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UPSC postpones civil services exam notification


New Delhi : The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has postponed the date for issuance of notification for civil services examination 2016 without citing any reason.

The notification was due to be issued on Saturday. “The civil services examination, 2016 (and the Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) examination, 2016), scheduled to be notified on April 23, 2016, will be notified later,” the UPSC said in a note issued today.

The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages–preliminary, main and interview –to select candidates for prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

An expert committee, under the chairmanship of former Human Resource Development Secretary and retired IAS officer B S Baswan, constituted by the government is examining various issues related to age relaxation, eligibility, syllabus and pattern of civil services examination. It has got time till August this year to give its report.

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