The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has referred the report of Baswan committee, that has suggested changes in civil services exam pattern, to the government for final decision.
The UPSC had constituted the expert committee under the chairmanship of former human resource development secretary and retired IAS officer B.S. Baswan in August last year.
The panel had submitted its report to the UPSC last month and it has been sent to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) for a final decision on the committee’s recommendations.
The committee is understood to have recommended reduction in upper age limit of 32 years to appear in the civil services exam, they said.
The Baswan committee has examined the plan of examination, number of papers, their structure and duration, marking scheme, weightage of marks and system of evaluation among others.
The committee was earlier asked to submit its report within six months but it was given an extension for a further period of six months, till last month end. It submitted the report on 9 August.