TSPSC exams: No change in scheme
The expert committee constituted by the Telangana Public Service Commission (TSPSC) has recommended that the Commission follow the same scheme of examinations for Groups as it was earlier. Addressing newspersons after holding a meeting with Commission members on the expert committee report at TSPSC Bhavan here on Saturday, TSPSC Chairman Prof.
Hyderabad: The expert committee constituted by the Telangana Public Service Commission (TSPSC) has recommended that the Commission follow the same scheme of examinations for Groups as it was earlier. Addressing newspersons after holding a meeting with Commission members on the expert committee report at TSPSC Bhavan here on Saturday, TSPSC Chairman Prof. Ghanta Chakrapani, said recommendations submitted by expert committee chairman Prof. G Haragopal had been unanimously approved by the Commission members without any changes.
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“The Committee recommended that the same scheme of examination as it was followed earlier be adopted and same was forwarded to the government,” the Commission Chairman said. This meant that Group I will have same pattern, i.e. prelims, mains and interview. Group II will have multiple choice questions and Group IV will have simple clerical aptitude and general knowledge questions in the examinations.
A 28-member expert committee was formed by the TSPSC to revise and review the existing scheme of the examination and syllabus. The committee, which met on three occasions had extensively studied the scheme and syllabus, recommended certain nominal changes to the syllabus.
The Commission sent recommendations of the committee to the government for an approval. “The government will issue a GO specifying the scheme for the examination. Based on the scheme approved by the government, the Commission would finalise the syllabus and would release the same to the people,” Chakrapani said. The Committee in its reports also proposed to constitute Telangana Civil Services in the State. The Commission Chairman said the government had approved departmental-wise test. “Notification will be released in a week or 10 days,” he said.
On lecturers’ recruitment process, the Committee had advised to separate lectures recruitment from the gazetted officers’ scheme and also examination pattern. It recommended that more focus be placed on education philosophy, education psychology, etc. in the examination instead of regular general studies for recruiting lectures.
“We have received several representations from Telugu medium, non mathematics background students and aspirants stating that they are losing marks in mathematics paper. Engineering and Science background students are scoring well is what we came to know. Hence we wanted to reduce maths and science content,” the Commission Chairman informed.As reported in these columns, the syllabus would reflect Telangana movement, history, culture, tradition, economy, society. “The struggle for a separate Telangana state between 1949 and 2014 is likely to figure in the syllabus,” Ghanta said.
On converting of Group II executive posts into Group I as mentioned in the GO 622, he said keeping in the view of present status of Telangana State, the committee had recommended separate examinations. “We have sought clarity from the government on GO 622. The Committee felt that immediate changes may pose problems for aspirants,” he said. When asked whether they received common files from Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission, he said that they had not received any pre-bifurcation files yet. He said that separate logo for the Commission is not yet finalised and it is still in the making.