IAS Prelims 2015 : Final hour UPSC instructions to CS
appearing for civil services preliminary examination have been asked by the UPSC
not to bring mobile phones, IT gadgets and valuable items with them.
“Mobile phones, calculators, IT gadgets and any other
communication device such as bluetooth etc. are not allowed inside the premises
where the examination is being conducted. Any infringements of these
instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future
examinations,” the Union Public Service Commission has said.
Candidates are advised not to bring any valuables or costly
items and bags to the examination halls, as safe keeping of the same cannot be
assured. The Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard, it
The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC
annually in three stages–preliminary, main and interview –to select candidates
for prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service
(IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.
The civil services preliminary exam, 2015 is scheduled to be held on August
It will be held in two sessions and each session will have
two hours plus twenty minutes per hour (total forty minutes) extra time for
visually impaired candidates (visual impairment 40 per cent or more) and the
candidates with locomotor disability with cerebral palsy (suffering from
dominant writing) extremity with minimum 40 per cent impairment only.
“Such candidates will accordingly be allowed two hours and forty minutes to
answer in each session,” it said.
Courtesy: The Financial Express