Sometimes, why do aspirants get a different examination centre from what they have applied for in the examination form?

In the Civil Services Examination, lakhs of candidates fill the form and appear every year.There is no hard and fast rule that the candidates will get the same examination centre as they have applied for in the examination. Allotment of Roll Numbers and Venues to the eligible candidates is carried out though computer in a random manner without manual intervention. The Commission makes all efforts to allot the candidate the Centre of his/her choice, which is done on the “first-apply-first allot” basis. Once the capacity of a particular Centre is exhausted, the same shall not be available to the applicants as an option. The applicants shall, therefore, be required to choose one of the available Centres. It is, thus, advised to apply early for getting the choice Centre. However, it may be noted that the Commission may change the Centres of the candidates as per its discretion to address the special situations arising at that point of time.