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Civil Services Exam: Candidates can’t withdraw applications, says UPSC



NEW DELHI: Candidates of Civil Services Examination will not be able to withdraw their applications after submission, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.

The UPSC had in 2018 announced a facility for withdrawal of applications by candidates after it found that roughly 50 per cent of the 10 lakh-plus candidates who fill in the application forms for the preliminary examination actually write the test.

“The candidates will not be allowed to withdraw their applications after the submission of the same,” said a recent notification issued by the UPSC.

The Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2023 will be held on May 28, it said.

The prestigious examination is conducted annually in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select officers of Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service and Indian Police Service, among others.

According to the notification, the number of vacancies to be filled through the examination is expected to be approximately 1,105 which include 37 vacancies reserved for persons with benchmark disability category, i.e. seven vacancies for candidates of blindness and low vision; five for deaf and hard of hearing and 15 for locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy, among others,

The final number of vacancies may undergo a change after getting firm number of vacancies from cadre controlling authorities, it said.

The UPSC had announced to fill 861 vacant posts through Civil Services Examination 2022.

It will also be conducting recruitment for the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS) through the Civil Services Examination 2023.

Candidates can apply for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination online through website The online applications can be filled up to February 21, 2023 till 6 pm.

“The Commission has also decided to extend the facility of making correction(s) in any field(s) of the application form for this examination from next day of the closure of the application window of this examination. This window will remain open for seven days from the date of opening of the same, i.e., from 22.02.2023 to 28.02.2023,” it said.

Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply, the notification said. (PTI)

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Except possibility of morning showers, hot and dry weather to continue in J&K: MeT



Srinagar, Sept 15(GNS): The weatherman on Friday forecast “hot and dry” weather to continue in Jammu and Kashmir for a week ahead.

According to a meteorological department official, light to moderate rain and thunderstorm occurred at scattered places of J&K .

“Except brief spell of morning rain, weather is very likely to remain hot and dry in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours,” the official told GNS, adding, “Day temperature was likely to remain 1-2°C lower than yesterday.”

Regarding the forecast from September 16-22, he said, the weather was mainly going to be hot and dry but a brief spell of rain at isolated to scattered places of J&K cannot be ruled out.

“Due to absence of any strong Western Disturbance or Monsoon Current over J&K, there’s no forecast of major rain for a week, at least.”(GNS)

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Budgam duo on Scooty die on spot after being hit by a Sumo



Shabroz Malik

Baramulla, Sep 12, KNT: Two persons, one who was driving the Scooty and the pillion rider died on the spot after being hit by a speeding Sumo in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.

The mishap took place in Hairath Singhpora area of Pattan.

Sources told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that a Sumo (JK15-0782) hit a Scooty ( JK04-E4493). The driver of the Scooty and pillion rider died on the spot. They said both were taken to hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.

The deceased have been identified as Faizian Mushtaq Ganai of Chandakot Bala Magam and Riyaz Sajad Mala, a resident of Yagipora Magam.

Police seized the Sumo, arrested driver and registered a case under relevant sections of law. [KNT]

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JKPSC Assistant Professor admit card releasing today at, know how to download



JKPSC Assistant Professor admit card 2023: Know how to download

Visit the official website at

On the homepage, click on the Assistant Professor examination admit card link

Key in your login details

Your admit card will be displayed on the screen

Download and take print for future reference.

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