New Delhi| The Union Public Service Commission has taken a decision that it will not be possible to resume Civil Services examination and interviews for the present
According to the press release, a meeting was conducted today to revive the situation after the second phase of the lockdown. Looking at the current restrictions, the commission has decided to defer the examination under the current scenario. The decision comes after the Central government extended the lockdown for two weeks starting May 4.
The Prelims examination was scheduled on May 31st. This examination is considered as the screening test for entry in Civil Services. As this is also an entry level examination for Indian Forest Services, the schedule of Indian Forest Services Examination also stands deferred.
“UPSC has done what needed to be done,” said an official privy to the developments. “In the current scenario where Covid-19 is spreading, it is not feasible to hold exams at such a large scale.”
The Commission, the official added, has not yet taken a call on fresh dates for the prelims. “The date will be decided in due course of time after evaluating the situation,” the official added.