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Gaping holes in the safety net

Source : The Hindu

insurance

Insurance, both state-sponsored and private, does not cover everything and certain segments of the population have neither.

Between August 2014, when Suresh* was diagnosed with leukaemia, and now his family has spent over Rs. 10 lakh. Their home and land were sold for less than it was worth, says Pushpa*, Suresh’s mother. Now, while mother, son and daughter live in a room behind a private hospital in Chennai for Rs. 700 a day, the father lives alone in their village, selling cloth.

“We had no awareness about insurance coverage and did not have a policy,” says Pushpa, who is from a village near Thanjavur. Close to two years after the diagnosis, chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant and follow-up tests, Suresh, who has completed class VIII, still has to be around the hospital. He has been admitted a few times for side effects. “Our families have given us some money,” says Pushpa, tears on her cheeks, “but they can’t afford anymore. We’ve borrowed some but it’s getting harder.”

The penetration of health insurance in India is only about three per cent, says V. Jegannathan, chairman cum managing director, Star Health and Allied Insurance Company.

In Tamil Nadu, the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS), for those below an annual income of Rs. 72,000, provides Rs. 1 lakh per family per year with a provision to pay up to Rs. 1.5 lakh for specified procedures. About 1.58 crore people, around 22 per cent of the State’s population, access the scheme, which doctors say is extremely beneficial and has helped many low-income families fund their treatment.

But insurance, whether the state’s or obtained by an individual, does not cover everything and certain segments of the population have neither.

For instance, Rs. 9.4 lakh is available from the CMCHIS’s corpus fund (available for expensive procedures) for a bone marrow transplant, and this would cover the cost of a transplant from a related donor. But the cost of the transplant from an unrelated donor is Rs. 25-30 lakh, says Revathi Raj, paediatric hemato-oncologist, Apollo Hospitals. Since only 30 per cent of patients find a related donor, the rest, like Suresh’s family, have to find the rest themselves. Many insurance policies do not cover genetic disorders such as Thalassemia and Haemophilia, she says, but the CMCHIS does.

People with disabilities, especially intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, also generally fall through the gaps of mainstream insurance coverage, says disability rights activist Vaishnavi Jayakumar. Many companies do not offer health insurance to those over 75, and people who have diabetes or who have had cancer would find it difficult to get insurance without an endorsement, says Mr. Jegannathan. “Insurance cover, once granted, lasts for a lifetime. However, the policy will cover only up to the amount of insurance taken, plus no claim bonus, if any, will be added,” he says.

The worst-hit, says Dr. Raj, are families who fall just above the income limit for the CMCHIS and also, do not have other cover as they struggle to pay for niche-area, expensive treatments.

Most of K.R. Balakrishnan’s patients have end-stage heart disease. “By the time they get to this stage, even if they do have insurance, which most don’t, they money has been exhausted. They have to spend a few months in intensive care even before they get a transplant. The transplant alone costs Rs. 16-20 lakh,” says the director of the institute of cardiac sciences, Fortis Malar Hospital. Heart transplants are not covered under the CMCHIS.

At the Cancer Institute, Adyar, about 60 per cent of patients are treated either free or at highly subsidised costs. V. Shanta, chairperson of the institute, notes that the CMCHIS covers only the first of the cancer treatments. “Since cancer requires follow-ups and sometimes, additional treatment, the cover may fall short and many patients do not have adequate money for follow up care,” she says.

Even when patients are covered by the CMCHIS or another policy, out- of-pocket expenses can be huge. “Insurance does not usually cover the costs of travel from a village, the loss of wages of the patient and attendants, costs of staying in the city, food and other expenses,” says Soumya Ramanan, a paediatric cardiac surgeon who runs ‘Mending Tiny Hearts Foundation’ that helps families fund surgeries.

The biggest issue when it comes to insurance however remains awareness. “Even though people are now beginning to realise the importance of health cover, there is a long way to go. It is the middle income groups that are the most affected without coverage,” says Mr. Jegannathan.

