UPSC ESE 2021: Students press for postponement of exam due to COVID 19

A large number of students took to twitter and pressed their demand for the postponement of the ESE 2021 exam which is scheduled to take place on July 18 due to the prevailing situation caused by COVID 19 pandemic.

UPSC ESE 2021: Students press for postponement of exam due to COVID 19
Richa Kapoor | Jun 10, 2021 - 11:03 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: In wake of prevailing situation due to the second wave of COVID 19 pandemic, majority of students who are planning to appear for the UPSE Engineering Services exam have demanded postponement. The ESE 2021 exam is scheduled to be held on July 18. The students expressed their anguish on twitter as they believed that it would not be appropriate for them to appear for the ESE 2021 exam if they have not been vaccinated.

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Today, the micro blogging site was buzzing with ‘#PostponeESE2021’. The primary aim of this campaign is to bring to the notice of the UPSC to take swift action with regard to deferring the exam. Earlier, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the UPSC had postponed the UPSC civil services prelims exam which was supposed to be held on June 28. In wake of the postponement of prominent exams that are conducted by the UPSC, the demand made by the students gained momentum as thousands of students called for postponing the ESE exam.

Students Demand postponement of UPSE ESE 2021 exam

Some of the students have also asked the authorities to postpone the UPSE ESE exam as some of them are recovering from COVID 19.

UPSC ESE Exam Pattern

According to the UPSE ESE exam, the prelims exam will be of total five hours wherein the candidates will have to appear in two papers. The first paper which will be of general studies and engineering aptitude is of two hours and maximum marks is 200 while paper 2 will of three hours and it would be 300 marks.

Candidates will have to answer multiple choice questions in the ESE 2021 exam. For every question , four options would be provided. In case the candidate answers the question incorrectly, then he would lose one third of the total marks allotted to that particular question. If he does not answer the question at all, then he would not lose any mark. However, if the candidate selects more than one option while answering in the ESE exam, then he would lose marks.

In the mains exam, there are two papers of three hours each and each question paper of ESE is of 300 marks each.

The ESE 2021 exam is likely to be held across 15 cities in different parts of India and approximately three lakh candidates appear for the exam.

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