Over 15,000 qualify civil services prelims exam

Over 15,000 qualify civil services prelims exam: UPSCNEW DELHI: Over 15,000 people have qualified this year’s civil services preliminary examination, results of which were declared on Monday by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

“A total of 15,008 candidates have qualified in the preliminary examination,” UPSC secretary Ashim Khurana told PTI.

As against a record number of 9,45,908 candidates who had applied for the exam, about 4.63 lakh had sat in the test on August 23, which is about 49% of the total applicants.

“The results of the preliminary exam were declared within 50 days of conducting the exam. It is the shortest ever duration in which the results were declared,” Khurana said.

For the 2014 exam, the results were declared in 51 days.

All the qualified candidates are advised to fill up the Detailed Application Form online for civil services (main) examination, to be held from December 18, 2015, a statement issued by the UPSC said.

The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

The preliminary examination consists of two papers — Paper I and Paper II of two hours duration each. There were 2,186 venues in 71 centres (or cities) across the country.

The Commission has a facilitation counter near the examination hall building in its campus here. Candidates may obtain any information or clarification regarding their result of the examination on all working days between 10 AM to 5 PM, in person or on Tel No 011-23385271, 011-23098543 or 011-23381125.

Candidates can also obtain information regarding their result by accessing Union Public Service Commission website — www.upsc.gov.in.

MU postpones exams for nine postgraduate courses

MUMBAI: Mumbai University postponed the commencement dates of around nine postgraduate courses including MA and MSc due to late admissions this year. Late results, followed by delay in admissions of several postgraduate courses had shortened the academic term forcing the university to reschedule the exam. Some of the exams have been postponed by over a month. One of the TYB Com (semester VI) paper on October 29 was also rescheduled as it clashed with a CA exam.

The dates of commencement of exams that were postponed include MA (other than Mathematics, Statistics, and Geography) credit-based grading system (CBGS) semester-I, M Sc (other than Mathematics, Statistics, and Geography) and M Sc Research (semester I), MA (Hons) in Sociology (Semester-I), TYBA (five-year integrated course in Russian) (Sem V), MA (Hons) in Politics (Sem I and Sem III), MA (Hons) in Sociology (Sem III) and MA (Hons) in Public Policy (Sem II). The university has put up the notice on their official website.