Due to the coronavirus outbreak in India the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has taken a precautionary step and postponed the Personality Tests of all candidates. This is expected to take place from 23 March 2020 to 3 April 2020 but candidates now have to wait before further orders are given. The commission has stated that the new dates will be informed to the candidates in due course of time. Candidates are advised to check the daily updates on UPSC's official website at upsc.gov.in.
The COVID -19 will also affect this year's entire UPSC exam schedule for May 31. The official notification for the IAS exam 2020 was released on February 18, and the last date of the IAS application was March 3. Candidates should begin to prepare each of the topics as mentioned in the IAS Syllabus to ensure their selection in the IAS Exam 2020.