New Delhi: The prelims exams conducted by The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be held on October 10 this year.
UPSC civil services prelims 2021 examination which was supposed to be held on June 27 was late postponed due to Covid 19.
The UPDC in its instruction has said that candidate can't enter in the exam hall with mobile phones or any other electronic gadgets as it's strictly prohibited.
"Apart from that camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is barred,' the notification said.
UPSC had also advised candidates appearing in the examination not to carry any valuable or costly items to the exam venue.
The UPSC this year will select and recommend candidates for appointment to 712 vacancies in IAS, IPS and other civil services through a preliminary exam, followed by another main exam and finally, an interview.
Earlier, six candidates from Manipur have cracked the UPSC civil services examination 2020, results of which were declared on September 24. The six candidates selected from Manipur are Parikshit Thoudam (AIR 60), Waikhom Nydia Devi (AIR 180), Heikrujam Prasanjeet (AIR 578), Kshetrimayum Deepi Chanu (AIR 621), Hatchinghoi Haokip (AIR 673) and Lourembam Nelson Mangangcha (AIR 757) . The number of vacancies to be filled in through the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020 is IAS-180, IFS-36, IPS-200, General Services Group A-302 and Group B Services 118.
Among the top 25 candidates, 13 are men and 12 women. The recommended candidates also include 25 persons with benchmark disabilities (seven orthopedically handicapped, four visually challenged, 10 hearing impaired and four multiple disabilities). Of the successful candidates, 263 are of general category, 86 from economically weaker section (EWS), 220 of Other Backward Classes (OBC), 122 Scheduled Castes (SC) and 61 belong to Scheduled Tribes category.