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UPSC EPFO exam 2021 postponed, new date soon


Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday postponed tests and interviews of some examinations due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the country.


"The Commission considered rapidly changing circumstances, health considerations, lockdown restrictions including social distancing norms and aggravating situation enforced due to the pandemic. The Commission has decided that it will not be possible to conduct examinations and interviews for the present," an official statement read.


UPSC exams and interviews which have been postponed-


  1. The Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EO/AO) Recruitment Test 2020, scheduled to be held on May 9, 2021, stands deferred.

  2. The Personality Tests (interviews) of the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination (IES/ISS) 2020, scheduled from April 20-23, 2021 stand deferred.

  3. The Civil Services Examination, scheduled from 26 April-18 June 2021 and the recruitment tests are also deferred till further notice.

The dates for the interviews and Recruitment test, where candidates and advisers are required to travel from all parts of the country, will be reviewed from time to time. Revised schedules of the same will be notified on the website of the UPSC.


Any other decision of the Commission in respect of the examinations, recruitments and interviews will be promptly made available on the commission's website, the statement read.

As and when dates are decided for the deferred tests/interviews, it will be ensured that candidates are given a notice of at least 15 days.

Source: DNA

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