A screengrab of the TV news bulletin is doing the rounds on social media according to which amid the Coronavirus outbreak, UPSC has cancelled the examinations.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FAKE.
The government rubbished the claims and clarified that no such decision has been taken.
In a tweet, PIB Maharashtra said “this is false. Any rescheduling if necessary, will be notified on the UPSC website.”
Claim: A Marathi TV channel has reported that examinations held by UPSC have been cancelled, in wake of #COVID2019
Fact: This is false. Any rescheduling if necessary, will be notified on the UPSC website, as stated in the PIB press release➡️https://t.co/KYgOACaFLY#PIBFactCheck pic.twitter.com/9XitDYLNip
— PIB in Maharashtra 🇮🇳 #StayHome (@PIBMumbai) April 16, 2020
The government had said, “a decision on fresh dates for the remaining Civil Services-2019 Personality Tests will be taken after May, 3, 2020, following the second phase of the lockdown”.
“Dates for the Civil Services-2020 (Prelim), Engineering Services (Main) and the Geologist Services (Main) Examinations had already been announced. Any rescheduling in these examinations, if necessitated by the evolving situation, will be notified on the website of the UPSC,” the government said in a statement.
In conclusion, the above information proves that the viral claim about cancellation of UPSC exams is FAKE.
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