UPSC considering Baswan panel suggestions on exam pattern, age limit: govt

The Baswan committee on UPSC is understood to have recommended reduction in upper age limit of 32 years to appear in the civil service exam


Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint
Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

New Delhi: The report of Baswan committee that has suggested changes in civil service exam pattern and age limit is under consideration of the Union Public Service Commission, the government said on Thursday. The Baswan committee submitted its report to the UPSC on 9 August 2016.

“The recommendations made by the committee including on pattern of civil service examination and age limit are presently under consideration of the UPSC. The recommendations of the UPSC on Baswan committee report are yet to be received,” minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

The UPSC had 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 service examination, in August last year.

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

Lakhs of aspirants appear in the civil service exam conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

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