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Civil Service Examination Details

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The Civil Services Examination is conducted in two successive stages viz. the Preliminary Examination and the Main Examination. The Preliminary Examination consists of two objective type papers and is meant for initial screening only. Only those candidates who qualify at the Preliminary Examination are eligible for admission to the Main Examination. The Preliminary examination is objective type and the Main Examination consists of written examination of conventional type papers and an Interview.

As per the latest data available from the UPSC, In the year 2010, Out of 5,47,698 candidates who had applied for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2010, 5,16,606 were found eligible for appearing in the examination. However, 2,69,036 candidates appeared in this examination held on May 23, 2010. On the basis of results of this examination, 12,493 (4.6%) candidates were declared qualified for taking the Main Examination. Community-wise and gender-wise details of these candidates are given in the Table

Candidates applied for Civil Service Preliminary Exam : 5,47,698

Candidates Eligible for Civil Service Preliminary Exam : 5,16,606

Candidates Appeared for Civil Service Preliminary Exam : 2,69,036

Candidates Qualified for Main Examination : 12,493 (4.6%)

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