UPSC civil services prelims 2020 live: Second session of exam over

UPSC civil services prelims 2020: The Union Public Service Commission is conducting the civil services preliminary examination 2020 on Sunday, October 4, at various centres across the country.The second session of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 is over. The first session was held from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Around 10.58 lakh candidates have registered for the UPSC civil services examination (CSE) prelims this year. Candidates who qualify the UPSC Civil Services Prelims will be shortlisted for the main exam which is scheduled to be conducted in January 2021. The UPSC prelims examination is being conducted at 72 centres and 2,500 sub-centres, amidst Covid-19 precautionary measures.Follow UPSC civil services prelims 2020 exam analysis, students’ reactions, expected cut-off live updates:

UPSC civil services prelims 2020.(PTI file)
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Updated on Oct 04, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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06:54 PM IST

UPSC civil services prelims 2020: Teacher’s reaction from Bhopal

A private coaching institute teacher A S Jadon said the questions related to history and economy were found tough by candidates but overall paper was moderate one. “We are expecting cutoff between 90-95 this year,” he added.

06:20 PM IST

UPSC civil services prelims 2020: Candidate’s reaction from Bhopal

A resident of Bhopal Komal Sharma said the paper was a bit tough especially economy section. “I didn’t see much change in the pattern but the questions related to economy were tricky one,” said Sharma.

05:55 PM IST

UPSC civil services prelims 2020: Why cut-off is expected to remain low

Amid many ups and downs around COVID 19 Pandemic, finally UPSC conducted its UPSC Prelims 2020 on October 4th 2020 (Sunday). As this time gap between Mains and Prelims is very less, a fine idea about expected marks in prelims is going to be nucleus of preparation strategy. Aspirants being sure about their selection based on expected marks can prepare for Mains without much doubt. But students who find themselves on boundary line of expected cut off would be under pressure while preparing. Read more

05:47 PM IST

UPSC civil services prelims 2020: 44% attendance recorded in Ranchi

Call it a fear of Covid-19 or other reasons; merely 44% aspirants appeared for the civil services preliminary examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which was held at 61 centres spread across Ranchi.

The examination was conducted with all Covid precautions and it passed off peacefully, officials said. Around 27,900 candidates have registered for the UPSC civil services examination this year from Jharkhand and bordering areas of West Bengal and Bihar. Read more

04:30 PM IST

UPSC civil services prelims 2020: Second session Exam Over

The second session of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 is over.

04:27 PM IST

UPSC civil services prelims 2020: Detailed section-wise analysis and expected cut-off

Union Public Service Commission conducted civil services prelims Examination 2020 on Sunday, October 4. In prelims there are two papers: Paper 1(General Studies) and Paper 2(CSAT). Paper 2 is only qualifying in nature and thus paper 1 is very important to reach cut-off marks. Cut-off i.e minimum marks required to qualify prelims varies each year. For General Category Candidates cut-off was 98 in UPSC Prelims 2019, 98 in UPSC Prelims 2018, and 105.34 in UPSC Prelims 2017. This variation in cut-off marks is due to the dynamic nature of the paper.

This year’s cut-off is expected to remain almost near to the last year as the question paper was unconventional. Even current affairs questions demanded conceptual clarity to solve them. Read more

03:53 PM IST

UPSC civil services prelims 2020: Candidates reach centres for exams, say ‘mature enough to follow precautions’

Hundreds of candidates arrived at an examination centre to write Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

“I used public transport to reach the centre. It was not safe, but what can I do? I had to appear for the exam,” a candidate, said.

“I think everyone appearing for the UPSC exam today is well aware of the health risks and we’re mature enough to follow health precautions prescribed by the authorities,” added another candidate. Read more

03:17 PM IST

UPSC civil services prelims 2020: What to carry inside the examination hall

Candidates are allowed to carry following things inside the examination hall:

Mask

Hand sanitizer

Water bottle

Photo ID

Black ball point pen

Admit Card

Simple wrist watch

03:08 PM IST

UPSC civil services prelims 2020: Important instructions for candidates

Candidates without mask/ face cover will not be allowed entry into the venue.

Candidates are also advised to bring Black Ball Point Pen as the candidates shall be required to fill the OMR answer sheets and attendance list with Black Ball Point Pen only.

Candidates have to follow COVID 19 norms of ‘social distancing’ as well as ‘personal hygiene’ inside the Examination Halls/Rooms. Read more

03:00 PM IST

UPSC civil services prelims 2020: Second session began at 2:30 pm

The second session of the UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 began at 2.30 pm. The first session was conducted from 9.30 am to 11.30 am.

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