IMPHAL, May 20: The Civil Services (Preliminary) examination, 2012 conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was held on Sunday in the state at 10 different centres with the participation of a total of 2028 candidates.
Centres for different competitive exams including the Civil Services (Main) exam conducted by UPSC are expected to be given in the state if the number of candidates is increased, KK Chhetry (IAS), Secretary, MPSC told journalists.
He added, huge participation by educated youths in different competitive exams is necessary in the state to solve the problem of unemployment and the civil societies should render support to them with encouragement towards that end.
The UPSC also conducts other competitive exams including the Civil Services exam and that the students or candidates need to know how to appear such exams well, Chhetry said, adding that students learning in different streams know better about competitive exams.
Sunday’s exam was conducted in two shifts–morning and evening, he said and informed that the total number of illegible candidates is 3092 out of which 66 per cent is male candidates while that of female is 15 per cent.
Number of candidates appeared in centre wise was 226 at Hall No 1, MPSC; 216 at Hall No 2, DMC Arts; 216 at Hall No 3, DMC Science; 217 at Hall No 4, TG Higher Secondary School; 208 at Hall No 5, CC Higher Secondary; 216 at Hall No 6, Ananda Higher Secondary School; 208 at Hall No 7, GP Women’s College; 210 at Hall No 8, Johnstone Higher Secondary School; 187 at Hall No 9, MB College and 117 at Hall No 10, DMC Commerce.
In the morning shift exam, a total of 1064 candidates were absent while 1087 failed to turn up in the evening shift.