Students advised not to read too much into the delay. "Generally UPSC gives enough time before effecting changes. So concentrate on your preparation and don’t worry about the changes," V. Gopalakrishna of Brain Tree said

The Civil Services Examination notification for the year 2013, scheduled to be released on Saturday, has been postponed, according to a post on the UPSC website.

The note said that due to some unforeseen circumstances the examination will not be notified now and the revised date will be intimated in due course. Aspirants are of the opinion that the delay is due to the proposed changes in the Mains exam. However, trainers have asked the students not to read too much into the delay and concentrate on their preparations.

“Generally UPSC gives enough time before effecting changes. So concentrate on your preparation and don’t worry about the changes,” V. Gopalakrishna of Brain Tree said. “Such delays were seen earlier also and it could be due to administrative reasons.” The Second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) proposed a few changes two years ago like making all papers compulsory and removal of optionals. A committee was constituted by the UPSC under Arun S. Nigavekar, former UGC chairman, to study the ARC report. The committee report is yet to be made public.

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