UPSC civil services exam: Government considering report on age-limit

The committee is understood to have recommended a reduction official sources said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2017 5:17 pm
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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is examining the report of Baswan Committee that has suggested changes in the exam pattern and age limit in the civil services examination. It’s been nearly eight months since the expert committee has submitted the report to the government.

UPSC had in August 2015 constituted the expert committee under the chairmanship of former human resource development secretary and retired IAS officer B.S. Baswan to review the scheme of civil services examination in August last year.

The Commission conducts the civil services exam to select country’s top bureaucrats.

On March 10, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha, “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.”

Every year, lakhs of candidates across the country appear in the civil service exam. Those who crack the preliminary, main and interview rounds get selected for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

The committee is understood to have recommended a reduction in upper age limit of 32 years to appear in the civil service exam, official sources said.


With inputs from PTI

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  1. K
    Nov 17, 2017 at 12:18 pm
    Firstly give proper n top quality education to each and every student from primary to higher education then think to reduce age limit .Colonial era ended, now even a commen man can raise voice against such policies which exculding large Indian.
    1. M
      Nov 16, 2017 at 8:49 pm
      Many student dont have money to prepare for big exam and have to involve in private company jobs to earn money. After three to four years of job if they want to sit for exam age limit ruin the dream. In a huge population under poverty such type of age limit is sucidal. Everyone should get chance minimum upto 36 yrs.
      1. s
        Nov 18, 2017 at 12:08 am
        you are 100 correct.
      2. A
        Nov 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm
        They have been saying for a while now. Even in the notification they said the same exact thing. The RTI revealed the same thing word for word. How is this a news? Two years for general election and with a whole lot of problems already on hand. Eruptions at Delhi is the last thing the government needs. Nothing will happen.
        1. S
          Nov 16, 2017 at 3:10 pm
          What you said is absolutely correct ..... I have been preparing here in Delhi since last 3 months and the news spread since yesterday has almost created ruckus and chaos ...... With most common question being since when is the age/attempt reduction to 26/3 is going to be implemented ............. As you said very correctly, No new information is provided in these different articles erupting since yesterday .... Only thing it clarifies is that govt is under "Consideration" for any changes which is what we have known since last year ..... Still assumptions like reduction to 26/28 years with effect from consecutive year just makes things worse for aspirants preparing for this exam falling under 26-30 age category
        2. B
          Nov 16, 2017 at 2:34 am
          It is quite outdated to have civil services exam. In today's world you cannot create a hero from one-off course/exam. This should be thrown into dustbin.
          1. S
            Nov 16, 2017 at 1:07 am
            When is the government planning to announce whatever their decision is ??I hope upper age limit should be at least 30 years for general candidates ..... It's not like everyone is en led to start their preparation from early 20's ..... A lot of aspirants work for 3-4 years due to several responsibilities before starting their preparation and by that time it is already 25-26 years of age ...... What about them ?? They don't deserve any fair chance or what ?
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