For families like Suresh’s, life has been at a standstill. Besides the loss of money, schooling and jobs have taken a hit as has the well being of other family members. Suresh’s younger sister is not in school at present. “All we are hoping for is to be able to go home soon and for Suresh to healthy,” says Pushpa.

 

UPSC releases admit cards of CAPF examination

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the e-admit cards of the Central Armed Police Forces (AC’s ) Examination 2016.

The candidates are advised to download the admit cards from the official website i.e.

www.upsc.gov.in

Steps to download

 Visit the official website

 Click on the link ‘e-Admit Card- Central Armed Police Forces (AC’s) Examination, 2016

 Admit cards will be displayed on the screen. The candidates are advised to take a print out for future reference.

Admit cards can be downloaded till June 26, 2016.

UPSC delays the release of official notification on IAS/IFS

431582-upscThe Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has delayed the release of official notification

for IAS/IFS examination that was scheduled to be conducted on August 7, 2016.

The candidates are advised to keep visiting the official website www.upsc.gov.in for

registration process.

The registration will start from May 20, 2016. The aspirants are required to submit their

applications on the same day.

There would be three levels of the examination.

 Preliminary exam

 Main exam

 Personality test.

All the aspirants will get only six attempts to clear the examination, except for ST/SC, this

policy will not be applicable.

Eligibility Criteria:

Educational qualification:

Indian Forest Services (IFS) Interested candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree with

one compulsory subject, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science/ Botany/ Chemistry/

Geology/ Mathematics/ Physics/ Statistics or Zoology Or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/

Forestry/ Engineering from a recognised institute/ university. Those appearing for their

degree examination can also apply.

Indian Administrative Services (IAS):

All those who are citizens of India are eligible to apply. Aspirants who belong to Nepal, or

Bhutan or Tibetan refugees and immigrants with Indian origin can also apply only if they are

able to produce a certificate of eligibility that has been issued by the government of India.

Important Dates:

IAS/IFS examination August 7, 2016.

Details of UPSC IES/ISSE, 2016

UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited the applications for UPSC Indian Economic Service (IES) / Indian Statistical Service Examination (ISSE) 2016. Those candidates, who are eligible and interested, can apply for the post through the prescribed format on or before 12 February 2016. Last Date of Application is 12 February 2016.

To Apply

The candidates, who are eligible and interested, shall apply online for the post through the prescribed format along with other necessary documents on or before 12 February 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

    • Age limit is minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years.
    • For Indian Economic Service (IES), the candidate must have obtained a Post-Graduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from a University incorporated by of an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act Parliament or declared to be deemed as University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time.
    • For Indian Statistical Service Examination, the candidate must have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subject or a Master’s degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time.

Number of Vacancies:

• Number of Vacancies in Indian Economic Service: 15 Posts
• Number of Vacancies in Indian Statistical Service: 13 Posts

The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of interview/exam conducted by the UPSC.

Panel’s report on civil services exam pattern in six months

Important Guideline for UPSC Exam

For the examination of various issues related to age relaxation, eligibility, syllabus and pattern of civil services examination, to select IAS and IPS officers, an expert committee has been settled up by the Government, which will give its report within six months time.

The expert committee will also review the effectiveness of the existing scheme of the prestigious test in selecting suitable candidates and suggest the time frame for the implementation of the revised pattern of examination.

The time frame in which the examination is conducted will be examined by the former Human Resource and Development Secretary and retired IAS officer B. S. Baswan who is also the head of the committee. He will also suggest suitable changes to reduce the time taken for selection of candidates by utilising information and communication technologies, as per its Terms of Reference (ToR).

It said that the expert committee will submit its report within the six months of its constitution.

After reviewing the recommendations of previous expert committees in this matter, it will also evaluate the effectiveness of the existing scheme of the civil services examination in selecting suitable candidates keeping in view the factors such as the need for inclusiveness in the selection process, fair mix of candidates from different disciplines, and skill-sets required for a modern, effective and efficient civil service and trainability of selected candidates.

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the civil service examination annually in three stages – preliminary, main and interview – for selecting the officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

According to the ToR, the plan of examination, number of papers, their structure and duration, marking scheme, weightage of marks and system of evaluation, all of them will be examined by the panel “so as to arrive at an examination pattern that is holistic and does not exhibit any bias for or against candidates from any particular stream, subject area, language or region.”

