UPSC Recommends central Jobs For UPSC Aspirants Not Able To Clear Interview Stage – Soon IAS Aspirants Not Able To Clear Interview Stage Could Get Other Central Jobs; UPSC Recommends Proposal.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recommended to the central government and its ministries to recruit from the candidates who reach the interview stage of the civil services exams but fail to clear it, reports The New Indian Express.
UPSC Recommends central Jobs For UPSC Aspirants Not Able To Clear Interview Stage
“We have proposed to Central Government and the ministries to recruit people from the list of candidates who make it to the interview stage in civil services and other exams but fail to get picked up,” UPSC Chairman Arvind Saxena was quoted in the report as saying.
Saxena was speaking on the sidelines of the Twenty First National Conference of Chairpersons of State Public Service Commissions in Odisha.
Every year, as many as 11 lakh candidates reportedly apply for the civil services exam. Half of these candidates appear for the preliminaries and subsequently their number dwindles through the exam stages and eventually only 600 candidates are selected.
The government can consider recruiting from the pool of candidates who went through the rigorous screening process and failed only at the last stage. This will also help in reducing examination stress among the youth, Saxena said.
He also said that the UPSC is taking steps to make the examination process more candidate-friendly.
“When a candidate applies for the exam online, a (registration) number will be generated for the application. At this stage, we will give candidates an option to step down and there will be no problem at all,” said Saxena while adding that this will be done purely on voluntary basis.
Hinting at the possibility of Computer Based Test (CBT) in preliminaries, Arvind Saxena added, “The Commission is gradually doing away with paper and pencil-based exams and is increasingly shifting towards computer-based tests.”
Coming back to the UPSC examination, there are speculations that UPSC mulls to come up with a plan where there will be a single exam for the graduate level entries; clubbing up the union and state PCS under the same umbrella like NEET (common entrance for medical examination). If these decisions of the UPSC Chairperson are taken into consideration, it will be a great relief for Civil Service aspirants.