Setback for UPSC aspirants, SC denies one more chance to those who exhausted 2020 attempt

The Supreme Court has given 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 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 arguing that Covid-19 affected their preparation and sought an extra chance. They also wanted age-barred candidates to be given another chance.