PUDUCHERRY: More than 50 per cent of candidates did not attend the All India Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014, which was conducted here on Sunday.
Of the total of 3,588 candidates who were issued hall tickets, only 1,718 took the examination in the forenoon session, while 1,693 turned up for the afternoon session, conducted at eight venues in Puducherry.
The administration had made elaborate arrangements for the conduct of the examination, said S D Sundaresan, transport commissioner, who was the assistant coordinating supervisor for the examination.
V Candavelou, commissioner-cum-secretary (information), was the chief co-coordinating supervisor while SD Sundaresan, transport commissioner was the assistant co-coordinating supervisor and Chandrekar Bharti, finance secretary, was the observer.
Special buses were operated to the exam centres for the benefit of the candidates. Apart from candidates belonging to Puducherry, candidates from Salem, Cuddalore and Tiruchy also appeared for the exam at the various centres in
The results of the last All India Civil Service’s main examination, which was announced a few days back, was not encouraging. As far as Puducherry was concerned, only one candidate made it to the list.