The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the new dates for UPSC prelims examination. The commission said UPSC prelims examination will be held on October 4. The dates of UPSC Civil Services prelims exam have been put on a hold in view of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Commission has released the UPSC Prelims dates on the official portal at upsc.gov.in.
According to the announcement, the main examination has been scheduled for January 8, 20201.
The UPSC prelims examinations, which are conducted for the recruitment of Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS), Indian Foreign Services (IFS) are among others. Over 10 lakh each year, out which, around 5 lakh appear for the first leg of the coveted recruitment process.
The Commission has also had to defer recruitment notification for Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2020; Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020; Central Armed Police Forces Examination, 2020 and the NDA & Naval Academy Examination, 2020.
After exam dates are decided, UPSC will release admit card for the exams.
Meanwhile, Staff Selection Commission (SSC), another government recruitment agency, announced the revised recruitment calendar for 2020. SSC will complete the pending exams of 2019 and 2018, which were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, between August-October.