15000 students qualify in UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam
15,000 people have qualified in this year’s civil services preliminary
examination, results of which were declared on Monday by Union Public Service
“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 have
applied for the exam, about 4.63 lakh had sat in the test on August 23, which is
about 49 per cent 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.
Courtesy: The Indian Express