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The civil services preliminary examination 2020 was scheduled to be held on 31 May, but was later moved to 4 October due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement, the UPSC said that when the dates are decided for the deferred exams, all candidates will be given a notice of at least 30 days.
The UPSC has allowed civil service aspirants to withdraw their applications between 12 and 18 March if they do not wish to appear for the exam to be held in May.
According to govt data, appointments through promotion at the level of deputy secretary, joint secretary, additional secretary & secretary fell to 2,918 in 2018 from 5,953 in 2016.
UPSC has notified 796 posts for the civil services exam this year, continuing the downward trend in recruitments that has been observed since 2015.
What the CAPF cadres are demanding has huge national security implications. It also impacts the contours of India’s civil-military equations.
Modi govt plans to club all Central Armed Police Forces into one Indian Central Armed Police Service, to bring the forces on par with other civil services.
In two years, the number of high-scoring UPSC aspirants who opted for pvt sector jobs has risen 1,650%, from 800 in 2017 to 14,000 in 2019.
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Thakurdwara is home to dozens of UPSC coaching institutes that teach youth to pursue the IAS-IPS dream, without caring for the reality of a lack of jobs.