UPSC NDA & NA (II) 2015: Exam to be held on September 27

UPSC

On September 27, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the National Defence Academy / Naval Academy (NA) Examination. The admit card has been published the on the official website, upsc.gov.in.

To Download the Admit Card:

  • Go to the official website, upsc.gov.in.
  • Click on the “Examination” tab.
  • Click on the link, ‘E-admit card’.
  • Click on ‘NDA (II) Examination, 2015’

After submitting it, the admit card will be displayed on the screen. Take out the print-out of the admit card for the future use. The candidates must carry their admit cards to the examination centre on the day of exam. In case, if the student forgets to bring the admit card, he/she will not be allowed to sit in the exam.

The paper will include the objective type of questions based on Mathematics, General and Ability Test. The exam duration is of two and a half hours and the weightage of 900 marks.

UPSC, every year, conducts various written examinations such as National Defence Academy (NDA), Naval Academy (NA), Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Economic Service (IES), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Statistical Service (ISS) and other examinations for the selection of the eligible and skilled aspirants for several posts.

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UPSC NDA AND NA II EXAM- IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION OUT

Important

Union Public service Commission conducts the NDA exam twice in a year. NDA 2 is being held for the admissions for the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of NDA for 136th course, and 98th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).

The Union Public service commission (UPSC) is scheduled NDA and NA (II) examination on 27th September 2015. Admit cards are already out. Candidate can download their admit card from the official website. Recently UPSC has announced some important notification regarding to NDA and NA exam 2015 which has been published on the official website itself.

It is one of the important exams. So candidate is requested to prepare well and some books are suggested for preparation such as NDA Entrance Exam Books which is available in the market and candidate may buy it online also

Important points must keep in mind are:

  1. UPSC has released the e- admit cards for the candidates who have registered themselves and can download them from the official website.Candidates are requested to get their e-admit card print for future purpose.
  2. If there is any kind of problem occur during downloading the e-admit card, candidate is free to contact the UPSC Facilitation Counter on 011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543 or contact the Facilitation Counter through fax on 011-23387310. There working hours are 10 am to5 pm on all working day.
  3. UPSC has sent rejection letters with reason(s) mentioned through e-mails provided by candidate.
  4. Candidate will not get any kind of admit card via post.
  5. Candidate is requested to bring two identical photographs (one for each session) and photo identity proof such as driving license, aadhar card, voter ID, student ID card in case their photograph is not clear on their admit cards.
  6. Candidate must carry the printout of e-admit card to the exam hall. If any candidate fails to bring will not allow to appear for exam.
  7. Candidate is suggested to check their email which is provided by them to stay updated.
  8. Candidate is also suggested to read all the important instructions published on the website and get it print too.
  9. It is also announced that mobile phone and other gadgets are restricted to bring inside the examination hall. If any candidate found with mobile phones and any any other gadget will be denied entry in the examination hall.

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UPSC NDA and NA exam (II) announcement: admit cards out, check now!

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Union Public Service Commission conducts the NDA exam twice in a year. NDA II is being held for the admissions for the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of NDA for 136th course, and 98th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).

The Union Public service commission (UPSC) is scheduled NDA and NA (II) examination on 27th September 2015 for which enrollment process has been completed.

UPSC is now announced that the Admit cards for the examination have been released on the official website. Candidates who have registered themselves for the examination can now download the admit card from the website.

Selection process:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of written exam, psychological aptitude test, intelligence and personality test and SSB Interview.

Procedures to download admit cards:

    1. Log on to http://www.upsc.gov.in/
    2. Click on the link “e-Admit Card-NDA (II) Examination, 2015 in ‘what’snew notification box’
    3. Click on download e-Admit Card.
    4. Click yes after reading ll the instruction carefully.
    5. Select the option for downloading the admit card from the 3 option given.

a) By registration ID
b) By Roll number
c) By name

  1. Select the option and enter the detail asked
  2. Submit them and your Admit Card will be displayed on the screen
  3. Download the admit card and get it print.

