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UPSC CSE 2020: Dates deferred again, check out the reason!

The announcement for the dates of the preliminary exam of the UPSC CSE has been deferred till 5th June 2020. The Union Public Service Commission was about to announce the fresh dates of the UPSC CSE phase 1 exam for the year 2020, but it was canceled at last moment. The preliminary exam was scheduled for 31st May but it was postponed and the authority has decided to release the fresh dates on 20th May 2020. Read all the important details in this space.

Highlights of the UPSC CSE 2020

The timeline as released by the UPSC official website is given in the below table:

Important Events Dates
Notification Date 12-02-2020
Last Date of Payment of Fees 03-03-2020
UPSC Prelims Exam 31-05-2020 (Delayed)
Total Vacancy 796
Fresh Dates announcement 05-06-2020


Why is the preliminary exam delayed?

The UPSC has declared the calendar of the UPSC CSE 2020-21 calendar in the beginning of the year. According to the table, the application process was completed in March 2020 for recruitment. But citing the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lock-down the examination has to be postponed. According to the officials, this decision was taken mainly due to two reasons, firstly to mark the candidates safe from the ongoing pandemic. secondly, the transportation was completely halted including the railways hence this decision was to move forward.

But now, since India’s graph of COVID-19 has seen a rise in the number of cases. Therefore, the authorities have expressed their concern and decided to scrutinise the current situation before reaching to a final conclusion.

How to check the new dates of UPSC Preliminary dates?

The final and fresh dates of the UPSC preliminary exam will be released shortly on the official website. Follow the given steps to check the preliminary dates of the UPSC CSE.

  • Visit the official website of UPSC.
  • Click on the Examination corner
  • A link will appear with heading UPSC CSE 2020 dates.
  • Click on the link
  • Click on Download button
  • Save a copy and check your exam dates

Follow this link to know more about the details, syllabus of the UPSC CSE 2020 Examination.

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