Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday announced that the decision on fresh dates for the remaining Civil Services-2019 Personality Tests will be taken after May 3, 2020, following the second phase of the lockdown. The decision was taken in the special meeting of the Commission held on April 15, 2020, to review the situation arising out of the CoronaVirus pandemic.
The Commission has already announced the dates for Civil Services-2020 (Prelim), Engineering Services (Main) and the Geologist Services (Main) Examinations. The Commission will notify on its website if there is any rescheduling in these exams.
The official notification in this regard instructed that “A decision on fresh dates for the remaining Civil Services-2019 Personality Tests will be taken after May, 3, 2020, following the second phase of the lockdown. Dates for the Civil Services-2020 (Prelim), Engineering Services (Main) and the Geologist Services (Main) Examinations had already been announced. Any rescheduling in these examinations, if necessitated by the evolving situation, will be notified on the website of the UPSC.”
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The official notice further reads “Deferment notices have already been posted for the Combined Medical Services Examination, the Indian Economic Service and the Indian Statistical Service Examination 2020. Dates for the CAPF Exam 2020 will also be notified on the UPSC website. The National Defence Academy(NDAI) Examination has already been postponed till further intimation. A decision on the NDA –II Examination will be posted on June 10, 2020, the scheduled date for its notification.”
The Chairman and Members of the UPSC have decided to voluntarily forgo 30% of the basic pay received by them from the Commission for a period of one year, with effect from April 2020, to conserve financial resources at the national level. In addition to this, all officers and staff members of the UPSC have volunteered one day salary to the PM Relief Fund/PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation Fund (PM CARES Fund).
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