UPSC Selection Process To Now Get Tougher | Know What Would Change

After a recent move which was proposed recently, there might be certain changes in the UPSC selection if the proposal gets accepted. The selection procedure of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is likely to get tougher as the selection procedure is likely to get altered. Whereas nothing of this is official yet but if the proposed move gets passed, the changes in the UPSC selection procedure will be undergoing important changes.

The Government is keen on adding a training course which will be for a time period of 15 weeks while allocating the service and cadre to the selected candidates. Know more about the tentative changes for the UPSC selection process here.

UPSC Selection Process To Get Tougher

In the currently prevailing procedure for selection of the candidates by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), all the candidates who clear all the stages of the examination and make it to the end are allotted the Indian Foreign Services (IFS), Indian Administrative Services (IAS) as well as the Indian Police Services (IPS) amongst other based on the ranks which are secured by them.

This is followed by the training of the new recruits at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) after which the candidates branch out in order to pursue their training programme in respect to their field of service. The Government is now in lieu of considering the training course undertaken for the new recruits at the LBSNAA which is 15 weeks long to be added in the criteria to allocate the service and cadre to the candidates.

UPSC Selection Process To Be Changed

This move has been proposed and if the same gets implemented, the recruitment rules of the Union Public Service Commission will also have to be altered as per the new format which shall be rolled out. Right now, the foundation course totals up to 400 marks but is known to only assist in ensuring the seniority among the candidates of one batch. The Foundation Course is a mixture of public administration as well as political science activities.

Some experts feel that this is a good move for UPSC whereas some feel that this will increase the degree of the prevailing cut-throat competition and it will be more of a rat race for the students where they will be competing for each and every single point so as to get their preferred cadre. Some politicians also took over social media to express their displeasure in relation to Union Public Service Commission selection procedure.

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