In the General Studies Paper-I, each question carries 2 marks.
In the Civil Service Aptitude Test Paper, each question carries 2.5 marks.
For each wrong attempt, there will be a deduction of one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question.
If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and the penalty will be the same as mentioned above for that question.
If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Paper-II (CSAT) in the IAS exam is qualifying and candidates should score a minimum of 33 per cent in this paper to qualify for the next stage of the IAS exam i.e. the Mains.
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