Supreme Court refuses to grant extra UPSC Exam attempt: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) aspirants who gave their last attempt in October 2020 will not be given an extra chance to give the exam. A three-judge bench headed by Justices AM Khanwilkar, Indu Malhotra, and Ajay Rastogi rejected a petition filed by UPSC aspirants who were seeking an extra chance to give the civil service examination in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, the SC had agreed to give another chance to UPSC aspirants who missed their last attempt due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year. This move relieved many such candidates, but the Centre later told the top court that it is against granting one-time relaxation on the basis of age limit to the civil service aspirants, including those who had exhausted their last attempt in the 2020 exam amidst the pandemic, as it will be discriminatory to other candidates.
It was in September last year that the apex court made the government and the Union Public Service Commission extend an extra chance to the candidates and also increase the age-limit for those taking the exam. However, the Department of Personnel and Training informed the Supreme Court that the concerned authorities were still considering the courtâ€™s decision. An official notification regarding the UPSC IAS exam will soon be made available to all aspirants on UPSC’s official site.
UPSC Prelims Exam To Be Conducted In June 2021
The next round of the UPSC preliminary exam will be conducted on June 27, 2021. Each year, the Civil Services Exam is held for the selection of candidates in the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, and other civil services. The candidates have to pass a preliminary exam first, then the main exam followed by a final personal interview to qualify. Click here to check the Civil Services Exam 2021 Notification Link
Image Credit: Raj K Raj/ HT