UPSC Civil Services Prelims: SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Postponement, Candidates On Last Attempt May Get Relief

UPSC Civil Services Prelims: SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Postponement, Candidates On Last Attempt May Get ReliefUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC) Building (UPSC House) in New Delhi, India. (Yasbant Negi/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (30 September) dismissed petitions seeking a postponement of the UPSC Civil Services Prelims examination which is scheduled for 4 October.

The court while dismissing the petition though directed the centre to consider concessions for those candidates who are on their last attempt.

In its order the Supreme Court stated that the petitioners have failed to substantiate their claim of a lack of transport facilities, it also observed that the UPSC has already given candidates an option to change their examination centre. It also dismissed the claim of lack for study material for students by stating that online material was available for students.

Coming to the point of candidates who are on their last examination attempt the court asked the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) to explore the possibility of providing another attempt to the candidates who may not be able to appear for this examination - provided they do not exceed the age limit.

The ASG in response said that such a concession will be considered and a decision over the same will be taken expeditiously.