The results of the civil services preliminary examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission were declared on Tuesday.
The Commission has advised candidates not to file RTI applications seeking details of their marks which would be provided to them after the entire selection process for the civil services examination is over.
“Candidates are also informed that marks, cut off marks and answer keys of civil services (preliminary) examination 2014 will be provided only after the entire process of the civil services examination, 2014, is over i.e. after the declaration of final result.
“Therefore, no application under RTI Act, 2005 or otherwise will be entertained in this regard,” the UPSC said in a statement.
The successful candidates have been asked to fill in Detailed Application Form (DAF) for Civil Services Main (CSM) examination scheduled to be held from December 14 this year, it said.
As many as 4,51,602 candidates had taken the civil services preliminary examination on August 24.
A controversy had erupted in July over the pattern of civil services examination as students demanding change in Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) or Paper II, had taken to the streets in a violent agitation, claiming it put aspirants from rural areas or with Hindi background at a disadvantage.
Following which, the government had decided that marks of the English section questions, asked in Paper II, will not be included for gradation or merit in the exam.
The civil services examination is conducted in three stages–preliminary, main and interview– to select candidates for prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.