Newdelhi:20/5/20:The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will announce new dates for the Civil Services Prelims exam 2020 on June 5.
The UPSC prelims exam was earlier postponed due to the nationwide coronavirus lockdown in the country. The exam was earlier set to be held on May 31.
“The Commission held a special meeting on May 20, 2020 to review the situation after the third phase of the nation-wide restrictions, due to 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,” said a notification of UPSC.
t further said that the Commission took note of the progressive relaxations being announced by the Centre and various States and has decided to review the situation once more, after the fourth period of lockdown.
“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, 2020,” the commission said.
Candidates who have applied for the civil services prelims exam can check the new dates for the UPSC Prelims exam 2020 after they are released on the official website of UPSC, upsc.gov.in.