# How Upsc Calculate Rank When Same Marks?

## How ranks are calculated in UPSC?

Marks, thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination, (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various services and posts keeping in view their Ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the services and posts.

## Does UPSC normalize marks?

So, the UPSC normalizes the marks obtained by a candidate in this subject to bring parity with students who take history or other ‘less scoring’ subjects. So, if you get an actual score of 450 out of 500, the marks you are awarded would be quite less than 450.

## Do questions get repeated in UPSC?

Yes! UPSC papers have repetitions of questions from previous year’s papers, but only for certain topics.

## How is UPSC test accuracy calculated?

Suppose there are 12 such questions marked ‘X’ where you have eliminated only 1 option. So probability of marking correct answer is 4 out of 12. So you will get 4 x 2 = 8 marks for correct answers but 8 x (-0.66) = (-5.28) marks for incorrect ones.

## What happens if two candidates get same marks in UPSC?

Case 1 – If two candidates score equal aggregate marks in the Civil Services Examination, the Commission resolves the tie by allotting a higher rank to that candidate who secures more marks in compulsory papers, and IAS Interview put together.

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## What happens if two candidates have same marks in UPSC?

The marks obtained in the preliminary examination is not considered for the final ranking in Civil Services exam. Candidates securing more marks in the compulsory or common papers and the personality test, put together, will be ranked higher if two or more candidates have secured the same overall marks.

## What is 7 5 3 rule in UPSC?

SEVEN – Candidates’ should aim to answer questions within 7 minutes per question. FIVE – Write 5 points in their answers related to the keyword. It would be better to break down the answer into bulleted points. THREE – Elaborate each point in 3 dimensions as per the requirements listed in the question.

## Which optional is most scoring in UPSC?

Based on the general trend, the subjects which have the potential to help you score about 330 marks in optional exams (with your immense dedication, ofcourse) are Mathematics, Anthropology, Sociology, any Literature, Public Administration and Geography.

## What is the lowest score in UPSC?

There is no minimum mark in the UPSC interview. Mostly, the marks awarded for the interview ranges from 40% to 80%.

## Is 1 year sufficient for IAS preparation?

One year is more than sufficient for IAS preparation. One does not need to join coaching for the IAS exam if one prepares well with the right guidance and UPSC exam strategy.