New Delhi, Aug 6: The UPPSC PCS prelims 2018 have been postponed. The exam was scheduled to be held on August 19 2018.
The reason is due to the record number of online applications and poor infrastructure. The Indian Express while citing UPPSC Secretary Jagdish Tripathi said that this year, the number of applications has increased. "This year over 6.5 lakh candidates applied for the post while in the previous years, the applications were around 4 to 4.5 lakh. The board is not prepared to conduct examinations for such huge number of candidates.
The new date for the exam now is October 28 for the recruitment of 831 vacancies. The PCS exam 2018 will be held in three states- prelims, mains and viva-voice. Those selected will in the pay scale between Rs 9,300- 34,800 with Grade Pay (GP) of Rs 4,200 to Rs 15,600- 39100 with GP of Rs 5,400.