UP PCS Prelims 2020: 18,000 Candidates Fail to Correctly Fill Forms

Meghdeepa Mondal Meghdeepa Mondal
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UP PCS Prelims 2020: 18,000 Candidates Fail to Correctly Fill Forms

Over 18,000 candidates aspiring to be Provincial Civil Service (PCS) officials failed to correctly fill and submit application forms. 

A report published on the official website of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) states, among 5.95 lakh applicants for PCS 2020 and recruitment exams for Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) and Range Forest Officer (RFO), 18,235 erroneous online forms were submitted. 

Officials believe the most obvious reason is that maximal students depend on cyber cafes to fill their application forms, leading to errors at such numbers. 

After scrutiny, a list of 18,235 applicants' names has been released by UPPSC on its official portal who has at least 1 error in the application form. Candidates have been allowed to correct the forms till June 12, 2020. 

The recruitment drive is slated to fill up 200 vacancies PCS officers, RFOs and ACFs, however, the numbers may go up as well. 

The UPSSC officials claimed errors ranged from uploading photographs of wrong sizes or upside down to ones missing counter-signatures, while some without any photograph. 

Even though cybercafes are blamed for such errors, the application process began on April 12, when the cyber cafes were shut due to lockdown. This shows students were forced to fill their own forms which led to making such mistakes. 

UPPSC Exam Controller, Arvind Kumar Mishra added, out of 18,253 candidates, 7,504 have to upload signed photographs, 5,867 have to upload photographs maintaining clarity and right orientation while the remaining should upload photographs of specified size.

Earlier, the application deadline had been extended from May 21 till June 4 while the recruitment which was scheduled for June 21 is put off for now. Rescheduled dates will be intimidated soon on finalising.