New Delhi, 21 October 2021: On Wednesday (October 20), the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) opened a toll-free helpline number with an aim to assist the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) categories. The toll-free number – 1800118711 – is meant to provide assistance to the concerned candidates who have applied or intend to apply for examinations or recruitment.
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UPSC Toll-Free Number – Check Details Here
UPSC has come up with this facility while we commemorate the monumental occasion of India’s 75th Anniversary of Independence. As per the notice issued by the commission, this helpline facility will remain operational on all working days during office hours. The candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, EWS, and PwBD categories can use this helpline number if they face any difficulty in filling up the application form for any of UPSC’s entrance or recruitment exams. Even if candidates have already filled up a form, they can use the number to get all of their queries answered.
About UPSC Exams
UPSC conducts civil services exams to select officers and bureaucrats in India. The commission also organises various other recruitment exams. Every year, lakhs of candidates apply to UPSC for popular entrance exams like UPSC Civil Services Examination, UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination, UPSC National Defense Academy and Naval Academy Examination, UPSC Indian Forest Services Entrance Examination, and UPSC Central Armed Police Forces Examination.
UPSC Exams – Selection Process
There are various stages in the selection process for different posts, for which UPSC conducts entrance tests. Most exams conducted by the UPSC comprise three stages. The first stage is the preliminary exam, the second is the mains, and the last one is the interview.
The preliminary stage consists of objective-type questions, while the mains stage constitutes descriptive theory questions. Once both of these stages are passed by a candidate, they can sit for the final interview round, clearing which will result in recruitment.
UPSC has recently conducted the civil services exam (preliminary) on 10 October 2021. Nearly 7 lakh candidates applied for the exam and results are expected anytime during October-November.
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