The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the Civil Services (IAS) Exam Notification on 7th February 2018 in which they have mentioned that the number of vacancies to be filled on the final result of the Civil Services Examination is estimated to be roughly around 782 that includes 32 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category as mentioned below.

  1. 13 vacancies for blind candidates and candidates with low vision;
  2. 8 Vacancies for candidates who are deaf and hard of hearing;
  3. 9 Vacancies for candidates with locomotor disability that include acid attack victims, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, leprosy cured, and muscular dystrophy; and
  4. 2 Vacancies for candidates with multiple disabilities that includes the above mentioned a) to c) categories including deaf-blindness.

There could be changes in the final number of vacancies once the exact number of vacancies is confirmed from the Cadre Controlling Authorities.

Candidates who belong to Scheduled Castes(SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and Persons with Benchmark Disability are eligible for reservations in respect to the number of vacancies and will be fixed by the Government.

To increase the job opportunities for non-recommended candidates
For candidates who have utilised their total number of attempts at the Civil Services Exam and could not clear the exam and get into the civil services of India, the Commission has come forward to disclose the scores of the candidates obtained in the mains and interview through the public portals (where the private recruiters can also view the details to recruit candidates who match their requirement).

The disclosure of scores of only those candidates is made who have attended the interview and didn’t clear the final stage of the civil services examination and also opted to disclose their scores.

The information shared through this disclosure scheme about the non-recommended candidates may be used by any public and private recruitment agencies to employ appropriate candidates from the information made available in the public portal.

Candidates can opt for this scheme at the time of interview for personality test when they receive the e-summon letter which is mailed to them for UPSC Interview.

The Commission will not take any responsibility or the Commission is not accountable for the method or in the way the information of the candidates is used by other private or public organizations.

This initiative is taken by the Commission to increase the job opportunities for non-recommended candidates.