The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Thursday postponed the civil services preliminary examination due to the Covid19 pandemic. The UPSC prelims were earlier scheduled for June 27.
The commission conducts civil services examination annually in three stages – preliminary, main, and interview – to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.
“Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Union Public Service Commission has deferred the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021, which was scheduled to be held on 27th June, 2021. Now, this Examination will be held on 10th October, 2021,” a statement issued by the commission said.