Recruitment by UPSC

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Direct Recruitment (through Structured Examination and Direct Recruitment by Selection) to various Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ (Gazetted) posts based on the number of vacancies reported by the Ministries/ Departments/ Union Territories. The vacancies reported and recommendations made by the Commission during the last five years are as follows:

 

Details of vacancies reported and candidates recommended by the UPSC during the last five years through Structured Examination

 

Year

Vacancy reported

Candidates recommended*

2014-15

6911

5969

2015-16

6562

5659

2016-17

5065

4612

2017-18

4600

4829

2018-19

4204

3890

 

Details of vacancies reported and candidates recommended by the UPSC during the last five years through Direct Recruitment by Selection

 

Year

Vacancy reported

Candidates recommended*

2014-15

1729

2303

2015-16

2577

1207

2016-17

1808

1123

2017-18

1291

1465

2018-19

1190

510

 

*Number of candidates recommended does not exactly correspond to the vacancies reported in that particular year as recruitment process was spilled over to next year in some cases.

There has been decline in vacancies reported from 2016-17 which led to corresponding decline in number of candidates recommended by the Commission.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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