The Union Public Service Commission on June 9 announced the revised interview schedule of Civil Services Examination 2020 to be held from August 2. The commission will issue the e-summon letters on their official website upsc.gov.in shortly. Also, the body cleared that requests for change in date and time for the personality test will not be entertained. Earlier scheduled from April 26, the interview was delayed due to COVID second wave.
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The UPSC has decided to halt the recruitment process to fill the 363 posts of principal lying vacant in the Directorate of Education, Education Department, and Government of NCT of Delhi. Reportedly, an advertisement welcoming candidates for the role was posted on the UPSC website on April 24. However, it has now been deferred due to the increasing COVID-19 cases in the country.
In a bid to respite the UPSC candidates who missed their last attempt in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Union has agreed to give an extra chance. Reportedly, the Centre’s move will benefit around 3,300 students without even increasing their age-limit. However, the government agreed to give the extra trial only to age-barred students in front of a Supreme Court bench that heard the plea filed by UPSC aspirant Rachna Singh.
With an aim to provide free coaching for poor and meritorious civil services aspirants, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on January 16 launched the 'One school, One IAS' program. The program will be implemented by the Vedhik Erudite Foundation and will benefit around 10,000 students of the state. The main focus of the initiative will be to start grooming students from high school-level itself for competitive exams.
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Setting an unique example of 'sharing is caring', IPS Officer Akash Tomar shared his civil services notes with people via Twitter. Tomar, who cleared the UPSC exam in his first attempt in 2013, posted about his wish to share notes via email. However, after receiving an overwhelming response on Twitter, he posted the link to the notes. Many celebrities like shooter… read-more
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The 2015 UPSC toppers IAS Tina Dabi and her husband IAS Athar Khan have applied for consensual divorce in the Jaipur court. The topper couple, who serve at Rajasthan cadre and posted in Jaipur were married in 2018. However, the divorce fuss surfaced when Tina removed Khan from her surname and Athar unfollowed Tina on Instagram. While the Kashmir's Athar stood second, Tina had topped the UPSC exam.
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In a progressive move, Assam has decided to include 'transgender' category option in the forms of the state civil services examination. Reportedly, Swati Bidhan Baruah, a notable transgender activist, has approached the Assam Public Service Commission's (APSC) for this matter. Subsequently, APSC held deliberations with UPSC in this regard and inducted the 'transgender' category in applications form after the state government's nod. Assam… read-more
Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has established an academy to offer free residential UPSC coaching to Sikh students. The Guru Tegh Bahadur Academy has been set up under the chairmanship of World Punjabi Organization President Vikram Sahni. While the 5-member committee of retired Sikh officers has started the admission and counselling process, students who have cleared prelims are directly eligible for coaching.
The Union Public Service Commission declared the results of UPSC Prelims Exam on October 23. All selected candidates will further have to apply for Civil Services (Main) Examination between October 28 to November 11, 2020. The main exam is scheduled to be held on January 8, 2021. The candidates can check the results on the commission's website, the Prelims exam was held earlier on October 4.
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To increase the number of people clearing Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams, the Mizoram CM Zoramthanga announced a full scholarship to students aspiring to crack UPSC and central service exams. The government will choose students through an entrance exam and they will be facilitated with reputed coaching institutions in Delhi. Reportedly, Mizoram has seen a decline in number of people clearing UPSC exams, with only five successful… read-more