"The Curious Case of Baswan Committee Report"#Baswan
playing field #Age
Many of the new kids and coaching institutes in Delhi are under the impression that UPSC can be intimidated by their protests and court cases; however, in the past all these protests has only led to the toughening of the process and pattern of the examination. For example for the people who demanded the removal of CSAT aptitude and English Paper found out that UPSC took a complete biased decision towards the convent school kids to make these papers qualifying and hitting a great blow to the underprivileged people who could not afford the private schools and engineering colleges to be that much proficient in both English and Maths to qualify.
Now those of you who have a good internet connection at home and have been taking part in the survey by Baswan commitee, and supported the removal of optional paper, however due to any reason there may be, thinking it may ease the burden of syllabus or probably were misled to do so by your institutes who claim to have deep understanding of the UPSC selection process and have "insider information"
are in for a great surprise in the coming years.
If you are not forgetting that one of the recommendation of the Baswan Committee is to replace aspirant's choice of optional paper with a common paper paper of Pub Ad. for Administrative Services, Law paper for IPS, Economics for IRS, Accounts for CAG so on...
It can clearly be seen from the ongoing Forest Services Exam pattern that aspirants who in the first place wanted less syllabus burden will be shocked the most and will end up giving not 1, nor 2 but many many optional exams as the seats are limited per service, and the student will have to give one related subject exam each for their selected preferences. Secondly, for the coaching classes who wanted to remove the faculty for different optional subjects to ease up their pockets will have to hire more permanent faculties. Three cheers for them
Now for those of you who have done B.A. or Honors degree and are critical of the aspirants from the medical and engineering background, think that the ratio of these aspirants will decrease in the final selection, are the next people for surprise from the UPSC. Since these kids have seen more competition and are cream of you lot, will find it more easier to cram the easy stuff left after the removal (replacement) of the optionals. Don't get me wrong, but this is the bitter truth and you guys must swallow it.
Now at last, if anyone of you still think that UPSC is your friend and any change in the pattern of paper will help you in any way, boy you have lost already. The number of aspirants are increasing day by day, and so is the UPSC's choosiness. Seats are limited and decreasing, cutoffs are getting higher and higher no matter how hard the paper comes. I would recommend you, yes you who managed to read this has probably wasted your precious time, study hard. You deserve to be selected, and if the age limit of the selection process gets decreased, will find yourself overpowered by the young blood with less understanding and who were bought up cramming and throat cutting their competition, will find it harder and harder to see the light.
Study now, give your everything to this exam. Because if you don't, you will find finally when you give up that you had given it everything you had eventually.