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No application to be entertained under RTI act – UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recently published the roll numbers of successful candidates in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014 and said no to entertaining applications under the pretense of RTI act . However, in a stern message to all the aspirants, the UPSC made it clear and concise that Right to Information Act (RTI) applications seeking details of marks will not be entertained in any case.

“The Commission puts up the mark sheets of all the candidates who take up the civil services examination. Despite this, the 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.

Moreover, the marks, cut off marks and the answer keys of the civil  services (preliminary) examination, 2014 will be provided to the candidates only after the final results of the prestigious exam are declared. Hence, the UPSC issued in a statement that no application under RTI Act, 2005 or otherwise will be accepted in this regard.

It is worth noting that the civil services examinations are conducted to select deserving candidates for the various civil services posts of the Government of India. In the preliminary stage, candidates are shortlisted for the second phase of selection consisting of a personality test and a written exam, which ultimately make up the final result.

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