This year, a total of over 10.58 lakh candidates have applied for the UPSC Prelims examination from pan India.
During the hearing, advocate Naresh Kaushik appearing for the UPSC submitted before the bench that it's completely impossible to postpone the exam.
As many as 30,199 candidates from the State have been registered for the exam.
IRS officer Pradeep Singh ranked first while third rank holder Pratibha Verma topped among the women candidates.
Jeydev C S, who has roots in Kerala, bags fifth rank; Aswathy Srinivas, Safna Nazarudeen rank 40 & 45, respectively
It was four years back that D Balanagendran first cracked the UPSC exams. He secured the 927th rank, and was offered Group-A services.
Jayant Mankale lost 75 per cent of his vision after suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and loss of cells in the retina.
A total of 829 candidates have been recommended for IAS, IFS and IPS, among other civil services.
Citing COVID-19, government allows civil services candidates to get medical tests done in states, UTs
The rules provide that a candidate must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of his duties as an officer of the service.
On Wednesday, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs asked four paramilitary forces — CRPF, ITBP, CISF and SSB — to give their views on the matter by Thursday.
Originally, the civil services preliminary examination 2020 was scheduled to be held on May 31, but it had to be postponed to October 4.
It also said that the UPSC Personality Tests for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019 for remaining candidates will be resumed from July 20.
Sreedhanya Suresh completed her degree from St Joseph’s College Devagiri in Kozhikode and post-graduation from the Calicut University campus.
Despite delaying the preliminary exams until further orders, the entire process will be carried out without hindrance, say the coaching centres.