980 vacancies through UPSC’s civil service exam 2017, lowest in 5 yrs

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting this civil service examination 2017 on June 18.

The government will hire 980 officers to fill up vacancies in the prestigious cadres including Indian Administrative Services (IAS), IFS and IPS through civil services exam 2017, over 200 less than last year’s intake and the lowest in the past five years. The vacancies thus declared are tentative and are subject to further change based on the firm number of vacancies to be received from the cadre controlling authorities.

The cadre controlling authorities of the respective services report their annual vacancy indents to the government and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts the test.

Out of the total 980 vacancies to be filled on the basis of the result of civil services examination 2017, 27 vacancies are reserved for those in physically handicapped category. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes and physically disabled categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the government

The number of vacancies that were proposed to be filled by civil services examination 2016 is 1,209. The final merit of civil services examination 2016 is yet to be declared. A total of 1,079 and 1,164 vacancies were reported to be filled through the civil services examinations 2016 and 2015, respectively.

Thousands of aspirants appear in the civil services examination conducted annually in three stages- preliminary, main and interview—to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others. This time, the civil services preliminary examination 2017 has been preponed and scheduled to be held on June 18, 2017, instead of August. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the examination in June after a gap of three years.

 

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