Important Instructions:

  • It is mandatory to bring the admit card to the examination hall along with you.
  • Candidates also have to bring any Photo ID proof along with them.
  • Candidate is suggested to be on time while coming for exam. Late comers would not be allowed to enter the venue.
  • Candidates are not allowed to take their mobile phone and any other gadgets in the examination hall.

Paper pattern: Exam will consist objective type questions. Questions will be based on the topics like Mathematics, General and Ability test. Candidates will be given 2:30 hours to complete the exam. This exam is another one of the toughest exam. Candidates are suggested to practice thoroughly. Many good books are available in the market. Some are- UPSC Exam Books, NDA & NA exam preparation books, Books for UPSC exam.

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UPSC 2011 Aspirants will get extra chance, why? HC to UPSC

UPSC

The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages i.e. preliminary exam, main exam and interview round. This exam is done for the recruitment of the prestigious post IAS, IFS and IPS.

In 2011 Union public commission (UPSC) had introduced CSAT. Number of candidates applied for the exam in 2011, but did not take the preliminary exam due to the introduction of CSAT. This newly introduced CSAT feared the candidates especially those candidates who belongs Hindi medium. In 2011, total 4.27 lakhs candidates had applied for the UPSC exam, out of which only 2.43 lakhs candidates appeared.

Owing to the last year’s protest by UPSC Aspirants, Union Public service commission (UPSC) asked for extra chance this year for those aspirants who could not appear in 2011 exams because of the introduction of CSAT. On August 21, Allahabad High court asked Union Public commission to file its reply on this.

The next date of hearing on the petition is fixed on 31st August 2015 in the present of division bench comprising Justice Arun tendon and Justice Bharat Bhushan. In this hearing Union Public commission have been asked the reason behind the extra chance to be given to 2011 aspirants, especially Hindi Medium Students who had been underway 2010 and who could not appear in the year 2011.

The central Administrative tribunal had passed an order for giving an extra chance to those candidates who could not appear for the exam in 2011.

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UPSC Prelims 2015: 4.65 Lakhs Candidates Appeared

UPSC

Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) is a nationwide competitive exam in India. UPSC conducts its civil service exam annually in three stages, namely, Prelims, Main Examination and interview round for recruitment to IAS (Indian Administrative service), IPS (Indian Police service) , IFS (Indian Foreign Services) Group ‘A’ and some Group ‘B’ Services. The Preliminary Examination of Union Public Service Commission for Civil Services Examination is also popularly called CSAT or civil Services Aptitude Test.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has conducted the civil Service preliminary exam 2015 on August 23/ 2015 successfully. Exam was conducted across India in various centres. This year total 465882 candidates appeared for the civil services preliminary examination while last year there were 451602 candidates appeared for the examination. There was an increase of 14280 candidates this year.

According to data report, about 945908 candidates have applied for the exam out of which 681549 candidates had downloaded their e-admit card and 465882, which is about 49% of total candidates who have applied for the exam. Every year,large number of candidates appear for the exam.

The exam was conducted in two shifts i.e. morning and noon shift. Paper 1 was held in Morning shift at 9:30 AM while paper 2 was held in noon shift at 2:30 PM. The exam was conducted at 2186 venue in 71 centres throughout the country. With the increase in number of candidates from last year’s count, the number of centres has also increased this year.

UPSC civil services prelims: only 2 days left

Tips and Tricks

UPSC Civil services prelims are now on the corner, only 2 days left i.e. on 23rd August 2015. It is a human tendency that when exam is coming nearby, tension level goes up. At this point of time, candidate must be preparing so hard, and utilizing this peak time in revision the concepts. Some aspirants may get nervous. So it is suggest that don’t get nervous and practice and revise as much as you can. Keep yourself calm and healthy. Candidate must arrange the conveyance for the D-day.

