UPSC to announce civil services exam results
The declaration of the results of the civil services examination will be made by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Saturday.
This would be the first time that the commission would be declaring the final results within four days of the closing date for the personality tests or interviews, said a senior official. The UPSC administers the civil services examination annually in three stages which are: preliminary, mains and interviews. The selection of candidates for Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Foreign Services (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others, will be done through this examination.
About 9.45 lakh candidates applied for the civil services examination, out of which around 4.51 lakh appeared for the examination which was conducted on August 24 last year at 2,137 venues in 59 centres across the country.
Only 16,933 qualified for the main examination, said the official. The main examination was held in December last year and only 16, 286, out of those who qualified preliminary exam, appeared for it, he added.
"The result of civil services main examination was declared on March 13 this year. 3,308 candidates were declared qualified for the personality test," said the official. Only 3,303 candidates appeared for the personality test, which were held from April 27 to June 30.
1,364 posts have to be filled through the civil services examination. "In terms of the number of candidates and number of centres or sub-centres, this was the biggest examination ever conducted by the Commission," said the official.