Key Highlights of the 21st National Conference of Chairpersons of State Public Service Commissions, Bhubaneswar Odisha.

The civil services examination is 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.

Speaking to the media on the concluding day of the two-day National Conference of Chairpersons of State Public Service Commission here on Monday, UPSC Chairman Arvind Saxena said that “the commission is working towards making the exams more candidate-friendly so that exam stress can be reduced and the best students can be selected”. And

He further said, “We want candidates to be serious about the examinations and well prepared. And in case they are not fully prepared they should have option of stepping down or withdrawing their candidature so that they can appear for the second time.”

He further advised candidates to appear for UPSC and other State PSC exams only after full preparation as the commissions select ‘the best candidates’.

Here are few key highlights of the conference:

  • Taking cognizance of the increasing number of students for exams and to make the exams candidates-friendly.
  • The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is considering to bring in some new changes in the examination process or the selections procedure.
  • The commission is working towards making the exams more candidate-friendly so that exam stress can be reduced and the best students can be selected.
  • Commission want candidates to be serious about the examinations and well prepared. And in case they are not fully prepared they should have option of stepping down or withdrawing their candidature so that they can appear for the second time.
  • The focus of UPSC is on more use of IT to make the entire process more candidate-friendly and the commission is also working on certain areas so that the exam stress of the candidates can be reduced.
  • Transparency is the key so that no one can raise questions on the UPSC or the State commissions at any level of selection process.
  • Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) Brigadier (Retd.) Laxmi Charan Patnaik said that a standard operating system will be followed so that the examinations can be conducted smoothly.
  • The commissions will be on shifting the ‘pen and paper’ mode of examination to a computer-based mode. “Digitalisation will help the candidates know their performance and marks secured for each answer,”

 

All the best

Team SYFT