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No syllabus in place for new UPSC exam

delhi Updated: Jun 29, 2010 02:11 IST
Aloke Tikku

Four months after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the Union Public Service Commission's proposal to overhaul the Civil Services Examination from 2011, the government is yet to finalise details of the new examination.

The PM’s approval came nearly a decade after the YK Alagh panel on examination reforms submitted its report.

The preliminary examination consists of two papers: The first on general studies that is common to all, while for the second, candidates choose a subject from a list of 23 subjects.

The UPSC intends to replace the second with an aptitude test to grade the cognitive skills of aspirants.