The UPSC Civil Services 2020 prelims was scheduled for October 4, 2020 . Since the number of COVID19 cases are increasing, Supreme Court Advocate, Alakh Alok Srivastava has requested the Chairman to postpone the October exam date.
SC Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava writes to UPSC: Postpone the Civil Services 2020 prelims
In the letter, Advocate Alakh has brought out concerns regarding the increasing number of COVID19 cases and many of the applicants are at present working as frontline COVID workers . Adding to this situation, the floods in many parts of the country has made life difficult for many aspirants and their families.
Considering that a large number of Civil Services aspirants are likely to appear for the exam, there can be an alarming rise in COVID19 cases at the Exam centres in the month of October, 2020 he adds.