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UPSC releases list of 150 candidates rejected for IAS Prelims 2017 Exam due to fictitious fee

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the list of 150 candidates rejected for IAS Prelims 2017 Exam due to fictitious fee. The list includes the name of candidates whose confirmation of receipt of fee of Rs 100 has not been received from bank authorities for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2017. In this regard, the applications of all these candidates for the UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2017 have been rejected by the commission. Candidates can appeal against the rejection within 10 days. Candidates lodging for appeal can submit the documentary evidence (hard Copy) by speed post OR by hand only to Under Secretary CS(P) , Union Public Service Commission, Examination Hall No.2, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) should receive the appeal against such rejection latest by April 3, 2017. If the candidates have deposited the application fee through cash in SBI or its designated banks, they are required to submit the bank-pay-in slip. OR ii) If the candidates have paid the fee online, they are required to submit a copy of their debit/credit card statement or Bank Account Statement as the case may be. Candidates should make sure that the copy of the statement should be duly authenticated by bank authorities.

Candidates should visit the official website upsc.gov.in to check the list of 150 candidates rejected for IAS Prelims 2017 Exam due to fictitious fee.

UPSC Civil Services Exam: ‘CSAT Victims’ Demand Compensatory Attempts

NEW DELHI:  A group of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services aspirants in a petition demanded compensatory attempts to be given to them for the ‘undue hardship’ they have faced during the last five years since 2011 ‘as a result of frequent, discriminatory and sudden changes that were introduced in the exam pattern’. According to these petitioners, because of the introduction of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) in 2011, which continued till 2014, they have lost four precious attempts.

They demanded for a corrigendum by the government to permit these affected candidates to appear in the Civil Services examination, 2017 as the last date for application – 17th March, 2017 has already passed.

“We are thankful to the BJP government for making the discriminatory CSAT paper 2 qualifying in nature starting from 2015. But since the introduction of CSAT in 2011, which continued till 2014, we have lost our precious attempts. We would like to draw your attention towards the fact that out of 6 attempts given to a general candidate we lost 4 of them because of discriminatory CSAT paper”, said a petition by these Civil Service Examination aspirants.

Hence, they added that “a humble request for a temporary relief in the form of adequate number of compensatory attempts covering CSAT affected aspirants from 2011-2014 is placed in this letter”.
They also said, stating statistics from CSAT years and before, that the introduction and continuation of CSAT for 4 years put students coming from rural, non-English medium and Humanities background at a serious disadvantage.

A demand for allowing the use of mother tongue to write the civil services main examination was raised in the Rajya Sabha on last Wednesday, which received all-round support, as the proponent called for upholding of linguistic rights.

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, Ritabrata Banerjee (CPI-M) said as the civil services aptitude test in English was discriminatory against Hindi and eight other scheduled languages, it has since then been made non-compulsory.

(With Inputs from PTI)

Modi government to destroy performance appraisal reports of retired IAS, IPS officers

The Centre has asked officers of all India services –IAS, IPS and IFoS — to make a request to the central government in case they want to have a copy of their performance reports. (Representative Image: PTI)

The performance appraisal reports of IAS and IPS officers, who have retired two years ago, will be destroyed by the Centre.

The performance appraisal reports of IAS and IPS officers, who have retired two years ago, will be destroyed by the Centre. It has asked officers of all India services — Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) — to make a request to the central government in case they want to have a copy of their performance reports.

Existing norms allow confidential rolls of members of all-India services to be destroyed two years after their death or retirement. The rules also provide that Confidential Reports (CRs) or Performance Appraisal Reports (PARs) of such bureaucrats can be given to them after the normal period of retention of two years is over from the date of their retirement.

“Action is accordingly being taken for destroying such CRs/PARs,” an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said. Officers who wish to obtain their dossiers may send their requests to the Ministry till June 14, 2017, the order said.

 

PM Narendra Modi rewards firebrand IAS officer B Chandrakala with key assignment

Top Best IAS UPSC Maths Optional Coaching Institute Toppers RankersDistrict Magistrate of Meerut, B Chandrakala, has become a part of the dream team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In 2014, Chandrakala, the 2008 batch UP cadre IAS officer, became famous in the social media after she publicly pulled up civic officials and contractors for sub-standard road construction.

It seems her honesty at work has earned her a reward.

Chandrakala has now been appointed as the director of `Swacch Bharat Mission` and deputy secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
The IAS officer has worked extensively for ‘Clean India’ campaign while she was discharging her duties as the DM of Bulandshahr, Bijnor, and Meerut.

The Centre has applauded her efforts to make Bijnor an ‘open defecation free’ (ODF) district.

 

UPSC civil services: India facing shortage of over 1400 IAS, 900 IPS officers, says government

The Minister informed that in terms of vacant posts, Bihar has the highest number with 128 vacancies followed by 117 in Uttar Pradesh and 101 in West Bengal.

India is facing a shortage of about 1,470 IAS officers. The Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha. “There is a shortage of over 1,400 IAS and 900 IPS officers in the country. At present, the nation has 4,926 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) while the total authorised strength of 6,396.”
Interestingly, as per this year’s civil services notification released by UPSC, the government will hire only 980 officers, the lowest in the past five years. In a written reply, the Minister informed that in terms of vacant posts, Bihar has the highest number with 128 vacancies followed by 117 in Uttar Pradesh and 101 in West Bengal.
Similarly, a total of 908 posts of Indian Police Service (IPS) officers are also lying vacant. As many as 3,894 IPS officers are working as against the total sanctioned strength of 4,802.

The highest number of 114 vacancies exist in Uttar Pradesh, followed by 88 in West Bengal, 79 in Odisha and 72 in Karnataka. In Bihar, 43 posts meant for IPS officers are lying vacant as against the sanctioned strength of 231.
There is a shortage of officers of Indian Forest Service (IFS) also. A total of 2,597 IFS officers is in the country as against their total authorised strength of 3,157 — gap of 560.
The highest number of vacancies of IFS are in Maharashtra (46) followed by Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha (45 each). “The government has increased annual intake of IAS officers to 180 during last four years. The annual intake of IFS officers has been increased to 110 and of IPS officers to 150 from 2015 and 2009 examination respectively.

 

UPSC civil services exam: No plans to introduce yoga as an optional subject, says government

The report of the Baswan Committee for exam pattern is currently under UPSC’s consideration and its recommendations on the report are yet to be received

While there been a lot of speculations regarding the changes in exam pattern, the Central Government on Wednesday clarified that there is no proposal to introduce yoga as an optional subject in UPSC exams. Minister of State of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha the Union Public Service Commission has in 2015 constituted an expert committee under the chairmanship of BS Baswan to comprehensively examine the various issues, raised from time to time regarding the Civil Services Examination, with respect to the eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern.
“The report of Baswan Committee is currently under UPSC’s consideration and its recommendations on the report are yet to be received,” Singh said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.
The government has on Wednesday also informed that there is a shortage of over 1,400 IAS and 900 IPS officers in the country. While the total strength should be 6,396 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, however, there are only 4926 officers in the country.
Civil Services is one of the most competitive and popular examination. Every year lakhs of candidates appear for the preliminary round. The exam is held to fill vacant posts for IAS, Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, among others.

UPSC declares Indian Forest Service exam results

UPSC on Tuesday declared the results of the Indian Forest Service exam in which a total of 110 candidates have been declared successful.

New Delhi: The results of Indian Forest Service examination was on Tuesday declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

A total of 110 candidates have been declared successful by the Commission, an official release said. Of these, 48 candidates are of General category, 37 belong to Other Backward Classes, 17 to Scheduled Castes and eight to Scheduled Tribes, it said.

The final selection is based on the results of the Indian Forest Service (main) examination held in November, 2016 followed by personality test in February-March, 2017.

The result will also be available on the UPSC website—www.upsc.gov.in.

The marks of candidates are expected to be available on the UPSC’s website within 15 days from the date of publication of result, the release said.

Candidates may obtain any information or clarification regarding their examination or recruitment from the “facilitation counters” set up by UPSC near the examination hall building in its campus in New Delhi, on working days between 10am to 5pm in person or over telephone.

The numbers for the same are 011- 23385271, 23381125, 23098543, the release added.

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017: Application Process Over, Here Are The Next Updates You Can Expect Soon

NEW DELHI:  Online registration process has been over for the most coveted Civil Services Exam 2017. The registration procedure was being conducted at the official portal of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) at upsc.gov.in. IAS and other civil services aspirants have submitted their applications and preparing for the forthcoming exam scheduled to be held on 18 June 2017. A total of 980 vacancies (approximately) has announced to be filled based on the result of the examination. Here are certain important things candidates should take care of hereafter.

Fictitious Payment List
Application fee for UPSC CS exam 2017 was Rs. 100 (Female/SC/ST/PH Candidates were exempted from payment of fee). Fee was accepted either online (net banking) or offline (remitting the money in any branch of SBI by cash). However those fee which have not been received by the Bank, will be considered as fictitious payment cases. The list of all such candidates will be released at the Commission’s website within two weeks after the last day of submission of online application. Candidates who have registered for UPSC CSE exam 2017 can expect the fictitious payment list within 31 March 2017.

