Union Minister Jitendra Singh hinted again that UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2020 will be postponed.
While the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has not yet made a formal announcement regarding postponing Prelims 2020, Union Minister Jitendra Singh in an interview mentioned that the Preliminary Exam will be deferred.
In an interview to a Jammu-based channel, Jammu Links, the Minister said on 27-04-2020: “We have also deferred the preliminary exam (of the civil services).”
Minister Jitendra Singh’s interview with Jammu Links (27-04-2020)
Minister Jitendra Singh’s interview with DD News (17-04-2020)
Earlier, in a special interview with DD News, Minister of State Jitendra Singh hinted the possibility of change in UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2020 date. However, he said, the final decision will be taken only after May 03 2020.
What is the latest update about UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2020?
- Due to COVID19 and the lockdown prevailing in many parts of the country, it is now almost certain that the UPSC Preliminary Exam 2020 will be postponed from the originally scheduled date (May 31, 2020).
- The formal announcement regarding the same will be communicated by UPSC, hopefully on May 03, 2020.
Will UPSC CSE Prelims 2020 be conducted online?
Practically not easy.
About 10 lakh aspirants apply for the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam.
It is near to impossible to conduct a single-day exam for 1 million candidates in IT-centers without a technical glitch.
If UPSC goes online, the exam needs to be conducted in multiple-days, using different sets of question papers. However, that will result in a lot of complaints regarding variation in the question-paper difficulty-level.
Right now, the Commission is not looking to shift the offline exams online.
What should UPSC aspirants do now?
We understand that without a fixed date in mind, it is not easy to prepare for any exam.
However, as future civil servants, aspirants should be ready to face any uncertainty like this in life.
What’s most important now is not to lose focus.
As a disciplined aspirant, until the official announcement comes from UPSC regarding deferment, treat the date of exam as May 31, 2020 and prepare accordingly.
If a new date is announced on May 03, 2020, treat that as a golden opportunity to outsmart others who are now ahead of you.
Use the additional time to cover all the topics which you left out.
Improve knowledge in your weak areas.
Use ClearIAS Learning App to learn online.
Practise more online mock exams.
Get Kindle editions of IAS books and prepare well.
Revise and make all difficult concepts thorough.