The Civil Services Preliminary exams 2014 results are announced as reported on Sunday in our colums based on sources and the UPSC declared them on Tuesday morning, resting rumours about the authenticity of the news based on decades-old nurtuting of the reliable sources.
Here is the link to check Prelims 2014 results: www.upsc.gov.in. (Please go beyond the text in the PDF to see the numbers and check them.)[ALSO SEE: UPSC Announces Civil Services Prelims 2014 Results, What Next?]
The civil services preliminary examination 2014 was in the form of two papers of 200 marks each, out of which 12 English comprehension were not taken for the merit list. Set in the form of an objective-type multiple-choice questions to be completed in two hours each — Paper I: General Studies, Paper II: General Aptitude, had negative marking for wrong entries.
(MF Monitor, as it was the case last year too, strives to inform the Civil Services aspirants on all updates from the UPSC and wishes the successful candidates to work hard and do well in their Mains 2014 in December.)
On the basis of the result of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014 held on 24.08.2014, the candidates with the Roll Numbers have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014, said the UPSC in a statement.
“The candidature of these candidates is provisional. In accordance with the Rules of the Examination, all these candidates have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form, DAF (CSM), for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014, which would be available on the website of the Union Public Service Commission www.upsc.gov.in.”
All the qualified candidates are advised to fill up the DAF (CSM) online and submit the same ONLINE for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014 to be held from Sunday, the 14th December, 2014. The DAF (CSM) will be available on the website of the Commission from Tuesday, 28th October, 2014 till Tuesday, 11th November 2014.
CSAT 2014 was conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) after much rancour on August 24, allowing candidates to attempt questions on English comprehension but not adding them to the total. Moreover, the delay in conducting the exam was due to the elections in May, which otherwise is the usual time it conducts the exam for the coveted All India Services.
The total number of candidates who have applied was 944,926 but only 680,455 downloaded the admit card and finally the number dwindled down to 450,000 who took the exam. Last year, 14,959 candidates were selected for the Mains and 3,003 were called for the final Personality Test and 1,222 were selected.
Once the results are announced, the schedule for Civil Services Mains 2014 will begin. The second phase of selection consists of the Civil Services Mains 2014 which is a written examination. This time there more posts, almost 70% more than last year, which were added and hence the cut off point should have been lower but it will be known only after the entire process is over next year.
The Mains will be held from December 14, 2014.