Monday, 24 September 2012

UPSC Exam- Civil Services Mains exam 2012-Instructions to the Candidates



CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION, 2012
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES CONTAINED IN THE NOTICE OF THE CONCERNED EXAMINATION PUBLISHED IN THE EMPLOYMENT NEWS AND THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS

1. The admission of the candidate to the Examination is strictly provisional.  Until the candidature is formally confirmed by the Commission it continues to be provisional.    If he/she does not fulfill the eligibility conditions prescribed in the Notice of the Examination, he/she will not be allowed to take the Examination and/or not called for Interview or Personality Test (PT) or recommended for appointment even if he/she has appeared at the Examination/Interview or PT.

2. If any candidate appears at a Centre/Sub-Centre/or in the subject other than the one indicated by the Commission in the Admission Certificate, the paper(s) of such candidate will not be valued and his candidature will be liable to cancellation.

3. The candidate is required to enter the Examination Hall 20 minutes before the prescribed time of the commencement of the Examination.  No candidate shall be admitted to the Examination Hall after TEN minutes of the schedule time of commencement of each paper in each session.

4 (a) The candidate should bring his/her own pen and ink.    He/she should also bring his/her own Mathematical / Engineering drawing instruments, including a flat rule divided on the edges into inches and tens of an inch and into centimetres and millimetres, set squares and drawing board for use, wherever necessary.

Candidates are allowed to bring Scientific (Non‐Programmable type) calculators PROGRAMMABLE TYPE CALCULATORS WILL, HOWEVER, NOT BE ALLOWED AND THE USE OF SUCH CALCULATORS SHALL TANTAMOUNT TO RESORTING TO UNFAIR MEANS BY THE CANDIDATES.  Borrowing or interchanging of calculators in the Examination Hall and use of stencils of maps will also not be permitted

(b) The Union Public Service Commission will supply, where necessary, Logarithmic Table for reference purposes only.

No candidate shall be allowed to use or even to keep with him/her his/her own tables/books/charts/electric slide rules/Logarithmic tables, stencils of maps etc. in the Examination Hall and if he/she does so he/she will be penalized.

(c) Candidates should attempt questions relating to Graph on Graph Sheet to be supplied by the Invigilator on demand only.  Candidates who fail to observe this instruction will be penalized.

(d) THE CANDIDAES SHOULD NOT BRING ANY ARTICLES (OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED ABOVE) SUCH AS BOOKS, NOTES, LOOSE SHEETS ETC. INTO THE EXAMINATION HALL.  

(e) The candidate should read carefully and follow scrupulously the instructions printed on the cover of the Answer Book supplied to him/her in the Examination Hall.  

(f) The candidate must see that every answer book supplied to him/her has Serial
Number on the Cover Page and contains the required number of pages (Main Answer Book 24 pages and the supplementary answer book 8 pages).

In case answer book is unnumbered or short of any leaves, the fact should be brought to the notice of the Invigilator/Supervisor.  

(g) The candidate should not tear out any leaves or any portion from his/her Answer Book.  

(h) The candidate should write on both sides of paper in his/her Answer Book except the back of the front cover page.
(i) The candidate must answer the précis question, if any, only in the special précis- sheet supplied to him/her.  Candidates who fail to observe this instruction will be penalised by deduction of marks, as it deem fit, from the total marks in the paper, otherwise accruing to the candidate in that paper.  

(j) If a candidate uses more than one answer book he/she should state in the front page of the first answer book (Main Answer Book) the total number of answer books used by him/her.

(k) The candidate must sign on each occasion in the prescribed form when he/she receives from, or returns to the Invigilator any reference book supplied to him/her for use in the Examination Hall.

(l) MOBILE PHONES NOT ALLOWED:

Mobile phones, pagers or other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted.    Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations. Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for their safekeeping cannot be assured.  
(m) Candidate should not leave any blank unused space between answers.  If such space is left it must be scored out by the candidates and indications such  as ‘P.T.O.’ or ‘continued’ must be given before returning the answer book.  

5. The candidate must write in his/her own‐hand in ink.    In no circumstances, will a candidate be allowed the help of a scribe to write answer for him/her except for visually   impaired candidates, as laid down under the rules for Civil Services Examination.   Answer must not be written in pencil.    Pencils may, however, be used for maps, mathematical, drawing or rough work.  

6 (i) THE CANDIDATE MUST WRITE HIS/HER ROLL NUMBER (AND NOT HIS/HER NAME)    ON THE SPACE PROVIDED FOR THE PURPOSE ON EVERY ANSWER BOOK WHICH HE USES.

(ii)   ALL THE CORRECTIONS AND CHANGES IN WRITING ROLL NUMBER MUST BE   INITIALLED BY THE CANDIDATES AS WELL AS BY THE INVIGILATOR AND COUNTER SIGNED BY THE SUPERVISOR ALSO.   

(iii)   THE CANDIDATE MUST WRITE HIS/HER ROLL NUMBER ONLY IN THE SPACE ASSIGNED FOR THIS PURPOSE. ON THE FRONT COVER PAGE OF THE MAIN ANSWER BOOK AND THE SLIPS ATTACHED TO SUPPLEMENTARY ANSWER BOOKS, HE/SHE MUST NOT WRITE HIS/HER NAME, ANSWER BOOK SERIAL NUMBER, ADDRESS OR ANY SUCH DETAILS WHICH WILL DISCLOSE HIS/HER IDENTITY ANY WHERE ELSE IN HIS/HER ANSWER BOOK.    SUCH DETAILS MUST NOT BE DISCLOSED EVEN AS PART OF AN ANSWER e.g., ANSWER RELATING TO LETTER WRITING.  IF HE/SHE DOES SO, HE/SHE WILL BE PENALISED.  