Below mentioned are some suggested tips that aspirant should keep in mind before going for exam-

  1. Take sound sleep: good sleep is must before appearing in any exam. Good sleep helps to keep your mind relaxed. Most of the aspirants are busy with revision, solving mock test papers, getting nervous. It is crucial to sleep well the night before exam, or all the cramming will be for naught. If your body is exhausted, consider your brain even more. Take at least 7-8 hours sleep to keep your mind fresh and relaxed.
  2. Short notes: At this last time, candidates must make small notes for the major dates, events that took place in social, economic, development, polity, governance, employment, regulations front for at least a year before the exam. Make sure you cover all the major happenings in India and around the globe.
  3. Revision: Revision is must. Revise from the important notes you made during your preparation time. These notes will help you to revise more and also save your time.
  4. Increase your confidence level: At this peak time, it is so obvious that candidate may get nervous. Don’t get panic. It may affect your exam. N amount of preparation would be enough if you don’t have confidence in your abilities to crack the exam. Be confident and feed your mind with positive and encouraging thoughts.
  5. Presence of Mind: avoiding distraction would go a long way in helping you to score better. Keep your mind open and focus on your performance.
  6. Hand written notes: keep your notes with you while revision. This will save your time in remembering the things in less time.
  7. Concentration: concentration is also necessary in examination hall. Keep your mind focused and concentrate on the questions and answers you are writing. So you not have change to regret after exam.
  8. Strategies: Always follow the strategies you have planned for the exam. Pre-planned strategies are very beneficial for exam. Try to solve numerical in first go and also start your paper with that section you are good in.
  9. Be alert: During exam, do not ignore any kind of information. Be alert and attentive. Don’t indulge with your friends in talks much before exam at venue. Only one missing info may give you big loss.

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UPSC Civil Services Results declared: Delhi girls stand as 3 out of 5 top ranks

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After the declaration of Civil Services Examination 2014 done by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Ira Singhal, who is from Delhi, has topped the exam. She is a physically handicapped IRS (Indian Revenue Service) officer.

The 2nd rank holder is Renu Raj who is a doctor from Kerala was followed by Nidhi Gupta, also an Indian Revenue Service officer from Delhi, held the 3rd rank.

The 4th rank holder is Vanadana Rao who is also from Delhi and was followed by the 5th rank holder Suharsha Bhagat who is an IRS (Income Tax cadre) officer in Nagpur.

The UPSC is maintaining a reserved list of around 254 candidates and has recommended a total number of 1,236 candidates including 590 in General category, 354 belonging to Other Backward Class, 194 from Scheduled Caste and 98 from Scheduled Tribe, have been recommended for appointment to various central government services, the UPSC said.

Ira Singhal, 29-year-old, said, “I am really very happy. I can’t believe this. I just prepared for the examination. I want to be an IAS officer. I want to do something for the benefit of physically-handicapped people”

Nidhi Gupta, an Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise, said, “It is really a proud moment. I put in lot of hard work and finally it paid”

“I called up people twice to cross check whether or not I have made it in the exam. It is a pleasant surprise. It is really a result of hard work” Vandana Rao said.

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UPSC releases CBRT results

CBRT Results

The Computer Based Recruitment Test conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had its results announced. The test was conducted on May 10. A list of 50 candidates has been released and these shortlisted names have been notified about the verification of as per the eligibility of candidates to the posts. The list is available online for candidates to check.

The candidates must send in the attested copies of their documents, certificates and testimonials on or before June 22. The candidates must also attach their Online Recruitment Attachment (ORA). The candidates are required to mention their name and their roll number on each document and send it through a proper channel to the Under Secretary (SPS-II), Room 16-A, Dholpur House, UPSC, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi- 110069. The candidate must carry their original documents on the day of the interview as the documents will be verified.

UPSC had notified the recruitment for 14 posts as Assistant Labour Commissioners (Central), Assistant Welfare Commissioners (Central), Assistant Labour Welfare Commissioners (Central) and Assistant Directors I in Grade V of Junior Time Scale (JTS) of Central Labour Service (CLS) in the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

The applications shall be sent latest by June 22 after which they shall not be accepted. The interview date will be conveyed via email.

UPSC declares list of candidates who cleared the CDS exam- I

UPSC

The results for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam-I has been declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). In order to access the results, the candidates can follow a simple procedure on the official UPSC website.

