What is UPSC – Union Public Service Commission?
Hey guys, ever wondered what UPSC is and why it is required for many Government jobs? Well, fortunately, your quest is going to end here.
The Union Public Service Commission (shortly termed as UPSC) in India is the centrally authorized agency responsible for conducting various examinations like
• Civil Services Examination,
• CDS (Combined Defence Services),
• Engineering Services Examination,
• National Defence Academy Examination,
• Naval Academy Examination,
• Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Examination,
• Combined Medical Services Examination,
• Indian Forest Service Examination,
• Special Class Railway Apprentice,
• Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination
• Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination.
The insane success rate of 0.1% to 0.3% makes UPSC one of the toughest examinations in India.
Brief history of UPSC
The history of UPSC has its roots in the British era of 1920’s, making it one of the oldest government led organizations. On 1st October 1926, the first Commission for Public Service was established under the Chairmanship of Sir Ross Barker. Later on, the continuous efforts made by the leaders of our freedom movement led to the setting up of a Federal Public Service Commission. After the Independence of India, the Federal Public Service Commission became the Union Public Service Commission and was given a constitutional status.
The commission consists of a chairman and ten members. The current chairman of the commission, Deepak Gupta has served as an IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre.
Benefits of UPSC – reasons to give it a try
UPSC plays a vital role in filtering best candidates all over the India making it the toughest exams in India. To become a class-II officer, a candidate must clear this examination.