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THERE WILL BE PENALTY (NEGATIVE MARKING) FOR WRONG ANSWERS MARKED BY A CANDIDATE IN THE OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION PAPERS EXCEPT SOME OF THE
QUESTIONS WHERE THE NEGATIVE MARKING WILL BE IN-BUILT IN THE FORM OF DIFFERENT MARKS BEING AWARDED TO MOST APPROPRIATE AND NOT SO APPROPRIATE ANSWER FOR SUCH QUESTIONS. This is known as Partial Evaluation. Allocating partial marks to other least appropriate options. It means the four given optional answers (a, b, c, d) carries different marks (including negative marks for inappropriate option). This kind of partial evaluation is done for the chapters 1. Decision Making 2. Inter Personal & communication skills. Why? Because, the above two chapters involve real time situations. Different individual would approach a real time situation differently and it would involves variable degree of “bureaucratic and administrative appropriateness” depending on individual's attitude, character make up, Moral & Integrity, Leadership quality and managerial skills. Moreover as it is a Psychometric test which involves lot of subjectiveness, only partial evaluation is possible. For example: If option-a is most appropriate, option c and b are less appropriate and Option d is Inappropriate then the evaluation would be
Options Nature of appropriateness a Most appropriate b Second most appropriate c Third most appropriate d In appropriate/ Least appropriate Marks awarded 1 (Full mark) 0.666 (Partial mark) 0.333 (Partial mark) - 0.333 (Penalty mark)
Note: Partial marks and Penalty marks given above are illustrative; UPSC has not announced the exact marks for Partial Evaluation.Yet what we given was logical one. Example from UPSC Model questions: (For explanation go through our study materials)
Example 1: You have come across a case wherein an old sick lady is unable to submit her life certificate and claim pension to meet her treatment expenses. Knowing your superior's procedural approach in handling issues, youâ€¦ (a) Go strictly as per the procedures (Third most appropriate) (b) Take initiative to help the lady arranging for alternative documents (Most appropriate) (c) Assist the lady with some money on your own but do not compromise on procedures. (Second most appropriate) (d) Avoid some procedural steps since you understand the necessity of the lady. Â (In appropriate) Example 2: You along with your friend were chatting in a restaurant over a cup of coffee. Suddenly you heard an intense sound of blast very close by. Youâ€¦ (a) Jump on your feet and hold your friend tightly (Third most appropriate) (b) Take your look away from the source of noise and start praying for the best (Second most appropriate) (c) Start locating the source of noise (Most appropriate) (d) Start shouting for help (Least appropriate) For Any query call 09789091915 or email email@example.com