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OPSC Aspirants Urge Odisha CM To Postpone OCS Main Exam

Bhubaneswar:13/1/22: Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) aspirants have urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to postpone the Odisha Civil Services (OCS) Main Exam-2020 in view of the COVID-19 situation.

The exam is scheduled to be held from January 20 to February 8. In a letter to the CM, the aspirants have cited instances of postponement of various academic and recruitment exams in the recent past due to the third wave of COVID-19.

They mentioned in the letter that some Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants tested positive for the virus during the Civil Service Main Examination, which commenced on January 7 and is scheduled to conclude on January 16.

As OCS Main Exam is a 20-day long process, there is a high risk of examinees getting infected, they said in the letter.

They also pointed out the issue of some aspirants hailing from rural areas of the state not getting house on rent to reside in Bhubaneswar and prepare for the exam as the landlords are not renting the houses due to the recent sharp spike in COVID-19 cases.

Many candidates who will appear for the OCS exam have already tested positive for COVID-19, they concluded and urged the CM to pass necessary orders to the OPSC to postpone the OCS Main Exam-2020.


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