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uppsc pcs 2021 postponed: UPPSC postpones PCS-2021 preliminary exam schedule for June 13


PRAYAGRAJ: In view of the covid-19 pandemic, authorities of the UP public service commission have postponed the PCS (prelims) exams-2021 scheduled for June 13. Fresh dates of holding the coveted exam would be announced later.

According to the notification, issued by the controller of examination of the commission, Arvind Kumar Mishra, on Wednesday, the exams of Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (Preliminary) Examination-2021, commonly known as PCS (Pre)-2021, along with Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF)/Range Forest Officer (RFO) Preliminary Exam 2021 have been postponed till further notice. Besides, the preliminary exam for lecturer in government inter colleges (male/female)-2020 has also been postponed by the commission.

The notification by the UPPSC comes at a time when the commission, despite increasing numbers of corona positive cases in the state, had started making preparations to hold the PCS prelim exam in June.

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Last month, sticking to its earlier announced dates, for conducting the preliminary exam for PCS 2021 and ACF/RFO, the commission authorities had written to the district magistrate of the respective cities where the centers would be made to conduct the written exam.

Earlier, in January, the commission had announced that it plans to conduct the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (Preliminary) Examination-2021, commonly known as PCS (Pre)-2021, along with Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF)/Range Forest Officer (RFO) Preliminary Exam2021 on June 13 and June 20, respectively.

“As of now, the preliminary exams of PCS and ACF/RFO along with that of lecturers in government colleges have been postponed because of the pandemic and fresh dates would be announced when the situation becomes normal”, said UPPSC secretary, Jagdish while talking to TOI.

The PCS (pre) exam was to be held in 23 districts of the state from June 13 onwards. The exam will be held in two sessions, the morning session from 9.30 to 11:30 am and the afternoon session from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Every centre will have a maximum of 500 candidates only and each of these candidates would be seated in such a way that the norm of social distancing is strictly followed.

The districts across the state include Agra, Ayodhya, Azamgarh, Barabanki, Bareilly, Basti, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Jaunpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Mirzapur, Muradabad, Prayagraj, Raebareli, Saharanpur, Shahjahanpur, Sitapur, and Varanasi.

Recently, the aspirants of the coveted exams, both at the individual level and collective level were demanding that the commission should postpone the exams as the situation in the state, because of the pandemic, is worrying.





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