The Covid-19 has spared none, due to the eruption of the novel coronavirus, many exams have already been postponed. The education boards like CBSE, ICSE et al have already postponed the remaining board exams of 2020 for an undefined period. Not only that, NEET and JEE mains also stand cancelled for the time being.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has also conjointly delayed the NDA and NA (I) 2020 Exam apart from Civil Services Personality Exam 2019, that was alleged to be held in the last week of March till 3rd of April.
This call has been made to ensure the safety and security of the candidates.
UPSC organises several massive exams across the nation for various posts every year, in which UPSC CSE is the topmost, that mainly refers to the posts of Indian Administrative Services(IAS), Indian Police Service(IPS) and Indian Revenue Services(IRS) and others.
The Civil Services preliminary exam which has been endured to be held on 31 May, might be delayed, Union Minister of State Mr Jitendra Singh has indicated that on Friday in his interview with Doordarshan Channel.
He said" The UPSC is obtaining several queries from the young aspirants daily about the schedule of UPSC – IAS interview and preliminary exam. As it is natural now that till the time the things won't get in check, nothing will be done in and of itself.
The UPSC came up with a circular two days ago, stating that whatever it is will happen after the lockdown that is 3 May they will specify the date, and come up with a decision after lockdown will be elated and ensure the aspirants to provide them sufficient time.”
An official from UPSC stated, “We will examine the situation … We will keep the interests of all candidates in mind."
Every year, over nine lakh candidates do the preparation for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Exam, in which approximately, 700-800 candidates get selected every year for the 20-plus civil services post that includes officers for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), India Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS) etc. Let's see how things turn out for the applicants this year. Do they utilise the time as a golden opportunity to enhance their knowledge or the delay make them procrastinate their studies?