New Delhi: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has postponed the India’s high profiled officer exam of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 and Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination 2021 which was earlier held on June 27 jointly.
According to the update released by UPSC today, 13 May 2021, the Civil Services and Forest Service Combined Preliminary Examination 2021 will now be conducted on 10 October. The Commission has decided to conduct the IAS Prelims 2021 exam in October instead of June in view of the circumstances arising out of Corona virus (Covid-19).
Civil service examination notification for the year 2021 was issued on 4 March 2021 instead of the pre-scheduled date of 10 February, due to the hearing on a petition filed in the Supreme Court by the candidates who were denied due to covid-19 in the civil service examination of 2020 Was done. Candidates are to be selected for a total of 822 posts in various central services through the Civil Services and Forest Examinations of the year 2021.
Candidates had applied for UPSC Prelims 2021 exam online till 24 March and after that the preliminary examination was to be held on 27 June 2021, which is now announced to be held on 10 October, by UPSC today, 13 May.
According to the notification issued by UPSC, there will be two objective type questions in the Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2021. The Preliminary Examination is a screening test in which candidates declared successful on the basis of performance are invited to appear in the Civil Services Pre Examination.