UPSC IAS prelims exam 2016: Approximately 50% wrote the exam at 72 places across the country while about 11.36 lakh candidates had registered to appear.
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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has conducted the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) preliminary examination this Sunday (August 7). While close to 11.37 lakh candidates had registered for the examination, only around 50 percent actually turned out to write the UPSC exam.
The turnout have been registered record low at few places. In Ludhiana, only 33% appeared for the exam out of 11,558 who had applied. Around 40 thousand more were to take the exam in Chandigarh alone where 96 test venues were set up for candidates who came from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh too.
In Tirupati, around 8 thousand had applied to take the test. And in Telangana, close to 1 lakh had applied. The complete data from all over the country is yet to come regarding the attendance. In Bilaspur, only 41% appeared for the test out of 8,185 who had registered. In Gurgaon, about 45% wrote the exam where 16.7 thousand were supposed to sit for the same.
It’s also reported that the latecomers weren’t allowed entry in the examination hall. As the exam started at 9:30 am, the students who reached the venue even at 9:40 am, were denied permission to sit for the exam.
The Commission had levied heavy security measure to avoid any malpractice in contrast of paper leaks and cheating rumors doing rounds.
Soon after the examination was over, many coaching centres and online forums also released the answer keys and paper analysis for the students seeking the same. The official keys will be out in few days though.
Reports also came that in few centres, the large number of candidates caused ruckus. In Lucknow, soon after the exam got over, tens of thousands of candidates rushed to the railway station, causing problems.
(Note- the reports are preliminary and lack complete data).