Union Public Service Commission
General studies to carry more weight in UPSC
After successfully introducing changes in the Civil Services (Preliminary)
Examination two years ago, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will this
week come out with a notification bringing crucial changes in its Main
The change, coming into effect from this year, will give more weight to
general studies by introducing new papers replacing optional subjects.
Idea of such a move is to ensure that all candidates are judged "on the basis
of in-depth knowledge and understanding rather than information gathered at the
"The notification is most likely to come out on Thursday or Friday," said a
The civil services examination (CSE), which is meant for selecting candidates
for elite central services like IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS and others, has three stages
comprising preliminary, main and personality test (interview).
Courtesy : The Times of India