Fictitious payment submission procedure
Candidates have to submit a proof of their payment after they receive email from the Commission asking for the same. Candidates have to submit the proof at the address mentioned in the email. Candidates will be allowed 10 days from the date of communication to submit the proof, either by hand or by speed post.

e-Admit Cards
Only eligible candidates will be issued e-admission certificates for the examination. The admit cards will be released at the official website of the Commission for candidates to download it. Candidates should be well informed that e-admit cards will be released three weeks before the commencement of the exam. This means for the exam scheduled on 18 June 2017, candidates can expect the admit cards towards the last week of May. The official notification mentions that, “No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.”

 

UPSC civil services exam 2017: Last date to register for prelims, check details here

UPSC civil service exam 2017: The UPSC preliminary exam will be held on June 18, 2017

UPSC civil service exam 2017: The last date to apply for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services preliminary examination is March 17, 2017. Candidates who have not yet applied for the same can do so from the commission’s official website before 6 pm today.
The UPSC prelims exam will be held on June 18, 2017 while the main exam will be held on October 10. There are approximately 980 vacancies that are available for candidates.
The posts are available in the following:
Indian Administrative Service.
Indian Foreign Service.
Indian Police Service.
Indian P and T Accounts & Finance Service, Group A.
Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group A.
Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group A.
Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group A.
Indian Revenue Service (IT), Group A.
Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group A (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
Indian Postal Service, Group A.
Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group A.
Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group A.
Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group A.
Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group A.
Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group A.
Indian Defence Estates Service, Group A.
Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group A.
Indian Trade Service, Group A (Grade III).
Indian Corporate Law Service, Group A.
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group B (Section Officer).
Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group B.
Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group B.
Pondicherry Civil Service, Group B.
Pondicherry Police Service, Group B.
Read | UPSC Civil Services exam: No proposal for more weightage to General Studies, says minister
Steps to apply for UPSC Civil Services:
– Go to the official UPSC website (upsc.gov.in).
– Click on “Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC”.
– Click on part I and read through the instructions. Then, click on “yes”.
– Click on “ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC”.
– Fill in the details in the fields provided and and click on “Continue”.
– Go to part II of the registration process.
– Fill in your registration ID and date of birth.
– Download a copy of your application form and take a print out of the same for further reference.

UPSC Civil Services exam: No proposal to give more weightage to General Studies, says minister

The report of Baswan Committee is currently under the consideration of the UPSC and the recommendations of the UPSC on the report are yet to be received.

There is no proposal currently under consideration of the government to give more weightage to general studies in UPSC civil service examination, the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh informed the Lok Sabha today. In 2011, there were changes in the syllabus of Civil Services (prelims) exam followed by changes in the Civil Services (Main) from 2013 in which four papers of General Studies carrying 250 marks each were included.

Therefore, General Studies has 1000 marks out of 1750 marks in written part of examination. From civil services exam 2015 onwards, the General Studies Paper-II of the preliminary examination was made qualifying with minimum marks fixed at 33 per cent.

In 2015, UPSC has constituted an Expert Committee under chairmanship of Shri BS Baswan to comprehensively examine the various issues, raised from time to time regarding the CSE, with respect to the eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of the Examination.

The report of Baswan Committee is currently under the consideration of the UPSC and the recommendations of the UPSC on the report are yet to be received.

Responding to a question whether the government is considering to give more weightage to general studies in the UPSC’s CSE for both preliminary and mains, Singh said, “No such proposal at present is under the consideration of the government.”

UPSC Civil Services exam: How exam pattern changed over the five years

The syllabus for Mains was made much more specific and defined in 2013 with a lot of major changes.

In the recent five years, there have many major and minor changes in Union Public Service Commission’s civil services examination pattern and syllabus. In all those changes, only the CSE Mains exam has been affected. There has been no change in the number of attempts, age limit and exam pattern for preliminary exam.

In 2012, UPSC decided to make the syllabus for CSE mains more generic with completely different pattern. Keeping two optional papers with two exams for each, 2012 pattern also included two general studies paper with one essay.

Also, both GS and CSAT marks used to be counted in preparing the merit list in prelims exam.

The syllabus for Mains was made much more specific and defined in 2013 with a lot of major changes. UPSC added another paper in general studies (‘general mental ability’) shifting it from the paper 1 with introduction of entirely new subjects like ethics, integrity aptitude. Redefining the optional paper from two to one in the mains section was another major transformation done by the UPSC.

Prelims exam would consist of a general studies paper and an optional subject of one’s choice. To test the aptitude of the aspirants, UPSC replaced the optional subject with CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) at the prelims stage. And looking at the trend since 2013, the number of questions has been increased with a shortfall in the word limit for the essays.

In 2014, there were no remarkable changes made to the mains pattern except in the essay papers, the essay write ups changed to 1 or more (which was generally 2 as per the continuing trend). The total number of attempts permitted for the exam was increased from four to six and the maximum age limit for general candidates was increased from 30 to 32 years.

For many years civil services aspirants have been voicing concerns over, what they allege, urban bias in Civil Services Examinations. Since the CSAT paper is dominated by English comprehension and mathematics, many argued that the introduction of this paper has put aspirants from rural and Hindi background at a disadvantage.

The government has taken the step to have the General Studies Paper – II as a qualifying subject in the Civil Services (preliminary) examination and shall continue to exclude English Language Comprehension from CSAT.

UPSC second topper Athar Aamir shares his success story and exam strategy 

Ever since UPSC civil service second topper Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan cleared his examination this year, his life has changed.

Ever since UPSC civil service second topper Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan cleared his examination this year, his life has changed. He not just made his village Devipora, in Kashmir, proud but he has become a role model for the youth.

“Students come for advice and I tell them that clearing civil services is not difficult. All you need is dedication. Though the exam is not as big a fad as it is in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, you will see there is an interest among the youth,” says this year.

An IIT Mandi product, Khan always dreamt of becoming an IAS officer. “I wanted to be a catalyst for growth. Though all other professions contribute to the society, a civil servant’s reach is higher,” says Khan who first appeared for the civil services exam in 2014 while he was in the last year of his B Tech programme.

“I was focused and knew what I wanted to be, therefore I always tuned in to current affairs. While in college, between semesters seven and eight, I studied religiously for two months. I made a strict time table where my morning started with reading newspapers. Thereafter, I attended classes till 2 pm. I was attentive in the class and therefore never found a need to revise. Later my day was spent in the library preparing notes. While I spent Saturday doing regular college assignments, Sunday was dedicated for Civil Service Examination (CSE) preparation,” said Khan who was a bright student in school as well.

He was also awarded the best young scientist award when he participated in the National Children’s Science Congress in 2007.

 He started appearing for mock tests from college itself. “From Mandi I used to travel overnight to appear for the mock tests in New Delhi. I cleared the examination and my rank was 560,” he said. Though Athar got Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), he felt he should give one more try to improve his ranking. “I took philosophy as an optional subject but was not well-prepared in it and scored low in this section,” he said.

In his second attempt, however, he evaluated his loopholes and focused on correcting them. “You have to fill the gaps and analyse where you went wrong. This will help you to be more focused in your preparation. So I revised the chapters in depth, did more mock tests and concentrated on current affairs,” said Athar.

Athar advises CSE aspirants to not take too many breaks. “I consistently gave six hours a day and during examination it was extended to 10 hours but I also ensured to listen to music and interact with family and friends,” he said.

Did at any point of time he felt low? “Everybody feels low but you need a pure mind. It all depends on how you take it,” he said.

Athar has a piece of advice for those who consider CSE tough and highly competitive. “It is not a difficult exam but it definitely tests your patience and requires hard work and a positive attitude. The paper is lengthy and the syllabus is vast but all you need is commitment and focus,” he said.

The topper never limited his life to academics. He founded an electronics club in IIT has also co-founded the Society for Collaborative Research and Innovation. “I have never let an opportunity to learn go away. I am fond of reading and writing and have edited the college’s technical magazine Essent. Besides, I have actively participated in college festivals too,” said he.

Tips for UPSC CSE 2016 candidates:
You need to relax and feel confident. Don’t look at new material on any subject except current affairs. You need to consolidate what you have learnt. Also, take care of your health.

Govt experimenting on us: UPSC aspirants 

In 2011, the government had introduced CSAT — a paper that tests logical reasoning and aptitude with a compulsory section on English.

A DAY before the UPSC is set to notify dates for the 2017 preliminary entrance exams, a group of 50 civil service aspirants gathered outside the Lok Kalyan Marg Metro station and protested against the Centre for being ‘elitist’ and ruining their chances by ‘experimenting’ on them. According to the protesters, the government should give them the chance to take the exams a few more times because of the slew of changes it made in the examination pattern over the past five years.

In 2011, the government had introduced CSAT — a paper that tests logical reasoning and aptitude with a compulsory section on English. Soon after, the main papers saw an overhaul. Then in 2015, CSAT was made a qualifying paper.

“This government claims it is nationalist… They initially supported us in our struggle till they formed the government. Now, four important years of our lives have been ruined… We have been experimented upon like guinea pigs,” Raghav Katiyan, an aspirant leading the protests, said. Shivam Kumar, the son of a farmer from Bihar, has unsuccessfully attempted to clear the exam five times now. But as he turns 31 this March, Kumar will never be able to sit for the exam again.

“What will I go back and tell my poor father who has spent so much on educating me and funding my living in Delhi for the past five years? I was the first in my family to come this far but it came to nothing,” he said. 

