Bangalore: A 24-year-old IAS aspirant reportedly committed suicide after getting upset over an alleged 'goof-up' in the publication of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) results.
According to the police, VY Manjunath was upset over finding a different name under his roll number in the list of selected candidates in this year's Civil Services Examination.
The victim had secured 264th rank in the examination, but in the final results after the interview, a different name was mentioned under his roll number on the list, they said.
A shocked Manjunath then contacted UPSC officials and also wrote to them seeking clarification over the 'mix-up' in the result. Since there was allegedly no response, he took the extreme step, police added.

UPSC gives clarification

Meanwhile, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday said that Manjunath did not even qualify in the preliminary exams.

The UPSC, which conducts the prestigious examination to select IAS, IPS and IFS among others, denied that there was any error in the final results as reported in the media.
According to UPSC, a candidate by the name of VY Manjunath, son of Yadav Murthy VP, had applied for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2012.
"He was allotted roll no 538950 and was allotted Bangalore centre for this examination. The candidate had actually appeared from this centre under roll no 538950. However, he has failed to qualify in the Civil Services (Prelim) Examination, 2012," the Commission said.
Hence VY Manjunath, having not qualified the preliminary examination was not a candidate for the Civil Services (Main) Examination and accordingly could not have appeared for the mains and subsequent interview as claimed in a section of the press, it said.
It is also confirmed from our records that no candidate with this roll number (538950) or with the name (Manjunath VY) had appeared for the Civil Services Main Examination or the interview, the UPSC said.


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