The revised dates for Union Public Service Commission or UPSC civil services preliminary and mains examination have been declared and it would now be held respectively on October 4, 2020, and January 8, 2021.
The preliminary examination was earlier scheduled for May 31, 2020, but it had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UPSC earlier on May 4 had announced about the postponement of the civil services preliminary examination.
It was further announced that the Personality Tests (Interviews) for the UPSC (IAS) Exam 2019 will now begin from July 20 and candidates have been requested to visit the official UPSC website for further updates.
These tests were scheduled between March 23 March to April 3, 2020.
The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages (i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination and (ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts.
Candidates can check the revised dates for the exam online and any further updates on the commissions official website-upsc.gov.in.