Update: Find out here about the new IAS mains pattern.
In case you have been wondering whether the Mains syllabus will change in 2013 or not, it’s now certain that it will not. According to Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension V Narayanswamy, UPSC has submitted certain changes in the Civil Services (Main) Examination based on Prof Arun S Nigavekar committee report. (Source: Online News)
However these proposals are still pending before the government. If and when they get the government’s approval you can expect UPSC to announce the changes after some period. Which surely means that the Main syllabus will not change in 2013 as UPSC provides ample time for students to prepare for the new syllabus.
So now you can breathe easy and focus on 2013 IAS exam keeping in view the current pattern. The question that follows naturally is whether the Mains syllabus will change in 2014? It can be safely said that if the proposed changes receive the government’s nod in the coming months then surely you can expect some far-reaching changes from 2014 onward. Till then, you can breathe easy.