The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services prelims was held today (October 10, 2021).
The first paper of Union Public Services Commission, UPSC Prelims 2021 ended at 11:30 am today. The duration of the exam was two hours and subjects included in Paper 1, GS (General Studies) were History, Geography, Polity, Economics, Science and Technology, and Current Affairs.
The second paper, CSAT started at 2:30 pm today and will ended at 4:30 pm. The paper comprised of MCQ's consisting of 80 questions in all, from English Reasoning and Mathematics.
It is estimated that some 10 lakh students are appearing for UPSC Prelims this year. The preliminary exam is the first out of three stages of the UPSC exam. The next which is the Mains exam will be held in January 2022. The Mains exam is followed by the Personality Development Test (interview).
The UPSC prelim exam, 2021 is being held in 77 centres across India. The exam was earlier slotted for June 27 this year but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 second wave.
This National level examination is conducted in three stages; the preliminary, the main exam, and the personality test. This year, the UPSC is looking to fill 712 vacancies in IPS, IAS and other civil services.
The guidelines prohibited carrying of any kind of communication device – be it the mobile, pen drive, pager or any Bluetooth accessory – on or switched off. Candidates were even advised not to bring the same to the examination centres.