Another aspirant, Saransh Tripathi, said, “We met a senior BJP leader and asked that we be given extra attempts as compensation… But he said someone always has to pay the price for change and experimentation. In this case, it was our batch, and those a couple of years before and after us.”

Some protesters who planned to march to the PM’s residence were detained by the New Delhi district police for a few hours.

UPSC notification 2017: Civil Services prelims exam on June 18, check eligibility and other details here 

UPSC Civil Services 2017: The prelims will be held on June 18 while the main exam is scheduled for October 10.

UPSC notification 2017: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification of the Civil Services preliminary examination 2017 on February 22. The candidates have to submit the application form by March 17. The prelims will be held on June 18 while the main exam is scheduled for October 10.

Eligibility of UPSC Civil Services exam 2017:

Age: The candidates need to have an undergraduate degree from recognised University. The age limit is:
For general category: 32 years
OBC candidates: 35 years
SC/ST candidates: 37 years.

Attempt limit: For general category candidates, it is six attempts till 32 years of age.

The number of attempts for OBC candidates is 9 till 35 years of age.
The number of attempts for SC/ST exam candidates, it is unlimited attempts till 37 years of age.

Final year students can apply for the UPSC civil services exam 2017.

The Civil Services examination is conducted by the UPSC to select candidates to fill administrative positions in different All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS.

The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 980 which include 27 vacancies reserved for P.H. Category, that is, 7 vacancies for LDCP, 08 Vacancies for B/LV and 12 Vacancies for H.I.

Exam pattern for UPSC Civil Services 2017:
The Civil Services Examination will consist of two stages
(i) In the preliminary round, objective type questions will be asked for the selection of candidates.
In the main examination, both written and interview will be done. The exam is likely to be held in October, 2017.

UPSC Civil Services 2016: Tips for last week preparation from topper 

Check the subject-wise preparation tips and what to avoid reading in the last few days of UPSC civil services examination 2016

Focus more on strengthening your weak points as you have already have a good command over your strengths.

The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) civil services exam 2016 is going to be held on August 7, 2016, exactly a week from now.

The right kind of preparation in the last few days can yield excellent results, whereas unplanned and haphazard revision can cause you to score badly in the exam.

What to do in the last week before the exam:

Candidates should ideally solve at least 40-50 test papers. They can obtain these from any reputed coaching centre or can download them online. It important to revise the questions repeatedly from these papers as about five to 10 questions are guaranteed to come from them.

It is important that you read the answers given very carefully, even if you are able to answer them correctly on your own, as the desired format of answering may be different from your own answer.

In the last week before the exam, when all your preparation is done and you are on one of your last revision cycles, reading new or unfamiliar material can only confuse you. Stick to what you have read so far. Also, stay away from booklets or PDFs which are usually marketed as ‘important’.

While revising, candidates should go through the NCERT syllabus for all subjects first and then revise their handmade notes, followed by notes or highlights made by you in current magazines and newspapers as well as main points of text books prepared by you. Focus more on strengthening your weak points as you have already have a good command over your strengths.

Subject wise preparation in the last week

Polity: Revise Laxmikanth or your own notes. Reading new material from NIOS, IGNOU, UGC NET, etc., is not advisable. In the CAPF exam, few questions were asked from Laxmikanth but you need not worry about them.

Economics: You can revise the textbooks you have been referring to, such as Sanjeev Verma, as well revise your own notes. If you have made notes of the economic survey or from newspapers then revise them. Do not read any new topic from unknown or untouched sources as they can only confuse you.

India year book: You should refer to it only if you have been following it from quite some time. If you have not read it before, there is no need to read it now. If you still want to cover the book, study only chapters 1, 2, 12, 20 and 28.

Environment and ecology: You can read NCERT text books and the last four chapters of the Class 12 biology text books from NCERT. If you have made notes of Shankar IAS then revise them.

Science and technology: No need to read static portion except NCERTs. Go through current affairs on SnT video on Unacademy.in and revise them at 2x video speed. Questions will usually come from the topics which are currently in news. Focus on biology and public health type topics first, then cover basics of chemistry and physics.

History: Focus on 20th Century till 1947 then read 1857 till end of 19th Century. After that, start with ancient India. Read Sufism, Bhakti, art, culture etc in the medieval portion. No need to read Bipin Chandra (CBA bad). Read Tamil Nadu Class XI syllabus only if done before.

Defense/International Relations: Touch upon these topics only when the others are done. When revising, focus on DRDO development, missiles, inventions, joint exercise, etc.

Sports: Since the last five years, ever since the CSAT-2 paper was introduced, the UPSC has stopped asking questions on Sports and PIN. Even if one question is asked, the Cost – Benefit Ratio will not be worth the effort.

Personality in news (PIN): These are questions involving prominent persons such as who is CEO of NITI Aayog, who won the recently concluded world cup T20, etc. UPSC has stopped asking such question in CSE but they are very much relevant for other exams such as SSC CGL and the like.

Note: Students should focus on covering current affairs related to Economics, Environment, Science, Defence and International relations. Special emphasis needs to be given to Environment and Ecology sections as the prelims exam has been combined for both the Civil Services as well Indian Forest Services since the last three years.

Last minute reminders:

Do not focus on your strengths. Focus on managing your weaknesses instead.
Do not focus too much about current affairs
Don’t entertain irrational fears
Refrain from reading comments on online forums as they will put fears and doubts in your mind.
Don’t study from 20 different sources. Stick to a few important ones and study them well.
Have faith in your preparation and hard work.

UPSC Civil Services 2016: How to study for prelims and mains together

UPSC Civil Services exam 2016: The trick is to adopt an integrated approach for both levels because the subjects have a lot in common and will help you save time for revision. 

UPSC Civil Services exam 2016: The Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Civil Services Examination is not as difficult as it seems. It can be easily cracked by mapping out a strategy.

The trick is to adopt an integrated approach for both levels because the subjects have a lot in common and will help you save time for revision.

The success rate of about three per cent in prelims and about 20-25 per cent in mains makes candidates believe that mains are easier to crack. This leads to candidates focusing on prelims only. However, the time gap between the two exams is enough only for revision. There is no time left to start a new subject.

Following are some tips to keep in mind to crack the UPSC Civil Services examination:

– The pattern of the prelim exams has changed since 2015. The GS (Paper 2) or the CSAT has now been made a qualifying exam, giving candidates an opportunity to focus on the GS (Paper 1).

– A minimum of 33 per cent, which is about 66 out of 200 marks or 27 net correct questions out of 80 questions are enough to pass.

 – The focus in CSAT should be on reading comprehension and reasoning as compared to quantitative aptitude. These areas have a relatively fixed weightage of 40 per cent, that is, 30-33 questions and 30 per cent, respectively. The weightage of quantitative aptitude has been fluctuating over the years.

– Comprehension requires effective and careful reading. The best way to master that is to relate it with previous subjects you’ve read. Answer “what” and “why” to highlights facts and purpose of the text. Also, try to read between the lines of the comprehension.

– The target areas in the reasoning section are syllogism, critical reasoning and puzzles. They will help you attempt 30 per cent of the paper.

– The prelims cum mains approach should begin with completing topics common to both stages. For example, topics like science and technology are covered under both exams.

– The optional subject should be finished before the prelims.

 – The time between the exams should be for revision and mock tests. Practise writing your answers for speed and articulation.

– Current affairs carry a lot of importance because the approach is to focus on concepts and dynamism. They should be thoroughly understood.

Apart from this, picking up the right books and study material and being regular is important. A thorough reading of NCERT books helps understand fundamental concepts of all subjects.

Newspaper Reading should be part of every candidate’s routine. Also, going for the exam with a relaxed mind will help avoid silly mistakes and give your best shot to the paper.

UPSC Civil Services 2016: How to spend day before the exam

With just one day to go, these last months of pressure and strategising can take its toll. Here are some tips to keep your cool on the last day before the exam and help you give your best.

UPSC Civil Services 2016: The Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Civil Services Examination 2016 is due tomorrow, August 7. Every year thousands of civil services hopefuls study hard for months on end hoping to make it to the coveted posts of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS).

With just one day to go, these last months of pressure and strategising can take its toll on candidates. Here are some tips to keep your cool on the last day before the exam and help you give it your best.

On the day before the exam prepare your stationary and other exam paraphernalia for the exam day. You should have:

– At least 3 pens (black and blue), pencil, eraser

– Admit card, ID proof, normal (not fancy or electronic) wrist watch

– Chocolates, cookies, chewing gums, water bottle, lunch (do not eat from local shops)

– Money (if you need it)

– Hand soap (you won’t find it)

– Any special requirement (if you have)

Pack all these in a bag convenient for you to carry. On the night before the exam, ideally you should try to get about eight hours of sleep, although what usually happens is that candidates only get to sleep for about four to six hours. But sleep is important and candidates are advised to get some sleep, no matter what it takes, or you might not be able to concentrate on your paper.

Do not eat or exercise two to three hours before bed time as it will mess with the sleep you have. However, if you still cannot sleep, drink some Red Bull, coffee or other caffeinated drinks, anything which would help your stay away through the exam.

