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What is the Preliminary Test?

Pioneers in UPSC Exam preparation

Q 2.- What is the Preliminary Test?

Ans.- Stage 1 – Preliminary Test – consists of objective questions with penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers. (This year the Prelim exam would be held on 18th June 2017 and in 2018 it is to be held on 3rd June)

Paper 1 – General Studies (200 marks) 2 hours

Paper 2 – CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) (200 marks) 2 hours (This will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%)

There is a cut-off in the Preliminary Test which varies every year and is decided by the UPSC.