5,74,538 candidates have applied for 220 posts of Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Senior Subordinate Services (PCS) 2024. That means more than 2611 contenders are in the fray for each post of PCS. Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission had started online applications from January 1. The last date for depositing online fees was January 29 and the last date for completing the application was February 2. Till the last date, 5,74,538 candidates have submitted the form. Opportunity has been given till February 9 to amend the application. The preliminary examination will be conducted in 51 districts on March 17.
Applicants also limited due to less posts
The competitive students are shocked as the number of posts in PCS 2024 is only 220. The number of applicants is also limited as there are only 220 posts in the last 12 recruitments. 5,65,459 candidates had applied for 254 posts advertised in PCS 2023. Whereas in PCS 2021, a record 6,91,173 candidates had applied for 627 posts. 6,35,844 candidates had applied for 976 posts in PCS 2018.
Preparation to go to court to extend the date of application
The Competitive Student Struggle Committee has again given a memorandum to the Commission demanding extension of the application date of PCS 2024. Prashant Pandey, media in-charge of the committee, says that if they do not get a chance, the students will approach the court. He says that the Commission had fixed January 29 as the last date for depositing the application fee but the website was not working three days before that. Hundreds of students like Ashwani Shukla, Manoj Kumar, Ranjana Singh, Ranvijay Singh, Ghanshyam Yadav etc. were deprived of the application.