The upcoming Odisha Civil Services (OCS-2020) Main examination will be held as per the schedule and there will be no postponement of the exam, informed the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) late on Saturday night.
The Commission through a press release today informed that the exam will be conducted amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
So, the Main examination will now be conducted as per the earlier schedule from January 20, 2022 to February 6, 2022 (except on January 26 & February 5, 2022). The Assistant Surgeon examination will be held on January 23.
Several candidates had earlier demanded postponement of the exam in view of the increase in Covid-19 cases in the State. They had also sought the intervention of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to postpone the exam till the situation improves.
In a letter, the candidates had expressed apprehension that some of them may miss the scheduled Main exam due to the prevailing Covid pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Commission has advised candidates to wear N95 masks while coming to the exam centre and said that seperate room facility will be there for candidates having any Covid-19 symptoms.