The Government of India has decided to reduce the upper age limit and the number of attempts for appearing in the Civil Service Examinations. The new norms have set the upper age limit by 26 years for unreserved, 28 years for OBC and 29 years for SC/ST candidates. The new norms will come into force from 2015 for all Civil Service Examinations.
The 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) Report of November 2008 titled “Refurbishing of Personnel Administration- Scaling New Heights” gave recommendations and Government’s decision on some of the recommendations which bought a state of shock for all the candidates preparing for civil services across the nation.
Not only this, but Government has decided to lessen the number of attempts to three for unreserved category, five for OBC and six for SC/ST candidates. The physically challenged candidates in each category will get additional two attempts for the examinations.
The Centre has decided to launch Public Administration as a subject at the under graduate level in all the Central Universities.
The cut-off date for eligibility has been decided to retain on 01st August every year and the structure of examination for both preliminary and main will not be reviewed in recent future as it has been recently changed.
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