The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will soon bring in changes in Civil Services (IAS) Main examinations, this is second time after implementing changes in the civil services (preliminary) around two years back.
This came after the Prime Minister of India approved of the change. The new development , which will be functional starting this year, 2013 and will give more weightage to general studies by introducing new papers replacing optional subjects.
It all started, after the report of the Committee, under the chairmanship of Professor Arun S. Nigavekar, former chairman, UGC, was examined by the department of personnel and training. Only after which it was further put up before the Prime Minister for the final nail.
The reason behind this, is to thoroughly ensure that all candidates are assessed on the basis of the in depth knowledge and understanding rather than the information gathered at the last moment.
The coveted examination, has three stages that are the preliminary, main and the personality test . The Commission has, so far, temporarily withhold issuance of a notification for this year's civil services examinations, which was scheduled to be notified on February 2. The Commission, however, later said it could not notify the CSE due to some unforeseen circumstances.
Also, to add on, after the UPSC declared the results of the main examination which were held in October 2012, it has been notified that the personality test will commence starting 4 March 2013, in the UPSC office at Dholpur House in Shahjahan Road in New Delhi.
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