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CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION - GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS (PRELIMINARY AND MAIN EXAMINATION)

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

NOTE:

  • Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances, will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them.
  • However, blind candidates will be allowed to write the examination with the help of a scribe.
  • If a candidate's handwriting is not easily legible, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him.
  • Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.
  • Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in all subjects of the examination.
  • In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.
  • Candidates should use only international form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers.
  • The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
 
 

ARTICLES BANNED INSIDE THE EXAMINATION HALL


  1. Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets), i.e. for the Preliminary examination. They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
  2. Candidates will be allowed the use of Scientific (Non-Programmable type) Calculators at the conventional (Essay) type examination of UPSC, i.e. for the Main Examinmation.
  3. Programmable type calculators will however not be allowed and the use of such calculators shall amount to resorting to unfair means by the candidates.
  4. Loaning or interchanging of calculators in the Examination Hall is not permitted.
  5. 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 examinations.
  6. 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. The Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.

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.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BLIND CANDIDATES / SCRIBES


  • Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances, will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them. However, blind candidates will be allowed to write the examination with the help of a scribe.
  • An extra time of twenty minutes per hour shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment) in the Civil Services (Main) Examination only. However, no scribe shall be permitted to such candidates.
  • The eligibility conditions of a scribe, his/her conduct inside the examination hall and the manner in which and extent to which he/she can help the blind candidate in writing the Civil Services Examination shall be governed by the instructions issued by the UPSC in this regard.
  • Violation of all or any of the said instructions shall entail the cancellation of the candidature of the blind candidate in addition to any other action that the UPSC may take against the scribe.
  • For purpose of these rules, the candidate shall be deemed to be a blind candidate if the percentage of visual impairment is 40% or more.
  • For availing of the concession admissible to a blind candidate, the candidate concerned shall produce a certificate in the prescribed proforma from a Medical Board constituted by the Central / State Governments alongwith his application for the Main Examination.
  • The concession admissible to blind candidates shall not be admissible to those suffering from Myopia.

 

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