New Delhi Mar 31: The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) to re-evaluate the answer scripts of the PCS preliminary Exam 2017. The UPPSC preliminary exam was conducted last year in the month of September. As per the court order, the candidates, who qualify the re-evaluation, will be allowed to sit for the PCS mains examination, to be organised by the UPPSC.

The court also rejected the demand for re-examination. The said examination was held for the recruitment into the upper subordinate services by the UPPSC.

The result of the PCS Upper Subordinate Services, Preliminary Exam 2017 was declared on January 19, 2018. The answer keys of the said examination were released by the UPPSC on its website in November last year. The court order came after candidates in large number filed petitions complaining answers given for many questions in the question paper were incorrect.

The UPPSC in its official notification last February announced recruitment for 251 posts that were increased to 677 posts later. Over 4,55,290 candidates registered for the Upper subordinate services examination, out of which 2,46,654 candidates appeared for the examination that was held on 24, September 2017, last year, reported Hindustan Times.

Total 14,032 candidates passed the preliminary examination and were preparing for the main examination to be conducted on May 17, 2018, when two-judge bench of  Pankaj Mithal and Saral Srivastava ordered it’s verdict.