Reforms in UPSC – Major Committees & Baswan Committee Recommendations (Part- 2) (Download PDF)

()

Download PDF of This Page (Size: 615.02 K)

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) constituted the Baswan Committee, led by Shri B. S. Baswan to examine varied issues related to the UPSC CSE. The report of Baswan committee that has suggested changes in civil service exam pattern and age limit is under consideration of the Union Public Service Commission.

Loading video

Baswan Committee Recommendations & 5 Major UPSC Reforms (In - English)

Recommendations are made by committees time and again but students should have a razor sharp focus on preparation.

Purushottam Agarwal Committee (2014)

  • Errors in Hindi translation of questions asked in different examinations – CSAT exam

Important Changes in RECENT YEARS!

  • 2011 Changes
  • One new paper instead of optional in Prelims
  • 2013 Changes
  • Mains more specific and redefined
  • Optionals reduced to one
  • Ethics, integrity and aptitude as additional subject

AGE a Major ISSUE! !

Image of AGE A Major ISSUE

Image of AGE A Major ISSUE

Image of AGE A Major ISSUE

Baswan Committee

  • Retired IAS Officer
  • Assignment with UNDP at Kabul to train Afghan civil servants in 2010 and Consultant WMF (MP Project)
  • UPSC appointed the panel headed by BS Baswan as an initiative to overhaul the civil services examination.
Image of BS Baswan Committee Recommendations

Image of BS Baswan Committee Recommendations

Image of BS Baswan Committee Recommendations

Members

  • Sri B. S. Baswan – Chairman.
  • Shri B N Navalawala.
  • Dr. Hari Pratap Gautam.
  • D. Anil Sahasrabudhe.
  • Prof. Peter Ronal deSouza.
  • Prof. B Mahadevan.
  • Shri M. P. Tangirala, Additional Secy (Examination), UPSC.

Highlights

  • The current upper-limit for general, able-bodied candidates is 32. The committee recommended it be reduced to 27 over five years after a two-year freeze.
  • Age increased from 24 years in 1960s to 32 years recently – ARC recommended age to be kept lower – Focus on Productive ages of the life
  • ARC – those joining at 30 + are less adaptable to system & already have a predefined mindset
  • With CSAT – success rate of age 30 + candidates have dropped to 6 - 11 % only
  • Scratching the optional
  • Provide level playing field to all aspirants from diverse background
  • Different papers for selection to different participating Services: To introduce Public administration for IAS & Law for IPS
  • Number of papers in each stage
  • Mix of compulsory and optional subjects
  • Structure (objective or conventional type) & duration
  • Areas to be covered in each paper
  • Medium of examination - Non-English medium candidates appearing in the Civil Service exams in 2008 was (5, 082) and in 2011 (1, 682) with gradual decline.
  1. Candidates in Hindi language declined from 5082 in 2008 to 1682 in 2011
  2. Candidates in Telugu language declined from 117 in 2008 to 29 in 2011
  3. Candidates in Tamil language declined from 98 in 2008 to 14 in 2011
  4. Candidates in Kannada language declined from 14 in 2008 to 5 in 2011
  5. English-medium candidates has sharply increased from 50.57 % in 2008 to 82.93 % in 2011.

Marking Scheme

  • Weightage of marks & system of evaluation
  • To review the eligibility criteria for candidates, who have already been selected to different services, and who desire to reappear for selection to some other Service
  • Unitization of syllabus, proper coverage of content, and balance across subject papers
Loading video

Baswan Committee Recommendations & 5 Major UPSC Reforms (In - Hindi)

Recommendations are made by committees time and again but students should have a razor sharp focus on preparation.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 21, 2017

Policy/Governance

Monthy-updated, fully-solved, large current affairs-2019 question bank(more than 2000 problems): Quickly cover most-important current-affairs questions with pointwise explanations especially designed for IAS, NTA-NET, Bank-PO and other competetive exams.