As the commission is gearing up to hold the civil service preliminary examination which is to be held on August 7, 2016, and with Warangal chosen as one of the centers of the examination for the first time, a high-level meeting of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was organized in which the District Collector Vakati Karuna took part.
The UPSC had called the 72 civil servants for a meeting to talk about the methods and ways of conducting the examination. From this year onwards, Warangal is included as one of the centres of the examination by the UPSC. A video conference from New Delhi with district officials was held last week headed by the UPSC additional secretary (examinations) Maruthi Prasad Tangirala.
The District Collector Ms Karuna said that are ready to conduct the UPSC Examination. The collector also added that the district officials have developed good experience in conducting UPSC exam as they have involved themselves by holding all-India examinations like the JEE and this would help them to conduct the UPSC exam efficiently.
The District Collector also said that about 10,585 candidates have chosen Warangal as their UPSC Exam Centre and Warangal as a test centre would be a great ease to the civil services aspirants.
The UPSC Exam would be held at 23 centres in 19 locations and a section 144 would be enforced in the centres along with tight security measures, said the collector.
The UPSC additional secretary (examinations) Maruthi Prasad Tangirala has asked the Ms Karuna to acquaint with the supervisors about the UPSC guidelines and arrange five-member police team at every test centre. An observer of the commission who would be appointed by the State government should visit the district two days before the examination to assess the arrangements.
This year a total of 11.36 lakh candidates have applied for the UPSC prelims exam, the exam would be held on 7th August 2016 in 72 centres across the country.