New Delhi: The results of the prestigious civil services examination, to select IAS and IPS officers, among others, will be announced on Saturday evening by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
It is the first time that the Commission is declaring the final results within four days of the closing date for the personality tests or interviews, a senior official said.
"The Commission will declare the final result of civil services examination, 2014, tomorrow evening," he said.
The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages -- preliminary, mains and interviews -- to select candidates for the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.
The civil services preliminary examination was conducted on August 24 last year at 2,137 venues in 59 centres across the country. About 9.45 lakh candidates had applied for it but approximately 4.51 lakh appeared for the examination.
Of these, 16,933 were declared qualified for the main examination, the official said. The main examination was held in December last year and, out of the 16,933 candidates, 16,286 appeared for it, he added.
"The result of civil services main examination was declared on March 13 this year. 3,308 candidates were declared qualified for the personality test," the official said, adding that out of these, 3,303 appeared for the personality test, which were held from April 27 to June 30.
"In terms of the number of candidates and number of centres or sub-centres, this was the biggest examination ever conducted by the Commission," the official said.
A total of 1,364 posts are to be filled through the civil services examination.