Will UPSC IAS 2021 Exam be Postponed Due to COVID-19? - Check Latest Updates
Will UPSC IAS 2021 exam be postponed? - As per the UPSC calendar 2021 the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to conduct the UPSC Civil Services 2021 prelims exam on June 27, 2021. The UPSC notification 2021 was released on March 4, 2021, along with the application form. The UPSC IAS application form 2021 last date was March 24, 2021. Applicants who have successfully completed the Civil Services application process are eligible to appear for the UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam. But due to this unexpected surge in the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 cases in all parts of India, the demand for postponement of the UPSC IAS exam is beginning to pick up pace. Aspirants have started searching things like - ‘Will UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam be postponed’, ‘Postpone UPSC Civil Service 2021 exam’ and more on various social and educational platforms like Quora, Careers360, Twitter, etc.
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UPSC IAS Exam Dates 2021
As per the UPSC the UPSC IAS 2021 prelims will be conducted on the said date as mentioned in the UPSC calendar 2021. Check the important dates related to IAS 2021 exam in the table below:
NABARD Grade A exam dates
UPSC notification 2021
March 4, 2021
UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam
June 27, 2021
Will UPSC IAS 2021 be postponed - Latest news and updates
April 27 - Till date UPSC has not said anything on the postponement of the UPSC IAS 2021 exam. But it has reiterated multiple times that UPSC Civil Services 2021 exam will be held as per schedule i.e. June 27, 2021.
April 19 - As on various notifications issued by the UPSC on April 19, it has postponed the UPSC IAS 2020 interview which were to held from April 26 to June 18, 2021 and the EPFO 2020 exam which was scheduled to held on May 9, 2021.
Why UPSC IAS 2021 may get postponed?
Due to the unexpected surge in the coronavirus cases throughout the country various recruitment agencies have postponed their exams till further notice. Class 10th CBSE and ICSE exams have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic surge, while class 12th exams have been postponed. NTA has postponed the NEET PG 2021 exam due this outbreak in the country.
Various recruitment exams have also been postponed till further notice like SSC CHSL which had started on April 12 and was to end on April 27, was postponed from April 20, 2021. UGC NET 2021 has been postponed to and as per the NTA it has been rescheduled to be held in the third week of July, 2021. Even UPSC has postponed the UPSC IAS 2020 interview scheduled to be conducted from April to June, 2021. It also has postponed the EPFO 2020 recruitment test after issuing the EPFO admit card on April 16, 2021, for the second time because of COVID-19 situation in the country. So postponing UPSC IAS 2021 exam is not off the table yet if the current situation persists.
Chances of UPSC IAS 2021 getting postponed
As of now it is tough to predict whether the UPSC IAS 2021 exam will be postponed or not. And the chances of UPSC postponing UPSC CSE 2021 exam as of now is very grim. But if the COVID-19 numbers are not down by the second week of June, 2021 or so, the chances of the UPSC Civil Services 2021 exam getting postponed will be increased exponentially. As the UPSC IAS 2021 pre exam is scheduled to be held on June 27, 2021.
So as of now nothing can be said with certainty whether the IAS 2021 exam will be postponed or not.
What UPSC has to say of UPSC IAS 2021 exam postponement?
The Union Public Service Commission on multiple occasions has reiterated that the UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam will be conducted as per schedule on June 27, 2021. But in its press release on April 19, the Commission had said that it will review the coronavirus situation from time to time. And any decision of the UPSC in respect of the examinations, recruitments and interviews will be made available on the Commission’s official website - upsc.gov.in.
The new dates of the deferred recruitment tests/ interviews, will be notified to the candidates at least 15 days in advance.
What if UPSC IAS 2021 is not postponed?
