UPSC exam postponed until further notice
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: The Union Public Service Commission has taken a decision to postpone the civil services preliminary exam “until further notice”. The exam was scheduled to be held on May 31. A meeting of the Commission, chaired by Arvind Saxena, was held on Monday to take the call to defer the exam with senior UPSC officials. The decision comes after the central government extended the lockdown for two weeks starting May 4.
The decision on the new date will be taken after an assessment of the situation by May 20.
The decision has been taken keeping mind the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown restrictions.
The Commission was due to release admit cards for the students this week, but has decided to defer the process in view current crisis. Nearly 10 lakh people register for the civil services preliminary examination every year. Nearly 1.6 lakh functionaries participate in conducting the exam across 2,500 centres.
Many other premier exams, such as the Haryana Civil Services, which was slated to be held from June 5, have also been postponed.