Tribune News Service
New Delhi, June 10
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) today announced its decision to commence interviews for civil services examination 2020, which were postponed due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, from August 2.
Announcing the decision the UPSC in an official statement said, the civil services examination is conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages — preliminary, main and personality test (interview) – to select officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS), among others. The interview part of the selection process was postponed due to increase in coronavirus cases, it added.
“After reviewing the situation, the Commission has decided to commence the personality test of the civil services examination, 2020 from 02.08.2021,” the statement read.
The e-summon letters of personality tests (Interviews) of the candidates will be made available shortly, which may be downloaded from the Commission’s website www.upsc.gov.in and www.upsconline.in, it informed.
“No request for change in the date and time of the personality test (interview) intimated to the candidates will ordinarily be entertained,” the UPSC said.
On the basis of the results of the civil services (main) examination, 2020 declared by the UPSC on March 23 this year, the Commission decided to commence the personality tests (interviews) of the civil services (main) examination, 2020 from April 26.