New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday (June 5) released the revised schedule of civil service examination for the year 2020 and interviews on its official website at upsc.gov.in. According to the revised calendar, the UPSC Civil Services and IFS preliminary examinations will now be conducted on October 4, 2020. The Civil Services (Mains) exam will be conducted on January 8, 2021 while the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2020 will be held on February 28, 2021.
There will be only one entrance exam for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy this year. “A common examination for both NDA & NA Exam,” the UPSC has notified that the examination will be held on September 6. The UPSC board will release another notification regarding NDA and NA examinations on June 10. The application portal will be active until June 30.
UPSC releases the revised schedule of Examinations:— PIB in Tamil Nadu ?? (@pibchennai) June 5, 2020
▪️Civil Services Preliminary to be held on 4th Oct;Mains from 08Jan 21. pic.twitter.com/xKdcBv21Km
Like every year, around 10 lakh candidates have registered for the Civil Services Preliminary examination this year too. The UPSC invites applications in the month of January/February. Candidates are asked to fill up the application form up to March and the preliminary examination is conducted in the months of April/May while the Main examination is conducted in June.
The eligible candidates will be issued an e-Admit Card before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit cards will be made available in the UPSC website – https://upsconline.nic.in – for downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post. Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question papers.
The examination was scheduled to be held on May 31. It has been deferred in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. The UPSC board decided to defer the examinations on May 4 after the second phase of the nationwide lockdown but now the calendar has been revised again due to the rise of pandemic nationally.