The Union Public Service Commission has considered the changes suggested by the Baswan Committee with reference to the upper age limit and exam pattern changes for the civil services examination.
Earlier, in August 9, 2016, the Baswan committee submitted its reports to the UPSC recommending certain important and strategic changes in the exam pattern of civil service examination and age limit.
In August 2015, the UPSC had constituted the expert committee under the chairmanship of former Human Resource Development Secretary and retired IAS officer BS Baswan, to review the scheme of civil service examination.
According to sources, the committee headed by Baswan had suggest the lowering of the upper age limit of the candidates from 32 years to be eligible to appear in the civil services exam.
The plan of examination, number of papers, their structure and duration, marking scheme, weightage of marks and system of evaluation were taken into consideration while Baswan committee made the changes, sources added.
While the minimum age limit is 21 years, the bar on upper age limit is relaxed for candidates from scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, other backward classes, and those who had ordinarily been domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989.
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