Union Public Service Commission released the UPSC CSE Mains result 2020 on March 23 at the official website- upsc.gov.in. UPSC Civil Services Mains exam was conducted on January 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2021.
About 2047 candidates out of the 10,500 candidates who had qualified in this exam have now been called for the Personality Test (Interview) for selection to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services.
The Commission has decided to commence the Personality Tests (Interviews) of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020 from 26.04.2021.
The e-Summon Letters of Personality Tests (Interviews) of the candidates can be downloaded from the Commission’s Website https://www.upsc.gov.in, https://www.upsconline.in
The PT schedule of the candidates can be accessed via: https://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Interview-CSM-20-Engl-070421.pdf
Candidates who have qualified for interview had to fill up and submit a detailed application form which will be available on the website of the UPSC from March 25 to April 5. In this form candidates have to give preference of their services and cadre. These candidates also had to fill up the attestation form and submit it online.
♦ No request for change in the date and time of the Personality Test (Interview) intimated to the candidates will ordinarily be entertained.
♦ Considering the current COVID 19 pandemic situation, the Competent Authority has decided to reimburse the lowest ‘to’ and ‘fro’ air fare for traveling by Air India or any other private Airlines to the outstation candidates for attending interviews/ PT boards subject to the following condition:-
♦ Candidates are instructed to strictly adhere to the above conditions while making their travel arrangements for attending the PT Boards of CSE 2020. It may be noted that in case of deviation from the above conditions the TA claims of the candidate may not be considered.
The candidates who qualify the Mains Examinations are interviewed by a Panel consisting of Members who are usually Expert from different fields chosen by the UPSC. The unbiased Panel assesses whether the Candidate has the personality traits essential for various Civil Services. Questions based on matters of general interest are asked in the interview. The Panel selects Candidates who possess the basic personality traits a civil servant is expected to have. Interview or personality tests for UPSC CSE is conducted for a total of 275 marks.
Questions based on matters of General Interest will be asked in Interview. Personality test assesses candidate’s personal qualities such as alertness of mind, leadership traits, power of clear and logical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, and candidate’s range of interests.
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