Raising the issue during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, Tiruchi Siva (DMK) said civil aspirants in Tamil Nadu have not only lost their study material to floods but also lost crucial study time ahead of the important exam.
"Civil aspirants have undergone immense physical and mental stress because of floods. They should be given some time to prepare for the UPSC exam. I urge the government to postpone the UPSC exam, scheduled on December 18, for two weeks," Siva said.
Observing that the UPSC exam was highly competitive, he said the state has been producing many civil servants.
As some aspirants belonging to SC, ST and OBCs are giving their last chance, equal opportunity should be given to them, he added.
To this, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the issue would be conveyed to the concerned Ministry.