In a recent decision, UPSC has said that they will not send physical call letters to the candidates who have been selected in various posts for the interview round anymore. The candidates who have undergone Civil Services Mains Examination and have successfully cleared it will have to now download their own e-summons.
UPSC conducts the civil services examination every year to select eligible candidates to various officer posts in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others. Thousands of candidates appear for these examinations every year to try their luck. The examination gets conducted in three stages and includes prelims and mains examination. The final round of selection is personality test or personal interview round conducted by the concerned recruitment authority. For this year, the personal interview round is scheduled to begin from 08 March 2016, for which the candidates will have to download their own e-summon. This will lessen the time taken in the overall process to reach to candidates through post and allow the commission to conduct the test more smoothly.
According to a statement release by UPSC it said, “No paper summon letters will be issued for the personality test or interview by the Commission.” The candidates who have cleared this years’ Civil Services Mains examination would have to download their own e-summons, which would work as call letters for them, from the official website of UPSC, www.upsc.gov.in before the date of personality test/personal interview.