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UPSC examining report on change in civil services exam: Govt

PTI | New Delhi |

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is examining the report of Baswan Committee that has suggested changes in the civil services examination to select country's top bureaucrats.

The Commission had in August 2015 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 services examination in August last year.

"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 on Friday in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

Lakhs of aspirants appear in the civil services examination 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.

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.