UPSC: Supreme Court Gives Aspirants Another Chance

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UPSC Supreme Court: The SC has agreed to give another chance to UPSC exam aspirants who missed their last attempt due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year. This move has greatly relieved many such candidates. 

The court did this after hearing the plea of Rachna Singh who sought for an extra chance to attempt the preliminary exam which was held on October 4, 2020. The exam was supposed to be conducted in May but was conducted in October due to the pandemic situation.

It was in September last year that the apex court made the government and the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to extend an extra chance to the candidates and also increase their age-limit. However, the Department of Personnel and Training informed the court that the concerned authorities were still considering the court’s decision. 

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The centre, however, quashed the demand for giving another chance on January 22. It stated that this move could have a “cascading” effect on the overall functioning necessary for a public service exam.

The centre revealed that 4,86,952 candidates had given the exam in October 2020. The Civil Services exam got over between January 8-17. Around 10,000 candidates have already been shortlisted for the main exam on the basis of their performance in the prelims exam. 

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