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To restore gender balance, UPSC advises women to take up civil services exam

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In an attempt to achieve gender balanced workforce in the Central government, UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is supporting women candidates are being encouraging them to apply for civil services examination.

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There are three rounds of UPSC Civil Services examination such as preliminary exam, main (written) exam and the interview round. For Civil Services Examination 2017, the government has finalised to recruit 980 officers for several posts such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among several others. Friday, March 17 will be the last date for submitting the applications for Civil Services Preliminary exam 2017, which will be conducted on June 18.

The notification issued for Civil Services Exam 2017 says “The government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply," it said in a notification issued for this year's test”.

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The Commission has insisted candidates to apply early so that they could get a centre of their preference as there will be over 72 exam centres that will be allotted based on first apply and first allot basis. If candidates don’t get a centre of their choice then they will be asked to choose a centre which will still have more number of vacant seats for the examination. Applicants must remember that there will be a ceiling chosen for every centre except centres from Kolkata, Chennai, Dispur and Nagpur.



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