UPSC civil services prelims 2021 postponed, exam to be held on October 10
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to postpone the Civil Services preliminary exam, which was scheduled to be held on 27 June
The second wave of COVID 19 has proven to be harmful and fatal. Amid an unprecedented surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to postpone the Civil Services preliminary exam, which was scheduled to be held on 27 June.
The preliminary examination will now be held on 10 October, the UPSC announced today.
The UPSC notice read: "Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), the Union Public Service Commission has deferred the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021, which was scheduled to be held on 27th June, 2021. Now, this Examination will be held on 10th October, 2021."
UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021 has notified 712 vacancies including 22 vacancies for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category.
Every year, UPSC conducts civil services examination in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.
UPSC has meanwhile deferred all recruitment examination and notification.
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