The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is in talks to bring about some major changes in the exam pattern of the Civil Services Examination conducted every year. Changes to bring about in the UPSC Civil Services Examination were being proposed from quite a while now. Lately, the UPSC had made an expert committee in order to review the exam pattern of the Civil Services Examination conducted by the UPSC back in August 2015.
The chairperson of this committee was former human resource development secretary B.S. Baswan who is a retired IAS officer as well. The formed committee which proposed recommendations and changes was popular with the name of Baswan Committee.
Baswan Committee Recommends Changes In UPSC Exam Pattern
The Baswan Committee is keen on bringing about certain changes in the UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern. The Civil Services Examination which is conducted every year in order to recruit the top level bureaucrats to work with the Indian Administration. The UPSC conducted Civil Services Exam is one of the most privileged and toughest Exams conducted in the country.
The Baswan Committee has recommended changes in the UPSC Civil Services Exam. A report suggesting the various changes in the UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern by the Baswan Committee along with the recommendations by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was received on 20th March’ 2017 by the DoPT which stands for the Department of Personnel and Training. The final decision of how and when to implement the proposed recommendations stands with the Department of Personnel and Training only.
Know Baswan Committee’s Recommended Changes Here
While the recommended changes by the UPSC for the Civil Service Exam pattern have yet not been implemented, it is necessary for the civil services exam aspirants to note the changes as they are likely to be passed by the Department of Personnel and training.
The optional paper might be completely removed away. This is a huge step and the current UPSC aspirants are looking forward to it. Also, the committee is willing to reduce the upper age limit to apply for the UPSC Civil Services Exam from 32 years. Plus, a 7-day time frame has been set for the UPSC Civil Services Aspirants to send it the mistakes and discrepancies in the question papers.