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Technical glitches make Civil Services aspirants hard to check UPSC CS 2016 Prelims results
Saturday September 17, 2016 11:12 PM, News Network

New Delhi: Thousands of candidates who woke up in the morning today i.e. Saturday September 17, 2016 to learn that the Union PubliC Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the results of Civil Services / IAS Preliminary Exam 2016 were up for a disappointment when the official website was either too slow or inaccessible.

The Union PubliC Service Commission (UPSC) declared the results on Friday September 16, 2016 late in the evening and most of the newspapers carried the news. However, when the candidates tried to log in the official UPSC website (, it was found to be inaccessible or very slow.

When checked the website a little while ago, the website could not be opened on the desktop computer. Trying to open the website on a tablet PC, initially gave the same result. The website got opened after few attempts but the result page could not be accessed.

The message that appeared on the screen is either "The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments" or " took too long to respond".

The Union PubliC Service Commission (UPSC) had only recently uploaded its new, attractive and mobile freindly website.

UPSC had conducted the Civil Services (preliminary) examination on August, 7, 2016. The examination was conducted in two phases. The first phase started from 9.30 am and continued till 11.30 am while the second phase commenced on 2.30 pm and continued till 4.30 pm.

“The candidates who have been declared successful have to first get themselves registered on the relevant page of the website before filling up the online detailed examination form,” the UPSC said.

The UPSC further said that the candidates who have cleared the civil services prelims exam will have to fill a detailed application form (DAF) so as to apply for further rounds of the recruitment drive.

The forms will be available on the website from October 7 to October 20, 2016 (till 6 pm).

The UPSC will release the marks, cut-offs and answer keys only after the final result has been declared on the official website.

The UPSC conducts recruitment examinations every year to shortlist eligible candidates for posts in various government offices and agencies. The most coveted of the UPSC examinations is the civil services exam held every year to recruit candidates for the post of Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer.

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