UPSC Issues Clarification Regarding Civil Services 2019 Results

The clarification is in regard to rumours stating that fewer candidates have been recommended for the service.

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The Union Public Services Commission on Thursday, 6 August, issued a clarification regarding rumours of the number of candidates recommended against the available vacancies in the Civil Services 2019 results.

According to the statement and the results a total of 829 candidates have been recommended against the 927 vacancies announced. The Commission has stated that a Reserve List of candidates has also been published in accordance with the prescribe rules of the Civil Services Examination Rules of 2019.

“For recruitment to the posts under the Civil Services Examination, the Commission strictly goes by the Rules of Examination as notified by the Government of India. 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,” the statement said.

The statement further added that a Reserve List is also maintained 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.

“The Reserve List carries an adequate number of candidates from the reserve categories also to cater to the shortfall arising out of preferences exercised by candidates belonging to reserve categories figuring above general standard. The UPSC is mandated to keep the Reserve List confidential till the process of such exercise of preferences is over,” the statement added.

How to Check Your UPSC Civil Services 2019 Result?

1. Go to the UPSC’s official website: www.upsc.gov.in

2. Click on the link "Result: Civil Services Examination 2019" under the "What’s New" section. This will direct you to a new page where you can access a PDF file with the results.

3. Check if your roll number appears on the list.

The civil services examination is conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages – preliminary, main and interview – to select officers for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

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