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UPSC postpones civil services preliminary exam scheduled May 31

The decision was taken during a meeting held by the Union Public Service Commission on Monday

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BS Web Team & PTI  |  New Delhi 

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The civil services (preliminary) examination 2020 stands deferred | Photo: Shutterstock

The preliminary examination, scheduled to be held on May 31, has been deferred, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.

The decision was taken during a meeting held by the commission on Monday to review the situation after the second-phase of the Covid-19-induced nationwide lockdown.

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"Taking notice of the extension of restrictions, the commission decided that it will not be possible to resume examinations and interview for the present," the said in a communique.

The (preliminary) examination 2020, scheduled to be held on May 31, therefore, stands deferred, it said.

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"As and when the dates are decided for the deferred tests/examinations, it will be ensured that candidates are given a notice of at least 30 days," the communique said.

First Published: Mon, May 04 2020. 16:14 IST