Allotment of examination centres at far off places in examinations conducted by UPSC and SSC: Rajya Sabha Q&A

Allotment of examination centres at far off places in examinations conducted by UPSC and SSC: Rajya Sabha Q&A –


ANSWERED ON  04.12.2014

Allotment of examination centres at far off places

1341 Shri Gulam Rasool Balyawi

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether the candidates belonging to Delhi appearing in various competitive examinations conducted by UPSC and SSC are allotted centres outside Delhi or at far off places;
(b) if so, the details in this regard and the reasons therefor, and the policy in this regard; and

(c) the steps taken/being taken to allot centres to such candidates in Delhi only?



Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) to (c): Yes, Sir. In Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), a well defined computer driven methodology for allocation of examination centres is followed. In order to ensure smooth conduct of Examination, a ceiling of the number of candidates in a particular examination centre, including Delhi is prescribed. During the online submission of application, the Centre is allotted to the candidate by the Computer on a ‘first come first served’ basis, as per the choice from a list of centres available on the drop-down menu, subject to availability of seats prescribed for a particular centre.
In Staff Selection Commission (SSC) efforts are made to accommodate candidates in the examination centres including Delhi, as per the centres opted by them. However, in view of increasingly large number of candidates far beyond the capacity of the chosen examination centres as allotted by local administration for this purpose, the candidates are adjusted at other nearby centres for smooth conduct of examination.
In the recently held Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination conducted by SSC, out of 5,35,792 candidates opting for Delhi centre, 3,80,406 were accommodated in Delhi and rest were accommodated in other cities under jurisdiction of Northern Regional office of the SSC.


Source: RajyaSabha.nic.in

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