NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has postponed the 2021 civil service preliminary examination.
UPSC has issued a notification regarding this on its official website, and now the examination will be held on October 10, 2021.
Significantly, due to the second wave of the Corona pandemic.
An official statement issued by the commission said, “Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the Novel Coronavirus (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,”
The IAS examination is conducted across the nation simultaneously and it needs a huge scale mobilisation of resources at the state level. The IAS exam centres are finalised by the district magistrate and the confirmation of exam centres is sent to the UPSC throughout the Chief Secretaries of the respective states. The police personnel are mobilised for the security of their IAS question papers and at the UPSC exam centres.
The IAS Prelims exam is an objective type examination conducted offline in the pen and paper style. There are two question papers in the IAS Prelims Exam and the papers are of qualifying in nature. The marks secured in the IAS prelims exam isn’t considered because of its UPSC result. The IAS Prelims exam is conducted in the following pattern.
The exam to be held on October 10 – PTI reports.
UPSC postpones June 27 civil services preliminary examination amid surge in COVID-19 cases; to be held on October 10
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 13, 2021
Candidates who have submitted application forms for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021 are advised to visit the official website of UPSC to find the newest updates on the exam.
Earlier, the Commission had postponed the interviews of the Civil Services Examination, 2020 (scheduled from 26.04.2021 into 18.06.2021) because of the steep surge from the Covid-19 instances. But, new dates of this interview will be intimated in due course.