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SC rejects petition for extra attempt for UPSC CSE aspirants

Date: 25 February 2021 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • The Supreme Court gave its verdict on the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Prelims 2021 extra attempt.
  • Dismissing the petition seeking a second shot at the civil service examination due to the Covid-19 pandemic and age bar, the apex court has said that no extra chance will be given to the UPSC candidates who exhausted their last attempt in October 2020.
  • The petitioners, who had given their last attempt in Civil Service Examination 2020, had sought an extra chance citing difficulties created by the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide lockdown.
  • The petitioners argued that Covid-19 affected their preparation and sought an extra chance. They also wanted age-barred candidates to be given another chance.