NEW DELHI: In the wake of the spread of deadly Covid-19 virus, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to defer its civil service preliminary exam scheduled to be conducted on May 31.
The commission will announce fresh dates for this exam after a review on May 20.
"Taking notice of the extension of restrictions, the Commission decided that it'll not be possible to resume examinations and interviews for this," the UPSC said.
The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020, scheduled to be conducted on 31 May 2020, therefore stands deferred. This preliminary exam also is the screening test for the Indian Forest Service Examination. So, the schedule for the Indian Forest Service Examination has also been deferred.
"The situation is going to be reviewed again on 20 May 2020, and fresh dates for these examinations shall be notified on the UPSC website in due course," UPSC added.
The Commission has already deferred the personality test for remaining candidates for the Civil Services Examination, the notification for the Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service Examination.
Notifications for the Combined Medical Services Examination, Central Armed Police Forces examination and therefore the NDA & naval academy examination has also been deferred already.
The commission added that the candidates are going to be given a notice of a minimum of 30 days for the dates of the deferred tests and examinations.