The exam conducted on February 15 has seen a total of 8488 candidates make it to the interview round. However, the ratio of candidates shortlisted per vacancy is as high as 1:18.29. These selected candidates are now required to submit the original certificates in support of age (date of birth), educational qualifications, NCC (C) (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) etc.

The short-listed candidates will be eligible for admission to Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, 140th course commencing in January, 2016/ Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, course commencing in January, 2016/ Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January, 2016 i.e. No. 199/16F/PC/ Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai, 103rd SSC Course (for men) commencing in April, 2016 and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai, 17th SSC Women (Non-Technical) course commencing in April, 2016.

The documents are required to be sent to:

  • Army Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE Entry, West Block 3, Ground Floor, Wing No.I, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates
  • IHQ of MoD NAV (OI & R Section), Room No. 204, C-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Naval first choice candidates
  • PO3 (A) Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Moti Lal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force as their first choice.

Notification for UPSC Civil Services examination 2015 postponed

UPSC

The date of issuance of notification for Civil Services examination 2015 has been postponed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages– preliminary, main and interview –to select candidates for prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others. The notification was scheduled to be released on May 16,2015. According to the UPSC statement, the revised date of notification will be intimated in due course. Sources said the date for notification has been postponed due to the changes introduced by the government in the pattern of civil services examination. The changes included are:

  • To continue with the controversial aptitude test in the civil services preliminary examination and also set 33 per cent minimum qualifying marks.
  • An expert committee would be constituted to take a holistic view of the aptitude test, part of civil services preliminary examination.

The Centre has also decided to give an extra chance this year to candidates who appeared in civil services preliminary examination in 2011. The move comes following an assurance given by the government in this regard last year.

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Civil Services 2011 candidates to get extra chance

UPSC

Candidates who have appeared for union public service (UPSC) held civil service preliminary exam (Prelims) exam in the year 2011 will be given an extra chance this year, according to the official of Department of personnel and training (DoPT).

Altogether 472290 candidates had applied for civil services prelims in 2011, of which 234003 had appeared for the examination. These candidates may be granted one more attempt in this year.

The examination pattern for the prelims was modified in 2011, prior to that paper 1 based on general studies and candidates had to choose an optional subject for paper 2. Candidates under general category are allowed ti give six attempts

Last year, there were widespread protests against the Civil Services Aptitude Test (C-SAT) by aspirants, who had demanded its cancellation. The candidates were against the C-SAT, a preliminary-level test, which was revised and implemented in the year 2011. According to the protesting candidates, the upgraded pattern was discriminatory against non-English medium aspirants or those from Humanities background. The students termed the pattern as elitist, tilted in favor of those from public school or science background.

Thereafter, it was notified by the Union government that the scores acquired in the English Language Comprehension Skills (ELCS) questions in Paper II will not be counted for the final gradation and merit in the civil services examination, 2014. The commission also notified that the candidates should not attempt the ELCS questions.

UPSC IES/ISS Exam E-admit cards live now

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has successfully published e-admit cards for Indian Economic Services/Indian Statistical Services (IES/ISS) Exam on its website.

The candidates need to follow the steps listed below to download the hall tickets/admit cards:-

    • Visit the official UPSC website;
    • Click on “e-Admit card of IES/ISS examination, 2015‘;

Click on the link ‘click here‘ in the column’ to download e-admit

After that, candidates can choose any of the three options proposed: registration number, roll number or name to get admit cards;

Option A (Registration number): Insert the registration number, captcha code
and submit,

Option B (Roll number): Insert the roll number, captcha code and submit,

Option C (Name): Insert the name, captcha code and submit

Admit card will be displayed immediately on the screen. Candidates should download and take a printout of the same as admit card is a compulsory document that candidates should carry during the exam, if not they will not be allowed to appear for the test.

If you face problems in downloading the e-admit cards for the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2015 or discrepancy noticed in the e-admit card, you can communicate your problem to uscms-upsc@nic.in easily and quickly.

