UKPSC change syllabus of PCS exam similar to UPSC exam
Haridwar: The Personnel Department in Uttarakhand has given an initial consent to change the syllabus of the PCS exam to be similar to the UPSC exam. The Chairman of the Public Service Commission proposed this change in order to benefit candidates of Uttarakhand who currently have to prepare for different syllabi for the PCS and IAS exams. If the syllabus is the same, then candidates will have an increased chance of being selected for the All India Service Cadre. The proposed change was discussed at a meeting chaired by Secretary Personnel Shailesh Bagoli and it was agreed that 25% of the pre-exam subjects and 40% of the main exam subjects should be related to Uttarakhand. The Chief Minister, Pushkar Dhami, will make the final decision on this matter.
In addition to the syllabus change, the Public Service Commission has also altered the interview process for the PCS exam. Instead of using names and roll numbers, code marking will be used to maintain anonymity during the interview process. This change will ensure that even the experts conducting the interviews will not be able to identify the candidates by name.
The Public Service Commission Secretary, Girdhari Rawat, has requested that the Personnel Department send recruitment proposals that include Divyang reservation as soon as possible. Previous recruitment proposals were returned due to the lack of inclusion of this reservation, and Rawat is urging for them to be revised and sent back promptly. Recruitment offers for various vacancies, such as the PCS Lower Exam, Review Officer, and Assistant Review Officer, are currently under revision and will be sent to the Commission soon.