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UPSC suggests changes in Civil Services exams

First published: December 6, 2012, 5:37 PM IST | Updated: December 6, 2012
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UPSC suggests changes in Civil Services exams
The committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Prof Arun S Nigavekar, former chairman, UGC.

New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has suggested changes in the prestigious Civil Services examination to make it more relevant in the present day scenario.

"The UPSC have submitted a proposal to the Central Government, suggesting certain changes in the existing scheme of Civil Services (Main) examination to make it more relevant with the present day, global as well as internal scenario on the basis of the report of a committee," Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

The committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Prof Arun S Nigavekar, former chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC). "Till now, no decision has been taken by the government on these recommendations," the Minister said.

Personnel for the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Serce, Indian Foreign Service along with several other Central services are recruited by the UPSC through the Civil Services examination. Every year lakhs of people take the exam, which is considered to be one of the toughest to crack.

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