Hyderabad: More than 75 aspirants from the two Telugu States are said to have cleared the Civil Services Main Examination 2017. In the Civil Services Main examination results released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in New Delhi on Wednesday, a total of 2,568 aspirants were declared qualified for the personality test.
Of them, 75 to 90 aspirants are from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, according to estimates by city coaching experts. “At least 75 candidates would have made it through the Main,” one of them said.
The Civil Services examination comprises three stages — preliminary, main and personality test. Based on the overall score secured by a candidate, IAS, IFS and IPS, among other services, will be allotted.
Over 10 lakh aspirants applied for the examination, of which six lakh took the preliminary test on June 18, 2017. Of them, 13,366 qualified for the Mains, which was held from October 27 to November 3. The personality test is likely to commence from February 19 at the UPSC office.
UPSC said an e-summon letter for candidates who qualified for the personality test can be downloaded from its website — http://www.upsc.gov.in — from January 18. Those candidates who are not able to download the e-summon letter can either write to its office or call on 011-23385271, 011-23381125, 011-23098543 or fax on 011-23387310, 011-23384472.
The Commission made it clear to aspirants that no paper summon letter will be issued for the personality test. The date and time of personality test are not be intimated to the qualified aspirants individually.
The marksheets of candidates who did not qualify, will be put on the Commission’s website within 15 days from the publication of the final result and will remain available on the website for 60 days, USPC said.
“All aspirants should prepare for the personality test in right earnest, as the interview marks will be a crucial determinant for their success and position in the merit list. The interview questions will be based on the information provided by a candidate in the detailed application form and current affairs,” Gopala Krishna, director of Brain Tree, said.