On the last day as well as on the day of the exam, keep as calm and composed as possible and follow these steps:

– Do not think too much about the exam

– Do not try anything completely different or out of the blue

– Relax

– Focus on your revision

– Do not talk to too many people (it might meddle with your mind trying to relaxing)

– Do not have stupid thoughts such as maybe I should skip the attempt or give it next year or something

– Try to revise only hand written notes and nothing else

– If you encounter something which you do not remember, do not panic and just move on

On the exam day, while keeping the above points in points, make sure you follow these steps:

– Try to see the exam centre a day in advance as familiarity on the exam day will help you be relaxed

– Calculate the approximate travel time using online maps

– Eat a light breakfast without too much liquid

– Do not eat anything new, just your regular meal

– Take chocolates, cookies, sugar snacks etc. with you. They will help in increasing your blood glucose level. You will be able to maintain your energy which will help you in better recalling and paying attention

– Drink coffee or other caffeinated drinks so that you are charged up during the exam and do not feel drowsy, especially if you did not sleep the night before.

– Reach the exam centre by 8:30 am at least to avoid panic attacks or nervousness

– Wear light clothes and comfortable such as flip flops, T-shirts etc.

– Remember to go to the washroom at the centre at least 15 minutes before the exam starts so that you do not waste time later

– Reach your classroom at least 5-10 minutes before the exam and sit quietly

– Make sure you do not have any exam material or your cell phone with you

– Sit down, complete the formalities and wait for the papers

All the Best !!!

UPSC is Examining Report On Change In Civil Services Examination, Says Government

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going through the report of Baswan Committee that has recommended changes in the civil services examination. UPSC conducts civil services examination every year to select bureaucrats for various services which include Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Services. The exam now features three stages, Preliminary, Main and Personal Interview. UPSC had in August last year formed an expert committee to look into the examination process under former IAS officer BS Baswan.

“The report of the Baswan Committee is currently under the consideration of the UPSC and the recommendations of the UPSC on the report are yet to be received,” Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said today in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

According to government, the Baswan committee examined the plan of examination, number of papers, their structure and duration, marking scheme, weightage of marks and system of evaluation among others.

Interestingly, the government gave the same answer last year when it was asked about UPSC exams in the Rajya Sabha.

“The Baswan Committee has submitted its report to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on August 09, 2016. The recommendations made by the Committee including on pattern of Civil Service Examination and age limit are presently under consideration of the UPSC. The recommendations of the UPSC on Baswan Committee report is yet to be received”, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shrimati Kanimozhi in the Rajya Sabha on 17 November 2016.
BS Baswan under the chairmanship the expert committee was constituted had earlier served as the secretary of Human Resource Development ministry.

(With Inputs from PTI)

UPSC strikes to have gender balance, encourages women to apply for civil services

Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers are recruited by UPSC.
The Central government strives to have gender-balanced work force and women candidates are being encouraged to apply for the civil services examination, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.

The Commission conducts civil services examination to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others. “The government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply,” it said in a notification issued for this year’s test.

The examination is conducted annually in three stages– preliminary, mains and interview. The preliminary test for this year will be held on June 18.

The government has decided to hire 980 officers this year for various civil services post through the exam. The applicants have also been advised by the UPSC to apply early so that they could get the examination centre of their choice.

The applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres, except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur, it said.

The total number of examination centres across the country are 72. “Allotment of centres will be on the ‘first-apply-first- allot’ basis, and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a centre from the remaining ones. “Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a centre of their choice,” the Commission said.

The last date for receiving the applications for the preliminary test is March 17 till 6 PM.

UPSC Civil Services (Main) Exam 2016: Interview/Personality Test Admit Cards Released

NEW DELHI: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit cards for the Personality Test / Interview for the candidates who have cleared the Civil Services Main Examination which was conducted in the month of December 2016. The results were released on February 21, 2017. The candidates who have been selected for the interview can go to the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and download their admit cards/e-summon letters. Personality Tests/Interviews of the selected candidates is likely to commence from 20th March, 2017, said the results notification from the commission.

This Personality Test will be the last stage in the UPSC Civil Services 2016 recruitment process and this will be held in the Office of the Union Public Service Commission at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069.

UPSC Civil Services (Main) Exam 2016 Admit Cards For Interview: How to Download

Step One:

Go to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) website

Step Two:

Click on “e – Summon: Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016” in the what’s new section on the homepage

Step Three:

Clik on “Click Here” given near to “Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 e – Summon” in the next page

Step Four:

Enter your Roll No (Seven Digit) and Captcha Code given there

Read: More updates from Union Public Service Commission

The e-summon (admit cards) will have details about the time of the interview/personality test. This facility is only for those candidates who have qualified in written examination of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has on February 22 released the notification for the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examinations 2017.

or Simply Click on this link: https://upsconline.nic.in/esummon/csm_2016/index.php

and then Enter your Roll No (Seven Digit) and Captcha Code given there.

UPSC/ IAS/Civil Services mains exam 2016 results declared today i.e on 22 Feb, 2017, check now !!!

Click on this link: http://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/WR_CSM_16_Engl.pdf

CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM-2017 Exam Notification or UPSC/IAS Prelims Notification is OUT today !!!

Click on this linkhttp://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Engl_CSP_2017.pdf 

INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (PRELIMS) EXAM. 2017 through CS(P) Exam. 2017 Notification or IFoS(IFS) Prelims Notification is OUT today !!! 

Click on this link: http://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Engl_IFS_2017_0.pdf

UPSC Civil Services mains exam 2016 results declared today i.e 22 Feb, 2017, check now !!!
UPSC results 2016: The examination was held in 3rd December, 2016 to 9th December, 2016                                      2,961 qualify for Personality Test on March 20

UPSC results 2016: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the results of the civil services main examination 2016. The candidates can log into the official website — upsc.gov.in to view the results.
The examination was held from December 3 to 9, 2016. The candidates have qualified for personality test which will tentatively schedule to commence from March 20, 2017.
The results were delayed as the government was considering various objections raised by the candidates on a question asked in civil services main examination. The Hindi translation of the essay topic “If development is not engendered, it is endangered” was different from the English version leading to confusion amongst the candidates.

UPSC aspirants
Steps to download the UPSC mains results 2016:
Log on to the official website of UPSC, upsc.gov.in
On the homepage, under the “What’s new” section on the right hand side, click on the Civil Service 2016 results link
A new page will open. Here, go to “Click here” link
A pdf file will open showing names of successful candidates
Check and if needed, take a print out
The recruitment drive goes through two stages: the prelims and the mains round. Almost 12,000-15,000 aspirants undergo this process every year.
The Commission will upload the marks sheets of candidates who have not qualified within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result (after conducting Personality Test) and will remain available on the official website for 60 days.

or Click on this link  http://www.upsc.gov.in/whats-new

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU PRESS NOTE

On the basis of the results of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 held by the Union
Public Service Commission in from 3rd December to 9th December, 2016, the candidates with the
under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Personality Test for selection to the Indian
Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services
(Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’).
2. Candidature of these candidates is provisional subject to their being found eligible in all
respects. The candidates will be required to produce the original certificates in support of their claims
pertaining to age, educational qualifications, community, physical handicap and other documents such
as Questionnaire, Attestation Form and TA Form, etc. at the time of their Personality Test. The
formats of SC/ST/OBC and PH certificates and Questionnaire, Attestation Form and TA Form, etc.
can be downloaded from the website of the Commission. They are, therefore, advised to keep the said
documents ready with them.
3. Personality Test of these candidates is likely to commence from 20th March, 2017. Personality
Tests will be held in the Office of the Union Public Service Commission at Dholpur House, Shahjahan
Road, New Delhi-110069. The date and time of Personality Test will not be intimated to the qualified
candidates individually. The date and time of Personality Test of candidates being called for
Personality Test will be displayed on the Commission’s Website http://www.upsc.gov.in. The
candidates who are not able to download e-summon letter for Personality Test, should immediately
contact the office of the Commission through letter or on Phone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125,
011-23098543 or Fax No. 011-23387310, 011-23384472. No paper Summon Letters will be issued
for the Personality Test/Interview by the Commission.
4. No request for change in the date and time of the Personality Test intimated to the candidates
will be entertained.
5. The candidates are advised to notify changes in their address, if any, to the Commission
immediately through letter or Fax at Telephone numbers indicated above.
6. The marks sheets of candidates who have not qualified, will be put on the Commission’s
Website within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result (after conducting Personality
Test) and will remain available on the Website for a period of 60 days.
7. The result of 03 (three) candidates with following Roll Nos. 0000432, 0010513, 0659780 has
been kept withheld subject to the outcome of the Court Case.

Roll Numbers:
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CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION 2016
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CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION 2016
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0412034 0412189 0412343 0413490 0413715 0413963 0415111 0415613 0415743
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0846108 0847067 0848970 0850894 0851529 0855223 0855549 0858528 0858714
CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION 2016
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1015201 1029322 1029621 1033291 1034686 1036002 1042546 1059597 1060872
1064209 1069880 1071373 1071499 1072548 1073005 1073798 1074119 1074197
1075556 1077480 1079120 1082795 1084008 1084202 1088092 1088264 1090464
1091084 1094813 1099219 1100295 1102119 1104855 1105900 1115755 1121137
1122122 1126257 1126482 1127488 1130578 1131330 1140608 1149274 1151712
CONCLUDED
UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
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NEW DELHI – 110 069 – 21st February, 2017 / 2 Phalguna, Saka 1938.

