UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam to begin soon; Check shift details and guidelines

UPSC will conduct the UPSC IAS prelims 2021 exam today across the country.. Check UPSC IAS exam day schedule and important guidelines here.

UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam to begin soon; Check shift details and guidelines
Ujjwal Kirti | Oct 10, 2021 - 7:52 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the UPSC IAS prelims exam 2021 in offline mode at various exam centres of UPSC IAS 2021 across the country. The UPSC IAS 2021 exam will be conducted in two shifts. The first shift of UPSC IAS 2021 exam will be from 9:30 AM whereas the second shift will start from 2:30 PM. Candidates must bring the UPSC IAS admit card 2021 along with valid photo id proof.

Candidates must keep in mind that the gates will be closed 10 minutes before the commencement of UPSC IAS prelims exam 2021. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after the closure of entry. Students must read and adhere to UPSC IAS 2021 exam instructions to avoid any hassle during the exam.

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UPSC IAS 2021 exam date

UPSC IAS exam events

Important Dates

UPSC IAS admit card 2021 release date

September 16, 2021

UPSC IAS prelims exam 2021

October 10, 2021

UPSC IAS prelims exam timing

Shift

Shift Timing

Shift 1

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Shift 2

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

UPSC IAS prelims exam pattern 2021

Paper

Type

No. of questions

UPSC Total Marks

Duration

Negative marks

General Studies I

Objective

100

200

2 hours

Yes

General Studies II (CSAT)

Objective

80

200

2 hours

Yes

Total UPSC marks for Prelims

400 (where GS Paper II is qualifying in nature with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%)

UPSC IAS 2021: Important points to remember

  • Candidates are not allowed to take off their face mask during the UPSC IAS exam in the exam hall.

  • Students must carry a personal hand sanitizer, transparent water bottle and stationary as it won’t be provided by exam centre authorities..

  • Students must use the safe mode of transportation and reach the exam centre at least 60 minutes before the time mentioned on the UPSC IAS admit card as the gates will be closed at 9:20 AM for shift 1 and 2:20 PM for shift 2.

Note: Carrying any kind of electronic devices, gadgets or extra paper to the examination hall will lead to disqualification and strict action will be taken.


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