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UPSC exam put off due to naxal violence

Posted by Indian Vanguard on November 1, 2007

Rajesh Sinha and Baljeet Parmar

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Naxal violence in Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh forced the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to postpone the civil services (main) examinations scheduled for October 31. The call for West Bengal bandh by the Trinamool Congress (TC) was another
reason, according to an official from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

The UPSC said fresh dates for the public administration/political science and international relations papers would be announced later.

According to sources, the exams may be held any day between November 5 and 10.

More than 95,000 candidates had appeared for the preliminary examination held on May 20. Of these, around 5,000 qualified for the mains that started on October 26.

The DoPT official said the papers had to be postponed due to the West Bengal bandh call on Wednesday and disturbance in naxal-affected states as several candidates could have faced problems in reaching the examination centres.

He denied reports that papers were deferred because of a leak.

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1130855

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