Coimbatore: The preliminary phase of the civil services exam was conducted at 25 centres in the district on Sunday. While 4,829 candidates appeared for the first paper in the forenoon session, 4,779 candidates appeared for the second paper in the afternoon session.
Pointing out that 10,955 candidates had registered for the exam in the district, an official source said more than 6,100 of them hadn’t turned out to write the exam that was conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC).
The district had an exclusive centre for the disabled people at the CSI Girls Higher Secondary School on Avinashi Road.
Candidates were instructed to wear face masks compulsorily and they were allowed in the exam centre only after thermal screening them for body temperature. Other Covid-19 protocols were also followed at the exam centres.
District collector G S Sameeran visited the centres at the CSI Girls Higher Secondary School and the Nirmala College for Women at Race Course.