UPSC Postpones Civil Services Preliminary Examination, Here's the Reason Revealed

The Union Public Service Commission has rescheduled the UPSC Civil Service Prelims Exam 2024. Individuals preparing for the Civil Services Prelims examination can access the official notification on the UPSC's official website at upsc.gov.in.
UPSC Postpones Civil Services Preliminary Examination, Here's the Reason Revealed
UPSC Postpones Civil Services Preliminary Examination, Here's the Reason Revealed

The Union Public Service Commission has rescheduled the Civil Services Prelims Examination 2024. Individuals preparing for this examination can access the official notification on the UPSC's official website at upsc.gov.in.

The exam, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), was scheduled for May 26th. However, due to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, it has been postponed until June 16th.

UPSC Postpones Civil Services Preliminary Examination, Here's the Reason Revealed
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UPSC Postpones Prelims Exam Amid Lok Sabha Elections

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Examination every year in three stages: Preliminary, Main, and Interview, to select candidates for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), and other administrative positions.

UPSC stated, "In light of the current general election schedule, the Commission has postponed the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination - 2024, which will now be held on June 16 instead of May 26. This examination also serves as the screening test for the Indian Forest Service Examination, 2024."

It is notable that the Lok Sabha elections will be conducted in seven phases starting from April 19, with the counting of votes scheduled for June 4.

Before this, the Commission had extended the registration deadline for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2024.

Total Vacancies and Eligibility Criteria

This year, the Commission has announced a total of 1,056 vacancies for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) and 150 vacancies for the Indian Forest Service Examination (IFS). The UPSC CSE Preliminary Examination consists of objective-type questions.

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