20 May 2020
New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will issue a revised schedule of civil service examinations and interviews after June 5 in the backdrop of various restrictions imposed due to nationwide lockdown.
The commission took the decision in a special meeting on Wednesday to review the situation after the third phase of restrictions was extended to contain the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking notice of the extension of several restrictions, the Commission decided that it will not be possible to resume examinations and interviews, at present.
The Commission, however, took note of the progressive relaxations being announced by the Central government and various states and has decided to review the situation once more, after the fourth period of lockdown, a UPSC statement said.
"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," it said.
Details of the new calendar of examinations will be published on the UPSC website, after the Commission's meeting on June 5.
The UPSC in the beginning of this month deferred the Civil Services preliminary examination scheduled to be held at the end of this month due to ongoing lockdown. The examination was scheduled on May 31.
The Commission has already deferred various examinations that include Personality test for remaining candidates for the Civil Services Examination, 2019; Notification for the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2020; Notification for the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020; Notification for the Central Armed Police Forces Examination, 2020; and the NDA & Naval Academy Examination, 2020.