New Delhi: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020 scheduled to be held on May 31 has been deferred. The new dates will be announced after a review of the situation on May 20, the Union Public Service Commission said after a meeting on Monday.
“Taking notice of the extension of COVID restrictions, the Commission decided that it will not be possible to resume examinations and interviews for the present,” the notification said.
Since this examination also serves as the screening test for the Indian Forest Service Examination, its schedule has also been deferred.
“The situation will be reviewed again on May 20 and fresh dates for these examinations shall be notified on the UPSC website in due course,” it said.
The Commission has already deferred the following:
(a) Personality test for remaining candidates for the Civil Services Examination, 2019
(b) Notification for the Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2020
(c) Notification for the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020
(d) Notification for the Central Armed Police Forces Examination, 2020
(e) NDA & Naval Academy Examination, 2020
“As and when dates are decided for the deferred tests/examinations, it will be ensured that candidates are given a notice of at least 30 days,” the notification added.