UPSC Civil Services Exam Date 2020: UPSC has clarified the status of various deferred exams on its official website and the UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam has been rescheduled for 4th October 2020. Check details.
UPSC Civil Services Exam Date 2020 – Revised Prelims Exam Date Announced
UPSC has released the exam schedule for various examinations which had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examination is now scheduled for 4th October 2020. As per the UPSC Exam calendar, the UPSC Civil Service (Prelims) exam 2020 was scheduled for 31st May 2020. However, with the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, it was not possible to conduct the exam on a pan India basis with more than 9 lakh candidates to appear for the same. The new guidelines mentioned by the Union Government in the “Unlock-1” plan would have helped the Commission come to a final decision.
The UPSC Civil Services Mains Exams have also been rescheduled for 8th January 2021.
Meanwhile, the countrywide lockdown compelled several candidates to travel back to their hometown hence it had been difficult for them to commute to their exam centers. With transportation facilities in the country will take time to get back on track with Unlock-1 imposed, the candidates would require pertinent time to travel to their exam centers once the commutation facilities resume.
UPSC Civil Services (Prelims) 2020 – Key Details
|Name of Recruit Board||Union Public Service Commission|
|Job Category||Govt Job|
|Post Name||All India Services & Central Civil Services|
|Total Number of Vacancies||796|
|Official Notification||CLICK HERE|
Important Dates for UPSC Civil Services Exam
- Starting Date for Apply Online: 12-02-2020
- Last Date to Apply Online: 03-03-2020
- Last Date for Fee Payment (by cash): 02-03-2020
- Last Date for Fee Payment (Online): 03-03-2020
- Date for online application Withdrawn: 12 to 18-03-2020 till 6:00 pm
- Date of Preliminary Exam: 31-05-2020 (Revised to 04-10-2020)
- Date for Mains Exam: 08-01-2021