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UPSC postpones civil services examination interviews amid coronavirus outbreak

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday has postponed the personality tests (interview) of civil services candidates due to prevailing conditions caused by the novel coronavirus.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 20, 2020 22:58 IST
UPSC postpones civil services personality test interview amid coronavirus
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UPSC postpones civil services personality test interview amid coronavirus

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday has postponed the personality tests (interview) of civil services examination 2019 candidates as a precautionary measure to check the spread of coronavirus, a statement issued by the Personnel Ministry said. "New dates for the personality tests (interviews) will be informed to the candidates in due course," it said.

Due to the prevailing conditions caused by COVID–19, as a precautionary measure, the Union Public Service Commission has deferred the personality tests of the candidates of the civil services (main) examination 2019 scheduled from March 23, 2020 to April 3, 2020 until further orders, the statement said.

The commission conducts civil services examination annually in three stages -- prelims, main and interview (personality test) -- to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

(With PTI Inputs)

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