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Civil Services Personality Test Begins

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Results of UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2014 expected by mid OctoberNew Delhi March 8: Interview/Personality Test for the UPSC Civil Services 2015 exam has started from today. The schedule for the interview/Personality Test is available on the official website of UPSC upsc.gov.in.

The announcement was made in the notification of the UPSC Civil Services IAS Main Written Exam 2015 exam released on February 19, 2016.

Out of 15,008 candidates who were eligible for the UPSC Civil Services IAS Main Written Exam 2015, 2,797 candidates qualified the exam. These candidates are now eligible to appear for the Interview/Personality Test.

The Personality Test/Interview seeks to test the mental calibre of the candidates. It is not just to test intellectual abilities of the candidates but also social traits. Interest in current affairs is also evaluated.

The marks of the candidate in the Personality Test/Interview are important in deciding the rank of the candidates in the UPSC Civil Services.  The total mark of the Personality Test/Interview is 275.

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