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IAS 2020- Prelims cannot be postponed due to COVID-19- UPSC to Supreme Court

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Sep 28, 2020

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The IAS Prelims 2020 is scheduled on October 4, 2020. In the meantime, an appeal was made to Supreme Court regarding postponing the exam due to the pandemic. The hearing was scheduled today, September 28, 2020. UPSC or Union Public Service Commission, has told to the Supreme Court that postponing the exam due to the pandemic is not possible. The exam was earlier scheduled on May 31, but was postponed eventually to October 4, 2020 due to the pandemic. However, twenty aspirants of IAS had approached the Supreme Court regarding postponement of the exam by 2-3months considering the flood situation in several parts of India as well as the COVID-19 situation. Also read- notice regarding SSC CAPF 2018 RME

However, UPSC notified that the postponement cannot take place. Instead, the Supreme Court has asked UPSC to file the affidavit by tomorrow and the next hearing on the matter will be on October 23, 2020. Mask is mandatory for candidates. Read more

The UPSC IAS exam is conducted once every year to recruit eligible candidates for the top administrative posts in Central Government. However, the exam for 2020 got postponed to a much later date than usual due to the pandemic. This means, the entire procedure for selection has been delayed for the year. As of now, the Prelims will be conducted for sure on October 4, and the admit cards has also been published which the aspirants can download from the official website till the date of the exam. it will be conducted in two shifts while maintaining the guidelines and rules for preventing the spread of COVID-19 strictly.

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