The Union Public Service Commision (UPSC) has deferred the Personality Tests (interviews) for all the candidates who gave the Civil Services Examination in 2019 due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. UPSC released a notice on their official website, declaring the same.
The Personality Test was initially scheduled from March 23, 2020 to April 3, 2020. The new schedule for the interviews will be announced soon by the organisation.
The official notice released by UPSC reads: “Due to the prevailing conditions causeed by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), as a precautionary measure, the Personality Tests (Interviews) of the candidates of the Civil Services (Main) Exam 2019 scheduled from 23rd March,2020 to 3rd April, 2020 are deferred till further orders. New dates for the Personality Tests (Interviews) will be informed to the candidates in due course of time.”
UPSC started conductin Personality Test for candidates who cleared the Civil Servises Main Exam (written) from February 17, 2020 but the remaining interviews had to be postponed due to the sudden outbreak of covid-19 virus in our country.
The interview has been postponed as a preventative measure to slow down the spread of coronavirus. Many universities and schools have canceled classes to avoid large athering of students as the virus spreads through human contact.
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The novel coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak has turned into a pandemic, with the number of positive cases increasing rapidly. There have been nearly 2,37,000 positive cases of the coronavirus reported globally, 195 of which are in India. Due to its fatal nature, there have been 4 deaths in India due to the virus.
Students are advised not to panic and to keep a check on the official UPSC website for any further updates on the Personality Test (interview).
Courtesy: India Today
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