UPSC prelims date to be decided on Jun 5

    New Delhi (NVI): The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) today said that the date for this year’s civil services preliminary examination is likely to be decided on June 5.

    The prelims exam, which was supposed to be held on May 31 was deferred due to Covid outbreak and subsequent lockdown.

    In a special meeting held today, the commission took notice of the extension of several restrictions and decided that it will not be possible to resume examinations and interviews, for the 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.

    “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,” UPSC said in a statement.

    Details of the new calendar of examinations will be published on the UPSC website, after the Commission’s meeting on June 5, 2020.