BPSSC has officially postponed the Combined Mains exam for recruitment of 2446 police personnel in 2020. This comes as a new addition to various other postponed examinations announced in the last two weeks. As the government copes up with the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak by imposing a nation-wide lockdown, the decision is completely justified in light of greater public interest.
Bihar Police Subordinate Services Commission (BPSSC) earlier advertised recruitment notice for Home Department (Police) and Home Department (Jail) on August 21, 2019. Accordingly, it conducted the preliminary exam and released the results on the official website. However, now the Commission has postponed the next stage of the exam i.e. the Combined Mains. Prelims qualifiers have no choice but to wait for the announcement of new rescheduled dates.
The Commission earlier scheduled the Combined Mains exam on April 26, 2020. However, now it has officially postponed the date through advertisement number 01/2019. Accordingly, it has published the official postponement notice on March 29, 2020 at bpssc.bih.nic.in.
BPSSC Combined Mains (Written) Examination
Similar to many other government recruitment examinations in the country, BPPSC has postponed the Combined Main (Written) exam until further orders. The examination is the second stage selection method for the recruitment of police personnel in the posts of Police Sub Inspector, Sergeant, Assistant Superintendent Jail (Direct Recruitment) and Assistant Superindentent Jail (Ex-Servicemen).
The preliminary stage exam for the recruitment is already over. The Commission published the results on the website to notify candidates as per norms. However, as qualifying candidates were waiting to appear in the Main stage exam, the postponement of the exam puts an undesirable pause on the recruitment process.
BPSSC Combined Mains Examination Postponed due to Covid-19
Bihar Police Subordinate Selection Commission (BPSSC) has released the official postponement notification at the website i.e. bpssc.bih.nic.in. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be conducted in April 2020. There is no word on when the exam might be rescheduled. However, the new dates are expectedly releasing as soon as situations get normal.
BPSSC is conducting recruitment through a multi-stage selection process. The first stage i.e. the preliminary exam is already over. The exam was conducted on December 22, 2019. Qualifying candidates were notified through the prelims result that came out January 2020. Accordingly, these Combined Main (Written) exam was scheduled for qualifying candidates in April 2020. As and when the Main examination is conducted and the results are published, qualifiers will become eligible for the physical rounds and final appointment.
Check out the screenshot of the postponement notice below.
Official website: bpssc.bih.nic.in
Impact of COVID-19 on Government Examinations
The last two weeks or so has witnessed the various government recruitment examinations postponed in India. The ongoing Covid-19 outbreak is yet to show any positive signs of containment. However, stringent decisions from the government led to the imposition of a nation-wide lockdown as soon as the outbreak was reported. It is regarded as a measure to promote social isolation and prevent the spread.
One of the major impacts of such an emergency lockdown is the postponement of various government recruitment examinations. Although undesirable, such restrictions are extremely necessary to contain the outbreak for the safety and security of the population. It can be expected that these examinations are going to be rescheduled as soon as situations get normal.
Check out the major government examinations postponed due to Covid-19
- SSC CHSL – KKR 2018/NR 2018
- Indian Navy Medical Exam
- Karnataka TET 2020
- Kerala SET 2020
- LIC AAO/AA/AE
- APPSC Exam
- RSMSSB Agriculture Investigator
- RSMSSB Pharmacist
- RSMSSB Librarian Grade II
- Indian Army
- UPSC Interviews
- DRDO Interviews
- GPSC Police Inspector
- HPPSC HPJS
- UPPSC BEO
- Indian Coast Guard Navik 01/2020 Medical
Click here to check all government examinations postponed due to Covid-19
What can BPSSC 2020 aspirants do now?
Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in India, millions of aspirants are waiting for situations to get normal and examinations to be rescheduled. At present, there is no official word on the rescheduling of the BPSSC Combined Main (Written) exam. It is expected that the examination will be rescheduled as soon as the situations are restored in the country.
One of the most important priorities at the moment is to ensure that aspirants do not compromise with their health and safety. The consequences of contracting the Covid-19 virus are grave. Hence, aspirants must utilize the time to stay safe and prepare for the exams from the security of their homes. Here we have provided some important tips to follow during the lockdown and make the best use of this time.
- Do not compromise on your safety. Follow prevention tips such as washing hands and staying indoors.
- Utilize this time to make up for any part of the syllabus that was left out earlier due to lack of time.
- Make use of the notes that you made earlier for revision. Make it a daily habit to revise through notes.
- Utilize online learning materials. Follow useful preparation tips and tricks from the internet to enhance your study plans.