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UPSC suggests changes to Civil Services exam


December 6, 2012 - New Delhi

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) who conducts the prestigious civil services exams have suggest changes to the examination to make it more relevant in the present day scenario. The Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, said that the UPSC has submitted a proposal to the Central Government suggesting changes to the existing scheme of the Civil Services (Main) exams.

The changes proposed were based on a report of a committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Arun S Nigavekar, former chairman, UGC.

The UPSC conducts Civil Services examinations every year to recruit personnel for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS), along with several other Central services. The examination is taken by lakhs of people every year.

The Union Public Service Commission's charter is granted by the Indian Constitution under articles 315 to 323. The Commission consists of a Chairman and ten other members.

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