New Delhi: The premium civil services preliminary examination for the selection of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers along with others has been preponed by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) and now it is likely to be conducted in the month of June in place of August.
The preliminary examination for 2013 was held on May 26 in that year and the UPSC will be conducting the same examination after a gap of five years in June.
A senior UPSC official said the preliminary test for 2016, 2015 and 2014 were held during the month of August.
As per an official order, the civil services preliminary examination for the year 2017, will be held by the Commission on June 18th.
It said, the number of vacancies to be filled on the basis of result of the examination is expected to be approximately 980 which include 27 vacancies reserved for those in physically handicapped category.
The order said, “The final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from cadre controlling authorities. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled Categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the government.”