UPSC

  • Controversy in futility?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Home Ministry order to use Hindi on social media platform, in (inter-ministerial) communication etc, has led to protests by Jayalalitha, DMK felt complexed as second...

  • UPSC aspirants, protesting near PM's residence, detained 28-06-2014 09:52 AM

    New Delhi: Over 200 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants staging a protest near the Prime Minister's house against the changes made in their examination pattern were detained by police early on Saturday. These people were protesting here since Friday morning and wanted to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to...
  • UPSC Civil Services Exams 2013: Meet the topper Gaurav Agrawal who hails from Jaipur 12-06-2014 07:03 PM

    For the first time in four years, a male candidate has topped the prestigious Civil Services Examination 2013, results of which were declared on Thursday. Gaurav Agrawal has got the first rank in the exam with Economics as his optional subject. He holds Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science) degree from...
  • Rajasthan's Gaurav Agrawal tops UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013, 1122 candidates clear it 12-06-2014 04:03 PM

    New Delhi: Gaurav Agrawal has secured the first rank in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination 2013. The results were declared on Thursday with Delhi-based Munish Sharma coming second and Rachit Raj third. This is the first time in four years that a male candidate has topped...
  • 'Super 30' fame Anand Kumar seeks six chances for IITs like UPSC 02-06-2014 03:44 PM

    Mathematician Anand Kumar on Monday urged the union government to give six chances in joint entrance examination for IITs as it is in the case of civil services examination. This would provide a level-playing field for candidates appearing for the IIT entrance examinations, he said in a letter to Union...
  • UPSC aspirants get six attempts to crack civil service exams 01-06-2014 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has effected major changes in norms of civil services examination like granting aspiring candidates two additional attempts and consequential age relaxations from this year onwards. "Every candidate appearing for the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts (two more...
  • UPSC Civil Services Examination notice on May 31 23-05-2014 03:05 PM

    New Delhi: The notice for the 2014 Civil Services Examination will be issued by May end by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). "Aspirants for Civil Services Examination, 2014 may please note that the examination notice for Civil Services Examination will be issued on May 31, 2014," the UPSC said. The...
  • CBI arrests two for cheating in UPSC Civil Services exams 01-05-2014 03:02 PM

    New Delhi: Two persons were on Thursday arrested by the CBI slueths for allegedly using unfair means during the Civil Services Examination held by Union Public Service Commission. In connection with the incident, CBI officials also conducted raids at various locations in Delhi. The sources said that searches are still...
  • Father-son duo to serve as IAS officers in MP 24-03-2014 02:47 PM

    In a first instance of its kind in Madhya Pradesh, a father-son duo will be serving together as IAS officers in the state. Iqbal Singh Bains who is an IAS officer of the 1985 batch is now on deputation to New Delhi while his son Amanveer Singh was alloted the...
  • UPSC declares results of Civil Services Mains 11-03-2014 10:59 PM

    The results of the Civil Services (Mains) examinations were declared on Tuesday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The written exams were held in December of last year. The successful candidates will be called for a personality test for selection to Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS),...
  • Super 30 hero Anand Kumar seeks extra chance in IIT-JEE like UPSC 11-02-2014 09:27 PM

    Buoyed by UPSC's decision to provide additional two chances to aspirants across all categories, mathematician Anand Kumar of Super 30 fame on Tuesday urged for a similar opportunity in examination for qualifying in IITs. "This shall also be extended to Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)," he said in a statement. Kumar...
  • UPSC aspirants get two more attempts to crack civil service exams 11-02-2014 08:44 AM

    New Delhi: In a good news for lakhs of civil services aspirants, the government on Monday decided to give two additional attempts with consequential age relaxation to all categories of candidates of the prestigious exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission. "The central government has approved two additional attempts to...
  • Why is UPSC partial to English, asks Nitish Kumar 04-01-2014 05:15 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday questioned the importance given to English in examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), as opposed to Indian languages. The UPSC conducts examinations through which candidates are recruited to the civil services and defence forces. "I fail to understand why so...
  • No proposal to relax upper age limit for UPSC exam: Government 18-12-2013 04:07 PM

    (UPSC), the government said on Wednesday said that there is no proposal to relax the upper age limit and the number of attempts for a candidate appearing in the civil service examinations conducted by Union Public Service Commission(UPSC). Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy said some representations or references...
  • JDU protests against changes in UPSC exam pattern 12-12-2013 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United MPs held a protest against changes in the civic services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The MPs claimed that the changes made in the civil services exam pattern discriminates against Hindi and other national languages. The MPs protested in front of...
  • Delhi: Civil services aspirants protest outside Parliament 09-12-2013 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: Civil services aspirants on Monday protested outside Parliament demanding increase in number of attempts for UPSC exams. Security has been tightened around Parliament in the wake of this protest. "We have met various leaders including Rahul Gandhi but our demand is not being heard," said a civil services...
  • Centre accepts MP govt's recommendation to dismiss suspended IAS couple 02-09-2013 01:52 PM

