UPSC Exam 2021 : Supreme Court Final Verdict For UPSC Prelims 2021 Extra Attempt

On 24 February, 2021, the Supreme Court gave its final verdict on the UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021 extra attempt.

Supreme Court dismissed the petition of seeking an extra chance in UPSC civil service exams for those candidates who have exhausted their last attempt in October 2020.

Petitioners who had given their last attempt in Civil Services Examination 2020 demanding for an extra chance due to the difficulties created by COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown. They cited that due to pandemic their preparation affected and so wanted an extra attempt. Aspirants also wanted that age-barred candidates should also be given another chance.
Here to inform you that three-judge Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi said only one word “dismissed” and further did not read the judgement. Reasons in detail will come to be known when the full copy of the judgement is made available.
Also, the notification of the UPSC IAS exam will be soon out and will be available for all the aspirants on the official website of UPSC.


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The Central Government had agreed to another chance earlier this month for those aspirants whose last attempt was in 2020 but not for the one-time relaxation on the age limit that the petition asked for.

After that the top court bench decided to hear the case on merits. Here to inform you that last year the UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam was scheduled for 31 May and was held on 4 October, 2020.

As we know that the UPSC conducts exams for appointment to Central Government services. It also appoints officers on promotion, deputation and absorption and also frames and amends recruitment rules for different services and posts under the Indian Government

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