In a bizarre incident, over 18,000 aspiring PCS officers in the Uttar Pradesh failed to properly fill in and submit their recruitment exam forms correctly.
Of the total over 5.95 lakh applicants wishing to appear in combined state/upper subordinate services (preliminary) examination-2020, commonly known as PCS (pre)-2020, held along with the examination for recruitment of assistant conservator of forest (ACF) and range forest officer (RFO), 18,235 have made errors in filling in their forms online.
Some have failed to upload the proper specified sized photographs while many have uploaded their photographs upside down. There are still others who have failed to counter sign the photographs uploaded by them as required while some have completely failed to upload their photographs, UPPSC officials shared.
UPPSC secretary said “Post scrutiny of all 5,95,696 forms, the commission has released a list of 18,253 names of candidates who have made one or the other error in their forms on its official website https://uppsc.up.nic.in/.”
Officials said a possible reason for the errors in filing in the forms could be the fact that usually candidates rely on various cyber cafes for filling in the online forms.
However, the application process PCS (pre)-2020 exam was started on April 21 when most of the cyber cafes were shut owing to the lockdown.
As a result, the candidates were forced to fill in and submit the forms on their own and ended up making these mistakes, they added.
Initially the deadline to apply for the exam was May 21 which was extended till June 4.