Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination in October; candidates to be given opportunity to revise centres

The requests of the candidates for change in their centres will be considered against the additional/enhanced capacity intimated by the centres for accommodating the additional candidates.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020, including the Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 on October 4 all over India as per the Revised Programme of Examinations/RTs published on June 5.

According to an PIB release, the Commission has decided to give an opportunity to candidates to submit their revised choice of centre. Besides, the option to change the centres for the examinations is also being made available to the candidates keeping in view the large number of candidates of the Civil Services Examination and requests received from the candidates for changing their centres, it said.

It also said that the requests of the candidates for change in their centres will be considered against the additional/enhanced capacity intimated by the centres for accommodating the additional candidates.

“The window of submitting the revised choice of centres by the candidates will be operational in two phases i.e. July 7-13 and July 20-24, on the Commission’s website https://upsconline.nic.in. The candidates are advised to visit the website and submit their choices of centres of the above examination, if required,” the release said.

It further stated that  the requests for change in the centres will be considered based on the principle of "first-apply-first allot" basis and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen. 

The release however, maintained that all the conditions and eligibility mentioned in the EXAMINATION NOTICE NO. 05/2020-CSP DATE: 12/02/2020 of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 and the EXAMINATION NOTICE NO. 06/2020-IFoS DATE 12/02/2020 of the Indian Forest Service Examination, 2020 will remain unchanged.

While saying that the Commission will also make a Withdrawal Window available to the candidates on the Commission’s website https://upsconline.nic.in during the period from August 1-8, it said that an application cannot be revived under any circumstances once the application has been withdrawn by the candidate. 

 

First Published:July 1, 2020, 7:19 p.m.

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