UPSC kept the notification date empty on the calendar, actually today i.e., 17th May is the date mentioned as notification date.
Aspirants for Civil Services Examination, 2014 may please note that the Examintion Notice for Civil Services Examination,2014 will be issued on 31.05.2014
Orginal UPSC Calender
Most Probable reasons:
New govt. —> new no. of vacancies( increase or decrease)
New govt. —-> new decision on no. of attempts( Elections were over, no pleasing now 😛 )
New govt. —> UPSC might have thought that it should wait for new govt.’s approval. ( no need constitutionally)
There might be changes in the exam pattern.. CSAT paper can be made a Qualifying Paper( we need to just qualify the paper, the marks will not add finally) Optional Paper may replace with another General Studies Paper.