UPSC IAS Mains 2016 Result to be declared anytime now, exclusive report on 18th Feb, 2017

UPSC/IAS Mains 2016 Result can be declared anytime now. Candidates are advised to regularly check the official website of UPSC, upsc.gov.in. Four days are left for the UPSC/IAS Preliminary Exam 2017 Notification to be released. It is expected that the result of IAS Mains December 2016 Exam will be out anytime now. Candidates are anxious and waiting for the results since December 2016. The result will be declared by the Union Public Service Commission on the official website. PIB will also release the result update. Candidates should enter required details on the official website to check their result.
UPSC conducted the IAS Civil Services Mains 2016 Exam from December 3 to 9. The exam was conducted at various centers across the nation. The candidates who qualified the Preliminary exam appeared for the Mains. Candidates are now eagerly waiting for the Mains 2016 Result. After qualifying the Mains stage of UPSC IAS Exam 2016, the selected candidates will be called for the Interview round. The interview call letter will be released on the official website of UPSC after the declaration of IAS Mains 2016 Result.
Candidates should keep a regular check on the Commission’s website with all the details ready. Candidates may face problem while loading the result page as large number of candidates will be checking the result at the same time. Candidates should not panic and refresh the result page to load it.

UPSC Forest Service (Main) Exam 2016 results declared, check them here

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday declared the results of Indian Forest Service (main) examination 2016.

The main examinations were held in November 2016.

Steps to check the results:

1) Go to UPSC’s official website : upsc.gov.in

2) Click on the link for ‘Written Results: Indian Forest Service (Main) exam 2016’ in What’s New section

3) Click on the Pdf file for the results in ‘Documents’ section

4) A pdf page containing Press note and roll numbers of qualified candidates will be displayed

5) Check results carefully and take a print-out for future reference

‘Selfie’ with Bulandshahr DM B Chandrakala lands 18-year-old in jail

Lucknow: A 18-year-old youth was sent to 14-day police custody after he clicked ‘selfie’ with B Chandrakala, District Magistrate, Bulandshahr.

The incident happened on February 01.

Expressing her views on the episode, B Chandrakala, a renowned IAS officer in Uttar Pradesh, said the person was continuously clicking pictures, even after being told that he should take permission before taking the snaps.

Making her stand clear, the DM said, when the boy was asked to delete the pictures, he refused saying, that this is my camera, ‘meri marzi’.

While expressing shock over the youth’s reply, Chandrakala said, whosoever it is, he/she should have the other person’s consent before taking pictures.

In 2014, the 2008 batch UP cadre IAS officer became famous in the social media after she publicly pulled up civic officials and contractors for sub-standard road construction.

UPSC’s museum showcases rare details on bureaucrats’ selection

The Commission has in its possession a rich treasure of archival material like original pamphlets, documents, reports and other records.

The museum is divided into three sections – first shows the history, development and growth of administration in India. The section also provides information of other Civil Services in China, USA among others.
Prof David R Syiemlieh, Member, UPSC hoped the museum will inspire students and civil service aspirants and appreciate the history of this great institution.
The UPSC is a Constitutional body established under Article 315 of the Constitution of India. Besides other tests, it conducts civil services examination annually to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).
The outstanding objects on display at present are pamphlets of the civil service of India, 1916 and 1918 examination, Indian Imperial Police Service Examination, 1926, Combined Competitive Examination 1938 and pamphlets of various other examinations.

It also showcases books authored by bureaucrats, mementos received from different organisations and panels showing lists of the toppers of civil services examination, engineering services examination, Indian Forest Services examination, Indian Statistical Services examination, Geologist examination, and Combined Defence Services examination.
“In the Museum, state-of-art technology has been leveraged for displaying several documents of archival value digitally, through e-kiosks. Braille Panel has been fixed to facilitate the visits of visually impaired,” a press release issued today by Personnel Ministry said.
Entry to the Museum is free and will be open to public from 10 am to 2 pm (Monday to Saturday).

Panel report on age limit in CS exam under consideration: UPSC

The report of Baswan committee that has suggested changes in civil service exam pattern and age limit is under consideration of the Union Public Service Commission, the government said on Thursday.

The Baswan committee submitted its report to the UPSC on August 9, 2016. “The recommendations made by the committee including on pattern of civil service examination and age limit are presently under consideration of the UPSC. The recommendations of the UPSC on Baswan committee report are yet to be received,” Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

The UPSC had constituted the expert committee under the chairmanship of former Human Resource Development Secretary and retired IAS officer BS Baswan, to review the scheme of civil service examination, in August last year.

The committee is understood to have recommended reduction in upper age limit of 32 years to appear in the civil service exam, official sources said.

Lakhs of aspirants appear in the civil service exam conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages–preliminary, main and interview–to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

UPSC IFS mains 2016: Admit cards released, check how to download

UPSC IFS mains 2016: Candidates can download their admit cards/call letters from the official website of the UPSC.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit cards of the Indian Forest Services (IFoS/IFS) mains examination 2016. Candidates can download their admit cards/call letters from the official website of the UPSC.
The admit card was released today, October 24, 2016 and will be available for download up to November 23, 2016.
Steps to download the UPSC IFS mains admit card 2016:

Click on this below link:

https://upsconline.nic.in/eadmitcard/upsc_ac2/admitcard_ifs_2016/admit_card.php#hhh1

OR

Log on to the official website of UPSC, upsc.gov.in

On the homepage, under the “What’s new” section on the right hand side, click on the admit card link
A new page will open. Here, go to “Click here” link under the “Online Application” section on the right hand side of the page.
Another page will open where you have to go to “Click here” link under the “To Download e-Admit Card” section on the right hand side of the page.
Read all exam related instructions and take a print. Click on “Yes” after you have done, which will take you to another page.
Here, you have the option to download your admit card either by registration ID or roll number.
Select your desired option, type in your registration ID or roll number, date of birth as well as the image in the code box as shown on the page for confirmation.
Your admit card will be available when you click on the “Submit” button

In case you have entered the details wrong and wish to reset your date of birth of want a fresh image in the in code box, you may click on the “Reset” button which will clear all the boxes.

UPSC परीक्षा से जुड़ी बड़ी खबर, कम नहीं होगी ऊपरी आयु सीमा

सिविल सेवा परीक्षा की तैयारी में जुटे नौजवानों को केंद्र सरकार ने दीवाली का तोहफा देने का फैसला किया है। सरकार ने परीक्षा में बैठने के लिए ऊपरी आयु सीमा को घटाने का फैसला टाल दिया है। इससे पहले की भांति अगले साल की परीक्षा में भी ज्यादा से ज्यादा नौजवानों को बैठने का मौका मिलेगा। पहले यह संभावना थी कि ऊपरी आयु सीमा को 32 से घटाकर 26 कर दिया जाएगा। लेकिन केंद्र ने साफ किया है कि अगली परीक्षा पुराने मौजूदा नियमों के अनुसार ही होगी।

कार्मिक मंत्रालय के सूत्रों के अनुसार सिविल सेवा परीक्षा में सुधार के लिए हालांकि पूर्व सचिव बी. एस. बासवान समिति ने अपनी रिपोर्ट सौंप दी है। इस रिपोर्ट में उसने उम्मीदवारों के लिए ऊपरी आयु सीमा 32 से घटाकर 26 करने की सिफारिश की गई थी।

लेकिन मंत्रालय ने फिलहाल इस सिफारिश को होल्ड पर रखने का फैसला किया है। कार्मिक मंत्रालय के सचिव बी. पी. शर्मा ने हिन्दुस्तान से कहा कि 2017 में होने वाली सिविल सेवा परीक्षा में ऊपरी आयु सीमा में कोई बदलाव नहीं किया जा रहा है। परीक्षा के लिए आवेदन प्रक्रिया अगले दो महीनों के भीतर शुरू होने की संभावना है। केंद्रीय कार्मिक राज्यमंत्री डा. जितेन्द्र सिंह ने भी इसकी पुष्टि की है।

चुनाव अहम वजह-दरअसल, यूपीए सरकार में सिविल सेवा में परीक्षा में बैठने के लिए ऊपरी आयु 32 साल की गई थी। पिछले साल बनी बासवान समिति ने अपनी रिपोर्ट अगस्त में दी है। लेकिन सरकार उत्तर प्रदेश और अन्य राज्यों में चुनावों के मद्दनेजर नौजवान मतदाता वर्ग की नाराजगी मोल लेना नहीं चाहती है। इसलिए सरकार इस मामले में कोई जल्दबाजरी करने के पक्ष में नहीं है। बता दें कि इलाहाबाद सिविल सेवा की तैयारी में जुटे नौजवानों का खास केंद्र है।

थर्टी प्लस की सफलता दर-कार्मिक मंत्रालय के आंतरिक अध्ययन बताते हैं कि 2012-13 के दौरान सिविल सेवा परीक्षा में सफल होने वाले 30 प्लस उम्मीदवारों का प्रतिशत 11 प्रतिशत तक रहा है। इसलिए इस प्रतिशत को नकारा नहीं जा सकता है।

सरकार की रणनीति-कार्मिक मंत्रालय के सूत्रों ने कहा कि चूंकि बासवान समिति की रिपोर्ट अभी आई है और इसमें सिर्फ आयु का मुद्दा नहीं है बल्कि कई मामले हैं। इसलिए उन पर गहन अध्ययन करने के बाद फैसले लिए जाएंगे। जिसमें अभी समय लगेगा। इसलिए इस बार परीक्षा के नियम नहीं बदलेंगे।

