UPSC to induct over 950 officers through CS exam

Last Updated: Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 18:52

New Delhi: The Union Public Services
Commission has decided to induct 965 officers from this year
through its all India level exams.

This was declared by a notification for Civil Services
Exam 2010 issued by the Commission. Around 900 officers were
inducted till last year.

UPSC selects officers for Indian Administrative Service
(IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service
(IPS) and other central government services through its All
India Examination. The preliminary examination is scheduled to
be held on May 23 this year.

"It is really a good news for all the aspirants.
Selection for such a large number of posts will surely attract
more and more talent," said Alengowen, working with Bajirao
and Ravi Institute for civil service exams preparation.

Krisshnamurari, who has been guiding students of All
India Service Exams said, "It is really a welcoming step. The
decision of having these many people will benefit young
talent."

Vibhas Mishra, who is associated with Khan Study Group
said "number of talented officers in the government machinery
will help in improving its performance."

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has recently announced
to increase the intake of IPS officers from 130 to 150 through
the All India Civil Service Exams.

Meanwhile, the Commission has on November 12 last year
advocated change in examination pattern by replacing the
existing Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination with an
Aptitude Test.

"UPSC is convinced of the need for important changes in
the method of recruitment to the higher civil services that
are the vehicle for public service delivery. One of the
recommendations made by the Commission to the government is
that a Civil Service Aptitude Test replace the existing Civil
Services (Preliminary) Examination," UPSC Chairman, Professor
D P Agrawal has said.

The proposal is to have two objective type papers that
are common to all candidates. The emphasis is on testing the
aptitude of the candidate for the demanding life in the civil
service, as well as on ethical and moral dimensions of
decision-making, he said.

"It has also been proposed that the structure of the
Civil Services (Main) Examination may remain the same till a
Committee of Experts, that may be appointed by the Commission,
goes into various aspects," Agrawal said.

UPSC receives more than a million applications for all of
the 14 regular examinations and other recruitments it conducts
every year. It recommends for appointment of about 5,000
officers annually, after a rigorous process of screening,
testing, and personal interview as necessary.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 18:52

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