    Decks have been cleared for dismissal of tainted Madhya Pradesh IAS couple Arvind and Tinu Joshi, with the Centre accepting the state government's recommendation to remove them from service, official sources said on Monday. The Department for Personnel and Training had forwarded to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) its...
  • UPSC releases sample paper on 'ethics' for civil services 13-08-2013 04:50 PM

    "What do you understand by spirit of service and commitment?" Civil services aspirants will face questions like this that will test their attitude to issues like probity in public life and problem solving approach in the paper on 'ethics, integrity and aptitude', introduced in the Mains examination from this year....
  • UPSC declares Civil Services Prelims exam results 03-08-2013 10:22 PM

    New Delhi: About 16,000 candidates have successfully qualified this year's Civil Services (Preliminary) examination, results of which have been declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The UPSC has advised the qualifiers not to file any RTI applications seeking details of their marks and answer keys until the entire...
  • Govt may change rules of state exams for promotion in IAS, IPS 26-05-2013 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: If things go according to plan, a state public service officer may have to appear in a competitive exam and interview to get promoted to IAS and IPS. The Centre has written to all states seeking their views to make changes in existing rules to select officers from...
  • Confidence and patience is needed to crack the IAS exam: Komal Ganatra 21-05-2013 05:20 PM

    Thirty-two-year-old Komal Ganatra from Gujarat is the only woman from the state to have cracked the UPSC exam this year. Komal Ganatra joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on how to prepare for the exam. Q. Congratulations madam for your success. Is this your 1st attempt? Did you go for...
  • Komal Ganatra, the only Gujarat woman to crack the UPSC exam this year 21-05-2013 10:19 AM

    Savarkundla: Thirty-two-year-old Komal Ganatra from Gujarat is the only woman from the state to have cracked the UPSC exam this year. After four attempts, the hard work has finally paid off. With a 591 ranking on the national merit list, she is an inspiration. But what makes Komal's feat even...
  • The destiny of Kashmiris lies with India: Dr Ruveda Salam 20-05-2013 06:48 PM

    Twenty-six-year old doctor Ruveda Salam has become the first woman from the Kupwara district in Kashmir to crack the IAS examination. Her name is now added to the small list of youth Valley icons like IAS topper Shah Faesal and cricketer Parvez Rasool. Dr Ruveda Salam joined IBNLive readers for...
  • Meet Ruvaida, the first woman from Kupwara to crack the UPSC exam 20-05-2013 09:59 AM

    Srinagar: Twenty-six-year old doctor Ruvaida Salam has become the first woman from the Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir to have cracked the Civil Services examination. Her name is now added to the small list of youth valley icons like IAS topper Shah Faesal and cricketer Parvez Rasool. She has...
  • UPSC mulling to put civil services exam answer sheets online 16-05-2013 06:16 PM

    New Delhi: Conceding to the longstanding demand of civil service aspirants, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is mulling to put online the scanned copies of answer sheets of the candidates writing the prestigious examination. The Commission, which conducts the annual examination to select candidates for IAS, IPS and IFS...
  • Bihar: Bureaucrats provide free coaching to IAS aspirants in Naxal-affected areas 15-05-2013 11:02 PM

    Banka: Cracking the UPSC is a difficult proposition, especially for aspirants who live in Naxal-infested areas, with no access to proper coaching facilities. But all that has changed in Bihar's Banka district due to the efforts of District Magistrate Dipak Anand and his deputy Sub-Divisional Magistrate Mithilesh Mishra. Together, they...
  • Rural youth aspires more for IAS than the elite: Dr Raja Sekhar Vundru 15-05-2013 05:33 PM

    In spite of the liberalisation of the Indian economy which has opened up so many avenues of quality employment, an IAS berth still appeals to a large number of young Indians. For a select few like Manjunath, it becomes the be all and end all of their lives. Is there...
  • FTN: Youth commits suicide after UPSC result: Is the IAS still the dream of rural and small town India? 14-05-2013 11:49 PM

    An IAS aspirant committed suicide in Bangalore on Friday, upset over a "mix-up" in the Civil Services Examinations results list. ...
  • News 360: Manmohan Singh will be PM till 2014, says Congress 13-05-2013 09:19 PM

    Sources said on Monday that a section within the Congress wanted Manmohan Singh replaced as PM before Parliament's monsoon session. ...
  • Is UPSC responsible for IAS aspirant Manjunath's death? 13-05-2013 07:51 PM

    Did a roll number mix up lead a civil services aspirant to commit suicide? The UPSC, which runs the exams, has denied the allegation and has said IAS aspirant Manjunath never made it through the preliminary test. A 24-year-old IAS aspirant Manjunath committed suicide on Friday in Bangalore after a...