New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared on Wednesday that the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021 will be held on schedule, after carefully analysing the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. The exam will take place on January 7, 8, 9, 15, and 16.
Considering the restrictions and curbs imposed by governments to contain the disease, the Commission has also requested that state governments ensure that candidates and examination functionaries are not inconvenienced in their movement, particularly those coming from containment or micro-containment zones (s). It is also recommended that, if necessary, candidates' e-Admit Cards and examination functionaries' ID Cards be utilised as movement passes.
The UPSC said in a statement that state governments have also been asked to ensure that public transportation is fully operational at least one day prior to the examination and for the duration of the examination from January 6 to January 9 and January 14 to January 16 to ensure smooth movement of candidates and examination officials.