UPSC Provides Exams Application Withdrawal facility starting from Engineering Service Exam 2019

  • Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the exam conducting board for civil service exam (IAS exam), engineering service exam and other central based recruitment was founded on 1st October 1926.
  • On it 92nd UPSC Foundation day celebration, the UPSC Chairman Shri Arvind Saxena announced that UPSC is implementing the exam application withdrawal facility beginning from Indian Engineering Service exam 2019.
  • Former chairmen of UPSC, members of the commission and UPSC staff attended this celebration

Reason for UPSC Application Withdrawal

  • UPSC Chairman in his speech stated that less than 50% of IAS exam applicants appear for the IAS Prelims.
  • UPSC can save the amount of energy wasted in preparing for the civil service exam like booking venue, printing question papers and hiring invigilators for the non-appearing candidates.
  • From this, the commission can provide a better facility for the candidates who are serious and genuinely interested in attempting the civil service exam or other UPSC recruitment examinations.
  • This is an initiation to make the UPSC recruitment more efficient and easier for candidates.

UPSC Application withdrawal Procedure

  • The candidates have to provide their application details.
  • UPSC will send a One Time Password (OTP) to the candidate’s registered mobile number and email ID.
  • On successful completion of the Application withdrawal procedure, UPSC will send a confirmation mail and SMS.
  • If the candidate withdraws the application then there is no way for recovering the exam application again.
  • Recently on 26th September 2018, UPSC began the Indian Engineering service – IES 2019 application procedure, the IES 2019 application closing date is on 22nd October 2018.
  • UPSC is implementing the Exam application withdrawal facility for IES 2019 exam.

Other Highlights of UPSC Foundation day

  • UPSC is evolving from “pen and paper” mode to computer-based exams and might also reduce the time cycle for each exam in the intention of making exams simpler for the candidates.
  • To help the high ranking non-recommended candidates in finding job opportunities UPSC is now disclosing the scores and linking it to “National Career Services” portal of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
  • Central ministries and other organizations can take advantage form this setup and can recruit highly qualified candidates of civil service exam, engineering service or Combined Medical Services Exam, who could not make it to UPSC merit lists due to vacancy constraints.
  • This will relieve the pressure on the candidates, so there is no need for attending multiple entry-level examinations in search of job opportunity.
  • On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi, Shri Saxena delivered the important message that “when you join the civil services, you join to serve the masses.”