Impossible to differ Exam date, UPSC tells Supreme Court over postpone of Civil Service exam from 4 October

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday tells Supreme Court that it is impossible from the Commission side to differ the examination date for UPSC Civil Service Prelim examination 2020. Commission replies to Apex Court in respect to petitions filed by UPSC aspirants to postpone the CSE Prelim exam which is scheduled on 4 October.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Sep 28, 2020 12:50 IST
Impossible to differ Exam date, UPSC tells Supreme Court over postpone of Civil Service exam from 4 October
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UPSC on Monday tells the Supreme Court that it is impossible to defer the Civil Services Preliminary 2020 examination further. UPSC has made all logistical and other requisite arrangements to conduct the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020 (Preliminary) on October 4, tells UPSC in Supreme Court. According to Hindustan Times, a three judge bench headed by Justice A.M Khanwilkar asks the Commission to put its stand in affidavit by September 29, along with the arrangements made.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday informs the top Court that it's impossible to defer the examination date further, for the Civil Services Examination scheduled on October 4, 2020. Citing the arrangements made by Commission to conduct the exam on 4 October, Union Public Service Commission shares it's views on conduct of Civil Services Examination 2020. Supreme Court on Monday began the hearing of petitions filed in Supreme Court from the UPSC aspirants, saught further postpone of India's premiere competitive exam.

Apext Court was hearing a plea filed by UPSC aspirants, seeking postponement of October 4 scheduled Civil Services (prelims) exam 2020 due to Covid19 pandemic. UPSC has been asked to file an affidavit on arrangements by tomorrow.

The UPSC civil services examination 2020 is scheduled for October 4. As many as six lakh aspirants are expected to appear in the UPSC Prelims 2020, which will be conducted in OMR based Offline mode at various centres across the country. The exam had been postponed several times due to to Covid-19 pandemic.

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