By Neha Sinha, Updated : May 04, 2020 17:03 IST
UPSC civil service exam 2020 postponed, revised dates on May 20

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to postpone the civil service preliminary examination until further notice. Let us know that this exam was going to be held on 31 May. The official said that no new changes have been made for the prelims. The only change has been that after evaluating the situation, a date will be set at a certain time.

According to the UPSC officials, after the evaluation of the positions till May 20, the new date of examination will be announced. A meeting of the Commission under the chairmanship of Arvind Saxena was held on Monday in which senior officers of the UPSC have decided to postpone the examination. The decision comes after the central government extended the lockdown for two weeks starting May 4.

UPSC civil service exam 2020 postponed

UPSC says that in view of the ever-increasing influence of COVID 19, Aayague has taken this decision. It is not possible to conduct such a large-scale examination in view of the way the lockdown has been extended for the third time. This is especially difficult in the red or orange zone. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the coronavirus epidemic and lockdown. Another UPSC official has said that a new date for an examination will be announced after May 20.

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The Commission was going to issue the admit card for the students this week, but in view of the current crisis, it has decided to postpone the process. Let us know that every year about 10 lakh candidates register for the Civil Services Preliminary Examination. Around 1.6 lakh people participate in conducting the examination at 2,500 centers across the country. Not only UPSC prelims, many other major examinations like Haryana Civil Service, to be held from June 5, have also been postponed.

Former UPSC chairman Vijay Singh told the news portal that the decision may delay the recruitment process a bit, but it is not worrying. We also have to keep in mind that nothing else has been postponed. He said that the preliminary examination is conducted in many centers, which is a big process. 

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