The Union Public Service Commission has postponed the civil services preliminary examination. 

The UPSC civil services preliminary exam was earlier slated to be held on June 27. 

However, keeping the COVID-19 situation in the Country in mind, the UPSC civil services preliminary exam has been postponed. 

The UPSC civil services preliminary exam will now be held on October 10. 

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“Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), the Union Public Service Commission has deferred the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021, which was scheduled to be held on 27th June, 2021. Now, this Examination will be held on 10th October, 2021,” the UPSC has notified. 

Amid the second wave of COVID-19, a lot of candidates were demanding deferment or cancellation of the exam.

The UPSC recently had postponed several exams due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 

Other government recruitment exams like SSC CGL and some exams of SSC CHSL have also been postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Last year too, the Civil Services exam was also rescheduled from May 31 to October 4.  

So far, the main written exam has been over.  

The interview was put on hold due to rise in coronavirus cases. 

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