The graduate Engineers have come to dominate the Civil Services Exams with statistics of final selection backing them up as well. Traditionally, the coveted UPSC Civil Services Exam, also known as IAS Exam was a field dominated by Arts/Humanities background students.
However, with changing time and re-structuring of Civil Services Exam, there has been a visible rise in the number of candidates from Technical backgrounds, especially Engineers.
During the question hour in Rajya Sabha on this Thursday, Union Minister of Public Administration and Sociology, Jitendra Singh said that, “Among the 20 toppers this year who crack the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services examination, 19 were engineers and one was a doctor”.
Nearly half of those who crack the UPSC IAS Examination are engineering graduates and a large number of them do so by opting for subjects like public administration and sociology, he added.
The dominance of Engineering graduate has been on rise in civil Services examination since 2010 onwards –
He also said that there are 48 optional subjects for the examination and added that Ayurveda not being an optional did not mean that Ayush graduates could not appear for the examination.
Rathore said doctors and engineers cracked the examination but often chose subjects other than what they had studied during graduation. Not even 10% of the doctors opted for medical science as an option, he added.
However, despite the rise in the number of candidates from engineering backgrounds being selected, the dominance of Humanities (Arts) as optional subjects still continue.
On July 27, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had declared on its official website, the result of the prestigious Civil Service prelims Exam that was conducted on June 18, 2017 (Sunday). Now those who cleared the prelims will move on for the Main exam that will be conducted on October 28, 2017 (Saturday), as per the official notification. The Main exam will require the candidates to fill in a detailed application form (DAF) online and submit the same online. It is to be noted that the online application form will be available on the website of the Commission from August 17 to August 31, 2017 till 6:00 pm.
Civil Services Exam Eligibility Criteria
It is necessary for Civil Services Exam aspirants to fulfill all the eligibility criteria to apply for the examination.
- Candidates must be the citizen of India.
- The interested candidates have to be a graduate from any discipline from a recognized institute or university. Appearing candidates in final year can also apply.
- The minimum and maximum age of the candidates must be 21 years and 32 years respectively.
- The candidates of the reserved category will be given relaxation in the upper age.
- The relaxation in the upper age for the candidates of the SC and ST category will be 5 years and for OBC category will get the age relaxation of 3 years.
The Commission conducts the annual Civil Service exams for the Central Government at three levels: Preliminary, Main and Interview. The Candidates passing these exams secure the highly prestigious services such as Indian Foreign Service, Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and the like.
Are engineering graduates really capable in person to dominate earlier in Common Admission Test (CAT) and other MBA entrance exam and now in UPSC Civil Services Exam or the way of teaching and learning during their academics mold them to be successful for any exam or is the changed pattern of these exams supporting Engineers to dominate. Please discuss your inputs on our forum with others. Post your comments, queries and feedback on Forum. Connect with us through Facebook and Twitter also .