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Frequently Asked Questions


Q1: If a candidate has applied for the CS (P) Examination but has not appeared at any paper in the CS (P) Examination will it be counted as an attempt?
Ans. No. An attempt is counted only if a candidate has appeared in at least one paper in CS (P) Examination.

Q2: What is the restriction on number of attempts in Commission’s Examinations?
Ans. Number of attempts: General-6, OBC-9, SC/ST- No restriction (upto 37 yrs)

Q3: Is it necessary for a candidate to take the same optional subject in the Main Exam, which he had taken in the Degree Examination?
Ans: Not Necessary, candidates can chose any optional from the given list

list of optional Subjects

Q4: Can a candidate write the Civil Service (Main) Examination in English and take the interview in Hindi or any other Indian language?
Ans.lf a candidate opts an Eighth schedule language for the CS (Main) Examination he will have the option to take the interview in same language or in English.

Q5: In order to be successful in examination an aspirant has to study 16 hrs a day. Is it true?
Ans.It is doubtful whether 16 hrs of intensive study is humanly possible. For success, the Quality of hours is important than Quantity of hours each one of us having a span of attention. The preparation should be tailored accordingly.

Q6: what is the basic Educational qualification needed for IAS Exam?
Ans: Any graduation from UGC recognised University.

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