Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Questions on GST and Benami Transaction in UPSC Prelims Exam

In the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, questions were asked about the Goods and Service Tax (GST), benami transactions and plans of the central government. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the examination held on Sunday in the country, with millions of candidates appearing for the exam. Examination of the first question paper was held from 9.30 am, while the second question paper (CASAT) examination started from 2:30 pm. For two question papers, a time period of two-two hours were fixed.

Official sources said that both the question papers were completed without any disturbances or obstructions of any kind. Candidates were asked questions about schemes like the National Skill Quality Framework (NSQF), Vidyanjali Scheme and Smart India Hackathon. These are all schemes introduced by the NDA government recently. There was one question, “What are the benefits of implementing GST?” Apart from this, the questions related to the anonymous transaction (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 were also asked for the candidates.

Importantly, most number of questions are asked in the UPSC prelims examination that is current and holds national importance. The teachers and educationists therefore advise the aspirants of the Union Public Service Examinations to take note of the current topics and prepare these fully. All those who clear the preliminary examinations of the UPSC become illegible to appear for the Mains exam.

However, the number of candidates applying for this examination by UPSC or the number of candidates included in this examination is not yet public. It is worth noting that nearly 11.35 lakh applicants had applied for the Civil Services Examination last year. Of these, 4,59,659 candidates were enrolled in the preliminary examination. After the main examination and interview, its results were announced on May 31, in which total 1099 candidates were declared successful.
                                                                            ---Ranjana Jha

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