The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued an important notice pertaining to the EWS quota for general category applicants.
As per the notice issued on its official website [PDF], the candidates who wish to avail the benefits of 10 per cent EWS quota, need to get their EWS certificate ready before 1 August 2019.
The notice also advised the students to complete Part-II of their application form soon if they have already completed Part-I. This would help the applicants avoid any last minute rush.
In order to reportedly accommodate the EWS quota, UPSC has earlier announced an additional 100 vacancies.
It was earlier reported that the general category aspirants would get the benefit of EWS quota but a decision still hasn’t been taken over them getting additional attempts or age relaxation.
Currently, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Caste applicants get a relaxation in age limit and total attempts.
This had raised the question whether something similar would be extended to EWS applicants as well, but a notice to this tune has not yet been issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).