UPSC announces 105 civil service exam 2013 candidates to be qualified

UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared 105 candidates of the Civil Services examination 2013, to be qualified, who where previously placed in a reserve list. The list of such candidates can be seen at the UPSC website – www.upsc.gov.in.

All in all 1,122 candidates confirmed to be qualified by the commission for the 2013 examination in order of merit to be appointed in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) as well as other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’), as against 1,228 vacancies, for which the Results were published in June, 2014.

Out of those candidates, 89 belong to General category and 16 in the Other backward classes (OBCs). Recommended candidates will be notified directly of Dopt, according to statements made by the UPSC.

From 1,122 qualified candidates, 517 came from the General category, 326 from OBC, 187 were from scheduled castes (SC) category and 92 belonged to scheduled tribe (St) category. There existed 1,228 advertised vacancies for the civil services examination, 2013 in which 622 were under General, 326 under OBC, 188 for SC and 92 for ST categories.

UPSC civil services (main) examination: Important documents to carry for the personality test

UPSC

The results of the civil services (Main) exam 2014 have been announced by the Union public service Commission on April 12, 2015.

A list of important documents to carry at the time of the personality test:

Candidates will have to produce the original certificates in support of their claims at the time of personality test. Candidates must carry the following list of original certificates:

1. Age

2. Educational qualifications

3. Community

4. Physical handicap and

5. Other documents for example questionnaire, attestation form and TA Form, etc.

UPSC civil services (main) results announced: call letters will be released in 5 days

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The result for civil services (main) examination, conducted by the joint civil service Commission was announced on the official website. Candidates should note that call letters will get released on 18 April for the first batch.

Candidates admitted to the examination will have to appear for an interview and personality test round beginning on April 27. Personality Tests will take at –The Office of the Union Public Service Commission at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069.

No requests for change of date and time of the personality test wretched to the candidates will be entertained. The first batch of e-summon letter will be posted on the UPSC website from April 18.

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UPSC civil services (main) exam results Announced

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the results of civil services (main) examination, 2014 and as per the statement made by the UPSC, the personality test of successful candidates will probably start from April 27, 2015

The result was pending because of a review petition filed in the Supreme Court by the Centre looking forward to reconsider its new verdict that scrapped reservation for Jat community. On the other hand, there was no talk about of the Supreme Court in a press release issued late in the evening by the Commission. The list of successful candidates have been uploaded on UPSC’s website – www.upsc.gov.in.

The Supreme Court on March 17, set aside the decision of the former UPA regime to include the Jats in the Central list of other backward classes (OBCs) to provide a quota of benefits to them after the Centre moved the apex court on April 1 seeking review of its decision.

Thousands of students appeared in the prestigious civil services (main) examination conducted during December 14-20, 2014. The examination is conducted every year by UPSC to select officers for Indian Administrative service (IAS), Indian foreign service (IFS) and Indian police service (IPS) in particular. The examination takes place in three stages – preliminary, main and interview.

Official numbers: 011- 23385271, 011-23381125, 011-23098543 or Fax No. 011-23387310, 011-23384472.

UPSC announces the date of CBRT examination

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is all set to conduct the Combined Computer Based Recruitment Test (CBRT) on May 10 from 2 pm to 4 pm held for the recruitment of Senior Administrative Officers Grade-I and Grade-II posts for 28 vacancies.

Examination Centres:

Bhopal

Delhi and NCR

Dispur (Guwahati)

Chennai

Nagpur

Lucknow

Jammu

Port Blair

Syllabus:

The test will consist of extensive areas in topics like General English and General ability.

General English (Part A): This paper will include topics like:

Indian Union and International Affairs including Current Affairs

Personnel Management and Industrial Relations

General Mental Ability

General Science

Office Management and Procedure.

Computer awareness and basic knowledge of office software for automation, such as Microsoft Word or Excel

CB exam will be held for 2 hours and Expertise can carry 100 marks and will be based on objective Type of questions. In part B of the question paper will be set in Hindi and English. For making each correct answer in the exam, candidates will be awarded one mark. Taking into account that for each wrong answer, one third marks will be deducted.

Objective General Knowledge and Current Affair level 1Objective General Knowledge and Current Affair level 2

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