Coimbatore: Civil services preliminary exams conducted with 4,600 candidates

  • | Monday | 5th October, 2020

In all, it had pressed into service more than 700 officers and staff for the smooth conduct of the examination.

Of the 8,669 candidates who had applied and chosen to appear for the Union Public Service Commission civil services preliminary exam in Coimbatore on Sunday, only 53% took the exam.

A release from the district administration said 4,661 candidates took the exam at 21 centers. District Collector K. Rajamani and Special Secretary, Public Department, T.N. Venkatesh inspected the examination center at Nirmala College for Women.

The administration, under Collector’s leadership, had deployed seven Deputy Collector-rank officials as assistant coordinators and 21 thasildar-rank officers as examination supervisors at one each a center.

The administration had made all arrangements for the candidates to write the preliminary examination without difficulty by arranging for additional buses, ensuring continuous power supply among other things.

The release also stated that as the examination was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic period, the administration in keeping with the UPSC guidelines ensured that the candidates followed all the safety protocol like wearing mask and maintaining physical distance norm.

In all, it had pressed into service more than 700 officers and staff for the smooth conduct of the examination.



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