UPSC: CMS – Civil Services Examination Exam Syllabus

  1. The written examination in both the papers will be completely of objective (Multiple choice answer) type. The question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.
    3. Candidates must write the Papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
    4. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or both the papers of the examination.
    5. Penalty for wrong answers : There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
    (i) There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
    (ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
    (iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers. They should, therefore not bring the same inside the Examination Hall.



(B) PERSONALITY TEST – (100 marks) –

Candidates who qualify in the written examination will be called for Interview/Personality Test to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 100 marks.