The Union Public Service Commission has released a press release today on January 5,2022 stating that the exam dates of the UPSC Civil services (Main) examination 2021 will not be changed. The candidates can use the admit cards as well as the ID cards of the examination as movement passes to travel freely across the state on the day of the exam. The notification can be accessed from the official website of UPSC upsc.gov.in.
UPSC Mains 2021 Exam Date will not be postponed – Press Release
UPSC has confirmed and assured that the Civil Services 2021 Mains exam is scheduled on January 7,8,9,15 and 16, 2022, and the exam date will not be postponed. The exam will happen as scheduled and the candidates must not hold back their preparation thinking about the postponement of the exams. As the marks in the Main exam constitutes a major part in deciding the final ranks candidates must ensure that their last-minute preparations will not get affected by the covid related panic.
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UPSC Mains Admit Card 2021 To Act as Movement Pass
The UPSC has issued the notification in the view of the increasing number of covid cases across India and the subsequent restrictions implemented. The UPSC has requested the state governments to ensure not to curtail the safe movement of the candidates who travel to write the exam. Also, the authorities should not stop the candidates who travel from containment or micro containment zones.
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The candidates and the examination officials can use public transports to travel on the scheduled dates of the examination. The UPSC has notified the state governments to make available public transportation on the respective dates to ensure safe travel of the candidates and examination officials.
UPSC Mains Exam SOPs
All the district authorities and the venue supervisors are provided with the guidelines to conduct the examination in these difficult times. The guidelines constitute instructions about the personal hygiene to be followed by the candidates and the examiners. The candidates and the examination functionaries must follow covid appropriate behavior by keeping social distance and wearing masks. Hand sanitizer will be provided at the venue in specified intervals.
The candidates must carry hand sanitizer in transparent bottles. Two additional exam rooms will be prepared in the venues for candidates showing covid symptoms so that there is no breach of covid safety protocols.
The UPSC has issued the notification to keep the candidates away from panic due to the restrictions imposed by various state governments due to the increasing number of covid cases of the new covid variant omicron.
The candidates who qualify the UPSC civil service main examination become eligible for the personal interview that constitutes the next round.