UPSC sets seven-day time frame for reporting discrepancies in answer sheets

New Delhi : The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has fixed a seven-day time frame for candidates to report mistakes or discrepancies in questions asked in the various examinations conducted by it.
It is probably the first time that the UPSC has fixed a deadline for candidates to make representations on exam papers, officials said.
Thousands of students appear in various recruitment examinations like civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others conducted by the commission.
Here’s what UPSC said in its notice:
“For each examination, a time frame of 7 days (a week) i.e. from the next day of the examination date to 6 pm of the seventh day is fixed for the candidates to make representations to the Commission on the questions asked in the papers of that examination,” said UPSC.
How to apply for representation:
For example, if paper of an examination is conducted on March 1, a candidate can make representation by 6 pm on March 8.
The representation must only be submitted online and no representation by post/hand will be entertained.
“No representation will be entertained under any circumstances after this window of seven days is over,” the UPSC added.