English language skills will not be counted for gradation:UPSC


The UPSC has informed that marks of questions on English Language Comprehension Skills, asked in second paper of civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for gradation.

The union government has decided that for the civil services (preliminary) examination, 2014 to be held on August 24, this section on English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level) will not count for gradation or merit.

Candidates must, therefore, note that they do not have to answer these questions.

Important instructions from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT); Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014:-

The Paper II of the CSE (Preliminary) is of 200 marks and 2 hours duration. It contains a section on English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level). It contains some questions based on a few paragraphs in English.
The Union Government has decided that for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014 to be held on August 24, 2014, this section on English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level) will not count for gradation or merit.
The Paper-II would have a section on English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level). Candidates must therefore note that they do not have to answer the questions on this English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level) section. These questions will not be evaluated.
The duration of the Paper II would remain 2 hours and candidates can utilize the entire time in answering all questions except those in the Section containing English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level).
The maximum marks for Paper II would be “200 minus the marks earmarked for the English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level)”.
Section on English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level) would not count towards gradation or merit. Even if they attempt it, marks will not be counted for gradation or merit.

Source—ZeeNews.

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