The Supreme Court today dismissed the petition filed by aspirants seeking an extra attempt in Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for those who had exhausted their last attempt in October 2020.
The petitioners, who had given their last attempt in Civil Service Examination-2020, had sought for an extra chance citing difficulties created by COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown. They had argued that the pandemic affected their preparation. The Centre had initially made an offer to give extra attempt, subject to the age-bar. However, the petitioners argued for age-relaxation as well.
Detailed reasons for the dismissal of the petition will be known when the full copy of the judgment is made available.
The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination was scheduled for 31st of May last year and was rescheduled to 4th of October due to COVID-19 pandemic.