New Delhi: The results of the civil services preliminary examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission were declared today.
The Commission has advised candidates not to file RTI applications seeking details of their marks which would be provided to them after the entire selection process for the civil services examination is over. "Candidates are also informed that marks, cut off marks and answer keys of civil services (preliminary) examination 2014 will be provided only after the entire process of the civil services examination, 2014, is over i.e. after the declaration of final result.
"Therefore, no application under RTI Act, 2005 or otherwise will be entertained in this regard," the UPSC said in a statement. The successful candidates have been asked to fill in Detailed Application Form (DAF) for Civil Services Main (CSM) examination scheduled to be held from December 14 this year, it said.
As many as 4,51,602 candidates had taken the civil services preliminary examination on August 24. A controversy had erupted in July over the pattern of civil services examination as students demanding change in Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) or Paper II, had taken to the streets in a violent agitation, claiming it put aspirants from rural areas or with Hindi background at a disadvantage.
Following which, the government had decided that marks of the English section questions, asked in Paper II, will not be included for gradation or merit in the exam. The civil services examination is conducted in three stages--preliminary, main and interview-- to select candidates for prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.
The DAF (CSM) will be available on the UPSC website from October 28 till November 11, 2014. "The candidates who have been declared successful have to first get themselves registered on the relevant page of the website before filling up the online Detailed Application Form," it said.
All the qualified candidates are also required to take a print out of the DAF (CSM) separately after completing and submitting it online. The successful candidates will have to send the printed copy of the DAF (CSM) duly signed by the candidates along with all relevant documents including the prescribed fees to the Commission, the UPSC said.
The last date of sending the DAF (CSM) is November 18, it said. The UPSC has also declared results of successful candidates who have qualified for admission to Indian Forest Service (main) examination, 2014. "All the qualified candidates are advised to fill up the DAF-Indian Forest Service and submit the same online for admission to the Indian Forest Service (main) examination, 2014 to be held from November 22, 2014. The DAF will be available on the website of the Commission from October 17 to October 31 till 23.59 hours," the UPSC said.
These candidates are required to take out a print out of the finally submitted DAF separately and send the printed copy of the form, duly signed by the candidate, to the Commission by November 7.