the preliminary exam that was conducted in May this year.
The detailed time table of the exams will be available to the qualified candidates along with their e-admit card.
The successful candidates need to fill up an online detailed application form (DAF) anytime between 20 August and 10 September, 2013. The online form is available at www.upscdaf.nic.in
The printed copy of online application form must reach the following address on or befoe 18 September, 2013.
Under Secretary (CSM), Union Public Service Commission,
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,
The envelope containing the application should be super scribed “Application for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013“. Candidatescan also submit their application at the UPSC office in person. The Commission will not be responsible for the applications delivered to any other functionary of the Commission.
Applicants must also make sure that they enclose all relevant enclosures relating to educational qualifications, age, community, physical disability along with their application form.
A fee of Rs. 200 needs to be paid through Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (not postage stamps.) These stamps may be obtained from the post office and affixed on the application form in the space provided therein.
Female candidates and SC/ ST candidates need not pay any fee.
Civil Services Main Exams 2013: UPSC changes rules, no separate answer sheets now
UPSC has changed the exam pattern for the Civil Service (mIan) Exam 2013 drastically that the aspirants will have to write their answers in the question paper within the space provided and no separate answer papers will be given from this year onwards.
A consolidated ‘Question paper and Answer book’ will be given to the aspirants with fixed space for every question and any write-up beyond the space provided would not be evaluated. UPSC has informed the aspirants through a note on the changes being made in the Main examination.
For the first time, the Civil Services Exam will be reverting to its pre-1977 model where the emphasis was more on ethics, integrity and alertness. It changes drastically from the conventional essay type questions to precise and sharp answers within 25, 50, 75 and 150 words.
Since the question-answer book will have to be returned after the examination, the successive exam aspirants will have to face the surprise element and be prepared.
As part of the change, the UPSC has released sample questions of the newly introduced paper on Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for the Civil Services Main Examination on its website: www.upsc.gov.in.
Essentially, the UPSC has taken cue from the American model of civil services recruitment with short and sharp answers with good English-writing skills. But in India, rural candidates may find it difficult to answer the paper the way their urban counterparts would.
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