10-01-2014, 02:35 PM
UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination Result 2014 is expected by the mid of October 2014 tallying the date of publication of results for the years before.
Popularly considered as one of the toughest competitive examination, the Civil Services Examination conducted for recruitments at higher administrative posts, was held on May 26, 2013 and the results were declared on August 02.
This year, the examination was conducted on August 24 after much protest over the C-SAT pattern which went on to get scrapped.
No official date has been announced by the examination authorities so far though as per the officials they will arrive soon putting an end to the wait of 4.5 lakh candidates who appeared for the examination this year.
The results are to be declared on http://www.upsc.gov.in
The main exams will be held in December 2014, said the notification.
The civil services preliminary examination consisted of two papers of 200 marks each. The paper consisted of objective-type multiple-choice questions, which were to be completed in two hours each i.e. Paper I: General Studies, Paper II: General Aptitude. Negative marking is applicable in the exam.
A total of 9,44,926 candidates had applied for the examination but only 6,80,455 downloaded the admit cards. Out of almost seven lakh candidates, 4.5 lakh came for the test held at 2,137 centres in 59 cities. In the year 2013, the UPSC civil services preliminary saw 3,24,101 candidates.
The final merits for qualifying the candidates for the civil services (mains) written examination will be drawn by using the aggregate marks obtained in Paper-I out of 200 marks and marks obtained in Paper-II out of 200 marks minus the maximum marks allocated to the questions on English language comprehension skills (i.e. those questions in Paper-II for which Hindi translation has not been given).