Union Public Service Commission on Sunday, October 4 began the Civil Services Examination 2020 (Prelims) at 9:30 am. The CSE Prelims or IAS Exam 2020 is being conducted in nearly 72 cities across the country.
Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) has started conducting the Civil Services Exam 2020 (Prelims) on scheduled October 4, 2020. Commission after getting the nod from Supreme Court, is conducting CSE 2020 Prelims exam in OMR based format consisting of two paper i.e GS Paper 1 and GS Paper 2. The exam is being held following the social-distancing and guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs.
Wearing of mask/ face cover has been made mandatory for all candidates. Candidates without mask/ face cover were not be allowed entry into the UPSC Civil Service prelims exam Venue. Candidates are also directed to to follow COVID 19 norms of 'social distancing' as well as 'personal hygiene' inside the Examination Halls/ Rooms as well as in the premises of the Venue. Here is a report prepared from outside the UPSC Civil Services examination centres from different cities.
UPS CSE Marking Scheme: There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in both the question papers of the Examination. Answers other than those made by Black Ball Point Pen will not be evaluated.
UPSC CSE GS Paper 1 concludes at 1230 Hours
Paper 1 of UPSC Civil Services examination 2020 Prelims has been successfully conducted across the allotted exam centres. The 3 hour long paper started at 930 hours has been concluded at 1230 hours.
UPSC Civil Services GS Paper 1 Exam to conclude at 1230 Hours
UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examinaton 2020 1st Paper (General Studies) to conclude at 12:30 Hours.
UPSC CSE Prelims 2020 Exam
UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020 Paper 1 began at 9:30 AM. Candidates were advised to enter the Examination Venue well in time for frisking. Entry into the Examination Venue closed 10 minutes before the schedule commencement of the Examination i.e. 09:20 AM for the Forenoon Session.
Report from Exam Centre in Delhi:
Delhi: Candidates arrive at an examination centre to write UPSC CSE preliminary examination 2020 amid COVID19 pandemic outbreak. A candidate, says, "I used public transport to reach the centre. It was not safe, but what can I do? I had to appear in the exam."
Students appearing for UPSC Exam in Telangana
Telangana: Candidates arrive at an examination centre in Hyderabad to write UPSC civil services preliminary examination, 2020 scheduled on October 4. Jaswant Kumar, a candidate, says, "This is a very unprecedented situation. Pandemic is nowhere to end in near future, so it is better to conduct exams."
Telangana: Candidates arrive at an examination centre in Hyderabad to write UPSC civil services preliminary examination, 2020.
Jaswant Kumar, a candidate, says, "This is a very unprecedented situation. Pandemic is nowhere to end in near future, so it is better to conduct exams." pic.twitter.com/6HvB6Vy754