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UPSC to announce new dates for exams after June 5

New dates for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020, will be published on the UPSC website, after the Commission's meeting on June 5

New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday said that it will announce the new calendar of examinations after June 5. A press release from UPSC said that the Commission held a special meeting on Wednesday to review the situation after the third phase of the nation-wide restrictions, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Taking notice of the extension of several 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 until the further notice.

The commission, however, took note of the progressive relaxations being announced by the central government and various states and has decided to review the situation once more, after the fourth period of lockdown, a UPSC statement said.

"With a view to giving some clarity to candidates of various examinations and interviews, which have been deferred over the last two months, the commission will issue a revised schedule of examinations in its next meeting to be held on June 5, 2020. Details of the new calendar of examinations will be published on the UPSC website, after the Commission’s meeting on June 5, the Commission added in its press release.

The UPSC at the beginning of this month deferred the Civil Services preliminary examination scheduled to be held at the end of this month due to ongoing lockdown.

The Commission has already deferred the following examinations:
(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) NDA & Naval Academy Examination, 2020.

As and when dates are decided for the deferred tests or examinations, it will be ensured that candidates are given a notice of at least 30 days.