Tuesday, May 20, 2008

IAS Exams Held at 4 Centers in Puducherry on May 18, 2008

On May 18th Sunday, 989 candidates wrote Civil Service Examination in Puducherry at four centers: Vivekananda Higher Secondary School (Sellaperumalpet), Bharathidasan Government College for Women (Muthialpet), Women’s Polytechnic (Lawspet)., and Vallalar Government Girls Higher Secondary School (Lawspet).

"The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) of India conducts the IAS exam. The three-step process is: Preliminary Exam (Prelims), Main Exam (Mains), and Interview.

The Prelims are composed of two tests of two hours each. The General Studies (GS) test contains 150 objective, multiple-choice questions. It primarily covers six topics: the constitution of India, history, geography, economics, science, and current affairs. The second test is on a subject chosen, from among the 23 subjects, by the candidate. This objective, multiple-choice test contains 120 questions. The GS and second test are worth 150 and 300 points, respectively."

Out of 1676 applicants only 989 candidates appeared for the exam who wrote in 2 sessions (Morning and Afternoon). For the convenience of the other state and outskirts candidates, Enquire Center was arranged near Puducherry New Bus stand and also special free bus service is also made available between 6.00 a.m to 9.00 a.m. With the administration of Collector Davanithidas, Indian Admisntaration Service exams held successfully in Puducherry.

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