Devbrat Patnaik

New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) received several representations from the Civil Services aspirants demanding additional attempts in Civil Services Examination (CSE) due to change in the pattern from CSE-2011.

As per sources, the Government has already acted upon this matter by taking a policy decision for providing an additional attempt in CSE 2015 to those candidates who appeared in CSE 2011.

This apart, the General Studies (Paper-II) of Preliminary Examination was made qualifying with effect from CSE-2015.

Further, the Government has already decided to allow two additional attempts to all category of candidates with effect from CSE 2014, with consequential relaxation of maximum age.

The information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.