UPSC IAS (Mains) to begin on December 18: Sample Papers
The exam shall be held at 23 centres across the nation.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), formed on October 1,1926, will be conducting the Civil Services Examination (IAS) Mains from December 18 to December 23. The exam shall be held at 23 centres across the nation.
The candidates who are sitting for the exam this year should note that there is not much time left for the exam and all they should do now is solve the mock test papers. The candidates should be thorough with their syllabus and should concentrate on solving as many sample papers and practice papers as possible.
Here's the link to the set of sample papers provided by Chanakya IAS Academy that can be solved by the candidates to get hold off the actual exam: http://media2.intoday.in/learntoday/images/2015/Sample_papersa_Mains.pdf
The e-admit cards for aspirants have been published on the official website and can be downloaded from there. According to the official notification, no paper admit cards/call letters will be sent to the aspirants. The print out of the downloaded hall ticket should be carried by the candidates to the exam hall, failing which they will not be allowed to sit for the test. . In case the photograph is not visible or available on the e-Admit Cards, the candidates are advised to carry identical photograph for each session along with proof of identity such as valid Identity Card, Aadhar Card, Voter Identity Card, Driving License, Passport etc. to the venue of the examination.
In case of any discrepancy, the candidate may contact UPSC Facilitation Counter in person or on Tel. Nos. 23381125, 23098543 and 23385271.
The exam is held for short listing the candidates as officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Forest Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Statistical Services (ISS), etc.
The final selection of the candidates is based on three rounds: preliminary exam, written exam and an interview round. The preliminary exam was conducted in August, this year, wherein over 4.5 lakh candidates appeared for the exam. After the declaration of result on October 12, it was seen that around 15,000 candidates had qualified for the next level.