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  • Negative Marking in UPSC Prelims Exam
    Mar 19, 2020 / By Shikhhar IAS Academy
    Negative Marking in UPSC Prelims Exam

    Negative marking first introduced in the UPSC prelims in 2007. After that many time exam pattern change but negative marking has been remain same. UPSC Civil services exam paper pattern:

    1. General Awareness: 100 Questions for 200 Marks
    2. General studies paper (CSAT): 80 Questions for 200 Marks.

    In prelims exam IAS aspirants need to secure Minimum 33% marks in CSAT paper. Only when GS paper will evaluated. Qualifying marks is based on a cut off marks declared by the UPSC.

    You need to avoid negative marks in UPSC Exam. If you avoid negative marks in UPSC prelim then you will able to score good marks in UPSC Prelims. In this article we will describe you how to avoid negative marking in UPSC prelim exam and how to focus on questions and maximize the score.

    Negative marking: there are two hours paper in UPSC prelims. Both paper contain MCQs. There are four choice for a question and one is answer. 1/3 marks will be cut for each wrong answer.

    Tips to avoid negative marking

    • Firstly finish all the question in which you are 100% sure.
    • Next, go to those questions where you can eliminate out 2 wrong options. Thusly, your odds of finding the correct solution is half in every one of these options. Assume, for a question, you realize that the right answer is either (a) or (b). On the off chance that your reasoning slopes more towards (an), at that point mark with a pencil gently '1' alongside (a). What's more, mark '2' alongside (b). In the event that you think you are harping more on this options, leave it subsequent to checking '1' and '2'.
    • Thirdly, leave each one of those options where you have no notion with regards to the correct answer. Presently, go to the options where you stamped '1' and '2' close to them. On the off chance that you don't have adequate time, mark the last answer as the decision close to which you checked '1'. Remember to eradicate '2'. What's more, on the off chance that you have the opportunity, think and break down your answer decision and imprint the appropriate response. Recollect you are not fiercely speculating right now, are facing a determined challenge.
    • After this, in the event that you despite everything have time left, re-read each one of those inquiries whose answers you had no clue about. In the event that you get a thought, utilize stage 2. On the off chance that you don't get any brainwave with regards to the correct answer, your final hotel is making an estimate. In any case, guarantee that the quantity of inquiries for which you make certain of the appropriate response far surpasses the quantity of inquiries that you don't have the foggiest idea. This is a passing paper and you can take somewhat of a risk.

    Things to recall

    • Imprint your answers appropriately. Make a point to eradicate any pencil checks totally.
    • On the off chance that you mark two answers and one of them is the right decision, you will at present be granted negative imprints for wrong answers.
    • On the off chance that you don't stamp any answer, you won't be punished any imprints in UPSC Prelims.
    • Recall that nothing beats right groundwork for the Civil Services Exam. In the event that you get ready with a reasonable arrangement and reason, with the correct material, you need not stress a lot over negative stamping in UPSC Prelims. Comprehend the prospectus of Prelims and study in like manner to expand your score and become an IAS official.
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