The Baswan Committee was constituted on August 12, 2015 to look into the various issues which were raised from time to time about the Civil Services Examination (CSE). The objections raised were related to a vast range of topics such as eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of the exam.
According to Press trust of India, in response to a question in Lok Sabha, Jitendra Singh said that currently the government is not considering any change in the weightage given to general studies in the UPSC CSE for both preliminary and mains.
Highlighting the previous changes in the UPSC CSE exam pattern, Jitendra Singh said that change in the syllabus of UPSC Civil Services took place in 2011 followed by changes in 2013 when four papers of General Studies carrying 250 marks each were included. Since 2013, General Studies paper in Mains exam carries 1000 marks out of the total 1750 marks in the written examination. Also in 2015, the General Studies Paper II was made qualifying in nature with minimum marks fixed at 33% of total marks assigned.
(With Inputs from Press Trust of India)
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