Government forms expert panel to review civil services exam pattern

Date: September 29, 2015

IAS Officer civil services

An expert committee has been formed by the government to examine various issues related to age relaxation, eligibility, syllabus and pattern of civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers.

The panel will be headed by former Chhattisgarh-cadre IAS Officer BS Baswan and consist of leading academicians, technocrats and senior bureaucrats.


Based on the report of the committee, further changes in the civil services exam pattern will be contemplated with the primary objective of providing a level-playing field to aspirants from diverse streams of curriculum like mathematics, engineering, medicine or humanities.It would also be ensured that youngsters who took up Indian Administrative Service (IAS) as a career possessed a genuine aptitude for it.
The civil services examination is conducted annually in three stages– preliminary, main and interview.