The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has allowed candidates to change their centres for the civil services preliminary examination, scheduled on October 4.

“Keeping in view the large number of candidates of the civil services (preliminary) examination, 2020 (including the Indian Forest Service (preliminary) examination, 2020) and requests received from the candidates for changing their centers, the Commission has decided to give an opportunity to them to submit their revised choice of centre,” the UPSC said in a statement on Wednesday.

Besides this, the option to change the centers for the civil services (main) examination, 2020, and the Indian Forest Service (main) examination, 2020, is also being made available, it said.

The window of submitting the revised choice of Centers by the candidates will be operational in two phases i.E. 7th-13th July, 2020 (6 PM) and 20th-24th July, 2020 (6 PM) on the Commission’s website https://upsconline.Nic.In.

“The candidates are advised to visit the website and submit their choices of centers of the above examination, if required,” the statement said.

The request for change will be considered against the enhanced capacity intimated by the centers for accommodating additional candidates, it said.