क्या है मौजूदा व्यवस्था-
सिविल सेवा में बैठने के लिए न्यूनतम आयु 21 साल है। जबकि सामान्य उम्मीदवारों के लिए ऊपरी आयु सीमा 32 साल, अन्य पिछड़ा वर्ग के लिए 35 साल, अजा/जजा के लिए 37 साल तथा दिव्यांगों के लिए 42 साल है। लेकिन इसमें शर्त यह है कि सामान्य उम्मीदवार को अधिकतम छह मौके, ओबीसी को नौ मौके मिलेंगे। अजा/जजा के लिए मौकों की सीमा नहीं है। जबकि दिव्यांग उम्मीदवार यदि सामान्य या ओबीसी है तो नौ मौके तथा अजा-जजा के लिए इसकी कोई सीमा नहीं है।

सिविल सेवा परीक्षा-
आयु सीमा का दायरा व्यापक होने के कारण करीब 11 लाख सिविल सेवा प्राथमिक परीक्षा में बैठते हैं। जिसमें सफलता की दर 0.1 फीसदी है। मेन परीक्षा में करीब 40-45 हजार उम्मीदवार पहंचते हैं जबकि इंटरव्यू के बाद चयन करीब एक हजार उम्मीदवारों का होता है। सेवाएं-आईएएस, आईपीएस समेत कुल 24 सेवाओं के लिए यह परीक्षा होती है। इसमें 19 सेवाएं समूह ए तथा पांच सेवाएं समूह बी की हैं।

कब कितनी रही अधिकतम आयु
1960 24 
1980 28
1991 31
1992 28
1993 33
1994 28
2000 30
2013 32

UPSC: Centre refuses to share report on civil services exam’s rejig

The committee is understood to have recommended reduction in upper age limit of 32 years to appear in the civil services exam

The Centre has refused to share a report of Baswan committee, that has suggested changes in civil services exam pattern. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had constituted the expert committee under the chairmanship of former Human Resource Development Secretary and retired IAS officer B S Baswan, to review the scheme of civil services examination, in August last year.

Replying to an RTI query, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said that the report of Baswan committee has been submitted to the government on August 11, 2016.

“No further information specific to your query can be shared at this stage,” it said. The DoPT was asked to give copy of the report and details of action being taken on it.

The committee is understood to have recommended reduction in upper age limit of 32 years to appear in the civil services exam, official sources said.

Lakhs of aspirants appear in the civil services examination conducted annually by UPSC in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.
The Baswan committee has examined the plan of examination, number of papers, their structure and duration, marking scheme, weightage of marks and system of evaluation among others, the sources said.

As per existing norms a candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years to appear in the examination.

The upper age limit is further extendable for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes, and those who had ordinarily been domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989.

Take steps to include third gender in UPSC exam: HC to Centre

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to take necessary steps to “expeditiously” modify the rules regarding the prestigious civil services examinations to incorporate transgender or third gender in the exam application forms.

Referring to the landmark judgement passed by the Supreme Court on April 15, 2014 granting legal recognition to transgenders or eunuchs as third category of gender, a bench asked the Centre to take urgent steps in this regard.

The additional solicitor general (ASG) had told the bench that an application seeking clarification that the April 2014 judgment was related only to transgenders and did not include gay, lesbian or bisexual, was disposed of in June 2016 by apex court which had reiterated that lesbians, gays and bisexuals were not third gender.

The ASG also said since the application was pending before the apex court, no steps could have been taken in this regard and since the issue has been clarified now, appropriate steps would be taken to modify the rules in terms of the judgement.

“In view of what has been stated and keeping in view that the examination pursuant to the impugned notification dated May 23, 2015 is already over, we dispose of the writ petition with a direction to the respondents to take necessary steps expeditiously in terms of the judgment of the Supreme Court in National Legal Services Authority Vs Union of India and Ors,” the bench said.

The court disposed of a PIL filed by advocate Jamshed Ansari who had challenged UPSC examination notice of May 23 last year on the ground of non-inclusion of transgender/third gender as a gender option in the application form for the 2015 civil services (preliminary) examination.

 Rap for Haryana, UPSC returns list for IAS selection

The Union Public Service Commission has censured the Haryana government for its move to push the names of relatives of a politician and a bureaucrat for selection to the IAS by concealing a stay on “finalising the selection” by the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).  The Chief Secretary’s office has received a communication returning all applications for the selection of state-cadre officers for appointment to the IAS. Earlier, in July, the UPSC had returned three of the five nominations, including those of Cabinet Minister Ram Bilas’ daughter and wife of the CM’s Principal Secretary and a senior town planner, raising queries over lapses, incomplete ACR records, overwriting, use of correcting fluid, etc. But it gave the candidates another chance to make corrections and return the applications.In the meantime, one Lajpat Rai challenged the state’s selection list in CAT, alleging nepotism and favouritism.The Chief Secretary’s office, however, sent the list again after removing the discrepancies, but withheld the information that the matter had been stayed on August 3. The UPSC communication received by the Chief Secretary’s office lists how the state government did not mention the court/CAT case and asks for a fresh proposal to be submitted “only after the order of the tribunal is either vacated or any further order is passed in this regard”.   The panel of names sent included the names of Dr Asha Sharma, daughter of Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma; Dr Sonia Trikha, wife of the CM’s Principal Secretary Rajesh Khullar, and Dr Rakesh Talwar, an SMO posted in Raj Bhawan. The other two names are that of Gurmeet Kaur, a senior town planner, and Parmeshwar Mehra, an officer in the Excise & Taxation Dept.

India is still casteist, says UPSC topper

It would take a long time for reality in India to change, said Tina Dabi, 2015 UPSC topper from the Dalit community, but she urged students to have faith in the system and the Constitution, which gives rights to the marginalised. Ms. Dabi was speaking at a student interaction in Mumbai on Friday, after she was felicitated by the Pune-based Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI).

“The unfortunate reality is that India is still very casteist. When my results were out, wishes poured in on the first day, but the next day, I started getting messages from the media asking for my caste, because my surname sounded different. Then I became a Dalit topper. It will take a long time for this reality to change. I am proud that I am the first person from the SC community to top the UPSC,” Ms. Dabi said, in response to a question on the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad, and the flogging of Dalits in Una. “It is very unfortunate that a student had to commit suicide because of his caste, but that is the negative side. I believe we have to have faith in the system. We have a robust Constitution that has given us our rights and we must respect and cherish that. I hope I have set an example that you cannot only clear the exam but also top it. I want to give the message that (you must) never just think of clearing the exam, but also think that you can be the best,” she told The Hindu on the sidelines of the function. Speaking of the importance of the newspaper-reading habit for excelling in the civil service examinations, she said she was a regular reader of The Hindu.

Ms. Dabi hailed the entry of women in the IAS ranks in large numbers. Ruing the lack of facilities and institutions for the rural youth who aspired to become civil servants, she sought higher internet connectivity to bridge the gap.

She answered a range of questions from young IAS aspirants. “My life has changed. I used to be a UPSC aspirant. Now suddenly a lot of people look up to me. It feels incredible, at the same time you feel you have a lot of responsibility. With so much love, you have to do something for the country.”

 Ms. Dabi and her mother Himali Dabi later visited Chaitya Bhoomi, a memorial to Dr. B R Ambedkar, in Dadar. Calling her mother the “Dr. Ambedkar in her life,” she said, “I am because she was.” She added that it “felt incredible” to be in the land of Ambedkar, whose struggle to overcome difficult circumstances has inspired her.

She urged IAS aspirants to have a vision of progress and passion, instead of the lure of power and the lal batti (red beacon).

Ms. Dabi, from the Rajasthan cadre, will traini for two years at the IAS training institute in Mussoorie. Rajkumar Badole, Minister for Social Justice; Dilip Kamble, MoS, Social Justice and Welfare Department and Rajesh Dhabre, Director General of BARTI, were present at the event. Mr. Dhabre said Ms. Dabi’s success was “a victory of Ambedkar’s andolan”. The writer is a freelance journalist

Ramadoss flays move to reduce age limit for UPSC

CHENNAI: PMK founder Dr S Ramadoss on Wednesday flayed the move to reduce the upper-age limit for appearing the all India civil services examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

In a statement here, he alleged that the recommendations of retired IAS officer BS Baswan, seeking to redue the upper age limit from 32 years would badly hit the chances of candidates from rural areas.

Currently, the upper-age limit for general category is 32 years, OBC-35 years and SC/ST-37 years.

He recalled that the UPA government had rejected the recommendations of the Administrative Reforms Commission when it proposed reduction of upper-age limit from 30 to 26 in 2014 following objection from political parties. The PMK founder urged the Centre to reject the proposal of the BS Baswan panel and instead raise the upper-age limit from the current from 32 to 35 years.

Panel recommends reducing upper age limit for civil services aspirant

 An expert panel this week called for a reduction in the upper-age limit of candidates aspiring to get into India’s premier civil services, prodding the government to break from a decades-long practice of raising the ceiling under political compulsion.

The panel headed by former education secretary BS Baswan submitted on Tuesday its report to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) that conducts the gruelling examination that is considered among India’s toughest.

“The report will first be examined by the commission…. A decision will be taken by the government in consultation with the UPSC that will give its views on the report,” a senior government official told HT.

Baswan could not be contacted for his comments.

