UPSC mulling changes in examinations’ norms for candidates

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of the increasing number of students for exams and to make the exams candidates-friendly, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is considering to bring in some new changes in the examination process or the selections procedure.

Speaking to the media on the concluding day of the two-day National Conference of Chairpersons of State Public Service Commissions here on Monday, UPSC Chairman Arvind Saxena said that the commission is working towards making the exams more candidate-friendly so that exam stress can be reduced and the best students can be selected.

“Students keep on trying for several jobs after graduation; all these examinations are graduate level entries, so the commission is suggesting one examination. Government ministries can also pick up students, who made it in the interview but eventually could not picked in the merit list, so that these young boys and girls will not have to appear for multiple examinations,” said Saxena, adding that it will further reduce the exam stress.

He further said, “We want candidates to be serious about the examinations and well prepared. And in case they are not fully prepared they should have option of stepping down or withdrawing their candidature so that they can appear for the second time.”

Earlier on Monday, he had said that the focus of UPSC is on more use of IT to make the entire process more candidate-friendly and the commission is also working on certain areas so that the exam stress of the candidates can be reduced.