UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2020: Revised exam dates to be announced today, check here
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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is likely to announce the revised dates for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020, which was scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020, and the Indian Forest Service Examination today (Wednesday).
“The Commission held a special meeting on May 4, 2020, to review the situation after the second phase of the nation-wide lockdown due to COVID-19. Taking notice of the extension of restrictions, the Commission decided that it will not be possible to resume examinations and interviews for the present,” the press release issued by the UPSC stated.
“The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020, scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020, therefore stands deferred. Since this examination also serves as the screening test for the Indian Forest Service Examination, the schedule for the Indian Forest Service Examination is also deferred,” It further stated.
The situation will be reviewed again on May 20. 2020 and fresh dates will be notified for these exams on the UPSC website in the near future, the press release highlighted.
Earlier, the personality tests of candidates of civil services examination 2019 were deferred by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
“New dates for the personality tests (interviews) will be informed to the candidates in due course,” a statement issued by Personnel Ministry said.
“New dates for the personality tests (interviews) will be informed to the candidates in due course,” it added.
The exams were supposed to take place from March 23, 2020, to April 3, 2020.
The examinations are taken by the commission in three stages- prelims, main and interview (personality test) to select candidates fit for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).