UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam 2020 deferred; fresh date on May 20

UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam 2020 deferred; fresh date on May 20

Attention candidates, the Union Public Sevice Commission has decided to postpone the civil services exams until further notice. The decision has been taken due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak followed by the Pan-India lockdown, which has been extended till May 17, 2020. The UPSC Prelims exam was scheduled for May 31, 2020, however, now it has been postponed. Candidates who have been waiting for the exam dates are a bit relieved now as there was a lot of confusion and speculation on the exam dates in the past week.

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 note to the extension of restrictions, the commission decided that it will not be possible to resume examinations and interviews for the present. The meeting was chaired by Arvid Saxena. A notice has been published on the official website. Candidates can visit UPSC website to check the notice.

The Civil Services {Preliminary} Examination, 2020, scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020, 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.

All the UPSC Civil Services 2020 aspirants are requested to keep a close check on the official website of the commission ( for the latest updates on the examination.

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