UPSC prelims: Candidates allowed to change exam centres

New Delhi (NVI): The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has now allowed candidates to change the exam centre for the Civil Services Examination. The prelim exam is scheduled to be held on October 4.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) issued a notice in this regards and said that applicants for Civil Services exam 2020, including the Indian Forest Service prelim exam 2020, can submit their revised choice of centre.

The option to change examination centre will be available in two phases – from July 7 to 13, and from July 20 to 24 on the commission’s official website.

“Keeping in view the large number of candidates of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 [including the Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020] and requests received from the candidates for changing their Centers, the Commission has decided to give an opportunity to them to submit their revised choice of Centre,” a statement released by UPSC read.

In addition to this, the Commission is also providing the option to change centres for Civil Services (main) examination 2020 and Indian Forest Service (main) exam 2020.

UPSC will consider request for change In exam centre against the enhanced capacity as intimated by the centres for accommodating extra candidates.

Furthermore, candidates who do not get a centre of their choice due to the capacity being over, will be required to choose from the available exam centres.

“The candidates may please note that their requests for change in the centers will be considered based on the principle of ‘first-apply-first-allot’ basis (which is followed in all the examinations of the Commission and was mentioned in the examination notices of the Civil Services (preliminary) examination, 2020 and Indian Forest Service examination, 2020) and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen,” the Commission stated.

Candidates who apply for UPSC Civil Services exam will also be allowed to withdraw their application from August 1 to August 8.

Reportedly, the Civil Services exams have been delayed this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. The exams were originally scheduled on May 31 and are now supposed to be held in October.