If by any chance the Commission does not postpone the UPSC IAS 2021 exam and conducts it as per schedule on June 27, 2021, in the midst of this pandemic. It will have to ensure that all the COVID-19 SOPs and guidelines are adhered to through the UPSC IAS exam centres. It might also have to increase the number of UPSC exam centres across the country to maintain social distancing. And ensure that the environment is safe and secure for both candidates to staff on the IAS 2021 exam duty.
Other Government exams postponed due to COVID-19
SSC CHSL 2021 postponed - The Staff Selection Commission was to conduct the SSC CHSL 2021 tier 1 exam from April 12 to 27, 2021, in online mode. But It has been postponed from April 20, onwards due the surge in the COVID-19 cases
UPSC EPFO 2020 postponed - UPSC has postponed the EPFO 2020 exam for the second time due the pandemic. EPFO recruitment test 2020 was scheduled to be held on May 9, 2021, but it has been postponed.
UPSC IAS 2020 postponed - The Commission has postponed the IAS 2020 interview which was scheduled to be held from April 26 to June 18, 2021, due to the second wave of the pandemic.
UPSC IES ISS 2020 postponed - The UPSC IES ISS 2020 interviews have also been postponed which were to be held from April 20 to 23, 2021.
UGC NET 2021 postponed - NTA has postponed the UGC NET 2021 exam and now it is scheduled to be held in the third week of July, 2021.
Various other state level exams have also been postponed due the curfew restrictions because of the coronavirus outbreak in that state.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Will UPSC IAS 2021 Exam be Postponed Due to COVID-19? - Check Latest Updates
Question: When is the UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam scheduled to be conducted?
The UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam is scheduled to be held on June 27, 2021.
Question: Is UPSC IAS 2021 postponed?
No, the UPSC IAS 2021 exam is not yet postponed.
Question: What are the chances of the UPSC IAS exam getting postponed?
At this moment nothing can be said with certainty about the postponement of the UPSC IAS 2021 exam.
Question: Has UPSC postponed any other exam this year?
Yes, UPSC has postponed one recruitment test and two interviews this year due to COVID-19.
Question: Will UPSC EPFO 2020 recruitment test be postponed?
UPSC EPFO 2020 recruitment test has been postponed till further notice.
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Questions related to UPSC Civil Services Exam
in what ways degree of humanities help an IAS officer in his real duty
Yes, Humanities is a basic for UPSE Examination. Having degree in Humanities helps IAS Officers in their real duty. Both in Prelims and Mains General Studies subject is there. Candidates those who have graduated with humanities will certainly have a slight advantage.
Hope this helps you.
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which group best fits for an IAS in his duty.
Student with any degree are eligible to give UPSE exam. Humanities are the basics for IAS exam. The general studies have the maximum weightage for the Prelims and the Mains of civil service exam.
For more information about this go through below mentioned link.
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what type of management degree is best for an Indian to become an IAS
To become an IAS, you will have to appear for UPSC examination. Here are the minimum educational qualifications that are required for the same:
- You must have completed your graduation in any discipline from a recognized university.
-You can also apply if you are in your final year and no minimum percentage is required for eligibility.
Based on this, it really does not matter much that from which educational background you are from and you can choose any management course. It would not affect your chances in UPSC IAS.
Here is a link that you can refer for more details: https://competition.careers360.com/articles/upsc-ias-eligibility-criteria
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what subjects are really useful to an IAS in his job career?
Sun has successfully created IAS examination and has got appointed as an IAS officer in Theni district more than subjects he needs skills in order to manage that particular administrative region.
Some the skills which an IAS officer should have are- management skills, power to take a decision and stand for it, impart justice to the The innocent and punish the guilty, work on for development of your particular area from the ground level itself.
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which degree is best for an iitian to become an IAS
In order to apply for IAS examination through the union public services commission test, the candidate must hold at least a diploma degree or a bachelor's degree in any of the fields.
So, it does not matter much if you have a bachelor's degree in any of the stream because NIOS examination you have to either choose science or arts as the subject of your preparation and work it accordingly.
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