UPSC Issues Clarification On ‘Misleading’ Speculation On Civil Services Examination 2019 Result

Bhubaneswar: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), on Thursday, dismissed the ‘misleading’ speculation on the result of civil services examination that less number of candidates are recommended than intended by the government.

“It is hereby clarified that as against 927 vacancies for Civil Services Examination, 2019, the Commission, in the first instance, has released the result of 829 candidates and has also maintained a Reserve List in accordance with Rule-16 (4) & (5) of Civil Services Examination Rules, 2019,” said the commission statement in a press release.

The statement further clarified about the standard practice since decades, in case candidates belonging to reserve categories who are selected at general standards, wish to choose services and cadre based on their reserve status if it is beneficial for them, the resultant vacancies may be filled up from the Reserve List.

“UPSC is mandated to keep the Reserve List confidential till the process of such exercise of preferences is over in accordance with Rule 16(5) of the Civil Services Examination Rules, 2019,” the statement said.

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