Cassian Baliarsingh

Days after two women candidates from Madhya Pradesh claimed the same rank and same roll number in the UPSC civil services examination, a similar case of rare mix-up in the coveted examination has come to the fore. 

In the first incident, two women candidates with the same name – Ayasha – one from Dewas district and the other from Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh, have been battling it out to claim the 184th rank.

Ayasha Fatima, daughter of Naziruddin from Dewas, is claiming that she made it to the final list. On the other hand, Aysha Makrani, daughter of Salimuddin from Alirajpur district is also claiming the same.

The preliminary report says both the Ayashas were issued the same roll number 7811744. Both the girls are claiming that they appeared for the exam and interview too.

Similarly, two male candidates, one from Bihar and the other from Haryana, with the same name and roll number, staked claim to AIR 44 in the UPSC exam. 

Tushar Kumars, one from Rewari of Haryana and the other from Bihar’s Bhagalpur are claiming they have secured 44th rank in the exam. Now, both of them have decided to approach the police and UPSC for clarity on the matter.

When contacted, Rewari deputy commissioner said that it was the responsibility of the UPSC to clear the air.

The major goof-up by UPSC has left four families in a state of depression as they were in a celebratory mood until the mix-up was brought to the light by media. 

Experts on the other hand claim that it is impossible that UPSC would issue the same roll number to two candidates.