Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicAll India Civil Services Examination

Topic: All India Civil Services Examination

5% Muslims among new civil services recruits, only one in top 100

The Civil Services Exam (CSE) results for 2019 were released by the UPSC Tuesday. A total of 829 candidates have cleared the latest exam, of whom 42 are Muslim.

Marginal rise in UPSC recruits over 2018, but numbers much lower than in early Modi years 

The Civil Service Exam results for 2019 were declared Tuesday. The UPSC had notified a total of 896 positions, against which it has picked 829 candidates.

UPSC allows candidates of civil services prelims exam to change centres

The civil services preliminary examination 2020 was scheduled to be held on 31 May, but was later moved to 4 October due to the coronavirus pandemic.

UPSC preliminary exam to be held on 4 October, test centres could be doubled

Mode, format of exam will remain the same and will be held on a single day, but while observing social distancing norms. More steps could be taken for venues in hotspots.

UPSC allows application withdrawal, but it is unlikely to deter ‘casual’ IAS, IPS aspirants

The UPSC has allowed civil service aspirants to withdraw their applications between 12 and 18 March if they do not wish to appear for the exam to be held in May.

UPSC to recruit 100 fewer civil servants than last year despite shortage

UPSC has notified 796 posts for the civil services exam this year, continuing the downward trend in recruitments that has been observed since 2015.

Modi govt’s plan to open up UPSC scores for pvt sector big hit among aspirants

In two years, the number of high-scoring UPSC aspirants who opted for pvt sector jobs has risen 1,650%, from 800 in 2017 to 14,000 in 2019.

Bihar’s Shahid Raza Khan credits his UPSC success to the time he spent at madrasa

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

What does an IAS officer bring to the table that regular mortals can’t?

We now have a system where a potato expert is looking after defence, a veterinary doctor is supervising engineers, and a history graduate is dictating the health policy.

Civil service recruitment needs real reforms, not ad hoc approach

By turning the foundation course into an obstacle course, we will really convert the ‘Happy Valley’ into a ‘Paradise Lost’.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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