Monday, August 25, 2014
UPSC Prelims 2014 All over India
OVER 4.5 lakh students on Sunday appeared in civil services preliminary examination which passed off incident-free at various centres across the country after bring mired in controversy following protests over change in pattern.
4,51,602 candidates look the examination, about 1.27 lakh more than the last year, at 2,137 centres in 59 cities.
"There were no incidents of protest from any of the centre in the country. We are very happy that the examination went off peacefully and without any law and order problem." Union Public Service Commission Secretary Ashim Khurana told PTI. He said none of the chief secretary of states, where the examination was conducted, reported any incident of protest.
"All officials of UPSC. Department of Personnel and Training and chief secretaries successfully coordinated for peaceful conduct of the examination." he said. A total of 9.44.926 candidates applied for the examination and of these. 6,80,455 downloaded their admit cards for appearing in the test. "As many as 4,51,602 candidates took the examination in various exam centres spread across the country. About 1.27 lakh more than the last year." Khurana said. A total of 3.24.101 hadappeared in civil services preliminary examination 2013.