Uttarakhand PSC exam pattern changed
Haridwar: Various measures have been taken by the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UPSC) to make the syllabus and pattern of all examinations coming under its purview more compact, varied, candidate friendly and precise.
The UPSC has also released its annual examination calendar of 2016, which aspirants can download from its website.
Surendra Narayan Pandey, secretary of the UPSC, said varied steps were taken to make the provincial civil services examination more comprehensive, broader and easier.
“We had taken inputs from various other state public service commissions, such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, to make the PCS examination syllabus. An expert team of 163 academicians was pitched in to make the syllabus pattern— 93 for preliminary examination and 60 for main examination— who worked for two years on this project. Focus was on making it candidate friendly and also to ensure overall knowledge, aptitude and know how of history, geography and languages. Ethics also get due weightage as we want honest, dedicated and knowledged civil servants,” Pandey said.
A major change has been incorporated in preliminary examination, in which earlier there was 33 per cent mandatory clause for candidates to pass. Now, for general candidates, 30 per cent marks for both papers of the preliminary examination have been made compulsory, with it being 25 per cent for OBC and for ST its 20 per cent.