(iv)   INSIDE HIS ANSWER BOOK HE MUST NOT WRITE ANY IRRELEVANT MATTER, i.e., ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE ACTUAL ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS SUCH AS AN APPEAL TO THE EXAMINER FOR MARKS, CRITICISM OF QUESTION PAPER ETC.   IF HE DOES SO, HE WILL BE PENALIZED

7. The candidate should place inside his/her Answer Book all loose sheets such as précis-sheets, graphs sheets, drawing sheets, map etc. which may be supplied to him/her for answering questions, whether used or not and fasten them and the additional Answer Book(s) if any, securely.    HE/SHE MUST NOT WRITE HIS/HER ROLL NUMBER OR ANSWER BOOK SERIAL NUMBER ON THESE SHEETS.  

8(a) THE CANDIDATES MUST ATTEMPT QUESTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DIRECTIONS GIVEN IN EACH QUESTION PAPER.    IF THE QUESTIONS ATTEMPTED ARE IN EXCESS OF THE PRESCRIBED NUMBER, ONLY THE QUESTIONS ATTEMPTED FIRST UP TO THE PRESCRIBED NUMBER SHALL BE VALUED AND THE REMAINING IGNORED.  
8(b) Candidates must note that they should answer all parts and sub‐parts of a question continuously in the answer- book.  In other words, candidates must not mix parts/sub-parts of different questions in the sequence of their attempt in the answer book(s).

Candidates leaving blank spaces/pages within the answer books (whether for attempting left‐over parts of a question or otherwise) are advised to ensure that spaces/pages remaining blank are clearly crossed out before the answer books are handed over to the invigilator.”

9. Candidate should write the paper legibly and neatly.  For bad/illegible handwriting, the Commission may deduct, as it deem fit, from the total marks otherwise accruing to the candidate.  

10. Candidate should use only International form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers.  

11. Answers must be written in the medium of examination or as directed on each Question Paper.  Answers written in unauthorised medium will not be evaluated.  

12. Candidate must fill up the particulars in the space provided in the cover page of the Main Answer Book, including the Table printed thereon.  

13. No candidate shall copy from the paper of any other candidate, nor permit his/her own paper to be copied, nor give, nor attempt to give, nor obtain, nor attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description.  NO CANDIDATE SHOULD WRITE ANYTHING ON THE ADMISSION CERTIFICATE OR ON THE TIME TABLE OR ON THE INSTRUCITONS TO CANDIDATE IN THE EXAMINATION HALL OR BEFORE ENTERING THE EXAMINATION HALL.  NO CANDIDATE WILL WRITE ANYTHING ON THE QUESTION PAPER IN THE EXAMINATION HALL.  

14. No candidate shall leave the Examination Hall without prior permission of the
Invigilator/Supervisor for any purpose, whatsoever

15. No candidate shall be permitted to leave the Examination Hall until the full allotted time of the paper has elapsed.   The decision of the Supervisor as to whether the time as indicated above for admission to or leaving the Examination Hall is over or not and regarding expiry of the allotted time shall be final.   

16. Candidate intending to go to the toilet will be escorted by an Invigilator.    In no circumstances should a candidate go to the toilet unescorted.  No candidate shall be allowed to go to the toilet during the last 30 minutes of the examination in each session.  

He/She must not carry any examination material to the toilet.   While going to the
toilet, the candidate must close his/her answer book.   

If a candidate slips away from the toilet he/she will not be allowed to re-enter the
Examination Hall

17. The candidate must not continue to write or revise his/her answer nor should he/she engage himself/herself in conversation with any other candidate after the expiry of the time.  If he/she does so he/she will be penalised.  

18. The candidate must not leave the Examination Hall until specifically permitted by the Supervisor/Invigilator to do so.    On conclusion of the examination, the candidate should hand over the answer book personally to the Invigilator before leaving the Examination Hall.  Candidate who takes away used or unused answer books with him/her is liable to be severely penalized.  

19. The candidate should also note that he/she should not stand or loiter in and around the Examination Hall/Room after being permitted to leave on conclusion of the Examination.  

20. Silence must be observed in the Examination Hall.

21. SMOKING OR TAKING TEA ETC. IN THE EXAMIANTION HALL IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.   LIGHTER MATCH BOXES OR ANY INCENDIARY MATERIAL SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT INSIDE THE EXAMINATION HALL.  

22. The candidate must abide by such further instruction as may be specified on the cover of the Answer Book or any other instruction which may be given by the Supervisor or Invigilator of the Examination.    If the candidate fails to do so or indulges in disorderly or improper conduct, he/she will render himself/herself to expulsion from the examination and /or such other punishment as the Commission may deem fit to impose.  

23. TRAVELLING AND OTHER EXPENSES MUST BE BORNE BY THE CANDIDATE HIMSELF/ HERSELF. THE COMMISSION DO NOT MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR BOARDING AND LODGING OF THE CANDIDATE.  

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