Union Public Service Commission has officially postponed the Civil Services 2020 Personality Tests. The Civil Service 2020 Personality Tests were scheduled to commence on April 26, 2021 and end on June 18, 2021. However, with the release of a latest postponement notification on the official website i.e. upsc.gov.in, the Commission has deferred the test dates till further notice. Those who qualified in the Main exam held earlier are eligible to appear in the Personality Tests.
The Commission is expected to announce new dates of conducting the Personality Tests in due course of time as indicated in the latest press note. The note reads “New dates for the Personality Tests (Interviews) will be informed to the candidates in due course of time”.
The press note also goes on to read that the Commission has decided to postpone the Personality Tests due to the prevailing conditions caused by the Novel Coronavirus. As a result of the recent spike in the number of casualties in the pandemic, agencies like the Staff Selection Commission has also postponed ongoing exams.
It may be noted that the UPSC holds the Civil Services recruitment exam every year to fill up vacancies in Group A and B posts in various government services. The Civil Services exam is held every year in three stages. At first, the Prelims exam is held following which, the Main stage exam is held. Only those who qualify in the Main exam are allowed to appear in the final round i.e. the Personality Test stage.
The Union Public Service Commission conducted the Prelims of the Civil Services 2020 exam on October 04, 2020. Those who qualified through the Prelims appeared in the Main exam which was held from January 08, 2021 to January 17, 2021 as descriptive type tests. Following the conduct of the Civil Service Main Exam 2020, the UPSC released the merit list of candidates who qualified in the Main exam.
Candidates who qualified in the Main exam 2020 were set to appear in the Personality Tests which form the final stage. Now the scheduled dates of the Personality Tests have been deferred and the Commission will announce new dates in due course of time. Qualifying candidates who were waiting to appear in the Personality Tests may note that this stage of selection is conducted at the Office of the UPSC at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069. Qualifying candidates are issued admit cards to appear in the test. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the official website for any further updates regarding the tests.