UPSC to conduct IAS prelims exam tomorrow amid tight security cover

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the IAS prelims written exam tomorrow on August 7 amid tight security cover.

Every year UPSC conducts exam for Civil Services post such as IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc. This year too UPSC is ready to recruit young officers for the country. This examination is supposed to be one of the toughest exams of India. Well, it should be as it imparts an integral value to the society.

This year, around 11.37 lakh candidates had applied for the exam. This is a huge number when it comes to the availability of seats which is 1,079 as per the notification.


The written exam is divided into two stages – Prelims and Mains. In stage I i.e. prelims, candidates are checked on basic aptitude and language skills. There is also a general awareness section in Prelims. This is qualifying paper, candidates need to just cross the cut-off to appear for the next stage of the exam. The marks of prelims would not be considered for final selection of the candidate.

The next stage is the Mains which is considered is a lot tougher than Prelims. This stage is the deciding factor of the different posts for the candidates. However, there is also an interview round after the Mains exam for students who clears the Mains exam.

This year the Prelims is scheduled on August 7 and the Mains is likely to be held in December. However, the exact date of Mains exam would be released after the result of the Prelims paper.

UPSC is all set to conduct every stage of the exam like every year. Now, it is time for candidates to gear up the preparation level. A candidate needs to very careful about the preparation because every stage of this UPSC exam is important, more or less.

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