UPSC postpones Civil Services preliminary exam scheduled for May 31 due to lockdown extension

The civil services preliminary examination, scheduled to be held on May 31, has been deferred, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said. The examination has been deferred until further notice, and the new dates for the examination will be notified soon on the official website. The exam is being postponed due to the extension of the nationwide lockdown imposed in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision was taken during a meeting held by the commission on Monday to review the situation after the second-phase of the COVID-19-induced nationwide lockdown.

“Taking notice of the extension of restrictions, the commission decided that it will not be possible to resume examinations and interview for the present,” the UPSC said in a communiqué.

The civil services (preliminary) examination 2020, scheduled to be held on May 31, therefore, stands deferred, it said.

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“As and when the dates are decided for the deferred tests/examinations, it will be ensured that candidates are given a notice of at least 30 days,” the communique said.

Educational institutes have been shut down till further notice due to the second phase of the coronavirus lockdown in the country. Admissions into universities and recruitment exams dates are being deferred, which is causing a drastic change in the academic session 2020-21.

CBSE board exams for class 10 and 12 have also been postponed until further notice, and the final dates have not been notified yet.

Courtesy: India Today

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