New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission has advised candidates not to file RTI applications to know results of civil services preliminary examination.
"The Commission puts up the mark sheets of all candidates who takes the civil services examination. Despite this, candidates file RTI applications to know their results. We have been informing them that mark sheets will be uploaded on our website once the entire selection procedure of this year's exam gets over," a senior official of the UPSC said.
The results of civil services preliminary examination, 2014 were declared yesterday by the UPSC.
"Candidates are also informed that marks, cut-off marks and answer keys of civil services (preliminary) examination 2014 will be provided only after the entire process of the civil services examination, 2014, is over i.e. after the declaration of the final result."
"Therefore, no application under RTI Act, 2005 or otherwise will be entertained in this regard," the UPSC has said in a statement.
As many as 16,933 candidates have qualified in the civil services preliminary examination. A total of 4,52,334 candidates have taken the test held on August 24 at 2,137 venues across 59 cities in the country.
The civil services examination is conducted in three stages -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select candidates for prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.