UP PCS Mains Paper: The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Provincial Civil Service (PCS) Mains Essay and Hindi paper 2017 was cancelled today, June 19, after incorrect question papers were distributed to candidates at one of the examination centres. The incident took place in the Government Intermediate College examination centre where candidates were given Essay question papers in place of the Hindi paper. After the mistake was realized, the exam centre asked the students to give back the papers but students demanded that the paper be held as per scheduled. This led to a protest and resulted in students boycotting the paper altogether.

As the students protests intensified UPPSC Secretary Jagdish announced cancellation of examinations. Speaking to TOI on the same, he said,”Both the papers have been cancelled but remaining will be held as per the time table. Candidates will be informed about the schedule of Hindi and Essay papers through proper channel.”

For the unversed, the Commission was slated to conduct the General Hindi paper in morning session and Essay in second session today. The exams were being held in two shifts respectively. The Morning shift was from 9:30 am till 12:30 pm while afternoon shift was slated from 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm.

The UPPSC is organising the PCS (Mains) Exam – 2017 in various centres at Lucknow and Allahabad from June 18 to July 6. The examination is being conducted to recruit deputy collectors, deputy SP, horticulture officers etc.