UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2020 Postponed & Revised Date
The Commission held a special meeting on May 4, 2020, to
review the situation after the second phase of the nation-wide
lockdown due to COVID-19. Taking notice of the extension of
restrictions, the Commission decided that it will not be possible to
resume examinations and interviews for the present.
The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020, scheduled
to be held on May 31, 2020 therefore 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.
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 and (e) the 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.