(News) IAS : Crucial changes in UPSC Main examination - 2013

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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 examination.

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 last moment".

"The notification is most likely to come out on Thursday or Friday," said a senior official.

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).

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Courtesy : The Times of India


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