Union Public Service Commission conducted the Civil Services (Preliminary) examination on August, 7, 2016. The UPSC conducted the exam at 96 centres that were set up for the candidates who appeared for the test from all over the country.
The examination was conducted for two papers. The first paper was General Studies that was held from 9.30 am till 11.30 am, while the second paper was AptitudeTest that was held from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. The Aptitude Test is only of qualifying nature but the candidate must score 33 per cent to qualify the Prelim exam.
The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of overall result of the Civil Service examination 2016 is 1079. This includes 34 vacancies reserved for P.H. Category, i.e. 14 vacancies for LDCP, 7 Vacancies for B/LV and 13 Vacancies for H.I.
The Civil Services Exam is conducted to select candidates to fill administrative positions in different All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS. The main examination will be conducted on December 3, 2016.