UPSC Civil Service prelims postponed to October amid the second wave

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Published by Tapasya Iyer on 13 May 2021

The Union Public Service Commission has postponed the Civil Service preliminary examinations to October 10, 2021, considering the present critical conditions in the country. The exam was supposed to be held on June 27 in an offline mode. However, for the safety of the applicants during the second wave of the pandemic, the commission has taken this decision.

The Civil service examination is conducted by the commission annually in three stages- preliminary, mains and the interview to select officers for the post of Indian Administrative service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police service (IPS) and other government posts. It is considered to be the second most toughest examination in the whole world with thousands of students applying throughout India.

In a circular on the official website, the commission announced, “Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the Novel Corona Virus, the Union Public Service Commission has deferred the Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2021, which was scheduled to be held on 27th June 2021. Now, the examination will be held on 10th October 2021.”

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Last year as well, the Civil Service examination was postponed from May 31 to October 4, 2020. The process of the examination is still waiting to be over with interview round kept on hold. All other UPSC exams are postponed too.

Candidates are advised to visit the official portal- for further information and updates.

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