In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, the Union Public Sevice Commission (UPSC) has decided to postpone the civil services exams until further notice.
The UPSC Prelims exam was scheduled for May 31, 2020, however, now it has been postponed.
Candidates were advised to visit the official site- upsc.gov.in for further information. The commission held a special meeting on May 4, 2020, to review the situation after the second phase of the nation-wide lockdown.
Taking note to the extension of restrictions, the commission decided that it will not be possible to resume examinations and interviews for the present.
The high-level meeting was chaired by Arvid Saxena. A notice has been published on the official website.
The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020, scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020, 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.
The situation will be reviewed again on May 20, 2020, and fresh dates for these examinations shall be notified on the UPSC website in due course.