UPSC allows Change of Center for Civil Services Exam Prelims 2020

Change of Centre UPSC Prelims 2020

On July 1, 2020, the UPSC issued a notice to candidates regarding the submission of change of center for Civil Services Prelims 2020. As per the revised exam program, the Civil Service Preliminary examination and Indian Forest Service Preliminary exam will be conducted on October 4, 2020.

Due to a large number of candidates for IAS Prelims and Indian Forest Service
Preliminary Exam 2020 and the requests received from the candidates regarding the center
change, the UPSC has decided to give applicants an opportunity to change their
examination centers.

In addition to prelims, the commission gives the candidates an
opportunity to revise their centers for the Civil Service (Main) Examination 2020 and Indian
Forest Service (Main) Examination 2020. Further, it is also mentioned that the commission
will consider the candidate’s requests to change their centers only after the
announcement of centers regarding their additional or enhanced capacity for
accommodation of additional candidates.

How to Submit an application for Change of Center?

Candidates should log in to the Commission’s website to submit
their application for the revised choice of the center. The revised choice of examination centers
will be operational in two phases- July 7, 2020, to July 13, 2020 (6 PM) first phase and from
July 20, 2020, to July 24, 2020 (6 PM) second phase. The candidates are requested to visit
the commission’s website on these dates and submit their revised choice of examination
centers if needed.

What if there are too many requests for the change of center?


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The UPSC already notified that the requests for change in examination centers will be
considered on the basis of first- apply-first allot. However, the UPSC always follow this
principle for all the examinations and further, it’s already mentioned on the Examination
Notices of Civil Service Preliminary,2020 and Indian Forest Service Preliminary
Examination,2020. Further, if the maximum capacity of a particular center is attained, the
same will be frozen. Besides this, if a candidate didn’t get a particular center of choice
due to the maximum number of applicants, the applicant is requested to opt for another
center from the remaining choice.

Is there any change in the eligibility or exam pattern?

The commission has made it clear that all conditions and the eligibility for IAS preliminary
examination 2020 and the Indian Forest Service Examination 2020 will remain the same. In
other words, the conditions and eligibility mentioned in the EXAMINATION NOTICE NO
05/2020- CSP on 12/02/2020 of Civil Service Preliminary Exam,2020 and EXAMINATION
NOTICE NO 06/2020 IFoS on 12/02/2020 of Indian Forest Service Examination,2020 will
remain unchanged.

Application withdrawal

Besides this, the UPSC will also make a withdrawal window for the candidates.
Applicants should log in to the commission’s website to withdraw
their application. It will be available from August 1, 2020, to August 8, 2020. All the terms
and conditions mentioned in EXAMINATION NOTICE NO 05/2020 – CSP DATE
12/02/2020 of Civil Service Prelims,2020 and EXAMINATION NOTICE 06/2020- IFoS
DATE 12/02/2020 of the Indian Forest Service Examination 2020 will remain the same.
Moreover, candidates should note that once the application has withdrawn, it cannot be
revived afterwards under any circumstances.

Important dates

  • Change of center- July 07, 2020, to July 13,2020,6 PM ( first phase)  July 20, 2020 to
    July 24,2020, 6 PM ( second phase)
  • Application withdrawal- August 1, 2020, to August 8, 2020
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