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UPSC to share competitive exams scores online to boost employment

Moreover, the candidates can either opt in or out of the disclosure scheme by making an appropriate response in the application form.

May 15, 2017 12:29 IST
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Union Public Service CommissionThe Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) 12 May 2017 announced to share online scores of candidates taking competitive exams in order to boost hiring by the private sector.

As per the announcement, the scores of the candidates taking part in the competitive exams will be linked to the Integrated Information System for Public Recruitment Agencies, which will be a dedicated website to be developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).

The scores made available in the website will act as a useful database for other employers to identify good, employable candidates.  

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Under the proposal, UPSC will disclose information such as  name, date of birth, category, educational qualifications, total marks obtained in the written examination and interview, address, e-mail id and mobile numbers of candidates who have reached interview but were “not recommended” by the commission.

Moreover, the candidates can either opt in or out of the disclosure scheme by making an appropriate response in the application form. UPSC will dispense information about the disclosure scheme in its notice to various exams covered by this scheme.

However, candidates appearing for the recruitment exams for the armed forces and those applying for limited departmental competitive examinations and the Central Industrial Security Force will not be covered under the disclosure scheme.

Background

The Union Government in 2016 approved a NITI Aayog proposal to disclose scores and ranking of candidates in recruitment examinations with an aim to boost job opportunities for the unemployed.

The move came after the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2016 which stated that the scores of candidates taking competitive examinations will be shared with prospective employers to help them choose quality talent.

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