WBPSC has postponed all active and upcoming examinations indefinitely. West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has issued the official postponement notice on the official website wbpsc.gov.in. Accordingly, the Commission has postponed all active and upcoming written examinations, interviews and personality tests till further orders.
WBPSC is the first to issue a full scale postponement of all active and upcoming examinations due to the COVID-19 lockdown. While many other conducting bodies and public service commissions has postponed exams selectively, WBPC has postponed everything until further orders are issued.
WBPSC Postpone All Exams, Interviews & Personality Tests
The postponement notice affects all examinations and selection processes of the Commission in 2020. However, this is a much-anticipated notice amidst the COVID-19 related lockdown imposed in India. The Commission has released the notice after more than a week now, although the government imposed the lockdown on March 23, 2020,
We have provided a screenshot of the WBPSC notice of postponement here. It clearly states that the Commission has postponed all written examination, interview and personality tests as per directives by the State government. As the Commission has not commented on any fresh dates for the exam, applicants of various WBPSC exams in 2020 must keep visiting the website to get updates on further notice. Check out the official notice of postponement below.
Click here to visit the official website of West Bengal Public Service Commission
Impact of COVID-19 on Government Exams in India
COVID-19 outbreak has led to widespread havoc and chaos across the length and breadth of the country. As a result, the government declared a country-wide imposition of emergency lockdown on March 23, 2020. Furthermore, the government asked officials to shutdown schools and colleges even before imposing an official lockdown. Now that the COVID-19 outbreak has turned into a global pandemic, operations in every profitable and non-profitable sector have come to a sudden and indefinite pause.
Various government exams and selection tests have been postponed ever since the lockdown was imposed. This is as per the directives of the Central Government to refrain from social gatherings and stay indoors to prevent the spread of the virus. While most government recruitment agencies have already postponed recruitment examinations, others are closely following. Here is a list of recently postponed government recruitment exams in India.
- 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
- BPSSC Combined Mains Examination 2020
- RSMSSB Pharmacist
- GPSC State Tax Inspector (Prelims) 2020
- 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 get the latest updates about all government exams postponed due to COVID-19
What can aspirants of WBPSC 2020 exams do now?
WBPSC conducts various recruitment examinations throughout the year. Applicants of different WBPSC examinations to be conducted in 2020 have been awaiting the release of admit cards. Besides, others have been waiting for official announcements about upcoming examinations. However, as of now, the Commission has postponed all examinations and selection tests. Therefore, candidates cannot do much but wait for further orders released by the Commission. Keep checking the official website of WBPSC i.e. wbpsc.gov.in to get the latest updates.
Applicants are advised to stay indoors and utilize this lockdown time to focus on studies. It is often not possible to cover the syllabus of competitive examinations before time. However, this time, the unprecedented lockdown provides candidates with more time to prepare for the exam. Utilize this time to make notes and include an in-depth study of concepts and understandings.
Important Safety Precautions for COVID-19
It is important to take care of your health and safety first. This is because the situations are extremely sensitive and the figures of affected people are only increasing day by day. The COVID-19 outbreak is spreading like wild-fire and the only way to contain it is isolation. Keep an eye on the following dos and donts to stay safe from the pandemic.
- Follow government directives and stay indoors. It will only protect you against contracting the disease.
- Focus on your personal hygiene. Frequently wash your hands throughout the day.
- Avoid social gatherings. Do no invite relatives/family members over.
- Start using a mask if you have symptoms of flu (having flu-like symptoms does not mean you are infected with COVID-19).
- If the symptoms do not go away in a day or two, then seek medical help.