• India
  • Jul 22

No extra attempt for UPSC aspirants who missed Civil Services Exam in 2020

• There is no proposal under consideration of the government to give another chance to aspirants who could not appear in the Civil Services Examination in 2020, Rajya Sabha was informed on July 22.

• Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh was replying to a question, “Whether the government is considering to provide another chance to all those aspirants of Civil Service Examination who could not appear in the examination in 2020?”

• The Civil Services Examination is conducted annually by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) 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. 

• This year, the UPSC has postponed the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 to October 10 in view of the alarming COVID-19 situation. It was earlier scheduled to be held on June 27.

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