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Fact Check: Has The UPSC Exam Been Cancelled By The Government Due To The COVID-19 Crisis?

A news channel mentioned the cancellation of UPSC exams. Here is a Fact Check on whether the UPSC exam has been cancelled by the government due to COVID-19.

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Claim: UPSC exam has been cancelled by the government in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Rating: False

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What is the rumour about?

  • Many people are confused over specific competitive exams being postponed and cancelled.
  • Recently, even a news channel mentioned that the MPSC and UPSC exams have been cancelled for this year. 
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Google Trends 

After an analysis of the Google Trends with respect to UPSC exam being cancelled or postponed, one can see that the people have been hugely interested to know about the same. The maximum number of searches have been done on April 17, 2020, and the trend seems to be increasing throughout the day. 

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Image courtesy: Google Trends 

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Republic World did a fact check 

  • Republic World did a fact check on the "UPSC exam cancelled" rumour and found the claims to be False. 
  • UPSC has clearly stated that any information regarding the exam postponement or cancellation will be notified through the official website.
  • Currently, there is no change in the Civil Services 2020 exam schedule, according to the official UPSC website. The IAS Prelims Exam 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on May 31, 2020. 
  • The incorrect information that was conveyed by a news channel was rejected by the PIB fact check group when they posted this tweet. Take a look. 
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  • The UPSC commission recently held a meeting on April 15, 2020, to review the current scenario of the exams by the board in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The new dates for the remaining Personality Tests of the Civil Services-2019 will be decided on May 3, 2020.
  • The UPSC website mentions that the dates for Civil Services-2020 (Prelim), Engineering Services (Main) and the Geologist Services (Main) Examinations remain the same until notified otherwise.
  • Exams like Combined Medical Services Examination, Defence Academy(NDA-I) Examination, the Indian Economic Service and the Indian Statistical Service Examination 2020, have been postponed for later.
  • Dates for the CAPF Exam 2020 will be soon notified on the UPSC website. Even the NDA –II Examination date will be posted on the UPSC website on June 10, 2020.

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