There is some good news for candidates appearing in competitive examinations. You can now get information about the marks you scored as also the basis for the marking under the Right to Information Act.
The Central Information Commission, while hearing the plea of an examinee, concluded that details of the marks, subjectwise and also the parameter of the test, should be disclosed to the examinee.
But the candidate will not be informed about his rank. The reason for this is that it may not be humanly possible for the examination agency to maintain the records of so many failed candidates.
A slightly positive aspect of the ruling is that the examination agency will also have to reveal the marks scored by the last successful candidate in the general category so that the unsuccessful candidate can know the difference between him and the successful candidate.
This will definitely make the task of the UPSC a little more difficult as in many exams, it does not provide the results to unsuccessful candidates.
The ruling came on a petition filed by Yashpal Singh, a resident of Janakpuri, who had sought information about his rank in the exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for inspectors in Central Excise.