Service allocation to a candidate depends on the following:
- Rank of the candidate in the CSE.
- Candidate’s order of preference for service.
- Candidate’s category.
- Availability of vacancy in the candidate’s category.
- Findings of Medical Board/Appellate Board with respect to the candidate.
Points to note:-
- A candidate should indicate the order of preferences for ALL the services included in the CSE. No preference, zero preference and the same preference for more than one service are not allowed.
- Once a candidate indicates preferences, any change will not be permitted.
- If a candidate does not give preferences for all the civil services, and he/she doesn’t get the services for which he/she had given preferences, then he/she will be considered for the remaining services where there are vacancies after allocation of all the candidates who could be allocated to the cadres according to the preferences.
- Reserved category candidates who have the sufficient rank without availing any relaxation like age limit, number of attempt, etc. are called General Merit (GM) or Meritorious Reserved Category (MRC) candidates.
- In case the GM or MRC candidates don’t get the service of their higher preference in unreserved category, they can switch over to their own category leaving vacant slots.
- Even after achieving UPSC CSE success, a candidate may not be appointed by the government for service unless it is satisfied that the candidate is fit in respect of his/her character and antecedents that he/she is suitable for service.