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UPSC recommends 1,236 candidates for civil services

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civilservicesThe final results of the prestigious Civil Services examination to select IAS and IPS officers, among others, were announced on Saturday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

A total number of 1,236 candidates have been recommended for appointment to the posts of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS); and Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.

The break-up of 1,236 selected candidates are general (590), OBC (354), SC (194) and ST (98).

The UPSC will be maintaining a consolidated reserve list of 254 candidates (General:127, OBC:105, SC: 19, and ST: 03)

For the first time, the UPSC has declared the final results within four days of the closing date for the personality tests or interviews to select the candidates for top government posts in the country.

The Civil Services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages — Preliminary, Mains and interviews — to select candidates for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service ( IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

The Preliminary examination was conducted on August 24 last year at 2,137 venues in 59 centres across the country. While 9.45 lakh candidates had applied for it, only 4.51 lakh actually sat for the preliminary examination.

Of these, 16,933 were declared qualified for the Mains examination.

The Mains examination was held in December 2014 and, out of the 16,933 candidates, 16,286 took the written test.

The result of Civil Services Mains examination was declared on March 13, 2015 and  3,308 candidates were declared qualified for the personality test.

Out of these, 3,303 appeared for the personality tests (interview) which were held from April 27 to June 30.

In terms of the number of candidates and number of centres (or sub-centres), the Civil Services 2014 exams was the largest ever conducted by the commission.

A total of 1,364 posts were expected to be filled through the Civil Services 2014 examination, but the UPSC was able to select only 1,236 candidates out of 3,303 who had appeared for the personality tests through the interview process this year.

For more details on Civil Services 2014 results, click on:

http://www.civilserviceindia.com/UPSC-Final-Result-2014.pdf

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