NEW DELHI: The UPSC has postponed the Civil Services preliminary exam which was scheduled to be held on June 27 now has been postponed to 10th October 2021.
In view of the COVID-19 situation in the country, the exam will be held on October 10, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.
"Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the Novel Corona Virus (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," the UPSC has notified.
Notably, 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.
UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021 has notified 712 vacancies including 22 vacancies for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category. To acquire the post, the aspirants need to clear three levels - preliminary exams, mains exam, and interview or personality test round.
In 2020, the Civil Services exam was also rescheduled from 31 May to 4 October. Till now, the main written examination has been over. The interview was put on hold due to a surge in the Covid-19 numbers.