New Delhi: The civil services preliminary examination scheduled for June 27 has been postponed to October 10 in view of the alarming COVID situation.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) which conducts the examination announced the change on Thursday.
The commission conducts civil services examination annually in three stages - preliminary, main and interview - to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.
"Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the novel coronavirus (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," a statement issued by the commission said.