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UPSC Extra-Attempt: Aspirants demand an extra attempt due to COVID-19

Recently, UPSC-extra attempt was trending on twitter. Aspirants who lost the final attempt demanded for an extra attempt.

The Civil Services Examination is known to be one of the toughest examinations in the country. Not only it requires a suitable environment but also a healthy mental state.

Owing to the pandemic, COVID-19, and the crisis it has brought. It challenges both aspects of preparation.

Earlier this year, the council postponed the preliminary examination scheduled on 27.06.2021. The exam will now be conducted on 10.10.2021(as per the latest information). 

The eligibility criteria for aspirants are:

  1. They should not be more than 32 years of age.
  2. The maximum number of attempts is 6.

As per reservation, relaxation in given. It follows the constitutional guidelines.

The unprecedented times challenged both the criteria for the aspirants. Hence, many lost their final attempt.

Various reasons like lack of study materials, unable to attend coaching. Poor electricity and internet facilities in remote areas.

Floods damaged livelihood in many places. Students faced financial hardships due to lockdown. 

Also, the loss of lives of family members has impacted the mental well-being of the aspirants. As a result, many aspirants lost their final chance to fulfill their dreams. 

So, aspirants look to Twitter to demand for a last attempt. Twitter was trending with UPSC-extra attempt captions.

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal spoke to India TV Digital. He supported the demand for an “extra attempt” for the aspirants. 

Moreover, the aspirants are waiting to get the final verdict from the council. Thereby, we hope aspirants get a fair chance to appear for the examination.

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