Mumbai: Though no official date has been announced yet by the examination authorities, sources revealed that the results of the civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in August 2015 will be declared in October.
"Assessment of the question papers are underway and the results of the 2015 UPSC Preliminary Exam may be declared by first or second week of October", sources at the UPSC said.
Last year, the results of the UPSC Prelim exams were announced on October 14, 2014.
Once declared, the results will be available online on www.upsc.gov.in.
The preliminary examination, held on August 23, 2015, had two papers of 200 marks each. The candidates clearing the prelim exams will be allowed to appear for the Civil Services (Mains) written exams followed by personal interviews.
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 are given 20 minutes extra per hour for both papers.
Over nine lakh students from across the country had applied for the 2015 prelim exams held at 71 centres over 21,000 venues.
The UPSC has already released the answer key. It was displayed on the website of NeoStencil.
The civil service examination is taken by students to get into the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Services and Indian Police Service.