UPSC permits Civil Services prelims’ candidates to change exam centres
New Delhi, Jul 1 : Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday allowed the Civil Services preliminary examination candidates to change exam centres.
These candidates have applied to take the civil services preliminary examination for 2020 which has been scheduled to be held on October 4.
“Keeping in view the large number of candidates of the civil services (preliminary) examination, 2020 (including the Indian Forest Service (preliminary) examination, 2020) and requests received from the candidates for changing their centers, the Commission has decided to give an opportunity to them to submit their revised choice of centre,” the UPSC said in an official statement.
More to it the Commission has also decided to give the candidates the option to change the centers for the civil services (main) examination, 2020, and the Indian Forest Service (main) examination, 2020, it added.
“The window of submitting the revised choice of Centers by the candidates will be operational in two phases that are July 7 to 13 , 2020, till 6 PM and July 20 to 24, 2020 till 6 PM on the Commission’s website https://upsconline.nic.in.,” it said, adding: “The candidates are advised to visit the website and submit their choices of centers of the above examinations, if required.”
Noting that the request for change will be considered against the enhanced capacity intimated by the centers for accommodating additional candidates, the UPSC said, “The candidates may please note that their requests for change in the centers will be considered based on the principle of ‘first-apply-first-allot’ basis.
This system is being followed in all the examinations of the Commission and was mentioned in the examination notices of the civil services (preliminary) examination, 2020 and Indian Forest Service examination, 2020) and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen, the order said.
The candidates, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a centre from the remaining ones, it added.
Originally, the civil services preliminary examination 2020 was scheduled to be held on May 31, but it had to be postponed to October 4, due to COVID-19 induced lockdown.