One out of every five successful candidates is a girl !
Girl students have had a phenomenal performance this year. Starting with the topper Harita V, girls have bagged five out of top ten positions. According to an analysis rougly 19-20% successful candidates are girls.
Are you planning to give the UPSC exams? Are you aware of the changes that have been introduced in these exams? If not, then keep reading; for, below is a list of existing rules and changes that have been introduced by the exam committee:
English was until now only a qualifying exam. Keeping in mind the importance of language on a worldwide platform the exam commission has decided to consider the marks as a part of the candidate’s overall score.
Recently UPSC had issued a new exam pattern for the Civil Services Examination. Under the new pattern, Engligh had a higher weightage. Also, the students could not appear for the exam in a regional language unless they had graduated from that specific language as a medium.
There was a big uproar over the issue by the student community. Finally, the issue reached the parliament.
Today, on Friday, 15 March the government suspended the new pattern. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy.
Civil Services Exams select candidates for elite central services like IAS, IFS, IPS, IIS, IRS, etc. whereas, the IFoS exam selects officers for Indian Forest Service. This is the first time that preliminary exams have been introduced for IFos. The preliminary test screens aspirants on the basis of their aptitude, general awareness, and analytical skills. However, introduction of preliminary test does not change the basic eligibility criteria which are science and engineering graduates.