UPSC Preparation: What is 'Principle of Equality' in Civil Services Exam, read details

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Raj Nandani Jha 21/10/2021 15:22 IST
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The number of questions from current affairs is getting smaller. Whereas its most usefulness cannot be denied in terms of selection of good administrators and fulfillment of the principle of equality.

New Delhi.UPSC Preparation: IASThe biggest challenge before the UPSC regarding the exam is how to prepare such question papers so that they can be considered true to the principle of 'same playing field'.For this, it becomes necessary that the commission should fix more or less one percent of the questions asked on various subjects. With this, by preparing according to the importance of various subjects, youth will be able to help in mitigating the dissatisfaction present in the present. It is to be noted that this is also done in the main examination. But unfortunately, this is not the case in the preliminary examination.

The civil services preliminary examination, which was held on October 10, has once again intensified the voices of such dissatisfaction. How such papers favor some and do injustice to other large sections, can be understood by the first question paper of this year's general studies.

A total of hundred objective-type questions are asked in this paper based on various subjects. This year only twenty questions were asked from History. In its main examination, the contestants have to take anyone optional subject. Obviously, those youths who have chosen History as an optional subject will have the highest chances of succeeding in this year's preliminary examination. Here the principle of equality clearly becomes meaningless.

Generally, it has been seen that the commission increases the number of questions from anyone subject in the preliminary examination every year. This not only gives additional benefits to the students with the background of that subject but also those preparing for the exam get confused badly. It becomes difficult for them to organize their preparation. I don't think the creation of such uncertainty would have helped in selecting good administrators.

Along with this, two more trends are visible for the last few years.The first of these is that the number of science questions has increased significantly.And these questions of science are also not of general science but of specific science.If you have not been a student of science till graduation, then solving these questions is a far cry, you will not even understand what is being asked.

The second tendency is to keep distance from contemporary events.The number of questions from current affairs is getting smaller.Whereas its most users cannot be denied in terms of selection of good administrators and fulfillment of the principle of equality.

UPSC should consider these issues and try to bring a balance situation.

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