Himachal public service panel studying UPSC exam pattern


The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) will look into the possibilities of picking up the new examination pattern as that of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for state administrative services, says a report.

K.S. Tomar informed that within three months, the committee comprising three members will submit its report. He added that the commission has made up their mind to go through the positive and negative aspects of the shifting the pattern for Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service (HAS) combined competitive (main) exams which in turn will act as an aid to avoid duplicity of efforts of the candidates appearing in civil services.

Tomar also said that since the existing state exams are similar to those of the UPSC civil services (main) exams, it has become crucial for the commission to consider the changes made by the UPSC for being able to carry out civil services (main) exams.

He said that replacing will bring rationality and equity in the examination and would remove redundancies. Besides, it would bring simplicity in the pattern of examinations. Mr. Tomar said, “At present, candidates work hard for HAS combined written examinations but they hardly get benefit of their laborious work if they want to compete for UPSC examinations.”

He also added, “Majority of the subjects of HAS examinations are not suitable for UPSC examinations, hence candidates have to make fresh preparation. After the introduction of the new UPSC pattern in our HAS combined examinations, the candidates can opt those subjects which are chosen by them during HAS combined written test for appearing in civil services too.”

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