UPSC exam: candidates carrying mobile to be debarred
Taking along a mobile phone or any other such electronic
gadget, even unintentionally into the examination hall for the UPSC’s Civil
Services preliminary examination, will see the candidate debarred from appearing
for this or any other UPSC examination for ten years.
This time the UPSC is going to implement strictly the ban on
carrying mobiles and other gadgets into the examination hall and punishment will
be severe, Collector V. Sheshadri told reporters on Monday. The UPSC Prelims
examination will be held at 17 centres in the city on May 26 and more than 8,000
candidates have registered for the examination. Counters will be opened at the
examination centres to deposit the gadgets.
UPSC has made some changes this year for the examination.
Instead of two subjects, including an optional for the prelimis, the candidates
have to write only general studies examination which will be held during morning
and afternoon sessions. The examination will be in objective type. The OMR sheet
has to be filled up with a black ball point pen instead of pencil. In mains
examination also there is only one optional subject instead of two in the past
to provide a level playing field.