(News) This time the UPSC is going to implement strictly the ban on carrying mobiles and other gadgets into the examination hall

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.

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Courtesy: The Hindu


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