Expert committee set up by government to change UPSC civil services exam pattern [ Current News (Concise) - ]

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About UPSC civil services exam: It is a competitive exam in India conducted by Union Public Service Commission for hiring various civil services of government. It includes Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS).

  • It is the toughest exam nationwide with the success rate of 0.1%-0.3 % with candidates of 90, 000 applying.
  • It is conducted in three stages, one is preliminary, Main and interview.

About Expert committee:

  • Government has set up a committee to sort out the various issues of UPSC civil exam pattern for selecting IAS and IPS Officers.
  • The committee would be headed by the former IAS officer from Chhattisgarh corps B. S. Baswan.
  • It shall consist of leading academicians, technocrats and senior bureaucrats.
  • The committee will look into all aspects of civil services examination including age, eligibility, syllabus and pattern of examination.

About government changing pattern:

  • The changes are to be made as the syllabus of this was only beneficial to mathematics and engineering backgrounds.
  • To meet the public demand and also to provide opportunity for the other candidates from various educational fields this decision was taken by the government.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 28, 2015