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  • SC dismisses petitions seeking extra chance for last attempt Civil Service Examination 2020

    Published on February 24, 2021

    The Supreme Court today dismissed the petition filed by  aspirants seeking an extra attempt in Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for those who had exhausted their last attempt in October 2020.

    The petitioners, who had given their last attempt in Civil Service Examination-2020, had sought for an extra chance citing difficulties created by COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown. They had argued that the pandemic affected their preparation. The Centre had initially made an offer to give extra attempt, subject to the age-bar. However, the petitioners argued for age-relaxation as well.

    Detailed reasons for the dismissal of the petition will be known when the full copy of the judgment is made available.

    The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination was scheduled for 31st of May last year and was rescheduled to 4th of October due to COVID-19 pandemic.