The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has clarified that the UPSC will continue with the original schedule of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021 i.e. on 7th, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th January 2022. The clarification was released to remove doubts regarding the postponement of Civil Services Mains amid an increase in Covid cases.
Various state governments started imposing restrictions and curbs to contain the rising Covid-19 cases owing to the Omicron variant. Schools and other educational institutions have also been shut in many states.
The commission has also urged the states to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to candidates, examination functionaries in their movement, especially those who are coming from containment or micro-containment zone(s).
The Commission’s statement also mentions that, if necessary, candidates’ eAdmit Cards and ID Cards of the examination functionaries can to be used as movement passes.
The State Governments have further been requested that public transport be made operational to the optimum level, at least on a day before the Examination till the date of conduct of the Examination.
“All the competent District Authorities and the Venue Supervisors have been provided the guidelines of the Commission for the conduct of the Examinations in these times of pandemic,” mentions the statement.
The guidelines shared by the state and central government is to be followed in the exam that includes personal hygiene of the candidates/examination functionaries, provision of sanitisers at convenient places in the Venue, etc.
Apart from that, the statement also mentions “sanitization of each Venue on regular basis, two surplus examination rooms for accommodating the candidates who would be coughing, sneezing, having breathlessness, feeling feverish so that they can take the examination under appropriate safety protocols.”
Civil Services (Main) Examination 2021 Schedule
UPSC Mains Exam 2021 is scheduled to be held from 7th Jan till 16th Jan 2022. Following is the schedule for the same:
|Date||1st Session (9 AM -12 PM)||2nd Session (2 PM – 5 PM)|
|7th January 2022||Essay Paper||–|
|8th January 2022||GS Paper-I||GS Paper – II|
|9th January 2022||GS Paper – III||GS Paper – IV|
|15th January 2022||Language Paper-1||English Language Paper|
|16th January 2022||Optional Paper-I||Optional Paper-II|
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