With the extended lockdown for another two weeks to curb COVID19 spread, the UPSC has cleared the clouds over the postponement of the UPSC (IAS) Prelims exam 2020. The new exam date will be announced on May 20, 2020.
As per the UPSC Exam calendar, the Civil Service (Prelims) exam 2020 was before scheduled on 31st May 2020. However, with the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, It is not possible to conduct the exam on a pan India basis with more than 9 lakh candidates to take the exam. The situation will be reviewed again on May 20, 2020 and fresh dates for these examinations shall be notified on the UPSC website in due course.
The notice reads that “As and when dates are decided for the deferred tests/examinations, it will be ensured that candidates are given a notice of at least 30 days.”