Candidates of Union Public Service Commission, Civil Services (preliminary) can use their e-admit/admit card while examination functionaries can use their identity cards as curfew passes if curfew is imposed on the day of the exam.
May 27 is the day of the arrangement for the prelims to be held on May 28.
Speaking to the media on Friday at Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) Training Hall, MPSC secretary Neta Arambam said that UPSC is going to conduct civil service (preliminary) examination, 2023 on May 28 at examination centres all over the country. For Manipur, there is only one centre in Imphal under which there are 12 sub-centres in Imphal West and Imphal East.
She said 4051 candidates are registered to appear for the exam from these 12 sub-centres. However, after taking into consideration the present situation in Manipur, UPSC had issued a press statement on May 16 giving candidates an option to appear at 7 alternate centres at Aizawl (Mizoram), Kohima (Nagaland), Shillong (Meghalaya), Dispur (Assam), Jorhat (Assam), Kolkata (West Bengal) and Delhi.
She informed that as per information furnished by UPSC, 700 candidates out of the total 4051 candidates of Imphal centre have opted for alternate centres outside Imphal centre.
She said the examination for Imphal centre will be held on May 28 as per schedule for remaining 3351 candidates. So, all candidates are informed to reach their allotted examination venue well in time on the day of exam, she said.
Candidates can download their e-admit card from the deputy commissioner office of every district.
Imphal West deputy commissioner Th Kirankumar said that previous exams of UPSC were arranged with UPSC’s allotted security but this year due to prevailing situation in Manipur, all DCs of all districts take concern in interest of youth career.
“Curfew will not cause hindrance in the examination”, he said.
He also said that other exams are also on the way like NEET, CUET. The press statement has already been issued for selecting the examination centre. Candidates of NEET or CUET can select their preferred centre. And, candidates who want to take out e-admit cards can visit the DCs office.
Imphal East DC Khumanthem Diana Devi said facility of downloading e-admit cards is provided in all DCs offices, any candidate can visit.