"The civil services examination, 2015, which was scheduled to be notified on May 16, 2015 is now being postponed. The revised date of notification will be intimated in due course," the UPSC said in a note issued on Friday.

Sources said the date for notification has been postponed due to the changes introduced by the government in the pattern of civil services examination. The Centre had on Wednesday had decided to continue with the controversial aptitude test in the civil services preliminary examination and also set 33 percent minimum qualifying marks.

UPSC cited an expert committee would be constituted to take a holistic view of the aptitude test, part of civil services preliminary examination. The government has also decided to give an extra chance this year to candidates who appeared in civil services preliminary examination in 2011.

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