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Additional chance to Civil Service Aspirants

Central Government has provided an additional attempt in Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2015 to those candidates who appeared in Civil Services Examination 2011, said Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh.

Further two additional attempts were also provided to all category of candidates with consequential relaxation of maximum age, if required, with effect from Civil Services Examination (CSE)-2014.

The Tribunal vide order dated 27.10.2015 inter alia directed the Central Government to examine whether even such candidates who were eligible to take CSE 2011 or had taken 2012 or 2013 or 2014 examination should also be given another chance to take Civil Services Examination in 2015 with new pattern.

In compliance with the directions of Tribunal, the issue was examined by the Central Government. However, the request for additional attempt in Civil Service Examination 2015 to the candidates who did not appear in Civil Service Examination 2011, was not acceded to, said Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by K. P. Ramalingam in the Rajya Sabha today, Feb 26, 2016.

Changes in Civil Services Examination

An Expert Committee has been constituted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) under the chairmanship of B.S.Baswan to comprehensively examine the various issues, raised from time to time regarding the Civil Service Examination, with respect to the eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of the Examination vide notice dated 12.08.2015. The Committee has been given extension of time till August 2016 to submit its report.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Neeraj Shekhar in the Rajya Sabha.

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