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Is UPSC Mains MCQ type?
No, the UPSC Mains does not consist of MCQs. UPSC Mains is a subjective type paper where detailed and comprehensive answers are expected.
Do UPSC toppers attempt all questions in mains?
The candidates have to try to attempt all the questions to gain maximum marks in the Mains Exam. It is generally said that there are high chances to clear this stage for the candidate who has attempted the maximum number of questions, rather than candidates who couldn’t complete the paper on time.
Is UPSC objective or descriptive?
The IAS Prelims Exam paper consists of two papers that are objective-type MCQ-based as opposed to UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam. The UPSC Mains Exam is a descriptive exam consisting of nine papers.
How is UPSC mains exam conducted?
UPSC Mains comprises 9 subjective papers including one essay paper, four GS papers, two optional papers and two language papers. The entire process is carried out on five days with two papers conducted per day.
Is there Math in UPSC mains?
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Mains Exam comprises Mathematics as one of the Optional Subjects with 2 papers (Paper I and Paper II). The Maths Optional for CSE 2023 remains the same as was in 2021.
Do IAS mains questions repeat?
Yes! UPSC papers have repetitions of questions from previous year’s papers, but only for certain topics.
Does handwriting matter in UPSC mains?
To clear the UPSC civil services exam, you must practice writing answers and when you do this, you should practise for good handwriting as well. It will definitely help you in scoring good marks in the mains exam. If you already have clear handwriting, don’t bother too much about not having ‘beautiful’ writing.
Is tattoo allowed in IAS?
Wearing a tattoo doesn’t restrict you to appear for UPSC civil services. 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.
Is UPSC mains easy or tough?
If you look at the success rate in the IAS exam, you will understand why it is considered one of the toughest exams in India and some say, the world. Every year, lakhs of people take the IAS prelims exam. Out of this, only about 25% clear it and move onto the IAS mains.
How long is 150 words answer UPSC?
A general thumb rule which can be helpful in the exam hall is that if the question has a 150-word limit, then the answer should be written within 1 and a half A4 pages. If it’s 250, then write the answer not going beyond 2.5 A4 pages.