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The examination is conducted in three stages — preliminary, main, and interview — to recruit officers to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

Half-a-million young men and women sit for the gruelling examination every year that offers less than a one in 400 chance of success.

Those who succeed often don’t score more than 50% in the main written examination. A Lady Sri Ram college alumnus, Tina Dabi had scored 49.5% and topped the examination this year.

The upper age is relaxed by five years for candidates from the scheduled caste and scheduled tribes while those from other backward classes get a three-year relaxation. Disabled candidates get an additional 10-year cut.

Over the past 50 years, the exam has remained at the centre stage and any tinkering has proved to be politically sensitive.

In the past, several panels have advocated a reduction in the upper-age limit but successive governments have raised it, from 26 in the 1960s to 28 in the 1980s and now, 32.

Attempts to arrest this rise have been nixed especially by parliamentarians from rural areas, who say slashing the upper-age limit will hurt candidates from under-developed regions.

Phased change

The panel recommended that the age be reduced in a phased manner spread over several years and not in one go.

The step was suggested keeping in mind the thousands of people who spend years preparing for the examination and whose careers might be jeopardized if they found themselves ineligible for the test in the middle of the process.

Baswan had recently told HT that the panel would “prepare a road map which will give all candidates sufficient time to adapt to the new system”.

Political compulsions

In principle, the Narendra Modi government – like the previous Congress-led UPA – is all for reducing the entry age into civil services.But any change to the examination is a politically sensitive topic.

In 2013 , parliamentarians forced the then Manmohan Singh government to drop an English essay paper of 100 marks and revert to an earlier system where candidates had to score qualifying marks in the paper. But their marks scored in the language paper were not counted for ranking successful candidates.

In 2014, the Modi government removed a 22-mark English section in the first of the three-stage examination process, a move demanded by the BJP-linked Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) – the students’ wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, the ruling party’s ideological mentor.

And in 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided that marks scored in the civil services aptitude test (CSAT) paper at the preliminary examination would not be used to shortlist candidates. The CSAT examination was introduced in 2011 by the UPA government but ran intro controversy with many students and political leaders saying it favoured urban and English-speaking candidates.

UPSC/IAS/IFoS/CSE-Civil Service Examination 2016 Prelims Answer Key BOOKLET  ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, and ‘D’ for UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2016: 2015 CSAT PAPER-I or CSAT PAPER-1 Answer key

Booklet Series ‘A’

Examination Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016
Series A   Subject GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-I
Maximum Marks 200   No of Items 100    
No of items to be taken for Scoring 100 No. of Items dropped NIL    
1 A 16  C 31  B 46 C 61 D 76 C 91 C
2 C 17 C 32 A 47 A 62 B 77 B 92 B
3 C 18  D 33 C 48 A/C 63 D 78 D 93 D
4 B 19 C 34  C 49 A 64 D 79 D 94 B
5 C 20 B 35  B 50 B 65 B 80 B 95 D
6 B 21 B 36  A 51 B 66 B 81 A 96 D
7 D 22 D 37 C 52 C 67 B 82 B 97 B
8 C 23 A 38  C 53 A 68 D 83 C 98 C
9  C 24 B 39 B 54 D 69 B 84 C 99 A
10  B 25 D 40 B 55 A 70 A 85 B 100 B
11 A 26 C 41 D 56 C 71 C 86 B
12  D 27 B 42 A 57 A 72 D 87 D
13 C 28 D 43 C 58 C 73 A 88 C
14 D 29 A 44 A 59 D 74 D 89 D
15 C 30  C 45 A 60 B 75 B 90 D

Booklet Series ‘B’

Examination Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016
Series   Subject GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-I
Maximum Marks 200   No of Items 100    
No of items to be taken for Scoring 100 No. of Items dropped NIL    
1  C 16  C 31  B 46 B 61 A 76 B 91 B
2  B 17  B 32  D 47 D 62 C 77 C 92 B
3  D 18  D 33  C 48 A 63 C 78 A 93 D
4  D 19  B 34  C 49 B 64 B 79 D 94 B
5  B 20  D 35  B 50 D 65 B 80 A 95 A
6  A 21  D 36  A 51 C 66 D 81 C 96 C
7 22  B 37  D 52 B 67 A 82 A 97 D
8  C 23  C 38  C 53 D 68 C 83 C 98 A
9  C 24  A 39  D 54 A 69 A 84 D 99 D
10  B 25  B 40  C 55 C 70 A 85 B 100 B
11  B 26  B 41  C 56 B 71 C 86 A
12  D 27  C 42  C 57 A 72 A 87 B
13  C 28  C 43  D 58 C 73 A/C 88 D
14  D 29  B 44  C 59 C 74 A 89 D
15  D 30  C 45  B 60 B 75 B 90 B

Booklet Series ‘C’

Examination Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016
Series C   Subject GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-I
Maximum Marks 200   No of Items 100    
No of items to be taken for Scoring 100 No. of Items dropped NIL    
1 16 B 31 A 46 D 61 A 76 C 91 D
2 C 17 B 32 B 47 B 62 D 77 B 92 A
3 A 18 D 33 C 48 C 63 C 78 D 93 C
4 D 19  B 34  C 49 A 64 D 79 A 94 A
5 A 20 A 35  B 50 B 65 C 80 C 95 A
6 C 21 C 36 B 51 D 66 C 81 B 96 C
7 A 22 D 37  D 52 C 67 C 82 A 97 A
8  C 23 A 38  C 53 C 68 D 83 C 98 A/C
9 D 24 D 39  D 54 B 69 C 84 C 99 A
10  B 25  B 40 D 55 C 70 B 85 B 100 B
11 A 26 C 41  C 56 B 71 B 86 A
12 27 B 42 B 57 D 72 D 87 C
13 D 28 D 43  D 58 C 73 A 88 C
14  D 29 D 44 B 59 C 74 B 89 B
15 30 B 45 D 60 B 75 D 90 D

Booklet Series ‘D’

Examination Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016
Series D   Subject GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-I
Maximum Marks 200   No of Items 100    
No of items to be taken for Scoring 100 No. of Items dropped NIL    
1  C 16 D 31 C 46 C 61 B 76 B 91 C
2  B 17 A 32 A 47 D 62 D 77 C 92 C
3  D 18 C 33 C 48 A 63 C 78 C 93 D
4 A 19 A 34 D 49 D 64 D 79 B 94 C
5 C 20 A 35  B 50 B 65 D 80 C 95 B
6 21 C 36  A 51 C 66 C 81 B 96 B
7 A 22 A 37 B 52 B 67 B 82 D 97 D
8  C 23  A/C 38 D 53 D 68 D 83 C 98 A
9  C 24  A 39  D 54 D 69 B 84 C 99 B
10  B 25  B 40 B 55 B 70 D 85 B 100 D
11 A 26 B 41 B 56 A 71 D 86 A
12 C 27  C 42 B 57 B 72 B 87 D
13  C 28 A 43  D 58 C 73 C 88 C
14 29 D 44 B 59 C 74 A 89 D
15 30 A 45 A 60 B 75 B 90 C

 

UPSC Civil Services 2016: Tips for last week preparation from topper

Check the subject-wise preparation tips and what to avoid reading in the last few days of UPSC civil services examination 2016.

Focus more on strengthening your weak points as you have already have a good command over your strengths.

The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) civil services exam 2016 is going to be held on August 7, 2016, exactly a week from now.

The right kind of preparation in the last few days can yield excellent results, whereas unplanned and haphazard revision can cause you to score badly in the exam.

What to do in the last week before the exam:

Candidates should ideally solve at least 40-50 test papers. They can obtain these from any reputed coaching centre or can download them online. It important to revise the questions repeatedly from these papers as about five to 10 questions are guaranteed to come from them.

It is important that you read the answers given very carefully, even if you are able to answer them correctly on your own, as the desired format of answering may be different from your own answer.

In the last week before the exam, when all your preparation is done and you are on one of your last revision cycles, reading new or unfamiliar material can only confuse you. Stick to what you have read so far. Also, stay away from booklets or PDFs which are usually marketed as ‘important’.

While revising, candidates should go through the NCERT syllabus for all subjects first and then revise their handmade notes, followed by notes or highlights made by you in current magazines and newspapers as well as main points of text books prepared by you. Focus more on strengthening your weak points as you have already have a good command over your strengths.

Subject wise preparation in the last week

Polity: Revise Laxmikanth or your own notes. Reading new material from NIOS, IGNOU, UGC NET, etc., is not advisable. In the CAPF exam, few questions were asked from Laxmikanth but you need not worry about them.

Economics: You can revise the textbooks you have been referring to, such as Sanjeev Verma, as well revise your own notes. If you have made notes of the economic survey or from newspapers then revise them. Do not read any new topic from unknown or untouched sources as they can only confuse you.

India year book: You should refer to it only if you have been following it from quite some time. If you have not read it before, there is no need to read it now. If you still want to cover the book, study only chapters 1, 2, 12, 20 and 28.

Environment and ecology: You can read NCERT text books and the last four chapters of the Class 12 biology text books from NCERT. If you have made notes of Shankar IAS then revise them.

Science and technology: No need to read static portion except NCERTs. Go through current affairs on SnT video on Unacademy.in and revise them at 2x video speed. Questions will usually come from the topics which are currently in news. Focus on biology and public health type topics first, then cover basics of chemistry and physics.

