UPSC Prelims 2018: Exam concludes; cut-off likely to be lower
New Delhi: Civil Services Preliminary Examinations were conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in the country on Sunday with over three lakh students appearing in it.
Many aspirants found the preliminary examination this year tougher than the previous year. It was also the first time when the candidates had to totally depend on e-Admit cards.
The commission gave extra time of 20 minutes to the handicapped candidates.
It is to be mentioned that the commission conducts the UPSC exams in three stages namely, Preliminary, Mains and Interview, through which the officers of Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Foreign Services (IFS) and Indian Police Services (IPS) are selected.
The results of the examination will be announced either in late July or early August this year.
The cut-off is expected to be slightly lower than the previous year keeping in view the difficulty of the examination. Last year, the cut off for the general category was 105.3 for the UPSC Preliminary examination.