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UPSC Preliminary Exam 2014 results declared, available online
Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:09 PM, Staff Reporter

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) preliminary exam 2014 results are declared Tuesday, and are now available online on the UPSC website. The UPSC had earlier said the results will be declared before the end of the ongoing week.

UPSC Prelims

The UPSC results are normally declared OnLine on the commission's website. Once declared, they can be seen online on The direct link to the result is:

The successful candidates will be allowed to appear for the Civil Services (Mains) written exams to be held in December 2014.

As per the results declared today eleven candidates of Zakat Foundation, a New Delhi based NGO which provides free coaching to the important exams, have passed the prelims and have qualified the mains exams.

The Commission has advised candidates not to file RTI applications seeking details of their marks which would be provided to them after the entire selection process for the civil services examination is over.

"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 final result.

"Therefore, no application under RTI Act, 2005 or otherwise will be entertained in this regard," the UPSC said in a statement.

The successful candidates have been asked to fill in Detailed Application Form (DAF) for Civil Services Main (CSM) examination scheduled to be held from December 14 this year, it said.

The preliminary examination had two papers of 200 marks each. The merit list of qualifying candidates for the Civil Services (Mains) examination is drawn by using the aggregate marks obtained in both the papers minus the maximum marks allocated to the questions on English language comprehension skills (i.e. those questions in Paper-II for which Hindi translation has not been given).

Visually impaired students were given 20 minutes extra per hour for both papers.

More than 4.5 lakh candidates had appeared for the examination held on August 24.

A total of 9,44,926 candidates had applied for the examination but only 6,80,455 downloaded the admit cards. Out of almost seven lakh candidates, 4.5 lakh appeared for the test held at 2,137 centres in 59 cities across India.

This year's prelim exams were held after aspirants staged violent protests demanding scrapping of the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) introduced in 2011 and postponement of the examination.

The government later said the English comprehension in paper II of the examination will not be counted for merit and gradation, and allowed the 2011 aspirants to appear for examination in 2015.

The civil service examination is taken by students to get into the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Services and Indian Police Service.

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