New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday announced that the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) 2020 exams has been postponed till further notice. The commission cited nation-wide lockdown and coronavirus outbreak in the country for the postponing of the exams.

The recruitment exams for the EPFO is scheduled to be conducted on October 4 this year, now the exam has postponed till further notice. Earlier the UPSC had also postponed the NDA and CSE exams due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.  

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) also announced that the new dates for the UPSC EPFO exams 2020 will be declared later on the commission’s official website.  

UPSC EPFO is conducted for the recruitment of Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer in various government departments. This year UPSC has released 421 vacancies for the recruitment. Candidates can download EPFO admit card 15 days before the commencement of the exam.

In another notification, UPSC has released the new revised calendar for the commencement of all the other exams conducted by UPSC which had been postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The UPSC in its revised schedule, has shifted the Civil Services Exams 2020 (prelims) to October 4, while the mains exam has been shifted to next year on January 8, 2021.

However, the UPSC, in its revised schedule also stated that the dates of notification, commencement and duration of examinations or recruitment tests "are liable to alteration, if the circumstances so warrant".

The public service commission also announced that the personality tests for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019 of the remaining candidates, who cleared the previous year exams will resume from July 20, 2020 and the selected candidates will be informed individually.

The details of the new calendar of examinations are published on the UPSC website. Every year, lakhs of students enroll for the UPSC exams. All the exams across the country were postponed due to nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Posted By: Talib Khan