The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared the results of Civil Services Mains Examination 2016 on Wednesday. At least three universities in the northern region run coaching centres for students, especially those belonging to Scheduled Castes and economically backward classes, for civil services. How many of their trainees have cracked the latest exam? If these aren’t producing results, why not? Here’s what HT found.
At PU centre, prelims is the main aim
Since the inception of the centre for Indian administrative services (IAS) and other competitive examinations at Panjab University in 1996, the focus has been entirely on the preliminary exam.
IAS or not, there is success in other exams
The All India Services Pre-Examination Centre, also the Centre of Preparation for Competitive Exams, at Amritsar’s Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) receives around 200 applications, of which 75 are admitted. usually, only around 60 remain, from Amritsar and other cities. A day after the results of the civil services mains 2016 came out, a visit on Thursday revealed that none from here has made it. However, there are many who have cracked other examinations, and that’s how the centre head, Sudha Jatinder, defined its success rate.
5 yrs and counting at Patiala centre
For yet another year, none from Punjabi University’s IAS and Allied Service Training Centre made it to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) as the result of the civil services main exam was declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday. In fact, since 2012, there has been no section in central services from this centre, raising questions over the quality training that otherwise provided some of the top IAS officers in the past.