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Final IAS Mains 2013 changes and official notification are now available here.

After introducing alterations in the Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2011, the Union Public Service Commission i.e.. UPSC is now focusing on bringing about some changes in its Main Examination pattern as well. The scheme of Civil Services Preliminary Examination has been changed from the year 2011 as per the recommendations of the Alagh Committee, the Second Administrative Reforms Commission and an Expert Committee established by UPSC under the chairmanship of Prof. S. K. Khanna i.e.. Ex-Chairman, UGC. The changes in the Preliminary Examination have been received, as they give the candidates a level of field leading to enhancement in the quality selections.

Consistent with the need for selecting the right kind of persons from the huge pool comprising of multiple languages, creeds, culture and communities, UPSC has administered a high power committee to suggest possible changes in the pattern of the Civil Services Main Examination. UPSC Chairman Prof. D. P. Aggarwal, on the third UPSC foundation day, said that “UPSC is to insure that all the candidates are judged based on the thorough knowledge and understanding instead of the information collected at the very last moment”

The Committee of Experts instituted in December 2011 by the UPSC will check the current structure of Civil Services Main Examination and will suggest essential changes. The committee comprises of the members stated below:

Prof. Arun S. Nigavekar, Ex-Chairman, UGC.


Shri Yogendar Narain, Retd. IAS, Former Defence Secretary, Government of India.


Shri Prakash Chandra, Former Chairman, CBDT.


Prof. Pankaj Chandra, Director, IIM, Bangalore.


Prof. Priyankar Upadhyay, BHU.


Shri R. N. Datta, Former Chairman, PWC South Asia and India.


Additional Secretary, DoP&T, Govt. Of India.

Member (Ex-Officio)

Additional Secretary, UPSC

Member Secretary

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