UPSC: UPSC takes around 15 months to complete the recruitment process of Civil Services Examination. A Parliamentary Standing Committee has said the duration of any recruitment exam “should not ordinarily exceed six months”.
It argued that “long and protracted” recruitment cycles “waste prime years” of a candidate’s life besides taking a “heavy toll” on their physical and mental health.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice said in a report tabled in Parliament earlier this week, “the UPSC should take steps to reduce the duration of the recruitment cycle significantly without compromising the quality.”
How much time UPSC took to complete recruitment process
The report on the Demands for Grants (2023-24) of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension provided details of the time taken for the prestigious recruitment exam for IAS, IPS, Indian Foreign Service and other top bureaucracy posts.
- In 2021, UPSC CSE recruitment process was completed in 1 year 2 months and 26 days.
- In 2020, UPSC CSE recruitment process was completed in 1 year 7 months and 12 days.
- In 2019, UPSC CSE recruitment process was completed in 1 year 5 months and 15 days.
- In 2018, UPSC CSE recruitment process was completed in 1 year 1 month and 15 days.
- In 2017, UPSC CSE recruitment process was completed in 1 year 2 months and 5 days.
UPSC CSE Candidates
- According to the report, 11.35 lakh candidates applied for the Civil Services Examination in 2022 but only 5.73 lakh or 50.51 per cent actually appeared for the examination, prompting the committee to ask the UPSC to examine the reasons for low turnout of candidates and share the findings with
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