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Centre agrees to give UPSC Prelims 2020 candidates to get an extra attempt

The Central government informed the Supreme court today that the relaxation will be given to candidates who was applied to appear for UPSC exam last year as their last permissible attempt. Now with UPSC CSE 2021 Notification Expected on 10th of Feb, 2021.



The Central Government & UPSC have combinedly decided to provide with “one-time, restricted relaxation to prospective candidates” who had their last attempt in October 2020. The decision is taken in light of the COVID-19 pandemic due to which many aspirants were not able to take up the exam. Now with UPSC CSE 2021 Notification Expected on 10th of Feb, 2021. it’s high time to get started with your preparations.

A bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar had taken note of the submissions of Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing on behalf of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

The court was hearing a plea by several candidates who had appeared for their last attempt in the civil services (preliminary) examination, 2020 held on October 4. They prayed for a direction to the Centre to provide them “one extra attempt…in addition to number of permissible attempts, in view of innumerable, inevitable circumstances suffered by them due to Covid-19 pandemic, which prevailed in the entire country during the crucial period of their preparation and even on the date of examination, including but not restricted to rendering services as corona warriors, Covid infection to family members, suffering trauma physical and mental, lack of minimal proper infrastructure to prepare for the examinations, loss of income making it difficult to even survive during the pandemic”.

Source: Indian Express


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