History: Focus on 20th Century till 1947 then read 1857 till end of 19th Century. After that, start with ancient India. Read Sufism, Bhakti, art, culture etc in the medieval portion. No need to read Bipin Chandra (CBA bad). Read Tamil Nadu Class XI syllabus only if done before.

Defense/International Relations: Touch upon these topics only when the others are done. When revising, focus on DRDO development, missiles, inventions, joint exercise, etc.

Sports: Since the last five years, ever since the CSAT-2 paper was introduced, the UPSC has stopped asking questions on Sports and PIN. Even if one question is asked, the Cost – Benefit Ratio will not be worth the effort.

Personality in news (PIN): These are questions involving prominent persons such as who is CEO of NITI Aayog, who won the recently concluded world cup T20, etc. UPSC has stopped asking such question in CSE but they are very much relevant for other exams such as SSC CGL and the like.

Note: Students should focus on covering current affairs related to Economics, Environment, Science, Defence and International relations. Special emphasis needs to be given to Environment and Ecology sections as the prelims exam has been combined for both the Civil Services as well Indian Forest Services since the last three years.

Last minute reminders:

Do not focus on your strengths. Focus on managing your weaknesses instead.
Do not focus too much about current affairs
Don’t entertain irrational fears
Refrain from reading comments on online forums as they will put fears and doubts in your mind.
Don’t study from 20 different sources. Stick to a few important ones and study them well.
Have faith in your preparation and hard work.

– With inputs from Roman Saini, Co-Founder, Unacademy, Former IAS officer, MBBS.

UPSC Civil Services Examination (Prelims) 2016: Modification in venue names

The UPSC is all set to conduct the civil services examination (prelims) on August 7 for recruiting candidates into prestigious posts in the administration including IAS, IRS, IPS, IFS etc. There has been a slight change in the examination venue names of few roll numbers.

The UPSC is all set to conduct the civil services examination (prelims) on August 7 for recruiting candidates into prestigious posts in the administration including IAS, IRS, IPS, IFS etc. There are over 1079 posts that will be filled.

The competitive examination consists of two successive stages:

  • Civil services (preliminary) examination (objective type) for the selection of candidates for main examination
  • Civil services (main) examination (written and interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts

There has been a slight change in the examination venue names for a few roll numbers.

Following are the changes:

Roll numbers 1060810 to 1111052: Those candidates who have been allotted the venue ‘Christhu Raj College, Panjapur, Madurai NH, Tiruchirappalli – 620012’, are required to download their e-admission certificate once again.

Modified venue: Christhu Raj College, Panjappur, Viralimalai Road, Trichy-Madurai National Highway, Tiruchirappalli – 620012, Tamil  Nadu.

Roll numbers 1062708 to 1070448: Those candidates who have been allotted the venue ‘Greater Noida Institute of Technology, Plot. no. 7, Knowledge Park – II, near Expo-Mart, Greater Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar – 201306 (UP), are required to download their e-admission certificate once again.

Modified venue: Greater Noida Institute of Technology, Plot. no. 6C, Knowledge Park – II, near Expo-Mart, Greater Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar – 201306 (UP).

Roll numbers 0995363 to 1018682: Those candidates who have been allotted the venue ‘Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, near Thana Bharathi Campus, Bangalore – 560056 (Sub-Centre- ‘A’/ Sub-Centre – ‘B’), are required to download their e-admission certificate once again.

Modified venue: Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, near Jnana Bharathi Campus, BDA Outer Ring Road, Nagarabhavi Road, Mallathahalli, Bangalore – 560056, Sub-Centre- ‘A’/ Sub-Centre – ‘B’.
The commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for civil services mains, based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33 per cent in general studies paper-II of civil services prelims exam and total qualifying marks of general studies paper-I of the civil services prelims exam, as may be determined by the commission.

UPSC should have additional paper in civil service exam for IFS aspirants: Panel

Additional paper in UPSC civil service exam should test IFS aspirants’ knowledge of international affairs, says parliamentary panel. The panel said an additional paper should be made mandatory for candidates opting for the IFS and that the scope of personality test should be enhanced.

New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) should introduce an additional paper in the civil service exam for those wanting to join the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) so that their knowledge of international affairs and required aptitude can be tested, a Parliamentary Committee has said.

In its report tabled in the Lok Sabha, the Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs also expressed “grave concern” over “inadequate” size of India’s diplomatic corps considering the tasks and challenges before the country. It said there the number of Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officers currently is 770 as against sanctioned strength of 912.

Stressing on the need for having right people to handle India’s diplomatic engagement, the panel said an additional paper should be made mandatory for candidates opting for the IFS and that the scope of personality test should be enhanced considering the qualities required for a diplomat.

The committee headed by Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP and former MoS in external affairs, said the interview board while conducting personality test may also be asked to indicate whether candidates opting for IFS are recommended for the diplomatic service or not.

“In other words, a candidate may be allotted IFS if he/she is in the merit list, has cleared the additional paper and obtained a recommendation from the Interview Board,” it said.

The committee also emphasised the need for the diplomats to have proficiency in foreign language.

“Out of 770 IFS officers in service, the number of officers with proficiency in a foreign language is only 569. It may be easily inferred that around 200 IFS officers are not equipped with any foreign language and the committee were disappointed by this dismal state of affairs,” said the report.

The committee also expressed concern over shrinking space for “non-career ambassadors” saying there had been a number of highly illustrious ambassadors who were not drawn from the IFS and who served with distinction.

It said currently only two non-career ambassadors are posted and favoured appointment of eminent persons as ambassadors and high commissioners who have excelled in areas of foreign policy, literature, journalism and diaspora affairs.

Vivek Oberoi’s ‘real hero’ is UPSC ‘14 topper Ira Singhal

Vivek Oberoi attended a recent event in Delhi that was a far cry from his last ‘mast’ film. The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, organized a motorcycle rally called Ride 4 Accessibility, besides a cultural programme and a street play by DU students. The idea of the event was to spread the message of accessibility for the differently abled in public transportation and technology.

Children with disabilities surprised everyone when they danced. ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs’ contestant Diwakar Sharma, who is visually impaired, also performed at the event. Vivek, who is the brand ambassador of the campaign, told the audience, “I salute the spirit of these people. They may have difficulties in their lives, but you will always see them smiling. Everyone who performed here tried to bring smiles to our faces, which is commendable. I would like to call Ira Singhal (the topper of UPSC 2014) on stage so that I can click a selfie with her. For me, she is the real hero.”
Prakash Javedekar, the HRD minister, added, “We will include chapters on disabilities in schools soon to sensitize our younger generation. I am surprised to see the performances by people here and I think they are the real heroes

UPSC Exam Topper Tina Dabi on Fighting Back in a Man’s World & Her Plans to Work for Women

Tina Dabi, the UPSC examination topper of 2015, shared her story of success with students of her alma mater, Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi on Thursday.

“Wherever I go, I will work against gender discrimination and women empowerment. To whichever district I am posted I want to set an example for my subordinates by working with integrity and empathy,” she said.

The auditorium was packed with many students who look up to Tina as a source of inspiration, and she had many important things to tell them:“It is important to study smart. What I mean by studying smart is that it is important to focus on strong points and identify the strength and weakness. So I worked on it.”

When Tina sat for her preliminary exams, her main focus was on the finals. This resulted in her scoring lower than others at the preliminary level, but topping the finals. A political science graduate, Tine has been allotted Rajasthan cadre that she will join after finishing her training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie.

The 22-year-old had been the target of a lot of backlash from people who attributed her success to the fact that she belongs to the scheduled caste category. Tina responded to the backlash, saying that a set method of studying is what led her to clear her finals with a good score: “In the beginning when the television and newspaper wrote and said several things about me it affected me a lot. About my marks in the examination and my caste I was upset. But I learnt from all this and now it doesn’t affect me at all.”

Deciding that she does not want to look back, Tina is  more optimistic about the future.“It is a man’s world and to fight back we have to develop a very thick skin. Take criticism very constructively, but at the same time fight back and retain your position,” she told the students.

Warangal administration set to conduct UPSC exam

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District Collector Vakati Karuna attended a high-level meeting of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), as the administration is gearing up to conduct civil services preliminary examination to be held for the first time in Warangal on August 7.

Recently, the UPSC had called all 72 civil servants for a meeting to discuss the ways and means of conducting the examination. The UPSC selected Warangal as a centre from this year onwards. To review the arrangements, UPSC additional secretary (examinations) Maruthi Prasad Tangirala held a video conference from New Delhi with district officials last week.

Speaking to The Hindu , the Collector said they were ready to conduct the examination. The district officials gained a good amount of experience by conducting all-India examinations like the JEE, and this would help conduct the UPSC exam smoothly.

Warangal, as a test centre, would be a great convenience to the civil services aspirants here. As many as 10,585 candidates have opted for Warangal as a test centre, she said.

The test would be held at 23 centres in 19 locations. Section 144 would be imposed around the centers, along with tight security arrangements, the Collector said.

Mr. Maruthi Prasad has asked the Ms. Karuna to apprise supervisors about the UPSC guidelines and deploy five member police team at each test centre. An observer of the commission would visit the district two days ahead of the examination to review the arrangements.

The State government should also appoint a person as an observer.

A total of 11.36 lakh candidates have applied for the exam. The test would be held in 72 centres across the country.

The district officials have gained a good amount of experience by conducting all-India examinations like the JEE.

Vakati Karuna,Warangal Collector

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