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Civil services exam: Candidates to submit new preferences

Civil services exam: Candidates to submit new preferences
Candidates, who have qualified the civil services (main) examination will have to mandatorily submit a new order of preferences of services they intend to join after their final selection, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.

As per change in rules, all the candidates who have qualified in the written part of civil services (main) examination, 2014 shall mandatorily indicate revised preferences of services for which he or she is interested to be allocated to.

The candidates will be required to fill up the revised services preferences and submit the same online as per the details or guidelines which will be available on the Commission's website shortly, the UPSC said in a statement.

The results of the civil services (main) examination were declared yesterday by the Commission. The personality test of the successful candidates is likely to commence from April 27, it said.

"The first batch of e-Summon letter will be made available on the Commission's website latest by April 18, 2015. The second and third batches of the e-Summon letters would be uploaded subsequently," the UPSC said.

Successful candidates, who are unable to download their e-Summon letters from the website at least five days before the commencement of the personality test or interview, should immediately contact the Commission, it said.

The marks sheets of candidates, who have not qualified, will be put on the Commission's website within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result (after conducting personality test) and will remain available for a period of 60 days, the UPSC said.

The prestigious civil services examination is conducted annually in three stages--preliminary, main and interview--to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

"The result of one candidate roll no.542075 has been withheld subject to the outcome of the court case," the UPSC said without mentioning details or background of the case.

The results of civil services (main) exam have been declared pending the outcome of a review petition filed in the Supreme Court by the Centre seeking to review its recent verdict that scrapped reservation for Jat community, official sources said.

The Supreme Court had on March 17 set aside the decision of former UPA regime to include Jats in central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) to accord quota benefits to them following which, the Centre had moved the apex court on April 1, seeking review of its decision.

The candidature of the candidates is provisional subject to their being found eligible in all respects. They will be required to produce the original certificates in support of their claims pertaining to age, educational qualifications, community, physical handicap and other documents such as questionnaire, attestation form and TA form, etc. at the time of their personality test, the UPSC said.

"They are, therefore, advised to keep the said documents ready with them," it said, adding that no request for change in the date and time of the personality test, intimated to the candidates, will be entertained.

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