UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019: Soon, save precious attempt by withdrawing three months before prelims, reports say
If the new rule proposed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to the government is accepted then submission of the application by a candidate for the UPSC civil services examination would be counted as an attempt to clear the test.
UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019: The students, who are preparing for the UPSC civil services exam, may have to be more careful before applying for the exam. If the new rule proposed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to the government is accepted then submission of the application by a candidate for the UPSC civil services examination would be counted as an attempt to clear the test.
The Commission moved the proposal in a bid to save resources. The UPSC sent the proposal to the government for approval after it was found that half of nearly nine lakh aspirants who apply for the exam don't appear, thereby wasting resources, according to a PTI report. Reports say that students, who don't want to write the exam after applying, will get a chance to withdraw three months before the test, according to the proposal.
A General Category candidate can make six attempts to clear the civil services exam. If the proposal is accepted then the candidates will have to apply for the exam when they are well prepared and would sit for the exam for sure or it would be considered as an attempt even if they do not write the exam. However, this rule is not applicable to the SC/ST candidates.
At present, when a candidate is present at the examination venue is counted as an attempt. Last year, UPSC had allowed the candidates in case they are not prepared to appear for the exam to withdraw the online applications. The UPSC started the process with the Engineering Services Examination, 2019.
How to withdraw UPSC civil services exam application:
In order to avail this facility, the candidate has to provide details of an application. Separate OTPs will be sent on candidate’s registered mobile number and email id, UPSC had earlier said in a statement. On successful completion of withdrawal of the application, a confirmation message will be sent on the email and also an SMS. Once the application has been withdrawn, it cannot be revived, it had said.
Unreserved category candidates between 21 years and 32 years of age can attempt for the civil services examination six times.
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