Government to Revisit Civil Service Exam Pattern

Published: 28th September 2015 02:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2015 02:40 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: An expert committee headed by former Chhattisgarh-cadre IAS officer B S Baswan has been constituted to revisit the entire pattern, age, syllabus and eligibility criteria for civil services examination in order to provide a level-playing field to aspirants from diverse streams, Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh said on Sunday.

Speaking to a group of civil services aspirants, Singh said that the committee consisting of leading academicians, technocrats and senior bureaucrats of national repute, was constituted as a follow-up to the decision taken by the government in the month of May this year.

“Based on the report of the Committee, further changes in the civil services exam pattern will be contemplated with the primary objective of providing a level-playing field to aspirants from diverse streams of curriculum like mathematics, engineering, medicine or humanities and at the same time ensuring that the youngsters who took up IAS as a career, possess a genuine aptitude,” the Minister said and clarified that till the expert panel recommendations were received and the government took a decision, the CSAT-II would remain the qualifying paper. 

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