New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly pathogen, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday issued fresh dates for the examinations and recruitment tests.

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.

In the Revised Annual Calendar, at least 21 exams have been listed, including Indian Economic Service Exam and the Statistical Service Exam which will be conducted on October 16. Similarly, the N.D.A. and N.A. exam will be held on September 6.

The Combined Medical Services Examination will be held on October 22 and the C.D.S exam (II) will be conducted on November 8. Similarly, the Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination will be held on December 20.

On May 20, the UPSC held a special meeting to review the situation after the third phase of the nation-wide restrictions. "Taking notice of the extension of several restrictions, the Commission decided that it will not be possible to resume examinations and interviews, for the present," the commission had said.

With a view to giving some clarity to candidates of various examinations and interviews, which have been deferred over the last two months, the Commission again held a meeting on Friday to review the situation again and released the new schedule.

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.



(With IANS Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan