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UPSC (Mains) examination to be conducted as per schedule from Friday

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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UPSC (Mains) examination to be conducted as per schedule from Friday

New Delhi: The Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021 will be conducted as per schedule from Friday, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said on Wednesday.

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The UPSC has asked the state governments to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to the candidates and examination functionaries in their movement.

The states have been told that if necessary, the e-admit cards of the candidates and the identity cards of the examination functionaries are to be used as movement passes, the UPSC said.

“After carefully reviewing the situation prevailing due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has decided to conduct the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021 as per schedule i.e. on 7th, 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th January, 2022,” it said in a statement.

The civil services examination is conducted annually in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, among others.

Earlier this week, some candidates had filed a plea in the Delhi High Court seeking a postponement of the Civil Services (Mains) exam.

The petition mentioned that most of the centres for the exam were in metro cities, which are densely populated, and is witnessing an increase in Covid-19 cases. “This increases our risk of getting infected and for many candidates, it is also the last attempt,” the petition stated.

“Further, there is no proper pre-examination testing. Temperature checks can be cheated by taking paracetamol. If few candidates attempt examination with Covid, then it might result in infecting all candidates as they have to spend 6 hours writing papers in same room. Further, once infected, candidates will be prohibited from writing subsequent papers as per UPSC policy. They also risk spreading to others including their families,” the petition further said, Live Law reported.

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