In order to report mistakes or discrepancies in the questions of various examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), candidates will be given a fixed time frame of seven days. The Commission added that the representations must solely be submitted online.
“For each examination, a time frame of 7 days (a week) i.e. from the next day of the examination date to 6 PM of the
seventh day is fixed for the candidates to make representations to the Commission on the questions asked in the papers of that examination,” the UPSC said in a notice.
The commissions conducts a number of national level examinations in which thousands of students appear every year including civil service exams to recruit candidates for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) or the Indian Police Service (IPS).
The commission stated that if an exam is conducted on March 1, the candidates will be allowed to submit a representation by 6 pm on March 8. It further said that no representation submitted through post or by hand will be entertained.
“No representation will be entertained under any circumstances after this window of seven days is over,” the commission said. According to an official, this is likely the first time that the UPSC has fixed a deadline in order for candidates to submit representations.