Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions has released following notification regarding change in Civil Service Preliminary exam pattern change.
The Government has approved the following in respect of Civil Services Examination:
• An Expert Committee would be constituted to comprehensively examine various issues raised from time to time namely, eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of Civil Services Examination.
• Till such time the Government takes decision on the recommendation of the above Committee, the General Studies Paper-II(CSAT) in the Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination will remain a qualifying paper with a minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
• The English Language comprehension skill portion from General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination will continue to remain excluded.
• The above decisions are incorporated in the CSE Rules-2015.