“Dismissed”, says Supreme Court to candidates seeking another shot at UPSC 2020 examination

On Wednesday, Supreme Court announced its verdict on the UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021 extra attempt and dismissed the petition which was seeking a second shot at the civil service examination due to the Covid-19 pandemic and age limit.

A three-judge Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Indu Malhotra, and Ajay Rastogi only one word “dismissed” and did not even read the judgment further. The apex court said that no extra chance will be given to the UPSC candidates who exhausted their last attempt in October 2020.

The notification of the UPSC IAS exam will be out on the official site of UPSC – upsc.gov.in for aspirants to read which will provide the detail reasons for the dismissal.

Earlier the Central Government had agreed to give another chance at the examination for those candidates whose last attempt was in 2020 but not to the candidates on the age limit. After that the top court bench decided to hear the case on its merits.

UPSC exams are conducted for the appointment to Central Government services. It also appoints officers on promotion, deputation and absorption and also frames and amends recruitment rules for different services and posts under the Indian Government. It is India’s toughest exam to crack and every year around 2.7 million students and aspirants try their luck in order to change their lives for rest of their life.

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