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Is there optional subject in prelims?
Some of the optional subjects like History, Political Science & International Relations, Sociology, Geography, Economics, Public Administration, etc have syllabuses that overlap with the General Studies syllabus in both Prelims and Mains.
Is wallet allowed in UPSC Prelims?
You have the e-admit card, ID proof, black ball point pen, wallet with enough money ready.
Who are exempted from fee in UPSC?
Answer – For all the Examinations conducted by the Commission, Female candidates, Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories are exempted from payment of Examination Fee.
Are UPSC exams free?
You can attend the test anytime once it is launched. UPSC 2021 aspirants will get a total of 18 free full length UPSC Mock tests.
What is the lowest score in UPSC Prelims?
Prelims 87.54 out of 200 (43.77%) Mains 745 out of 1750 (42.57%) Interview 953 out of 2025 (47.06%)
Is clearing prelims easy?
Only 2 out of 100 candidates who sit for Prelims, clear the cut-off score. Yes, the ‘Prelims Hurdle’ is more difficult to cross than Mains. We have seen many bright candidates lose out in UPSC Prelims due to their over-focus on the UPSC Mains stage.
Can I clear prelims without coaching?
Yes, one can clear the IAS exam without coaching. But may not be ‘everyone’. It depends on his/her efficiency in self-study. If you are good at self-study, you can clear UPSC CSE without any classroom coaching.
Can I wear jeans in UPSC interview?
Avoid expensive and flashy jewellery. Don’t go in party wear or casual wear like jeans and T-shirts. Avoid perfumes which are very strong.
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.
Can you have tattoo in IAS?
IAS aspirants and civil service aspirants can definitely have a tattoo on their body parts except for the face, finger, forearm, and other parts, which are generally visible. As soon as you enter the civil services you will be governed by central civil services rules.